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An Afternoon with Tia Fuller: Beyonce, Bebop and Beyond
Friday, May 24. 3:30 p.m.
In collaboration with Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host, An Afternoon with Tia Fuller, facilitated by Nicole Sweeney, host of The Midday Jazz Swing radio show. Renowned jazz saxophonist and Spelman College Alumni, Tia Fuller, will discuss her extraordinary musical career as a jazz musician, composer and educator. An accomplished performer in her own right, Tia was selected to be a member of the all-female band that toured with Beyoncé in 2007, and in 2012 toured with jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, as the leader of the Radio Music Society horn section. RSVP for this free event at http://afternoonwithtiaf.eventbrite.com/
Finding Our Ancestors: Researching African American Genealogy in the South
Saturday, June 1, 2013. 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) - Metro Atlanta and the Atlanta History Center, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Finding Our Ancestors, a community event facilitated by, Frazine Taylor of the Alabama Department of Archives and History (retired). This event will focus on effective methods for researching African American genealogy in the South and the exploration of race and identity, via the collective African American ancestry. Ms. Taylor will also provide expert guidance on how to locate and utilize various resources in conducting genealogical research. Ms. Taylor is the author of Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide (2008), and conducted genealogical research for the acclaimed PBS television series African American Lives 2. RSVP for this event at http://researchingafamgen.eventbrite.com/
Photographic Exhibit by Shaina Oliphant
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
In recognition of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Smile Haiti!, an exhibition by photographer Shaina Oliphant. This stunning documentary photographic exhibit highlights the strength, dignity and hope that the people of Haiti have managed to hold on to in the face of harsh economic realities. The photographs capture life in and around Port-au-Prince and Thomazeau, and features portraits of students of the St. Michel School and children of the Caen Orphanage. Shaina Oliphant will facilitate an Artist's Talk on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Smoke School of Art Exhibition
Monday, June 03, 2013 - Saturday, August 31, 2013
In collaboration with the Smoke School of Art an Atlanta based non-profit art collective; the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a collective exhibition of Smoke School of Art members. This exhibition presents a new generation of artist of color whose work connects authentic cultural traditions and histories to contemporary issues. The Smoke School of Art will facilitate an Artist's Talk on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
The Art of R. Gregory Christie
Monday, June 03, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
In collaboration with Gregarious Art Statements (G.A.S. Arts) the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Art of R. Gregory Christie. Renowned illustrator R. Gregory Christie is the 2013 Ashley Bryan Illustrated Africana Children's Literature Award Winner.
Bending Toward Justice: Investigating Unsolved Racially Motivated Civil Rights Era Murders
Saturday, June 15. 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Cold Case Justice Initiative, an interdisciplinary project of Syracuse University College of Law School, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Bending Toward Justice. This event will be facilitated by professors, Paula Johnson and Janis McDonald, who will discuss the Cold Case Justice Initiative's national effort to reopen unsolved racially motivated Civil Rights era murders.
Why Us? Left Behind & Dying
Saturday, June 22. 3:00 p.m.
In recognition of National HIV/AIDS Testing Day (June 27, 2013), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the documentary film, Why Us? Left Behind & Dying. This film is the story of a group of inner-city African American teenagers who decide to explore the reasons why HIV/AIDS rates of infection are so disproportionately high among Black people. Filmed throughout Africa, Europe and North America from the view point of these young adults, this documentary intimately explores the global impact of HIV/AIDS on people of African descent.
Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White
Sunday, June 23. 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Atlanta Creole Heritage Society, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the film, Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White. This extraordinary documentary focuses on a group of marginalized, mixed-race Americans, who are phenotypically both multicultural and multiethnic and provides a first-hand account of their experiences in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Author's Discussion and Book Signing
Thursday, June 27. 7:00 p.m.
In collaboration with Charis Books and More, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, who will discuss her latest publication, Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities. This illustrated work offers interventions for bringing new life to marginalized and dysfunctional sectors of American cities.
Black Art Unchained: Beyond Contemporary Colonialism and the European Gaze
Community Lecture and Discussion
Saturday, June 29. 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Smoke School of Art an Atlanta based non-profit art collective; the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host conceptual artist and educator Christopher Hutchinson who will present Black Art: Beyond Contemporary Colonialism and the European Gaze This community lecture will examine the efforts of contemporary artist of color to create work that embraces an authentic postcolonial framework, reflecting original pre-colonial histories, traditions and culture, directly challenging the ubiquitous European aesthetic and narrative.
My Father's Name
Book Signing and Discussion
Sunday, June 30. 3:00 p.m.
In collaboration with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) - Metro Atlanta and the Atlanta History Center, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Professor Dr. Lawrence Jackson, Emory University Professor of English and African American Studies, who will discuss his latest publication My Father's Name. In this moving historical memoir Dr. Jackson recounts his family history in Virginia, recalling both the horror of slavery and the later struggles of post-bellum freedom. Dr. Jackson will also discuss his detailed genealogical research that enabled him to trace his family history to his grandfather's grandfather, a man who was born or sold into slavery. RSVP for this event at http://myfathersname.eventbrite.com/
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