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ArtsAtl: Doug Shipman sees BLM movement and COVID as catalysts for change in Atlanta

When Doug Shipman announced his plan to run for Atlanta City Council president a week ago, his life leapt into hyperdrive after several months of quiet sabbatical that followed his departure as leader of the Woodruff Arts Center.

“It’s been hectic,” Shipman says. “I’ve had a lot of people reaching out to me wanting to help. I’ve been reaching out to people. I’ve connected with some very old friends; a friend from high school I haven’t talked to in years got in touch.”

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