Acclaimed Musician Jonathan Butler Hosts Jazz Assembly at North Atlanta High School

11/29/2013, 6 a.m.
Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler is holding a jazz assembly from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 ...
Jonathan Butler. Photo by Raj Naik.

Original Tuskegee Airman Val Archer remembers veterans

The Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. will conduct its annual Wreaths Across America ceremony noon Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at South-View Cemetery, 1990 Jonesboro Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

South-View Cemetery invites everyone to come and honor our heroes on this occasion.

The ceremony will be coordinated simultaneously at over 750 participating locations throughout the world. Wreaths will be laid to pay tribute to each branch of the military as well as to those soldiers who are still prisoners of war or missing in action.

The guest speaker will be Val Archer, a Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen, (DOTA). Reverend Gregory V. Eason, Sr. of St. Paul AME Church will provide the invocation, and the JROTC from The Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy under the direction of 1st Sgt. Mona Venning will present the flag.

To sponsor a wreath, or for more information about this event contact the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. at 404-622-5393, email info@southviewcemetery.com or write the Historic South-View Preservation Foundation, Inc. 1990 Jonesboro Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

For more information about WAA, contact Karen Worcester, Executive Director 1-877- 385-9504 or email karen@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Events at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Central Library is doing a reshowing of the popular film: Rejoice and Shout, a documentary on Gospel music’s 200-year history. It will be presented 12 to 2 p.m., Thursday, December 5. Central Library, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303. For information, call 404-730-1700.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with Truth in Chaos Inc., a local community non-profit organization, will host Killing the Message: Proactive Black Family Engagement with Contemporary Popular Culture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5. This community discussion will focus on the role of contemporary popular culture and targeted consumer driven media in undermining the spiritual, social and educational development of black children and young adults in the United States. This event will also examine how proactive family engagement can develop a critical thinking generation of young people with the skills and resources necessary to create healthy productive lives and stronger communities.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will also host author Kemba Mchawi, who will discuss her latest publication, “Growing Up Yoruba: A Teen Guide Book for Practicing the Yoruba Lucumi Tradition” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. This comprehensive manual acts as both memoir and learning tool, offering an inside look at embracing the Yoruba religion, spiritual rituals, and learning to balance life as an American teenager.

Auburn Avenue Research Library is located at 101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. For information, call 404-730-4001 ext. 100.