Mayor BottomsCandler School of Theology will open the 2018-2019 academic year with fall convocation on Thursday, August 30 at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel. Keisha Lance Bottoms, 60th Mayor of the City of Atlanta, will give the convocation address. A live stream of the event will be available here.

An Atlanta native, Bottoms is the second woman to serve as the city’s mayor. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law. Prior to becoming mayor in January 2018, Bottoms served as a lawyer, judge, city councilmember, and executive director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority (AFCRA).

Watch the live stream here.