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2014

www.africaatlanta.org

Feel the Soul of Africa in the Heart of Atlanta


AFRICA ATLANTA 2014 A city wide year-long celebration of cultural and economic bonds among African, European, and American cultures in Atlanta Modeled on the highly successful France-Atlanta Initiative, Africa Atlanta 2014 has been organized by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta. Designed as a robust cross-cultural interdisciplinary collaboration of multiple stakeholders throughout the City of Atlanta, events across the metropolitan area are anchored by a remarkable art exhibition, KONGO across the WATERS. It is co-curated by the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren, Belgium, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida who draw from both RMCA collections and collections in the United States.

This touring exhibit opens at the University of Florida in the Fall of 2013, arrives in Atlanta in Summer 2014, and then travels to the Princeton University Art Museum and to the Museum of Art in New Orleans. The Atlanta opening is a collaboration between the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Before, during, and after the anchor exhibition, an exciting range of complementary events organized by partners across the city and the region offer a variety of activities related to the African/European/American experience, highlighting the arts and humanities; science and technology; enterprise and innovation; education and public engagement.

Jacqueline Jones Royster

Geneviève Verbeek

Ivan Allen Jr. Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology and Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Georgia Institute of Technology

Consul General of Belgium in Atlanta


Celebrate.


A Message from Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta Honorary Chair, Africa Atlanta 2014 As Mayor of Atlanta, I am proud of our cultural diversity in Atlanta and I am equally proud that our corporate and philanthropic community recognizes how important the arts are for a leading international city. With its connections across the Atlanta region and an impressive network of national and international partners, Africa Atlanta 2014 will expand our cultural and artistic offering for thousands of residents and visitors. I am pleased to serve as the Honorary Chair of the Africa Atlanta 2014 International Advisory Board, and I look forward with great anticipation to a full year of collaboration. Sincerely,

Kasim Reed Mayor of Atlanta

A Message from G. P. “Bud” Peterson President, Georgia Institute of Technology Over the past year at Georgia Tech, we have watched Africa Atlanta 2014 grow from an ambitious idea into the launch of a year-long celebration with promise to reinvent the cultural and economic bonds between the African, European and American cultures in Atlanta. With the enthusiastic leadership and guidance of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, partners near and far have joined with us to explore historic challenges and contemporary opportunities from multiple perspectives, and to celebrate - with the arts as a dynamic springboard - the vibrancy and power of Atlanta as an international city. Through synergistic collaborations, Africa Atlanta is offering programs and events with the capacity to set a new pace for the future. Establishing these types of relationships exemplifies the mission of Ivan Allen College within Georgia Tech - Innovation at the Crossroads of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology. We at Georgia Tech are honored to work together with others locally, nationally, and internationally to help make this grand venture a great success. G. P. “Bud” Peterson President Georgia Institute of Technology


International Advisory Board Members Honorary Chair Kasim Reed Mayor of Atlanta

Members Yves Abrioux

Emily Bourne Grigsby

Lily Diaz--Kommonen

Professor of English Literature University of Paris

Artist, Attorney, Arbitrator, Pilot Atlanta, Georgia

Head of Research, School of Art & Design Aalto University, Helsinki

David Kibler

Geneviève Verbeek

Guido Gryseels

Cultural Attachè French Consulate in Atlanta

Consul General of Belgium in Atlanta

Director, Royal Museum of Central Africa Tervuren, Belgium

Cynthia Blandford Nash

Shelby Lewis

Lubungi Muniania

Honorary Consul General Republic of Liberia

Emerita Professor of Political Science Clark Atlanta University

Tabilulu Productions New York

Corrine Kratz

Keith Jennings

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Professor, Institute of African Studies and Department of Anthropology Emory University

Senior Associate and Regional Director Southern and East Africa National Democratic Institute

Award-winning author and journalist

In Memoriam Richard Long Atticus Haygood Professor Emeritus Emory University

Atlanta Advisory Board Members Co-Chairs Barbara Rose

Buck Shamburger

New Generations Partnerships, Inc.

Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Members Taz Anderson

David H. Flint

Wayne Hogan

Taz Anderson Realty, Inc.

Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP

Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Seth Hopkins

James H. Terry, II

Jimmy Trimble

Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Fidelity Bank

Booth Western Museum


KONGO across the WATERS

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

KONGO across the WATERS

DeShawn Jenkins Managing Director, Africa Atlanta 2014 deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu


ART EXHIBITIONS Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper Robert C. Williams Paper Museum Georgia Institute of Technology

Opening Event

Kenneth J. Knoespel Director, Ivan Allen Institute for Advanced Studies kenneth.Knoespel@iac.gatech.edu

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey Michael C. Carlos museum Emory University Elizabeth Horner Director of Education ehornor@emory.edu

Visual Art and Fashion Design Museum of Fine Art Spelman College Andrea Barnwell Brownlee Director museum@spelman.edu

Hale Woodruff’s “The Art of the Negro” Murals Suite Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries Tina M. Dunkley Director tdunkley@cau.edu

Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye Fred and Rita Richman Gallery African Art Collection, High Museum of Art Carol Thompson Curator Carol.Thompson@woodruffcenter.org


The Art of Bernard Williams Booth Museum of Western Art Seth Hopkins Executive Director www.boothmuseum.org

Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines Emory University Kali-Ahset Amen kali.amen@emory.edu

Nenna Okore: Fibers Welch School of Art and Design Galleries Georgia State University Cynthia Farnell Gallery Director cfarnell@gsu.edu

Esoterica Lore: Rights of Passage Whitespace Gallery/Auburn Avenue Research Library/Atlanta Public Library—Central Taryn Crenshaw Founding Director, Esoterica Lore taryncrenshaw@gmail.com

