Events Listings

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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.
Black Money:World Currencies
featuring African African American & the Disapora
November 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019
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. 
Forty Acres and a Mule Addressing the Historical Redress
Film Screening & Community Discussion
3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Forty Acres and a Mule Inc. will host a screening of Forty Acres and a Mule. This docudrama crafted directly from the historical transcript details the 8:00 p.m. January 12, 1865, the unprecedented meeting in Savannah, Georgia of 20 African American ministers, who laid the foundation for the radical proposal for General William Tecumseh Sherman Special Field Order No. 15 or in its broadest strokes known as, “40 acres and a mule”. 11 of the 20 ministers had been born free in slave states, of which 10 had lived as free men in the Confederacy during the course of the Civil War. The other nine had been slaves in the South who became “contraband,” and hence free, only because of the Emancipation Proclamation. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Kwanzaa Celebration: Honoring the Fifth Principle: Nia
Community Workshops and Live Performance
Sunday, December 30, 2018
1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018
Concurrent Educational Community Kwanzaa Workshops Teaching Kwanzaa, facilitated by DiasporaU, 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. 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. 
2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018 
Performance by All Sistah Dance, Percussion and Vocal Ensemble GIWAYEN MATA. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

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