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The Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award

The late Lee Roy B. Giles had a tremendous heart for the young community. Though he was a talented and accomplished actor, he still devoted much of his life to finding ways to encourage young people in their endeavors toward a better future. The Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award is presented to two students in African American Studies each year as a cash grant to help with educational expenses and reflects Mr. Giles commitment to and legacy of empowering the youth.

Find out more about this award and how you can contribute

APERO Lecture Series

APERO Lecture

The Institute for African American Studies is proud to sponsor the APERO Lecture Series. This series, held on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 at the Tate Center, room 481, brings together speakers from around the UGA campus and beyond to present their work and experiences relating to African American Studies. Please join in the discussion.

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Community Conversations

Our Community Conversations series at the East Athens Community Center kicked off with "Education in Black Communities" and continues in April with "Managing Money in Black Communities." For more information, please check the calendar and contact AFAM's main office.

News in African American Studies

Calendar

  • 08/28/13, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 481 APERO Lecture Series “Unscripted Anxiety, Amnesia, and the Complex Duplications of Black Identity” David Olali
  • 09/11/13, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 481 APERO Lecture Series “Hip Hop Education for Social Justice” Dr. Bettina L. Love
  • 09/25/13,Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 481 APERO Lecture Series “Creating a New Africa Without Fixing Old Problems” Mr. Cedric Miller
  • 10/09/13, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 481 APERO Lecture Series “The Evolution of the Co-Production of Public Safety and Public Order: Local Applications and Resulting Implications for Public Management” Dr. Brian N. Williams
  • 10/23/12, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 481 APERO Lecture Series “African Pastoralism in Transition: Linked Social and Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability” Dr. Elizabeth King
  • 11/06/13, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center 410 APERO Lecture Series “Language Ideology: Prison and Key to the Revitalization of the African Mind” Dr. Dainess Maganda
  • 11/20/13, Wednesday, 12:15-1:15 Tate Center481 APERO Lecture Series “From Harlem to Haiti: Mutual Influences of Langston Hughes and Jaques Roumain” Dr. John Lowe