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CAU Now - Lifting Every Voice: Fifth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium

Atlanta Studies Scholarship About The City For The CIty

Join us for CAU NOW-Lifting Every Voice, Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  This edition will highlight the Fifth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, a collaboration between the Clark Atlanta University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.  

A roundtable discussion will take place at Noon on Wednesday, April 26 in the Exhibition Hall at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library.  Panelists will include:  Dr. Barbara Harris Combs, Clark Atlanta University;  Samuel Livingston, Morehouse College; Calinda Lee, Atlanta History Center; Deirdre Oakley; and, Dr. Maurice Hobson, Georgia State University and Charles Stephens of the Counter Narrative Project.   Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen of Emory University will serve as our moderator.

We were joined in the studio by Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen,  Dr. Barbara Harris Combs and Dr. Maurice Hobson.  The academicians spoke to their work and research undergirding community activists who work to change policy. They spoke about Atlanta being a different geographical space that has remained a Black Mecca even though poverty also exists for our community. They juxtaposed the leadership of the city with the neighborhoods that are in need of support.  In addition, they compared and contrasted Atlanta's West End with historically Black neighborhoods in Washington, DC and New York City that have been genterified. How is Atlanta different?

They embrace Atlanta's community leaders and activists; and, encouraged them to use their research.

For more information on Atlanta Studies.

For more information on Clark Atlanta University Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice.

For more information on Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute.

For more information on Dr. Maurice Hobson's Book.

Credit Marquis Lofton
L-R Kiplyn Primus, Dr. Maurice Hobson, Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen, Dr. Barbara Combs