Georgia Climate Conference @ Emory Conference Center Hotel
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm

Join leaders from the public, private, academic, and non-profit sectors sharing progress and identifying new opportunities to help Georgia take practical steps to respond to a changing climate.

Topics include: Agriculture, Equity & Justice, Forestry, Education, Energy, Health, Infrastructure, Oceans & Coasts, Transportation, and Water

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AAS 25th Anniversary Conference @ Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

In November 1992, Georgia State University established the Department of African-American Studies in response to student-led protests. On July 1, 1994, Dr. Charles E. Jones began his tenure as the founding chair of African-American Studies. The Department has grown to include several core faculty members with diverse research interests, numerous part-time instructors, and an ever-growing list of supportive affiliate faculty. In honor of the 25th anniversary of it’s founding, the Georgia State University’s Department of African-American Studies is hosting a three-day conference to highlight the scholarly achievement, community impact and institutional challenges of Black Studies.

Addressing Racism in Cobb Co. Schools: A Community Book Dialogue @ Smyrna Public Library
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for our first-ever community book dialogue. On November 17, we will gather to discuss Dr. Bettina Love’s book “We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom.” Let’s use this occasion to read, think, grow, and challenge ourselves to create schools where Black and Brown students feel welcome. We are pleased to announce that University of Georgia professor Bettina Love will be in the house!!

9th Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Expo @ Russell Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ujamaafest exists to empower the African American community by providing programming centering around cooperative economics & financial literacy which is a principle of Kwanzaa .

Along with a rich cultural celebration which includes performances, STEM activities, the Kuumba Small Biz Marketplace & the Economic Heritage Small Business Pitch, The Ujamaafest Cooperative Economics Expo has positioned itself as one of the largest celebrations of Kwanzaa & financial literacy.