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Voices of the World: An international collaboration of arts and culture.
Fine Arts Exhibition
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate along with civic and social residency CONSTELLATIONS will host an exhibition by internationally renowned street artist Gonzalo Borondo. “Voices of the World” features Borondo works originally created and exhibited on the windows of the historic Atlanta Daily World Building at 145 Auburn Avenue during the 2014 Living Walls Conference, and speaks to the benefit of dialogue between our past and our future. These works are on display in the lobby of the Auburn Avenue Research Library Auditorium. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Sistahs Writing Themselves into Existence
Images of Contemporary Black Women Writers and Scholars Photographic Exhibition 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 – Sunday, August 13, 2017 
Sue Ross will facilitate an artist talk 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum and the Greater Atlanta Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), will host Sistahs Writing Themselves into Existence: Images of Contemporary Black Women Writers and Scholars by renowned photographer Susan J. "Sue" Ross. Spanning three decades, Sue Ross has assembled an affecting pictorial survey of major scholars, novelists, poets, and playwrights of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Placing the viewer intimately close to these academic and literary sheroes, these arresting photographs are paired with fascinating texts from each writer on writing—thoughts on the craft, recollections of significant moments from their personal history, and meditations on the civic importance of writing. The NCNW is a non-profit organization with the mission to advance the opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and communities. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Lessons of Joy, Unbridled Wonders of Black 
Happiness Throughout the Decades
Fine Art Exhibition by K. Joy Ballard Peters
Sunday, June 25. 2017 to Sunday August, 12, 2017
K. Joy Peters will facilitate an artist talk 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25. 2017.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will present Lessons of Joy, Unbridled Wonders of Black Happiness Throughout the Decades by renowned artist and educator K. Joy Ballard Peters. An emotionally vibrant retrospective of a Master virtuoso, Lessons of Joy, is an ebullient visual celebration of lived Africana experiences that foreground expressions of communal happiness. Rooted in flawlessly executed Beardenesque collage techniques, Peters births, extraordinary transcendent appliqués that manifest the spiritual essence and unbridled wonders of Black jubilation. This exhibition will be presented in the Cary-McPheeters Gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
You Can Fly, The Tuskegee Airmen
Fine Art Exhibition of Illustrated Children’s Literature 
Sunday, June 25 – Sunday August 27
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Hammonds House Museum, will present, You Can Fly, The Tuskegee Airmen, the notable debut of Illustrator Jeffery Boston Weatherford. These compelling black and white images masterfully crafted by the direct engraving scratchboard art technique, create a palpable sense of immediacy, in retelling the gripping story of the first African-American military pilots, trained at the Tuskegee Institute. Accompanying these absorbing images is the lyrical prose of renowned author Carole Boston Weatherford. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Purpose of the Party
Carnival Traditions of the Americas
Thursday, June 29. 7:00 p.m. 
In recognition of Caribbean American Heritage Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Ethnomusicologist and Associate Professor of Music at Georgia State University, Dr. Oliver Greene, who will present The Purpose of the Party: Carnival Traditions of the Americas. Dr. Greene will explore the historical evolution and contemporary relevance of one of the most anticipated celebrations in the Caribbean and various parts of North America and South America. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303     
 
13th
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 30. 7:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Bronze Lens Film Festival, will host a screening of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary documentary, 13th. Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery, except as punishment for a crime, this compelling film examines the intersectionality of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Community activist and attorney Mawuli Davis will facilitate a post screening panel discussion. Discussants include; Lee Reid Executive Director of Atlanta Citizen Review Board; Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director of Project South and Briana Jenkins, Project Manager with Forever Family, Inc. (Formerly AIM).This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 

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