Posts Tagged ‘Agnes Scott College’

Agnes Scott College’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center and the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion are proud to collaborate with Emory University, Georgia State University, and Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights on this Native American Heritage Month community conversation to be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m.

The event titled “This Land Tells A Story: Decatur’s Indigenous African Connection” will feature Beth Michel, MPH, Tohono O’odham citizen, Associate Dean of Admission and Lead for Native American Outreach at Emory University; Natsu Taylor Saito, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University; John Winterhawk, Member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and Akinyele Umoja, Ph.D., Professor ofAfrican-American Studies at Georgia State University. It will be moderated by Fonta High, Co-Chair of Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. Yves-Rose Porcena, Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion at Agnes Scott College will deliver the opening remarks.

To attend, please go to Beacon Hill Conversation.

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ATL Symphony and ASC

Please join Agnes Scott College for an afternoon of music featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and guest artists on Sunday, Mar. 8 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. This performance, part of the ASO’s Musicians in Communities program, celebrates “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement” Rosa Parks as part of International Women’s Day. This concert is free and open to the community however, ticket reservations are required. Visit calendar.agnesscott.edu to register.

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You may recycle your Christmas tree beginning on Monday, December 28th. Residents should drop off their trees in the Agnes Scott College parking lot between 184 and 206 S. Candler Street. The drop off period runs from December 28, 2015 through Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Chritstmas Tree

Please do not leave trees anywhere else on the Agnes Scott campus.



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Sheep leap 9.24.2013

Missed the sheep when they feasted at Decatur Cemetery in September? You’ve got a second chance to meet them, this time in the Oakhurst Greenspace just south of Agnes Scott College.

“Meet the Sheep” is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The sheep should be around for four or five days, depending on how quickly they eat invasive species like kudzu and Chinese privet.

More info can be found on the Trees Atlanta website.

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We were fortunate to be able to attend the Clsoing Ceremony of the Mandala Sand Painting at Agnes Scott this morning. Sand painted Mandalas are used as tools for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants. To construct the Mandala, millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. This one at Agnes Scott was done by the Tibetan Monks in four days. When finished, the Mandala is destroyed to symbolize the impermanance of all that exists. The colored sands are swept up and poured into a nearby river or stream, where the waters carry the healing energies throughout the world.

Mandala Sand Painting

Close-up of Sand Mandala

Monks Performing the Closing Ceremony

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