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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.

Jamaican Maroon
Photo Exhibition
September 28 – January2, 2018                  
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State Department of History invites you to explore the daily life, culture and environment of the Windward Maroons of Jamaica in their homeland of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park. The exhibit features the photography of award winning Atlanta based photographer Mettina van der Veen; and a display of arts, crafts and artifacts from the collection of Georgia State University Department of History Professor Harcourt Fuller. This exhibit is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GROOTS Weekend-Atlanta 
 
Through His Eyes: An Artistic Look at the
Amazing & Inspiring Tales of Ashley Byran
Wednesday, October 4 - Sunday,December 31, 2017
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History is proud to exhibit the works of legendary children’s books illustrator, Ashley Bryan, in Through His Eyes: An Artistic Look at the Amazing and Inspiring Tales of Ashley Bryan.  Through his use of both bright colors and black and whites, over a 55 year career, Ashley Bryan has created an artistic resume like no other. As an award winning artist, author, and educator, Ashley Bryan has been a benchmark for aspiring children’s book illustrators around the world.  Bringing together pieces from such literary works as The Story of the Three Kingdoms, Sing to the Sun, I’m Going to Sing, The Story of Lightning and Thunder, and Walk Together Children: Black American Spirituals, The Auburn Avenue Research Library celebrates with a small glimpse “Through His Eyes.” This exhibit is free and open to the publicat 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited
A Celebration of African American Philanthropy 
Saturday, November 04. – Sunday, January 21.
Featured Honorees Gallery Opening November 1. 6 p.m.
James"Jay" Bailey .Sivan Hines. Lovette Twyman Russell
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host The Soul of Philanthropy (TSOP) a groundbreaking art exhibition dedicated to the sharing the traditions of African American philanthropy in the United States. This comprehensive multimedia exhibition has been brought to the Atlanta by presenting sponsor: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, in partnership with Hammonds House Museum. Local support has also come from African American Development Officers, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Wells Fargo, and State Farm. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Creating Your Blueprint for An Awesome Life:  The Past, Present, and Future of Black Women and Total Wellness' by Yvette Braswell
Saturday, December 6 .  11:00 a.m.  
Centered around her book, 'Long Hair, Do Care (The Black Girl’s Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Growing Long Healthy Hair)', Yvette uses sheroes of various eras as the backdrop of her revolutionary approach to using haircare as a vehicle of self-care, hair growth, and change. Her transformational exercises guide participants towards the happiness and self-esteem that is the true wealth of ‘Queendom’. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
War Dance
Film Screening
Sunday, December 10. 3:00 p.m. 
The Baton Foundation in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host a screening of the documentary film War Dance. Set in war-ravaged Northern Uganda, the Oscar®-nominated War Dance will touch your heart with a real-life story about a group of children whose love of music brings joy, excitement, and hope back into their poverty-stricken lives. Nancy, Domenic, and Rose, three children who have suffered horrific brutalities, momentarily forget their struggles as they participate in music, song, and dance at their school. Invited to compete in a prestigious music festival in their nation’s capital, their historic journey is a stirring tale about the power of the human spirit to triumph against tremendous odds. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Fundi:The Story of Ella Baker
Film Screening and Community Discussion
Wednesday, December 13. 6:30 p.m. 
In recognition of the birth and passing of one of the most important Civil and Human Rights activist leaders of the twentieth century Ella Baker, (Dec. 13, 1903 – Dec. 13, 1986) the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with On Our Own Authority! Publishing, and the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University, will host a screening of Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker. This landmark Civil Rights documentary is a compelling portrait of an extraordinary woman who devoted her life to struggle of oppressed people. Dr. Akinyele Umoja and Dr. Doris Derby will facilitate a post screening community dialogue. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  
 
African Enlightenment: Self Development via Egyptian Yoga
Workshop
Wednesday, December 27. 6:30 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Natural Brilliance for Life will host African Enlightenment: Self-Development via Egyptian Yoga. This ancient system of Yoga is characterized by a series of geometrically progressive postures developed by studying, translating and interpreting the commonly called hieroglyphic texts of Kemet (ancient Egypt).  The class will be led  by master basus (Instructors) Nzinga TheQueen  and Tenisio.  All ages are welcome to attend. Bring your own mat and water. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
Kwanzaa Celebration:Honoring Ujima, the Third Principle
Storytelling, Drumming & Dance
Thursday, December 28. 2017
These free performances and workshops require mandatory registration via AARL's Event Brite listings that can be accessed below:
12:00 p.m. Performance: Click here to secure free tickets to the 12:00 p.m. performance - GIWAYEN MATA, All Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble and Akbar Imhotep, Master Storyteller.
 
4:00 p.m. Performance: Click here to secure free tickets to the 4:00 p.m. performance -GIWAYEN MATA, All Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble and Akbar Imhotep, Master Storyteller
 
CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL KWANZAA WORKSHOPS
2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017
TEACHING KWANZAA, facilitated by Diaspora, will explore resources and techniques that empower parents, educators and caregivers with the ability to effectively share a true understanding of the history and principles of Kwanzaa with children and young adults. 
Click here to register for TEACHING KWANZAA
2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017
 
UJIMA IN ACTION, facilitated by Dr. Chike Akua of Teacher Transformation Institute and Imani Enterprises, is devoted to Ujima, the third principle of Kwanzaa of collective work and responsibility.
Click here to register for UJIMA IN ACTION
2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017
This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
 
The Money Behind the Movement
Wednesday, January 17 . 6:30p.m.
The role of African American Philantrophy in elevating the Black Civil Rights Movement. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
 
 
 

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