January 09, 2011

Let Justice Roll Down: Celebrating Courage as We Continue to Struggle

  • Type: Community
  • Sponsored By:
  • When: January 09, 2011 9:00 pm
  • Where: First United Methodist Church, 327 North Lumpkin Street, Athens
  • For more information: Pat Allen,

Community interfaith worship service commemorating 50th anniversary of UGA's desegregation.

Kick-off Reception

  • Type: Receptions
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: January 09, 2011 11:00 pm
  • Where: NOTE CHANGE: Magnolia Room, Georgia Center
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the family of Hamilton Holmes, and Mary Frances Early will be in attendance at anniversary-day reception. Event is free and open to the public.

January 10, 2011

50th Anniversary Lecture

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: January 10, 2011 8:00 pm
  • Where: Mahler Auditorium, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

Featured speaker is Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Overflow seating will be available in Masters Hall, with live video feed

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: The anniversary lecture, to be given by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, remains scheduled for 3 p.m. The lecture will be broadcast live on University and Charter cable channel 15 in Athens. It will not be streamed live, as originally planned, but video will be posted later on the University of Georgia website (www.uga.edu). 

For updates on the schedule of events for the remainder of the week, see www.uga.edu. Information also is being shared on Facebook and Twitter.

Panel: Legal Issues in UGA’s Desegregation

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: January 10, 2011 10:00 pm
  • Where: Masters Hall, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER STORM Panel discussion participants will include Judge Horace Ward and Justice Robert Benham.

January 11, 2011

Poet-Author-Activist Sonia Sanchez

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: January 11, 2011 7:00 pm
  • Where: Magnolia Ballroom, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

LOCATION CHANGESanchez will participate in dialogue moderated by Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Writer-in-Residence, and also featuring novelist Reginald McKnight, who holds the Hamilton Holmes Professorship in English. Reception and book-signing following.

Chronicling UGA’s Desegregation

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: January 11, 2011 9:30 pm
  • Where: Magnolia Ballroom, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

LOCATION CHANGEPanel discussion participants will include UGA faculty authors Maurice Daniels, Robert Pratt and Thomas Dyer, NYU professor Robert Cohen and journalist and author Calvin Trillin. Book signings follow.

January 14, 2011

Celebration of Diversity in Graduate Ed

Networking reception open to faculty, staff and students.

January 16, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet

32nd annual community awards banquet honoring the humanitarian efforts of community leaders. Scholarships will be given out to 25 area high school students. Local businesses and civic organizations sponsor the scholarships. Cheryl Dozier will be the speaker.

Second Annual Colleges in Your Backyard

College admissions panel discussion featuring UGA's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Office of Student Financial Aid as well as Gainesville State College, Athens Technical College and Piedmont College. Program designed for students and parents from Athens-Clarke County and surrounding communities to learn more about post-secondary options in their local area.  Mini college fair immediately follows in UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Event is free and open to the public. Parking available in North Campus parking deck located off South Jackson Street.

January 17, 2011

Third Annual MLK Day of Service

  • Type: Community
  • Sponsored By: UGA Black Student Union
  • When: January 17, 2011 1:00 pm
  • Where: 407 Memorial Hall, then depart to various community service sites in Athens
  • For more information: UGA Black Student Union, (706) 542-8486

Students and community members participate in service initiatives around Athens-Clarke County on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Ninth Annual Athens MLK Day of Service

Sign up at http://www.handsonnortheastgeorgia.org to volunteer with over 1,000 other community members at 34 different project sites in Athens in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2011

Bridging the Gap from Our Past to the Present

Program paying tribute to Charlayne Hunter-Gault and highlighting integration at UGA.

January 19, 2011

Striving Towards a Multi-Ethnic Community

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: Greek InterVarsity at UGA
  • When: January 19, 2011 1:30 am
  • Where: 147 Miller Learning Center
  • For more information: Paula Frances Gay, (832) 457-8784

DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE: A humorous approach to looking at what makes a multi-ethnic community, why striving to be multi-ethnic is important and how to create a comfortable environment for all people.

APERO: African American Literature in the Post-Racial Age

Valerie Babb, English Department is the speaker. Part of the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Education and Equality Through the Peabody Lens: “Something the Lord Made”

Peabody Award-winning, HBO film tells the story of Vivien Thomas, who became a legend in cardiac surgery during the Depression era in Nashville. Post-film discussion by Katie McCabe, who wrote a profile of Thomas in the Washingtonian that led to the making of the film.

Myers Hall Display Commemorating Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Viewing and discussion of the permanent display commemorating Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who lived in Myers Hall while she was a student at UGA.

January 20, 2011

State of the University Address

UGA President Michael F. Adams' annual update to the campus community.

January 21, 2011

ML King Gospel Fest

Annual community concert honoring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Prejudice Reduction Workshop Overview

This session will provide organizational leaders with information about the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) prejudice reduction workshop and how it can benefit their individual units and departments.  Members of the UGA NCBI team will share examples of activities and stories from previous workshops. For more information: http://ncbi.org/

January 23, 2011

Unity Ball 2011

  • Type: Receptions
  • Sponsored By: UGA Black Affairs Council
  • When: January 23, 2011 12:00 am
  • Where: Grand Hall, Tate Student Center
  • For more information: LaTasha Abraham,

To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream to bring together people of all races, creeds and nationalities. Formal attire encouraged. Tickets: Black Affairs Council members $5, student single ticket $6, student couple ticket $10, non-student single ticket $10, and non-student couple ticket $18.

January 25, 2011

Multicultural Potluck

A platform to celebrate diversity by participating in the “Taste of the World" - Multicultural Potluck with performances, displays and sampling of international cuisine.

The Rest of the Story: Glimpses into Desegregation of Georgia Universities

PowerPoint presentation on facts, figures and anecdotes relating to the desegregation of universities in Georgia, with a focus on Southern Polytechnic State University.

Historical Perspectives on Race and Desegregation by UGA Professors Emeritus

Speech professors emeritus reflect on race and diversity at UGA from the 1960s to today.

Celebrating Courage via Jazz, Spoken Word

Participants will enjoy the music of a jazz band and listening to students and/or staff present a piece of their choice in the form of poetry or spoken words about courage. Light refreshments will be served.

January 28, 2011

When Two Cultures Collide: The First Generation American

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Indian Cultural Exchange, Alpha Sigma Rho Sorority, Hispanic Student Association
  • When: January 28, 2011 12:00 am
  • Where: 148 Miller Learning Center
  • For more information: Christine Akoh,

First generation American students discuss some of the challenges they face from peers, family and society. Misconceptions and stereotypes also addressed. Deborah Gonzalez from the Office of Institutional Diversity will be moderating panel discussion.

Going Beyond Acceptance: Clinical Strategies for Working with Gay and Lesbian Families

27th Annual Marriage and Family Institute addresses topics relevant to practice with families. For registration information and fees, click here

Recognizing and Celebrating Black Student Diversity: A Panel Discussion

January 29, 2011

African American Cultural Center Reunion

Full day of events starting at 10 a.m., which include luncheon with Louis Castenell, former dean of UGA's College of Education as keynote speaker; town hall meeting facilitated by Dawn Bennett-Alexander, a faculty member in UGA's Terry College of Business; business expo for alumni and students; and performance by comedian Benji Brown with guest D.J. Mello. Registration and ticket information available here: http://www.uga.edu/aacc/events/aacc_alumni.html.

January 30, 2011

“Tradition Redefined” Exhibit

"Tradition Redefined" exhibition from the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland is on display at the Georgia Museum of Art from Jan. 30 to March 27, 2011.