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February 2017

Expression of Hope

February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

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

Women & Girls Leading Together: An inclusive roundtable event to promote education, equality and unity

March 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Free

Join us on March 8 and share your ideas about how girls and women can empower each other in their communities. The event opens with an introduction to women's roles in shaping modern history (including a list of sheroes featured in the exhibitions of The Center), followed by a panel presentation from a diverse group of influential women leaders from Atlanta's business, education and faith communities. Guests will participate in an "incubator" session where attendees work together in small groups to…

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Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement

March 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Free

The Center hosts a welcoming reception and intimate conversation with Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado regarding her new book: Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement. Her incredible book documents the organizational strength of African American Atlantans in their quest for civil and human rights from 1944-1968.

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SPARK Saturday: Women’s HERstory Month

March 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Free

March's #SPARKSaturday celebrates women's contributions to the world! There will be an opportunity for youth to participate in a "Women Throughout History" scavenger hunt, daffodil planting, and a special 7Stages performance by Tara Ochs to re-enact the powerful story of Viola Liuzzo. SPARK Saturday activities are sponsored by Delta Air Lines. Youth under 18 years of age receive FREE admission every SPARK Saturday (the second Saturday of every month) courtesy of Ford Motor Company. Schedule of activities 12:00 PM: Women in History…

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Kuumba Singers of Harvard College Performance

March 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College performs in the main lobby of the Center for Civil and Human Rights on March 16. This performance is free with the price of admission.

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Honorable Shirley Franklin Day 2017

March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Join us as we celebrate the Honorable Shirley Franklin -- first woman Mayor of Atlanta and initiator of the Center.

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The Power of Protest

March 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Learn how Black and Jewish community leaders use historic movements as a template for change today.

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Exploring Your Passion, Creating Your Career

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Young women in middle and high school are invited to explore postsecondary options and career paths that align with a variety of interests and passions. Women with a wide-range of careers and experience will be onsite to meet and talk with the middle and high school students. We will also showcase two and four year colleges, technical schools, training and gap-year programs.  This program is FREE with registration required. This event is in partnership with The Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine REGISTRATION…

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The Making of a Racist

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States
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Free

Hear from author Charles Dew as he shares his powerful memoir describing how the Jim Crow South indoctrinated institutional racism.

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