February 01, 2011

Drawing from the Soul

This art exhibition by Dawud Anyabwile will feature art pieces from the graphic novel series "Brother Man" that reflect the energy, rhythms, and flavor of African-American culture. Refreshments will be served.

February 02, 2011

In His Memory: Honoring Hamilton Holmes

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues
  • Sponsored By: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • When: February 02, 2011 12:00 am
  • Where: Memorial Hall
  • For more information: Josh Delaney,

LOCATION CHANGE: Program honoring Dr. Hamilton Holmes Sr. and hosted by his brothers in the Zeta Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  Keynote speaker will be fellow Zeta Pi Brother Hamilton Holmes Jr., son of Dr. Holmes.

Black History Month Kick-off Event

Speaker featured is Bill Robbie, first African-American graduate of the College of Pharmacy.

APERO: “Waiting to Be Invited”

Reading of S.M. Shephard-Massat's play. Part of the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Education and Equality Through the Peabody Lens: “Hoxie: The First Stand”

Peabody Award-winning film about Hoxie, Arkansas whose school board chose to voluntarily integrate its classrooms in the summer of 1955 after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The schools opened without protest, and teachers and parents reminisce about the ease with which black and white students mixed.

Terry: A Look 50 Years Back, 50 Years Forward

A panel discussion of alumni and current students about their experiences in the business school's integration in the ‘70s and the common vision for the college's next 50 years. View podcast here.

Through Our Eyes

An event to highlight the different experiences of diverse students across campus. Students document their experiences for two weeks for an art exhibit.

February 04, 2011

The Akbar Dialogues: Interfaith Dialogue on Sacred Pilgrimage

With "sacred pilgrimage" as the topic, two speakers will discuss their journeys and its significance, personally and religiously, as well as the rituals involved and overall experience. Dialogue regarding their pilgrimage and the general concept of a spiritual journey will continue afterward. Refreshments will be served.

Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement: Women’s Lived Experiences

A Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series panel discussion. Blue card event for UGA students.

February 05, 2011

Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society 2011 Induction

Induction ceremony when new members are given their stoles and participate in the ceremony ritual. Catered event with charge for family and friends.

February 08, 2011

Headties to Hip Hop: Photographic Celebration of African American Dress

The exhibit, featuring photographs of African-American men and women during and after segregation, opens Feb. 8 with a gallery talk by UGA faculty Patricia Hunt-Hurst and Katalin Medvedev. The gallery talk will focus on African-American contributions to the history of dress and global fashion. The exhibit runs from Feb. 8 until March 1 in Barrow Hall Gallery, 2nd floor. The gallery is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

February 09, 2011

Desegregation of Public Medical Education: Continuum of Necessary Social Change

Panel discussion featuring Joseph Hobbs, chairman of family medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. He will share his experiences as a native Georgian and early minority graduate of the medical school at MCG.

February 10, 2011

Cognitive Aging Among African-Americans: An Individual Differences Perspective

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – Featured speaker is Keith Whitfield, a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and a Research Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

The Place of Race, Ethnicity, and Colorism in Contemporary Family Research

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – Featured speaker is Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology Department's Undergraduate Honors Program at Duke University.

February 11, 2011

Prejudice Reduction Workshop

This National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) workshop (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) will allow participants to learn about how they have been taught to think and act as members of racial, gender and other identity groups and to learn skills for bridging differences between themselves and other group members through a variety of activities and exercises. Advance registration required by emailing diverse@uga.edu or calling (706) 583-8195.

Facilitating Interracial Dialogue on College Campuses: Being Courageous

A lecture and discussion facilitated by Tina Harris, speech communication.

February 13, 2011

“If It Ain’t Got That Swing”

Play that confronts age-old stereotypes faced by African-Americans with a twist of inspiration and laughter. Tickets: UGA students $10, others $15.

Jazz at the Chapel: Jazz Valentines

UGA Classic City Jazz performs a variety of jazz, swing, bop, ballads, Latin, funk, fusion and more.

February 14, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast

The eighth annual Freedom Breakfast, featuring Mary Frances Early as the keynote speaker was rescheduled for Monday, February 14. View YouTube video of her speech here.

Reception with Mary Frances Early

The community reception, honoring Mary Frances Early, was rescheduled for Monday, February 14 in conjunction with the Freedom Breakfast. The event was held at J.J. Harris Elementary School. View a YouTube video of the reception here.

The Human Race: A Biologist’s Perspective

UGA faculty from biological sciences and speech communication participate in discussion of the role that race does, and does not, play in medical care in the U.S.

February 16, 2011


Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that uses humor and song to address the realities of war in the Congo. Show is about women survivors. Tickets: UGA students $7, others $10. Feb. 15-20, all shows 8 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Feb. 20.

