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."
Events - Programs
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.
Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with Tsotsi (2005).
The annual display of the UGA Charter will be January 23rd through 27 to mark Founders' Day on Jan. 27, the anniversary of the document's signing. To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year in the Hargrett Library of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Cinema Politique aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies. Led by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and International Affairs, and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place once a month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions. January’s selection is the 1939 classic Mr.
Join us at 7 pm on Thursday, January 19, for a reading by award-winning poet, Guggenheim fellow, and Winter 2016 contributor Jericho Brown at the Georgia Museum of Art.
This gathering will also mark the closing of our art exhibition “Storytelling,” a selected retrospective of paintings, works on paper, photographs and 3-D compositions by Review contributors, including Benny Andrews, Kara Walker, Vanessa German and Masao Yamamoto, among others. The exhibition will be open for viewing, and a catered reception will follow Brown’s reading.
The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia will host its bi-annual reception celebrating new exhibitions Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include live music, light refreshments, and gallery activities. A special performance of “On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia” by the students of THEA 4800 / AFAM 4250 will take place in the auditorium at 6:30PM.
Craft demonstrations, old-time music, and creating a tote bag from recycled materials are all on tap for the Family Folk Day, being held in conjunction with the exhibit, “50 Years of Foxfire.”