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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Friday, August 11 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Engaging & Educating the Community - An African American Perspective

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The panel will describe how IndyPL African American History Committee (AAHC) / Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC)  reaches out to African-American community in Indianapolis. IndyPL AAHC/CBLC presents the diverse accomplishments and heritage of African Americans to the general public. Our major annual programs are Meet the Artists (MTA) and Fall Fest/Slammin' Rhymes . MTA is an engaging showcase of various artistic mediums by burgeoning artists. Fall Fest is an afternoon of inspiration and cultural edutainment using interactive programming. Other programs have focused on violence prevention such as Kin, Killing Kin (KKK) and the accomplishments of women of color like Women of a New Tribe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghB0JcYQqqA  Meet the Artists 2017.   https://youtu.be/AGykDRE8pUs Center for Black Literature and Culture.   

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Lauren Freeman

Circulation Supervisor/AAHC Committee Member, Indianapolis Public Library
Lauren Freeman has been working for the Indianapolis Public Library for over 10 years and has been actively serving on the African American History Committee for 6 years. She is currently the Circulation Supervisor for the Outreach Branch where she has the privilege of riding the... Read More →
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Nichelle Hayes

Librarian in Charge of Center for Black Literature and Culture, Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)
I'm interested in history, genealogy, community service and literature. Follow my blog https://thetiesthatbindblog.wordpress.com/. | I'm the Treasurer of the Indiana Black Librarians Network, affiliate of BCALA, (IBLN). http://indianablacklibrarians.net/ | Follow us on... Read More →

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