Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January)

Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (January)

01 AARL Events

ART EXHIBIT
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Colors of the Beloved Community:

The Art of Social Justice and Change

In collaboration with Our Gallery and the Metro Atlanta Task Force for
the Homeless, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Colors of
the Beloved Community: The Art of Social Justice and Change. This
exhibit will celebrate creative expression as a powerful tool to examine the
human condition, and affect deep and lasting social change. The works of
art featured in this exhibit were created by artists from Our Gallery,
which provides non-traditional and homeless artists an opportunity to
create, exhibit and sell their art. The opening event for this exhibit will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013– Monday, January 28, 2013
Cary-McPheeters Gallery • 1st Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Tuesday, January 1, 2012 – Sunday, February 24, 2013
Small Gallery • 1st Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
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ART EXHIBIT

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
A Legacy of Excellence:

African American Exceptionalism in the United States
In collaboration with the City of Atlanta and the office of City
Councilman Ivory Young, the Auburn Avenue Research Library
will host A Legacy of Excellence: Generations of African
American Exceptionalism. This exhibit by Atlanta artist, Nelson
Williams, honors both the historical and contemporary
contributions of African Americans and is presented in recognition
of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Nelson Williams will
facilitate an artist’s talk at the opening event for this exhibit on
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2013-Sunday, February 24, 2013
Heritage Education Center Gallery • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
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Edward “Duke” Ellington
American composer,
pianist, and big-band leader.
Grover Washington, Jr.
American jazz-funk /soul-jazz
saxophonist
Quincy D. Jones
American record producer, conductor,
film composer, television producer,
and trumpeter.
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Psychology of Beauty in
the African Diaspora
A Three Part Lecture Series Facilitated by Dr. Kelly M. Lewis
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge • 3rd Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

Lecture 1: By the Color of Their Skin
Saturday, January 12. 4:00 p.m.
This lecture will focus on issues around racial skin color and its impact on the health and psychological wellbeing of Africans and populations of color.
Lecture 2: The Global Currency of Whiteness
Thursday, February 7. 7:00 p.m.
This lecture will critically examine both the real and symbolic significance of
whiteness, particularly for and among African people, and its global
sociopolitical impact on people of color.
Lecture 3: Gendered Motivations Behind Skin Bleaching in Africa
Saturday, March 2. 4:00 p.m.
This lecture will critically examine why a growing number of African women
use skin-bleaching cosmetics that can lead to increased rates of skin cancer.

COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Pan-Africanism in Crisis

The Legacy of Amílcar Cabral

In collaboration with WRFG Community Radio, the Auburn Avenue Research
Library will host Pan-Africanism in Crisis: the Legacy of Amílcar Cabral.
This community discussion will examine the sociopolitical history of Guinea-
Bissau and Cape Verde, and their contemporary struggle for national
liberation. Amílcar Cabral (1924-1973) was a nationalist thinker and politician, who led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated eight months prior to Guinea-Bissau’s unilateral declaration of independence.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 • 3:00 p.m.
Authors’ and Writers’ Lounge • 3rd Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl
Amílcar Cabral

FILM SCREENING

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a screening of the independent
documentary, Change in the Game, by filmmaker William Feagins, Jr. The film
discusses how technology, commercial success and relationships between new
and old hip-hop artists have affected how the musical genre is created and
received. Following the film will be a panel discussion facilitated by Mr.
Feagins with documentary particpants Phene, Mic Barz, YaNi, mikeflo, Sha
Stimuli, Starchile (Massive & Divine Wisedome) and Focus.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

AUTHOR’S DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING

Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas speak

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dr. Bettina L.
Love, Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, who
will discuss her latest publication, Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak.
The thriving hip hop culture and community of Atlanta,
Georgia serves as the nexus of the book, which examines how
hip hop music and culture influences young women’s ideas
concerning race, gender, sexuality, and class.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl
“With the unflinching bravery of a Hiphop feminist, Love
confronts the damaging effects of Hiphop on young Black girls,
while loving Hiphop and articulating how it reflects the racism,
capitalism, sexism and patriarchy of America.”
-Elaine Richardson, the Ohio State University,
Author of Hip-Hop Literacies
Dr. Bettina L. Love
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
The Consequences of Thug Life
Be Brave or Be A Thug

A Message to Young Black Men and those who Love Them
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Education Center Auditorium • 4th Floor
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-2503
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information call the AARL at (404) 730-4001, ext. 100
http://www.afpls.org/aarl

In collaboration with the Davis Bozeman Law Firm, the Auburn
Avenue Research Library will host The Consequences of Thug
Life: Be Brave or Be A Thug, facilitated by renowned Civil Rights
Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis. This community discussion will focus
on empowering young men of color and their families, with the
knowledge and tools to cultivate values anchored by a strong sense
of purpose to self and community, which will improve not only their
lives but the world in which they live.
Mawuli Mel Davis

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