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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.
APERO Lecture Series
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.
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.