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February 2017

Possibilities for Reconciliation

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Possibilities

What do an African American mother and a Jewish Israeli mother have in common? Meet bereaved African-American mother of Jordan Davis, Lucia McBath, who lost her son to gun violence, and bereaved, Israeli mother Robi Damelin, who lost her son, David to a Palestinian sniper. Other than their bereavement they share their unique choice of taking the path of reconciliation and using their choice to inspire others and create real change. Hear their unique stories and what they are learning…

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In the Southern Breeze

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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In The Southern Breeze

This first installment of ALLIANCE(S) in Action features In the Southern Breeze by Emory Fellow and Yale School of Drama graduate, Jireh Breon Holder and directed by Leora Morris. The play tells the story of 4 African American men from different time periods (a slave, a free man of color, Huey Newton, and a gay New Yorker from the 1980's) who collide in the woods. This play asks us to take a hard look at how our society has treated and…

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SpeakEasy: Culture and Justice Poetry Night

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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"There is power of life and death in the tongue" Join the Soul Food Cypher and the Center for Civil and Human Rights as we explore the intersection of Hip Hop and the Civil Rights Movement! The intersection is right here in the City of Atlanta, home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and some of the world's top selling artists of the past decade. Both use their voices to move crowds and speak for their communities. This event is a…

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Black Politics After Obama

February 24 @ 1:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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CLICK HERE TO RSVP The end of Barack Obama’s term as President of the United States raises retrospective questions about the impact of his presidency and prospective questions about the future of African American politics—both in the wake of Obama’s presidency and in light of the election of Donald Trump.  To explore these questions, the James Weldon Johnson Institute is pleased to host, along with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the half-day symposium, “Black Politics…

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Expression of Hope

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Celebrate the resilience of the African American spirit in this intimate book reading and talk back presentation by Olympic athlete Melvin Pender. The conversation will be moderated by veteran broadcaster, Joe Washington. About Melvin Pender Mel Pender is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4x100 relay races of the 1968 Olympics. He discovered his athletic gift during his time serving the U.S. army in Okinawa with the 82nd Airborne Division at the age of 25. During his career he broke multiple…

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March 2017

Exploring Your Passion, Creating Your Career

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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If you are a young woman in middle or high school, join us for a morning of exploration of postsecondary options and careers that align with your interests and passions. In Partnership with The Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, women with a wide-range of careers will be available to meet and talk with you.   In addition, we will showcase two and four year colleges, technical schools, training and gap-year programs. (Adults, bring your daughters and/or mentees). RSVP…

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