Brunswick, GA – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has teamed with other campus organizations to offer a series of events during February that complement Black History Month and recognize both the legacy and the challenges of the African American experience. The public is invited to attend; admission will be free.
A film series in the Stembler Theatre features three movies:
- Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
42 (rated PG-13)
- Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
4 Little Girls (not rated)
- Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.12 Years a Slave (rated R)
Doug Jones, lead prosecutor in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, will discuss the story of the prosecutions – considered “one of the most remarkable stories in American legal history” – on Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Stembler Theatre. Now with the firm of Jones & Hawley P.C., Jones served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama (1997-2001), leading the team of prosecutors and investigators when the case was re-opened and serving as the lead trial attorney in the successful prosecution of two former Ku Klux Klansmen for the murder of the four little girls killed in the bombing.
Teja Arboleda, M.Ed., will bring RaceOff to the Stembler Theatre on Tuesday, February 11, at 7 p.m. The program is described as a “live, multimedia and heavy musical beat-entrenched audience interaction program based on Teja Arboleda’s wildly successful, national touring video.” The video “morphs between 13 faces so slowly that you can’t tell the difference between them.” Arboleda describes race as “a pigment of your imagination,” discussing the history of racial categories, the impact of race in society and the future of identity. A television producer, director, writer and performer, Arboleda’s credentials include a 1994 Emmy for public affairs programming, serving as staff editor (1990-1992) for the acclaimed PBS Frontline documentary series and recently completing web marketing videos for Verizon Wireless. He is also an adjunct professor at The New England Institute of Art in Brookline, teaching Race and Ethnic Relations and Media Production, according to his website.
Slam poet Gayle Danley will be on stage at the Stembler Theatre on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. The award-winning writer and performer was recently selected for the Kennedy Center Roster of Professional Teaching Artists. Her website, gayledanley.com, describes Slam as combining “movement, voice, drama and the written word for an unforgettable spoken word experience.”
Of Ebony Embers – Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance, a chamber music theatre piece presented by Core Ensemble, will be performed in the Brunswick High School Auditorium, across Altama Avenue from the College, at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 20. A piece for actor and chamber music trio, Of Ebony Embers examines the lives of African American poets Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of muralist and painter Aaron Douglas. The music featured in the show, all by African American composers, ranges from jazz by Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus to concert music composers Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker.
The Stembler Theatre is located in the Campus Center, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick.