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      ASALH-Athens Branch: Black History Month Dinner and Student Essay Awards in Athens

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      February 26, 2020

      Wednesday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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      ASALH-Athens Branch: Black History Month Dinner and Student Essay Awards

      BLACK HISTORY MONTH DINNER AND STUDENT ESSAY AWARDS Who: The Athens Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and Athens Area Black History Committee What: First Annual Black History Month Dinner and Student Essay Awards When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 - 7:30PM Please arrive promptly to ensure all guests can be seated before the program begins. Where: H. T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center 440 Dearing Extension Athens, GA 30605 Ample FREE parking available Located near Hill Chapel Baptist Church, behind the Atlanta Highway Cook Out Why: This fundraising event features an awards ceremony honoring high school seniors who are the winning writers of the 2020 essay contest based on the national ASALH 2020 theme, "African Americans and the Vote." Tickets: Advanced Ticket Sales ONLY: $25.00 *Price includes service fee *Vegetarian options available at checkout *Ticket sales close Monday, Feb. 24 at 5:00PM *Tickets will not be available at the door Dinner: Chef Emmanuel Stone In keeping with our organization's spirit of encouraging and supporting youth in education and civic engagement, the high school students of Chef Stone's culinary class will prepare a delicious buffet. Please indicate if you prefer a vegetarian option at check-out. Attendance: Open to the public More information: ASALH: Founded by Carter G. Woodson Inaugural contest theme: African Americans and the Vote Essayists: The contest is open to all public high school seniors in Athens Clarke County, Georgia To enter: *An essay of four to five pages, double-spaced and typed *Use 12-point Times New Roman font *Include a cover page with your name, email address, mailing address, and home phone number. *If you quote or cite from print or online sources, please include them (titles, authors, page nos., URLs) in a Works Cited list. *Number your pages and email your essay to the ASALH organization address: Deadline to enter: The deadline for submissions is midnight,Friday, January 31, 2020. AWARDS: *1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes *Two Honorable Mention awards *Announcement Friday, February 14, 2020. *Cash prizes ($250, $150, $100, and two $50 prizes) *Presented to the award winners at the ASALH Black History Month dinner Wednesday, February 26, 2020. *Each winner and up to two guardians or parents will be invited to attend the dinner free of charge. H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center: Inspirational quote for this event: Younger voters tend to be more progressive than their older counterparts and want real solutions to the challenges we are facing.Younger voters are also very aware of the ways in which race and gender and other systemic barriers impact their lives, and they want the people who seek their vote to understand the real barriers impacting their lives. - Alicia Garza Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza Talks 2020 Teen Vogue, June 5, 2019

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