African Cosmos: Steller Arts Michael C. Carlos Museum Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art Elizabeth Horner Director of Education ehornor@emory.edu

Spring

Summer

Fall


PERFORMANCES FEB 6

Opening Event

GIWAYEN MATA Traditional, contemporary and original dance performances Omelika Kuumba Founding member and director, GIWAYEN MATA giwagirl_1@giwayenmata.org

SPRING

Shufe, Shake, and Shatter The Ferst Center for the Arts Georgia Institute of Technology DeShawn Jenkins Managing Director, Africa Atlanta 2014 deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu

FEB 8

Soweto Gospel Choir Rialto Center for the Arts Georgia State University Leslie Gordon Director www.rialtocenter.org

MAR

Taste of Africa African Student Association Georgia Institute of Technology www.asagatech.gtorg.gatech.edu/

APR 3

Poetry@TECH: Patricia Smith and Cornelius Eady School of Literature, Media, and Communication Georgia Institute of Technology Travis Denton Associate Director, Poetry@TECH travis.denton@lmc.gatech.edu

Spring

Summer

Fall


CINEMA NOV

BronzeLens Film Festival Deidre McDonald Artistic Director d.mcdonald111@gmail.com

We invite you to consult the Africa Atlanta 2014 website africaatlanta.org for information about other events, details, and for other related activities that may be announced through Africa Atlanta 2014 partner websites.


CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA Spring

Allen Institute for Advanced Studies Conference Series Georgia Institute of Technology History, Culture, and the Arts: The Future of the Museum (with Clark Atlanta University and the University of Paris) Human Rights (with National Center on Civil and Human Rights) Project Africa: Science, Technology, and Innovation (with African Student Association) / March 2014 DeShawn Jenkins Managing Director, Africa Atlanta 2014 deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu

Mar 17-19

Pan Africa Week Center for African and African Diaspora Studies/Institute for Global Initiatives, Kennesaw State University Nurudeen B. Akinyemi Interim Director nakinyem@kennesaw.edu

Mar–Sep

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation: Opportunities and Connections Metro Atlanta Chamber/Georgia Institute of Technology (with Auburn University and others) Jorge Fernandez Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce jfernandez@macoc.com

mar-dec

Trans-Atlantic Innovations: Conversations Across Communities Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Humanities Council, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the American Jewish Committee, the City of Atlanta, Fulton County Commission, and others Lunch and Learn Series City Hall and Fulton County Commission DeShawn Jenkins Managing Director, Africa Atlanta 2014 deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu


apr-may

Africa Belle Festival 2014 Alliance Franรงaise d'Atlanta Obse Ababiya Director of Outreach and Development obse@afatl.com

may/fall

World Affairs Council of Atlanta Third Annual Atlanta Summit on Global Health / May 2014 The Growing Importance of Africa to the United States: African Ambassadors Roundtable / Fall 2014 Cedric Suzman Executive Vice President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta csuzman@gsu.edu

FaLL

The Edwin Augustus Harleston Symposium: Artist for the Ages Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University R. Candy Tate Assistant Director, Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts www.creativity.emory.edu

AUG-NOV

US-ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States) Global Summit 2014 Ogooue Global, LLC, Ogooue Foundation, Inc., Creative Solution and Innovations Patrick G. Ibinga Managing Partner, Ogooue Global, LLC path_ibing@yahoo.com

AUG-NOV

Africa Atlanta Trans-Atlantic Bantus' Cultural Heritage Ogooue Global, LLC, Ogooue Foundation, Inc., Creative Solution and Innovations Patrick G. Ibinga Managing Partner, Ogooue Global, LLC path_ibing@yahoo.com

SEP

Celebrating Africans in Atlanta College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University Carol Winkler Associate Dean of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences cwinkler@gsu.edu

Spring

Summer

Fall


WORKSHOPS mar-nov

Africa Atlanta 2014 Workshop Series Georgia Institute of Technology Cartography Workshop Kenneth Knoespel Director, Allen Institute ken.knoespel@lmc.gatech.edu The Science of the Arts Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, Jamila Cola, workshop leader DeShawn Jenkins Managing Director, Africa Atlanta 2014 deshawn.jenkins@iac.gatech.edu Call My Name: Quilt Making Project Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and The NAMES Project Sheri Davis-Faulkner Community Liaison, Westside Communities Alliance sheridf@iac.gatech.edu

FALL

NGO Work in French Speaking Countries in Africa: Raising Awareness among High School Students Consulate General of France in Atlanta Claire Collobert Angelle Press AttachĂŠ claire.collobert@diplomatie.gouv.fr

OCT 3-4

Teaching Africa Workshop Center for African & African Diaspora Studies/Institute for Global Initiatives Kennesaw State University Nurudeen B. Akinyemi Interim Director nakinyem@kennesaw.edu

Spring

Summer

Fall


ANCHOR EVENT PARTNERS Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta Consulate General of France in Atlanta Honorary Consulate of Liberia African and Caribbean Consular Corps Booth Museum of Western Art Carter Library and Museum Fred and Rita Richman Gallery, High Museum of Art Royal Museum of Central Africa Georgia Institute of Technology Clark Atlanta University Emory University Georgia State University Kennesaw State University Spelman College Auburn University University of Paris BronzeLens Film Festival Esoteric Lore GIWAYEN MATA Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University Alliance Franรงaise Atlanta The NAMES Project Foundation National Center for Civil and Human Rights Ogooue Global, LLC World Affairs Council of Atlanta The City of Atlanta Fulton County Commission Georgia Humanities Council Metro Atlanta Chamber


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