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Women of Character, Courage and Commitment
Community Event
Saturday, April 26. 2:30 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Women in the NAACP and NAACP Atlanta Branch, will host Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. This special awards ceremony will honor several influential women in the Atlanta area. For more information, contact M. Paulyne Morgan White, Chairperson, at 404-794-9512ext. 1070813 This event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

 

Pittsburgh: A Sense of Community - Phase III
Author's Discussion and Book Signing
Saturday, April 26. 2:00 p.m.
The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host, Dr. (Richard) Moriba Kelsey, who will discuss his latest publication, Pittsbugh: A Sense of Community-Phase III. The book recounts the legacies of twenty families from Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood. This event will be held at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, located at 111 James P. Brawley Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30314.

 

 

Verses and Flows
Community Event
Thursday, May 1. 7:00 p.m.
In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), and in collaboration with Global Arts Partners, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Verses and Flows. This community event will feature original poetry and spoken word performances. This event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30303.

 

 

Color by Numbers: Empowering African American Communities via Spatial Justice Research
Community Workshop
Tuesday, May 13. 6:30 p.m.
In collaboration with the Partnership for Southern Equity, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Color by Numbers: Empowering African American Communities via Spatial Justice Research. This community workshop will teach individuals how to independently conduct effective research via the Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas (MAEA) a comprehensive free online mapping database, which utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS), data and narrative to tell the story of spatial justice in the Metro Atlanta region. Training will focus data and resources relevant to contemporary issues impacting communities of color (health, housing, incarceration rate, and poverty) in Metro Atlanta. This event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

 

Motherland: a Film by Owen 'Alik Shahadah
Film Screening and Community Discussion
Saturday, May 17. 3:00 p.m.
In recognition of Mother's Day 2014 (May 11), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the documentary film, Motherland. Directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah, the film is an epic journey throughout Africa, told with an authentic African voice, that fuses history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues. The film (124 mins) is not rated. This event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

 

Black Girl (La Noire De...) Directed by Ousmane Sembene, 1966
Africana Cinema as Art Film Series
Film Screening and Discussion
Sunday, May 25. 2:00 p.m.
As part of the Africana Cinema as Art Film Series, the Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the feature film, Black Girl (La Noire De...). The film follows Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who moves to France for work, where she experiences harsh treatment by her white employers. This film (65 minutes) is not rated but may contain material not suitable for children. Following the screening, there will be a brief community discussion facilitated by Dr. Stephane Dunn, Morehouse College Co-Director of Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples St, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

 

Collier Heights: A Photographic Exhibit by Lydia A. Harris
Historical Photographic Exhibit
Sunday, June 1, 2014-Sunday, July 6, 2014
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Hammonds House Museum, will host Collier Heights: A Photographic Exhibit. Taken by photographer, Lydia A. Harris, this stunning exhibit and art book documents the Collier Heights community, located northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. As the photographs explore elaborate mid-century modern architecture, the intimacy of the artists' experience working in the neighborhood unfolds, as intricate interiors are revealed. Taken between 2010 and 2014, the photographs pay tribute to a community that was productive in the economy of Atlanta and instrumental to the Civil Rights movement. Lydia Harris will facilitate an Artist's Talk and Book Signing on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. This exhibit will be on display in the AARL Satellite Gallery @ Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

 

 

The Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children's Literature featuring the artwork of Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood
Art Exhibit
Monday, June 9, 2014-Monday, August 11, 2014
The East Atlanta Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and The Friends of East Atlanta Library, will host the Ashley Bryan Traveling Exhibit of Illustrated Africana Children's Literature featuring the artwork of children's illustrators and authors, Shadra Strickland and Michele Wood. This extraordinary exhibit features artwork that strives to continue the legacy of renowned children's book author and artist, Ashley Bryan, by creating authentic images of the Africana experience in children's literature for the next generation of emerging readers.  This exhibit will be on display at the East Atlanta Library, located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave Atlanta, GA 30316.

 

 

Virtual Meet and Greet with Illustrator Shadra Strickland
Community Event
Saturday, June 14. 1:00 p.m.
The East Atlanta Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and The Friends of the East Atlanta Library, will host a virtual meet and greet with artist and children's literature illustrator, Shadra Strickland. This community event features an interactive digital presentation by Shadra Strickland, highlighting her artistic contributions to Africana children's literature and black art. Shadra Strickland has received numerous honors for her artwork, and was awarded the Ashley Bryan Children's Literature Illustrator Award in 2011.  This event will be held at the East Atlanta Library, located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316.

 

 

Lunch and Learn with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie
Community Event
Saturday, June 21. 1:00 p.m.
The East Atlanta Library, in collaboration with the Auburn Avenue Research Library and The Friends of East Atlanta Library, will host a lunch and learn event with artist and children's literature illustrator, R. Gregory Christie. This event will feature a visual presentation by R. Gregory Christie, which highlights his extraordinary contribution to the world of black art, as well as his impact on Africana children's literature. Attendees are encouraged to bring in a sack lunch. R. Gregory Christie was awarded the Ashley Bryan Children's LIterature Illustrator Award in 2013. Light refreshments and desserts will be provided by the Friends of East Atlanta Library.  This event will be held at the East Atlanta Library, located at 400 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316.

 

 

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