Events Listings

Continue to follow the AARL events page and social media for expansion project updates and ongoing events and exhibitions with the Hammonds House Museum and other collaborative community partners.

 

All events and exhibitions listed will be offsite until the completion of the Library expansion. Please check each event for location.

 

2016 National Black Arts Festival Family Day / Culture Fest

Red Black and GREEN

Sowing Health and Wellness in the Black Community via Urban Agriculture

Saturday, July 30, 2016 • 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

In collaboration with the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW), and as part of the 2016 National Black Arts Festival Family Day / Culture Fest, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Red Black and GREEN: Sowing Health and Wellness in the Black Community via Urban Agriculture. These community discussions, facilitated by Rashid Nuri, president and CEO of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, will explore the personal (nutrition and lifestyle) and communal health and wellness benefits of urban agriculture for the African American community. Rashid Nuri will also highlight the sociopolitical history of agriculture in the black experience; the impact of environmental inequality on communities of color and urban agriculture as an essential element in building empowered Black communities. This event will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

 

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference

Workshops and Community Discussions 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 • 9:00 a.m.

In collaboration with the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL (RBMS), the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History will host the 2016 Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference, an all-day series of workshops and attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of primary source education. This event is free and open to educators, archivists, librarians and individuals with any of experience or interest in using primary source materials in classroom and instructional settings. For ever-evolving details on this event, continue to visit Teach With Stuff online at bitly.com/SAA16TPS. This event will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

  

Black August

PART I: Building Effective Community Action against State Sanctioned Violence in the United States

Community Discussion

Saturday, August 06, 2016 • 6:00 p.m.

In recognition of Black August, the Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) and Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host Black August: Contemporary Critical Resistance, PART 1: Building Effective Community Action against State Sanctioned Violence in the United States. This community discussion will be moderated by Georgia State University’s Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela, and feature a panel discussion with Davis Bozeman Law Firm attorney, Mawuli Davis, MXGM founding member, Activist Watani Tyehimba, and MXGM National Coordinator, Activist Taliba Obuya. Dating back to the late 1970’s, the observance of Black August is centered by the communal study and discussion of Pan African History as a contemporary weapon in the fight against oppression structural racism and State Sanctioned Violence. This event will take place at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.   

 

The Psychic Hold of Slavery

Legacies in American Expressive Culture

Community Lecture and Book Signing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 • 7:00 p.m.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, will host Authors / Editors Dr. Aida Levy-Hussen, Dr. Robert J. Patterson, and Dr. Soyica Diggs Colbert, who will discuss their latest publication, The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture. Through an exploration of film, drama, fiction, performance art, graphic novels, and philosophical discourse, The Psychic Hold of Slavery raises provocative questions about how we behold the historically distinct event of African diasporic enslavement and how we might hold off the transhistorical force of anti-black domination. This event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. 

 

Black August

PART II - Building People's Power and Real Democracy

Community Discussion

Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 2:00 p.m.

In recognition of Black August, the Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), will host Black August - PART II: Building People's Power and Real Democracy. This community discussion will be moderated by GeorgiaState University’s Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela, and feature a panel discussion with Activist Dhoruba Bin Wahad, from the National Coalition to Combat Police Violence, and Activist Jasira Lima, Community Organizer for MXGM. Dating back to the late 1970’s, the observance of Black August is centered by the communal study and discussion of Pan African History, as a contemporary weapon in the fight against oppression, structural racism and state sanctioned violence. This event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. 

 

Granny Nanny Cultural Group Traditional Maroon Performing Arts Ensemble

Traditional Maroon Performing Arts Ensemble

A Musical Homage to the Legacy of Black Rebellion

Thursday, August 25, 2016 • 7:00 p.m. 

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of History, will host the Traditional Maroon Performing Arts Ensemble, Granny Nanny Cultural Group. Master musicians and storytellers the Granny Nanny Cultural Group offers a musical homage to the legacy of Jamaica's National Hero, Maroon Chieftainess Granny Nanny, and the collective rebellion of black communities to enslavement and colonialism. Via traditional drumming, singing, and dance, the history of Jamaica’s Maroon nation is brought to life, providing an intimate glimpse into the traditions and spirit of a people who refused to be conquered. The Granny Nanny Cultural Group is a Maroon performance ensemble from the Windward Maroon community of Moore Town in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park in Jamaica. This event will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  

  

 

 

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