Voices of our Community

Feb252015

Deliberation: A Study of the Michael Brown Grand Jury Case

by Ruth Stanford, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Georgia State University

Photo credit: Cynthia Farnell It was clear from the beginning that the Michael Brown case was significant. It came on the heels of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and many other young African American men dying… Read More

Feb242015

Top 5 Oscar Human Rights Moments

Photo credit: Huffington Post The 2015 Oscar's were full of your typical noteworthy fashion hits and misses, awkward red carpet moments and powerful musical performances. What many did not expect, however, was the increased… Read More

Feb102015

Looking to the Oscars for Inspiration

by Gabriel Wardell - Director of Group Marketing

Between the Crossroads of Change and The Movement Catches Fire exhibitions in Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement gallery, visitors to The Center pass through a doorway framed by two light boxes. … Read More

Jan292015

Why Detriot ‘67

by Jennifer McEwen - Managing Director of True Colors Theatre Company

At True Colors we are thrilled to be presenting the Atlanta premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67. The 2014 winner for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, Detroit ‘67 is… Read More

Jan272015

Freedom University Series: Uruguayan and Undocumented

by Valentina Emilia Garcia Gonzalez, Freedom University Student

Photo credit: Laura Emiko Soltis I speak fast and with the accent of my motherland. My tongue tastes guisos, tucos, alfajores, mates. I still cry at hearing murga uruguaya. Hablo rápido… Read More

Jan232015

Freedom University Series: Undocumented in Dixie

Freedom University students photo, immigration, human rights

by Jacqueline Delgadillo and Sergio Ivan Delgadillo

Photo Credit Laura Emiko Soltis Undocumented in Dixie by Jacqueline Delgadillo What is it that my heart feels? What are these things I can’t heal? I am a mess of confusion… Read More

Jan152015

Repost: Human Trafficking Will Never Be ‘Eradicated’

by Ryan Beck Turner - IHTI Program Director

A blog repost by the International Human Trafficking Network (IHTI): Recently, a collection of world faith leaders and Andrew Forrest of the Walk Free Foundation formed a new organization called the Read More

Jan132015

Freedom University Series: Integrating Dreams

by Arizbeth Sanchez student at Freedom University and Nowmee Shehab, student at Emory University.

Sanchez: I came to this country when I was 6 years old from Mexico with only my younger sister and mom in hand. We were pretending that we were visiting family in the United States… Read More