THIS WEEK IN DIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

There are lots of great activities and events offered throughout the month of February! Be sure to spread the word and let others know about the many exciting things happening this week!

Honoring the Legacy of Autherine Lucy: University of Alabama Campus Tour with Dr. Meredith Bagely

Mondays in February from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Tour starts on the steps of Reese Phifer Hall

  

Autherine Juanita Lucy was the first black student to attend the University of Alabama, in 1956. Born on October 5, 1929, in Shiloh, Alabama, Autherine Lucy studied English and worked as a teacher before enrolling at the all-white University of Alabama, which had banned her and a friend's attendance upon previous efforts. Lucy, who faced threats from a large, out-of-control mob, was later barred from the school again, though she eventually earned her master's from the institution in 1992.

Global Movement Mondays

 

Every Monday at noon during the months of February, March, and April!

 

3rd Floor Mezzanine

Ferguson Center

 


 


University of Alabama Press African American History Month Book Display

 

Throughout the month of February

Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library - Capstone Drive Entrance

 

In honor of African American History Month, the University of Alabama Press (UAP) is proud to present a selection of UAP books about African American history and the civil rights movement. Working in collaboration with the University Libraries, the books will be on display inside the Capstone Drive entrance of Gorgas Library during the month of February.


 

The Lincoln Normal School Albums at The University of Alabama

 

Throughout the month of February

McLure Education Library

Exhibit will be located throughout the building.


Images from 1909-1924 included in two Lincoln Normal School photograph albums from the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection were used to create a traveling exhibit highlighting African American and women's history.  This important Southern institution located in Marion, Alabama, offered general education and teacher training to African American students in primary and secondary school for more than one hundred years from 1868 to 1970.  Famous alumni include Coretta Scott King and her sister Edythe Scott Bagley, former federal judge William Hastie, and sociologist Andrew Billingsley.

 

Contact Info: Donna Adcock, dbadcock@ua.edu, 205-348-1416

 

Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross

 

  

February 1-8, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Garland 103 Garland Hall


 
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art invites you to Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross, January 8 through February 8, 2015 in 103 Garland Hall on UA campus.


California photographer Richard Ross turns his lens on the socially relevant
topic of youth incarceration. Culled from nearly 1,000 images of juveniles at more than 200 detention facilities in 31 states taken over a six-year period, this exhibition is a sobering look at America's prison system. Richard Ross has documented the placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities where officials treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them. About his art, Ross says, the work exists at the juncture of art, social practice, and politics with the goal of creating interest and action that goes beyond liking or sharing. 

 

Afternoons at Global Cafe: Coffee, Tea, and Conversation

 

Tuesday, February 3, Wednesday, February 4, and Friday, February 5, 2015

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Lobby

 

Students and faculty connect with community at Global Cafe.  Afternoons at Global Cafe offer exciting possibilities for people to meet, enjoy conversation, and make friends.  Free coffee and tea.  Open to the public.

 

Contact: Beverly Hawk, beverly.hawk@ua.edu, 205-348-7392


 

Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Art Exhibition 

 

February 6 - February 27, 2015

All Day

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

 

A showcase of Braxton's "Falling River Music" graphic musical scores - large, colorful drawings musicians interpret in sound. The exhibit will also include new work by University of Alabama studio art students responding to Braxton's work.

 

Contact Info: Dr. Andrew Dewar, adewar@ua.edu, 348-9928

 

Ali Hval, untitled, 2015, silk chiffon, muslin, panty hose, plastic wrap, piping, and paracord, dimensions variable, approx. 6'x10'x12'. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

Falling River Music Exhibit Opening Reception

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Downtown Tuscaloosa

 

Braxton is recognized as one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of the past 50 years, highly esteemed in the creative music community for the revolutionary quality of his work and for the mentorship and inspiration he has provided to generations of younger musicians. Drawing upon a disparate mix of influences from John Coltrane to Karlheinz Stockhausen to Native American music, Braxton has created a unique musical system that celebrates the concept of global creativity and our shared humanity. His work examines core principles of improvisation, structural navigation and ritual engagement-innovation, spirituality and intellectual investigation. His many accolades include a 1981 Guggenhiem Fellowship, a 1994 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a 2014 NEA Jazz Master Award.

 

University of Alabama art students will exhibit works inspired by the music of renowned jazz composer and musician Anthony Braxton Feb. 6-27 at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in do

wntown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, "Anthony Braxton: Falling River Music Exhibition," coincides with Braxton's weeklong residency at UA Feb. 18-25.

 

A closing reception and concert will be held Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. Students in Assistant Professor Pete Schulte's advanced concepts in drawing class will exhibit works inspired by the musical scores and audio works of Braxton. Ausharea Adams, Mitchell Griest, Brittany Gunnells, Ali Hval, Patrick O'Brien, Jennifer Ocampo and Seth Saunders also curated the exhibition.

 

For more information, go to http://art.ua.edu/news/ua-students-inspired-by-anthony-braxton-fuse-art-and-music/

 

 

 


 

An Evening of African Film, featuring Finding Fela, Music is the Weapon, and short films from various artists


 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BAMA Theatre

 

The third annual Tuscaloosa Evening of African Films will be held Saturday, February 7, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The program begins at 6 pm and includes the showing of four films, including three award-winning short films and one feature-length film. African art, crafts and other products will be available for purchase at the theater beginning at 5 pm and will be available for purchase during breaks throughout the evening.

 

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $6 for students and children.


 

For more information, contact eaumfoundation@gmail.com or phone Bill Foster at (334) 322-0824 or Thad Ulzen at (331) 444-2262, or visit http://www.cchs.ua.edu


Discovery Diversity at
UA Crossroads

The Crossroads Community Center is an initiative of the Division of Community Affairs. Crossroads provides leadership in cultural programming and intercultural education by:

  • Building relationships across cultures through innovative programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for a global society.
  • Serving as a resource for organizations on and off campus concerned with intercultural issues in the community.
  • Providing leadership and coordination for volunteers and professionals involved in intercultural activities.
  • Conducting research and engaging in creative activity designed to build capacity for a multicultural society.