Outside Learning

February 7, 1:30 p.m.
The Civil Rights Movement and the Practice of Social Work Lecture
The School of Social Work is hosting a series of civil rights lectures this spring that will bring leaders and historians of the civil rights movement to UGA’s campus. The lectures are part of the course, “The Civil Rights Movement and the Practice of Social Work” taught by the inaugural Donald L. Hollowell Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies, Obie Clayton, Jr.

All lectures begin at 1:30 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art. All lectures are blue card events.

Preston King, a political philosopher and civil rights icon, earned his undergraduate degree in history from Fisk University in Nashville, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1956. A native of Albany, King received military service deferments to continue his studies until the Albany draft board discovered he was African American. He lived abroad in exile for nearly 40 years after he was convicted of draft evasion in 1961. King spent his life building a distinguished academic career around the world. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1966.

King returned to the U.S. in 2000 when he was pardoned by President Bill Clinton. He now lives in Atlanta, where he is affiliated with both Morehouse College and Emory University. He serves as scholar-in-residence at the Leadership Center at Morehouse. At Emory, where he serves as distinguished professor of political philosophy, he also is editor of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, which he founded. (2 points)

February 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
A Teacher’s Guide to Career Success: How to Create a Winning Resume (2 points)

February 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Workshop: Resume Writing (2 points)

February 8, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Government and Nonprofit Career Fair (2 points)

February 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Unchained Tour: An evening of storytelling and music.
The cast of the tour will include Mr. Edgar Oliver, Savannah-born playwright and raconteuring star of the Edinburgh Festival; Peter Aguero, a multi-talented artist currently hosting The Moth and leading NYC’s improvised storytelling rock band, The BTK Band; Elna Baker, famous Mormon, comedian, author and contributor of This American Life; Joan Juliet Buck, the novelist, actress (Julie & Julia), and esteemed former editor of French Vogue; Tina Brown, an award-winning newspaper reporter, storyteller and author of “Crooked Road Straight: The Awakening of AIDS Activist Linda Jordan”; and Shovels & Rope, a Charleston based “sloppy tonk” band consisting of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.

You can purchase ticket at:

Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave
Athens, GA
(706) 352-2060


Hendershots Coffee
1560 Oglethorpe Drive
Athens, GA

or online (3 points)

February 9, 12:30 p.m.
Presentation: “The Death of the African American Family?”
Tera Hurt, Institute for Behavioral Research, explores the structure of African American family dynamics currently and over the course of history. Part of Black History Month. (2 points)

For the Outside Learning portion of your grade, you’ll need to attain ten points throughout the term. You can select events from those I post (or submit your own 72 hours in advance for approval) and you will need to send in a 200-300 word summation of the event within 24 hours. Your summation should be a synopsis of what your learned along with how you could apply the information to a photo assignment or photojournalism career.


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