Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda of on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA)
9:30 a.m. Teaching Roundtable: Making Archival Material Come Alive in the Classroom
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Dianne Dugaw’s talk: Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs, and History (1600--present)
2:00 p.m. Rare Books Workshop
More information at: http://www.libs.uga.edu/news/dugaw
The Creative Writing Program will host a "Poetry Open Mic" in front of the Main Library. Everyone is invited to share a poem during this event. The mic will be staffed by Creative Writing students.
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving has been adapted into a major motion picture ("Loving"), released in 2016 and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. But before that, there were the real people.
Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with La Haine.
Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with India's Daughter.
The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.
A discussion will be led by Laura Zimmermann, departments of economics and international affairs.
Christine L. Williams, Professor of Sociology and the Elsie and Stanley E. Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, is the 2017 keynote speaker. This year's theme is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business."
MADE IN L.A. follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their long battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. (via PBS.org)
Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment, an exhibit on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment will be on display in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Jan. 19-May 12.
When World War II broke out, reporter Martha Gellhorn was so determined to get to the front lines that she left husband Ernest Hemingway, never to be reunited. Ruth Cowan’s reporting was hampered by a bureau chief who refused to talk to her. Meanwhile, photojournalist Dickey Chappelle wanted to get so close to the action that she could feel bullets whizzing by.
MAGGIE GROWLS is a documentary film portrait by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers in 1970 after being forced to retire from a job she loved. Her outrage and determination fueled a political chain reaction that forever changed the lives of older Americans, repealing mandatory retirement laws and proving that "old" is not a dirty word.