Lattimer Communications Promotes Isadora Brown to VP

1/24/2014, 1:47 p.m.

IFF Biorepository at CHOA check presentation at Atlanta Hawks game.

IFF Biorepository at CHOA check presentation at Atlanta Hawks game.

GCAC seeking scholarship applicants for the 2014-2015 school-year

The Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Scholarship

Program deadline to submit an application is Fri., Feb. 28.

In 2013, GCAC in partnership with Fortitude Foundation, Inc. awarded scholarships in excess of $9,000 to young men and women who are attending four-year colleges including Emory University, Georgia Southern and Morehouse College.

For more information on the qualifications and how to apply, go to the GCAC website www.gwinnettdst.org

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Receives Generous Gift

ATLANTA - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has received a generous donation of $360,000 from Ian’s Friends Foundation to establish the Ian’s Friends Foundation Brain Tumor Biorepository at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The new biorepository will provide the technology to grow and store cancer cells for use in critical brain tumor research at Children’s, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s, and research facilities across the country.

In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is investing in pediatric research centers that serve to encourage collaboration and reduce duplicate work among researchers.

A Conversation with Congressman John Lewis & Guests

ATLANTA – Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company invite you to a free panel discussion inspired by its upcoming production, “Race,” by David Mamet. The discussion will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Druids Hill Presbyterian Church, located on 1026 Ponce de Leon AVE NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.

Congressman John Lewis, State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Jason Carter, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and M. Alexis Scott will discuss how issues involving race influence the legal system, and how Americans discuss race in the 21st century. Moderated by David Vigilante, Senior Vice President of Legal for CNN, the afternoon will consist of a roundtable conversation by panelists and a Q&A opportunity for the audience. 

Auburn Avenue Research Library Events

Drawing the Dream: African American History in Children’s Literature
Art Exhibit
will be open Monday, Jan. 6 - Friday, Jan. 31 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. The Drawing the Dream: Civil Rights Movement in Illustrated Children’s Literature will also be on display. This exhibition features the work of three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration, R. Gregory Christie, and celebrates culturally conscious illustrated children’s literature.

Remembering Trayvon: A Community Collective Exhibition
Community Collective Exhibition will be on display Monday, Jan. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 2 at
The Auburn Avenue Research Library Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. This memorial exhibition features various renderings and interpretations of Trayvon Martin, a seventeen-year-old African American male that was tragically shot and killed in his own neighborhood, via photographic, hand-drawn, and digital art forms.

Auburn Avenue Research Library is at 101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303-2503. For more information, visit http://www.afpls.org/events-aarl.