Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

The outdoor theater at Historic Fourth Ward Park is host to many events, including fitness, music, performances, and other activities. Pictured here is Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2015.

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Speaker Series: Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) invites you to attend the next free ABP Speaker Series event at the Atlanta BeltLine Center. On Wednesday, October 24, 6-8 pm, Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, CEO of Preserve Black Atlanta, a non-profit dedicated to identifying, recording, and preserving African-American history and culture, will give a talk on “Developing Partnerships in the Quest for Freedom.” In her talk, Dr. Sims-Alvarado will discuss how Atlanta came to be the epicenter of the Modern Civil Rights Movement, how Atlantans of multiple races came together in the quest for freedom, and how knowledge and arts accessibility can be democratized through the “open museum.”

After the talk, Dr. Sims-Alvarado will sign copies of her book, “Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement: 1944-1968.” Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Center for $22.

The image at right shows Dr. Sims-Alvarado addressing the crowd before this year’s Westside 5k/8k on July 14, part of ABP’s Run.Walk.Go! Race Series.

Recent visitors to the Eastside and Westside Trail have likely seen Dr. Sims-Alvarado’s photography exhibit that presents images documenting Atlanta’s contribution to the civil rights movement on large panels along the trail (image at left from the Eastside Trail). Part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018, the exhibition stretches across 4 miles on the two trails combined, making it the longest public photography exhibition on civil and human rights in the United States.

Dr. Sims-Alvarado’s talk is free and open to the public, but please register here so we know how many people to expect.

Event Details
Date:Oct 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:Atlanta BeltLine Center
112 Krog St., Atlanta, GA, 30307, United States
Organizer:Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

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