Lectures at Lovett

We are excited to welcome the following speakers to campus. Many of these events are open to the public, so please plan to join us!

February 21 - Nikki Giovanni

Poet and Professor Nikki Giovanni will speak at 7:00 p.m. in The Lovett School's Wallace Gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. 

On-campus parking is likely to be full by 6:15 p.m, so guests arriving after that time are encouraged to drive directly to Mt. Paran Church of God (2055 Mt. Paran Rd. 30327) and park in their parking deck. Shuttles between Mt. Paran and Lovett will run continuously beginning at 6:15 p.m. until all guests have returned to their cars. 

Handicapped parking on campus will be allowed with proper insignia.  

March 1 - Joni Siani

Celling Your Soul Screening &
Discussion with Creator Joni Siani

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 PM
Hendrix-Chenault Theater

Celling Your Soul is a powerful and informative examination of how our young people actually feel about connecting in the digital world and their love/hate relationship with technology. It provides empowering strategies for more fulfilling, balanced, and authentic human interaction within the digital landscape. 

The film reveals the effects of "digital socialization" by taking viewers on a personal journey with a group of high school and college students who through a digital cleanse discover the power of authentic human connectivity, and that there is "No App" or piece of technology that can ever replace the benefits of human connection. After the screening, creator, Joni Siani, will open up a Q&A and discuss how to empower students with healthy technology strategies. 

March 22 - Dr. David Crass

Speaker: Dr. David Crass, historian
Event title: The Edge of Two Nations 
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrix-Chenault Theater

Co-Sponsor: Buckhead Heritage Society
Please click here to RSVP to this event

Did you know that the land that is today's Buckhead was once the edge of two great Indian Nations: the Creeks and the Cherokees? Dr. David Crass, Historic Preservation Division Director at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and noted Native American historian, will discuss Buckhead's place in the cultures of both the Creeks and the Cherokees - exploring how these tribes interacted, the effects of settlers on their cultures, and ultimately their demise/removal through the land lottery system and the Indian Removal Act.

April 9 - Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. He has returned to civil rights history in his latest book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement(2013). His 2009 memoir, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, chronicles an unprecedented eight-year project to gather a sitting president’s comprehensive oral history secretly on tape. His cover story for the October 2011 issue of The Atlantic, “The Shame of College Sports,” touched off continuing national debate. Aside from writing, Taylor speaks before a wide variety of audiences. He began his career as a magazine journalist for The Washington Monthly in 1970, moving later to Harper’s and Esquire. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This event will take place on
 April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater.

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