The Astrals logo
|Headquarters||Founding city in Savannah, Georgia, USA The following coordinate was not recognized: Geocoding failed.The following coordinate was not recognized: Geocoding failed.|
|Leader||The Knight, Reflex, Apex|
|Members||The Knight, Reflex, Apex, Enjo, Wifi, Discordia, Crusader, Friendly Neighborhood, The Amazing, The Widowster, Grey Shadow|
|Actions||Case based work, patrols, homeless aid, fundraisers, giving victims a voice|
The Astrals is a Group founded in Savannah, Georgia.
THE ASTRALS began because of one reason, and one reason only: We all saw situations go unreported. We all saw people be silenced, and too afraid to stand up and speak about a trauma they’ve endured. We wanted to help shine a light on the silent, invisible, crimes throughout the community.
We understand how it would seem that this shouldn’t work. After all, we are hidden behind ridiculous names and outfits...but the results are there. The relationships we have with our community, with our government, and the support we’ve had is astounding. We wouldn’t be doing it this way if the results weren’t there. What made us ultimately decide to use this imagery to conceal ourselves was the want not to seem like an ominous anonymous group, but we also found that people had a better reaction to us when we used these nicknames, logos, and the overall imagery.
We like to believe that just because we’re invisible, it doesn’t mean we aren’t there. But, more importantly: Anyone can be an Astral...Just don’t be a bystander.
The team was founded on December 17, 2018 by The Knight, Reflex, and Apex. Their first in-gimmick patrol was February 9, 2019
Eventually, it branched out to teams in New York, Chattanooga, Ann Arbour, and Edinburgh.
On April 19th, 2021, they were promoted as an official resource for those wanting to report rape and sexual assault in Savannah, GA.
"The idea for the logo was to represent how the founding members of The Astrals came from different corners of the globe but united under a singular goal." - The Knight
The Astrals at a news conference in 2021 in support of sexual assault victims; Left-to-Right Reflex, The Knight, and Discordia
- ↑ https://scaddistrict.com/2019/02/27/savannahs-superheroes-the-astrals-collaborate-with-reach-out-and-read/
- ↑ https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/live-council-members-promote-sexual-assault-awareness-month/
- ↑ https://fox28media.com/news/local/savannah-city-council-members-raise-awareness-for-sexual-abuse-resources
Superheroes meet community service at debut event for The Astrals - Do Savannah
Savannah’s superheroes, The Astrals, collaborate with Reach Out and Read - SCAD District
The Astrals introduce ‘Bat Signal’ to Savannah - SCAD District
‘You’re not alone’: Council members promote sexual assault help available in Savannah - WSAV
Savannah City Council members raise awareness for sexual abuse resources - Fox 28 Savannah
Sexual misconduct accusations against Savannah restaurant owner lead to lawsuit - Savannah Now