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The Hate U Give:The Art of Advocacy 
Young Adult Art Exhibit
Fine Art Exhibition
Friday, October 12 – Sunday, December 02
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with 20th Century Fox will present "The Hate U Give: The Art of Advocacy Young Adult Art Exhibition”. Inspired by the upcoming 20th Century Fox film based on author, Angie Thomas’ award-winning Teen novel,“The Hate U Give”, the exhibit features original works created by local Atlanta teens.Addressing themes such as gang violence, racism, police brutality, the U.S. court system,, and family life, the teens make use of various art mediums and styles to convey how they see these various topics through their eyes.THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, directed by George Tillman, Jr. and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, and Anthony Mackie.This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
African Americans in Times of War
Film Screening & Discussion
1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
(ASALH) in collaboration with the Friends of the Auburn Avenue
Research Library will host a film screening and discussion event 
that will explore the role and contributions of African Americans 
to the many war efforts in American History. Military Organizations 
Panel Featuring:National Association of Black Military Women, Buffalo Soldiers, Black Veterans Helping Veterans, Triple Nickel,Tuskegee Airmen and Kappa Epsilon Psi Women's Military Sororities.
1:00 p.m. Film Men of Bronze: Black American Heroes of WWI
2:30 p.m. Post Screening Discussion
3:00 p.m. Women in War Panel Discussion
This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Unapologetic: A Black, Queer & Feminist
Mandate for Radical Movements
Discussion & Book Signing
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Charis Books and More Independent Book Store, will host Author and Activist Charlene A. Carruthers, as she discusses her publication, Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle, to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development.  Charlene A. Carruthers has spent over a decade developing leaders as an effective strategist, community organizer, and educator. She is the founding national director of the Black Youth Project 100, a leading organization of young activists in the movement for Black liberation. Her work has been featured in outlets including the Nation, NBC News, BBC News, Huffington Post, the New Yorker, Al Jazeera, Ebony, USA Today, and the Washington Post.This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Black Money:World Currencies
featuring African African American & the Disapora
Gallery Opening & Exhibit
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Black Money: World Currencies Featuring African, African-American, and African Diasporic History and Cultures. Black Money features banknotes depicting the histories, cultures, politics,and experiences of Africans and peoples of African descent in countries around the world. The exhibition features “money trees” decorated with real money from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, including the United States. It includes rare, obsolete, and currently circulating money and money-related objects, accompanied by the scale and life-size models of historical characters and other images featured on money, promotional money posters, wall-mounted, money-inspired artwork, and other works of art depicted on the money. The Black Money Exhibition is curated by Tracy Murrell, whom Atlanta Magazine awarded the “Rising Curator” honor for the Best of Atlanta 2017 issue. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. 
 
 
 
 

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