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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers ongoing programming for everyone — young professionals, families with children, students, and adults. With both virtual and in-person programs, there is something for everyone. Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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About this Event The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) are partnering to mark International Human Rights Day with a three-part series on the Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail. Join us for a 3-Day transformative virtual experience starting Tuesday,...

Join The Center for a conversation examining King’s Beloved Community and how the concept of our collective responsibility to the struggles of others is informing modern social justice movements. Guests will hear from Dr. Laura Soltis, Executive Director of Freedom University and Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Founder of the Activist Theology Project. This virtual program will...

We invite you to join us as we kick off Black History Month with our upcoming Children's Storytime featuring a new piece from the Alliance Theatre called "Sit-In." Created by Atlanta's bestselling author, playwright, and Civil Rights Activist Pearl Cleage, "Sit-In" follows three friends as they learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era,...

Today, local, national or international tragedies happen so frequently that they can feel almost commonplace. When a hate crime, mass shooting, act of terrorism or other terrible and hate-inspired event occurs, one of the first questions many people ask is, what should we tell the children? How can we explain to them what has happened?...

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In celebration of the enduring legacies of Congressman Lewis and Reverand Vivian in the U.S. and around the world, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) will host a virtual screening and panel discussion of The Baptism original tribute film in partnership with Lincoln Center. The panel will feature Carl Hancock Rux...

As part of their living tree tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis, Trees Atlanta is excited to host a joint conversation with The Center’s Calinda Lee and Willette Jackson who is Trees Atlanta’s lead coordinator for the Flowering Forest Tree Tribute to John Lewis. Ms. Lee and Ms. Jackson will discuss the inspiration and purpose behind...

A new presidential administration and Congress in the United States offers a unique opportunity to advance civil and human rights and strengthen democratic practice. Please join us Friday, February 19 at 12 pm for a conversation about reinvigorating rights in the United States and globally. We’ll hear from activists on the frontlines of social change...

Join National Black Arts & Freedom Park Conservancy for a virtual conversation and visual experience to commemorate the public art installation by Masud Olufani.   This year, NBAF’s 2021 programming theme “Rising Above” opens with ELDER Project, in collaboration with Freedom Park Conservancy. Sowing the Imagination is an event that explores the past to plant...

In light of Covid-19 and its disparate effects on communities of color, conversations about anti-racism are more necessary than ever. Join Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice on Sunday, Feb. 21, with a focus on Racial Equity and Poverty. The evening will start with a play written by Chi Ife Okwumabua, followed by a guest speaker...

Join The Center for a pre-recorded conversation with George C. Wolfe, Director of the Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and curator of The Center’s Rolls Down Like Water exhibit. This discussion will feature clips from the film to explore the use of art and music as resistance as well as the roles art and music play in the documentation of Black History. Participants will also gain a...

As we celebrate Women's History Month, join us for another edition of Children's Storytime! The program will include the reading of two stories back-to-back: "One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale" by Demi & "Seeds of Change" by Jen Cullerton Johnson. The overall run time should be about 30-40 minutes. At the conclusion of each...