Ricky Roberts, an academic adviser in the UGA Honors Program; Charles King, a senior education major at UGA; Lemuel “Life” LaRoche, founder of Chess and Community Conference Inc.; and Joan Prittie, executive director of Project Safe Inc. received the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award for significant efforts to build bridges of unity and understanding as they strive to make King’s dream of equality and justice a reality.
“Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place–the picture of it–stays, and not just in my remory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think if, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved, Pulitzer Prize image from: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/0307264882/sr=8-17/qid=1191049779/ref=dp_image_text_0/002-3052741-9912806?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&qid=1191049779&sr=8-17
Sign Educational Theory and Practice doc candidate Rouhollah’s petition “The University of Georgia: Stop Judging Our Clothing!” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more. You can read more and sign the petition here:
The University of Georgia: Stop Judging Our Clothing!
The Stories of Everyday Black History program will provide an intimate glimpse into the experiences Black faculty, staff, and students at UGA. While traditional Black History Month celebrations are heavily focused on the ways in which the martyrs, trailblazers, and icons influenced the trajectory of the Black experience in America, the Stories of Everyday Black History will honor and give voice to the experiences and histories of present-day influential Black faculty and staff on campus. In acknowledging their contributions to the campus community and providing a platform on which they share their personal history, MSP hopes to broaden the conversations during Black History Month.
The goal of this program is to encourage dialogue, to connect with Black faculty, staff, and students in a less formal, more conversational setting, and to build a sense of community across experience and identities.
Black History Month 2015: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture
The Twenty-Sixth African American Read-In
Saturday, February 1-Friday, February 28