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2016 Black History Month Schedule of Events

Throughout February

Healing Arts Display Wall
Starting in February, in honor of Black History Month, check out our featured artist, photographer Yolanda Rouse. Celebrating African American contributions to the arts.
2nd Floor Main Hospital

Video Clip Hallowed Sites in Augusta, GA.
Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell will take us on a visit to a few sites considered to be Hallowed Ground in the African American Community of Augusta Georgia.

Thursday, February 4 


Black History Month Kick Off Celebration!
Special Guest: Motivational Speaker & Independent Artist, Yewande Austin
JSAC Ballroom
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9

Film "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality"
JSAC Butler Room
7 pm - 9 pm
Co-sponsored with the African American Male Initiative


Wednesday, February 10

Speaker Dr. E. M. Beck "Stopping the Mob: When Judge Lynch Was Denied"
Summerville Campus University Hall (UH-170)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Dr. E. M. Beck, Professor of Sociology, is a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia and a well-respected, nationally known researcher in race discrimination and racial violence, poverty and inequality. Dr. Beck's current research involves the relationship between social and economic inequalities and violence toward blacks in the American South. He is presenting his latest research, due for publication in the American Journal of Sociology this spring, on foiled lynchings and interventions by the authorities to stop lynching. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Let's Talk: Black Lives Matter
Facilitated by Augusta University's Dr. Lindsey West
JSAC Coffeehouse
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Friday, February 19

Lunch and Learn: Black History Trolley Tour
Sponsored by Lucy Craft Laney Museum and Southstar

Pick Up Location: In front of the Health Sciences Bldg.
12 noon - 1:00 pm
**Limited amount of space, Lunch Provided for 20 Occupants
If you would like to attend please email **

Monday, February 22

Paine College Concert Choir 
Lee Auditorium - Health Sciences Campus
12:00 -  1:00 pm
Join us and listen to the beautiful sounds of the Paine College 
Concert Choir.
Refreshments will be served!!
*Wednesday, Feb. 24

Book Club - Ta-Nehisi Coates: "Between the World and Me"
Hosted by Dr. Lorraine Evans and Dr. Lindsay West
JSAC Hardy Rm. 232, Allied Health Bldg. EC 2209
12 noon - 1:00 pm
*Sodexo Food Demonstration African American Cuisine
Terrace Dining Magnolia Room
12 noon - 1:00 pm 


Thursday, February 25

Student Paper Panel - "History in the Making"
Hosted by Dr. John Hayes, Augusta University
JSAC Butler Rm. 227
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch provided for the first 20 students

Faculty and Community Events
Saturday, February 13


Augusta Bar Association Panel: Diversity
Location: TBA
Time: TBA
Co-Sponsored by Augusta University

Wednesday, February 24

African American Read In (Open Mic)
JSAC Ballroom
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 25 

The Beautiful Minds Book Club Discussion - Ta-Nehisi Coates"Between the World and Me"
Paine College Collins Callaway Library
6:00 pm

Thursday, February 26

African American Faculty Recognition Reception
JSAC Ballroom Invitation Only
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 










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