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July 2020

What: American Experience: The Vote Preview Screening
When: July 5, 2020 - 8:00pm | Online Event

American Experience The Vote, a new four-hour, two-part documentary series, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement’s militant and momentous final decade, the film charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box, and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path. The Vote delves deeply into the animating controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century –– gender, race, state's rights, and political power –– and offers an absorbing lesson in the delicate, often fractious dynamics of social change.

Join us for an online preview of selected clips from the documentary series in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and discussion with Susannah Scott, President of the League of Women Voters of Georgia.  

 

What: Hamilton's America
When: July 1, 2020 - 8:00pm | Online Event

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “Hamilton’s America” provides a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton. “Hamilton’s America” blends history, footage of Miranda’s writing process, and scenes from the musical itself to create a vibrant and engaging film about the making of the musical and the preservation of Alexander Hamilton’s legacy.

Join GPB for this exclusive online screening! 

What: Virtual Talk | Megan Miranda
When: July 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Online

Join GPB's Virginia Prescott on July 1st for a live discussion with Megan Miranda, as she talks about her new book The Girl from Widow Hills. Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing GirlsThe Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick.

 

The Girl from Widow Hills is about a young woman named Arden Maynor. Arden was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.

 

Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even walking outside her home. Until late one night, she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.

 

This is a free virtual talk, presented as part of the Atlanta History Center Author Talks program.

June 2020

What: In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Story
When: June 29, 2020 - 8:00pm | Online Event

What gets you out of bed in the morning? What traditions do you carry on? What were you raised to believe? These are some of the questions that thousands of people across the country are answering through PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT. This national storytelling project is an ongoing, evolving initiative that asks people to submit individual stories by responding to one of many thought-provoking prompts.

Join us for an interactive online screening of this special collection of personal stories, photographs and videos people from across the country and our state have shared to document how the global coronavirus pandemic has affected their lives and brought us all together.

 

What: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
When: June 28, 2020 - 8:00pm | Online Event

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise looks at the last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The series illuminates our recent past and paints a complex and comprehensive portrait of black America since 1965, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community — and our nation as a whole.

How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How have we, as a nation, elected a black President while events like those in Ferguson continue to occur? This series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make this history tangible, immediate and compelling.

Join us for an interactive online screening of the two-part documentary series over the course of two evenings. Join us as we watch and discuss together for one or both parts.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise originally premiered on PBS stations nationwide in 2016.

 

What: Summer Learning Series!
When: June 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am | Online

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. Attend at least two workshops this week, and we will send you a GPB Summer Learning Fun Kit! Make sure to share your mailing address on the registration page so we can send it to you.

Arthur

Buster has always had very poor hygiene. But when his friends tell him about what germs can do, he becomes scared of them and starts to imagine them everywhere. Will he be back to normal by the time of his pool party?

Attendees will learn and create with members of the GPB Education team, exploring some cool PBS KIDS apps!

What: Summer Learning Series!
When: June 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am | Online

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. Attend at least two workshops this week, and we will send you a GPB Summer Learning Fun Kit! Make sure to share your mailing address on the registration page so we can send it to you.

Sesame Street

Rosita, Abby, and Telly play hospital and pretend to be a doctor, nurse, and x-ray technician. Chris pretends to be their patient and they help heal his funny bone.

Attendees will learn and create with members of the GPB Education team, exploring some cool PBS KIDS apps!

What: Summer Learning Series!
When: June 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am | Online

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. Attend at least two workshops this week, and we will send you a GPB Summer Learning Fun Kit! Make sure to share your mailing address on the registration page so we can send it to you.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Daniel's play date with Miss Elaina goes awry when their toys break, but Lady Elaine helps them notice they can still have fun by using their imaginations.

Attendees will learn and create with members of the GPB Education team, exploring some cool PBS KIDS apps!

What: Summer Learning Series!
When: June 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am | Online

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. Attend at least two workshops this week, and we will send you a GPB Summer Learning Fun Kit! Make sure to share your mailing address on the registration page so we can send it to you.

Sesame Street

Elmo wants to win a new horn for his bike. But will he be able to calm down, think, and answer the questions to win?

 

What: Summer Learning Series!
When: June 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am | Online

As this non-traditional school year winds down and a non-traditional summer gears up, we know that it is important for kids to remain engaged in learning and exploration. GPB is committed to providing learning resources that help bridge the achievement gap. Studies have shown that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over the summer break, and GPB is here to help. Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. Together, we’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour. Attend at least two workshops this week, and we will send you a GPB Summer Learning Fun Kit! Make sure to share your mailing address on the registration page so we can send it to you.

Arthur!

Since Grandma Thora gives D.W. so many gifts, it must mean she really loves her, right? When D.W's extra toys fall into the hands of the destructive Tibble twins, she worries that no one loves her anymore - until Arthur comes to the rescue and proves that giving gifts isn't the only way of showing you care.

Attendees will learn and create with members of the GPB Education team, exploring some cool PBS KIDS apps!

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