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Documenting History in the Digital Age

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Jim Alexander

docementing history in the South

Photographer Jim Alexander

Part of the exhibit STREET SIGNS--An exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.

The panel will discuss the meaning of “documentary” and explore the advent of the Internet and its relationship to documenting history.

CURRENTS Closing Show

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

From the "Can You hear Me Now" Collection of F. Geofrrey Johnson

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From the "Can You hear Me Now" Collection of F. Geofrrey Johnson

CURRENTS: Black men's cultural activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  

Join us for the Closing Show featuring the rock/hip-hop sounds of Adams Morgan, vocalist Reci Reign, hip-hop sounds of Young Nova, and poets Theresa Davis and F. Geoffrey Johnson.

 

 

 

Black Male Attitudes from the Civil Rights Movement to Hip-Hop

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

From the collection "Can You Hear me Now" by F. Geoffrey Johnson

From the collection "Can You Hear me Now" by F. Geoffrey Johnson

CURRENTS is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  The exhibit features works by two men from two very different generations.  Geoffrey is in his 60’s grew up influenced by “Jim Crow” laws and the Civil Rights Movement; while Kerly in his thirties sites the influence of Hip-Hop culture as a major factor in shaping his sense of identity and politics.

The Ways and Means of Making Art: Black Men's Cultural Activism

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

from the collection "Can You Hear Me Now"

From the "Can You Hear me Now" collection of F. Geoffrey Johnson

CURRENTS is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  

A discussion of the various artistic disciplines and approaches to creating art that engages the general public or a specific community.

Panelists in addition to Kerly and Geoffrey include:

Opening Reception CURRENTS: Black men's cultural activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Names of the Dead

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From the collection of F. Geoffrey Johnson

CURRENTS: Black men's cultural activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren

Join us for food and fellowship. 

Artist Talk followed by Q & A 8pm until 9pm.

AFSC Georgia Peace Center is located two blocks from the Five Points MARTA Station (Take Forsyth St. exit—walk two blocks north; left on Walton; AFSC is a few doors down!)

CURRENTS: Black Men's Cultural Activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film

Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 7:00pm - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 10:00pm

CURRENTS: Black Men's Cultural Activism - A Visual Arts Exhibit, with poetry, music and film is a visual art exhibit featuring artworks by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.  The exhibit features works by two men from two very different generations.  Geoffrey is in his 60’s grew up influenced by “Jim Crow” laws and the Civil Rights Movement; while Kerly in his thirties sites the influence of Hip-Hop culture as a major factor in shaping his sense of identity and politics.

WonderRoot's Opening Drawings by Afghan Youth

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:00am - Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 5:00pm

Join us at WonderRoot for the opening exhibit of 15 drawings by Afghan youths as part of the Windows and Mirrors Exhibit.

The exhibit is open for viewing Monday through Saturday and during WonderRoots programs.

The reception and panel has been cancelled due to a death in the organizers family.

Islamophobia: Voices from the Front Line

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

Voices from the Front Line moderated by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia at AFSC Georgia Peace Center

A new report asserts that anti-Muslim prejudice has worsened in recent years, but argues the trend could be reversed with greater community outreach....The report, "Same hate, New Target: Islamophobia and its Impact in the United States," was released June 23 by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the University of California Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender.

Arab Spring from Atlanta to the Middle East

Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

A three hour gathering with an introduction by a moderator then experts will share analysis followed by a Q&A on the local and global implications of Arab Spring.  We will Skype in several folks who have witnessed and participated in non-violent revolutionary actions in the Middle East.  We will have a panel of local folks from different Arab American Communities in Atlanta speak.  There will delicious food, and more.  This program is presented in collaboraton with WAM partner The Arab Spring Committee.

Windows and Mirrors Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

Join us for the Opening Reception for Windows and Mirrors. 

Windows and Mirrors is a collaboration of more than 40 artists from around the world, including U.S. students.  Forty-five, 4-foot by 6-foot panels, each uniquely designed by an artist or group of artists, comprise one large display memorializing Afghan civilian casualties.

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