APERO: Teaching, Learning and Emancipation: Constructing a New History

Ronald Butchart, Department of Elementary and Social Studies Education is the speaker. Part of the APERO Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Education and Equality Through the Peabody Lens: “The Search for Quality Education: Busing”

A 1972 Peabody Award-winning film looks at busing for school integration in the South with Athens as one of the communities featured. The film includes comments by UGA’s Dean William Tate, Clarke County Board of Education attorney Eugene Epting, and Clarke County School Superintendent Charles McDaniel. A segment focusing on Oglethorpe Avenue School includes an interview with Principal Estelle Farmer, footage of Bridget Withers’ 4th grade class, and scenes from an Oglethorpe PTA meeting. After the film, former Athens Mayor Doc Eldridge and former state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will recount what it was like to attend a newly desegregated Athens high school.

February 17, 2011

50 Years Later: Calling Forth Ancestors’ Courage, Determination to Continue Quest for Racial Justice

Frances Kendall, author of Understanding White Privilege, spoke on courage. View YouTube video of her lecture here.

Story Telling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching

Lecture by Lee Anne Bell of Barnard College on hearing all sides of the story. View YouTube video of her lecture here.

Supernatural Courage: Love, Passion, Sacrifice

  • Type: Performances
  • Sponsored By: UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble
  • When: February 17, 2011 10:00 pm
  • Where: Tate Reception Hall
  • For more information: Bridgette Burton,

The Black Theatrical Ensemble (BTE) is celebrating courage in the only way they know how...THROUGH THE ARTS! They put on performances because they love it! They write and direct plays because they have the passion for it! And they sacrifice time, energy, and their spirits to spreading the arts to the University and Athens community. Join BTE as they celebrate the arts with performances by BTE, students in University Theatre, Pamoja Dance Company, LGBT Resource Center and the Beta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. This event is dedicated to Lynwoodt B. Jenkins. This program is a Blue Card event.

February 22, 2011

Glory Bound: A Voyage Through the Underground Railroad

The program is a guided interactive tour of a mock up of the Underground Railroad. Those in attendance will experience the voyage as if they were slaves in search of freedom.

February 23, 2011

UGA Premiere Screening

  • Type: Films
  • Sponsored By: University of Georgia
  • When: February 23, 2011 12:00 am
  • Where: Masters Hall, Georgia Center for Continuing Education
  • For more information: , (706) 542-5197

RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARYDonald Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice documentary produced by UGA faculty Maurice Daniels and Derrick Alridge.

Breaking the Gender Barrier: The Admission of Women to UGA

A presentation on the 30-year struggle for women to be admitted to UGA.

February 24, 2011

Faculty Solo Recital

Harpist Monica Hargrave, an affiliate faculty member with the Institute for African American Studies, performs. Tickets: $5.

February 25, 2011

Celebrating Courage Reception - Multicultural Alumni

Guests include Marie Chisholm- Burns, first African-American College of Pharmacy faculty and former dean Stuart Feldman.

Celebrating Courage: Re-enactment and Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Davenport-Benham Black Law Students Association, the event included a re-enactment of the legal trial that opened the door for Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes to enroll at UGA. This portrayal was followed by a panel exploring the legal issues and events surrounding the desegregation of the university. This event was part the 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA. View video here.

February 27, 2011

Sixth Annual NAACP Image Awards - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Annual banquet to honor exemplary students, organizations and businesses who uphold the ideals and mission of the NAACP. Ticketed event.

February 28, 2011

“Tradition Redefined” Exhibition Lecture

Artist and scholar David C. Driskell will deliver a lecture on the creative process and art's transcendence of racial lines. The lecture is in coordination with the "Tradition Redefined" exhibition from the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland. The exhibition will be on display at the Georgia Museum of Art from Jan. 30 to March 27, 2011.

Traditions Patrons’ Dinner

  • Type: Lectures / Dialogues, Receptions
  • Sponsored By: Athens Chapter of the Links, Inc., Dr. Ira and Mrs. Julie Roth, Mr. and Mrs. David Matheny, and UGA's Office of the President
  • When: February 28, 2011 11:00 pm
  • Where: M. Smith Griffith Grand Hall, Georgia Museum of Art
  • For more information: Tim Brown, (706) 542-0437

The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present Traditions Patrons' Dinner in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Georgia and honoring Michael Thurmond, former Georgia Labor Commissioner. Event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and dinner and gallery talk by Brenda Thompson on "Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African American Art" at 6:30 p.m. $50 per person with advanced reservations required by calling 706-542-0830 by Feb. 20.