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The Carter Center

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Call: (404) 420-5100 or visit www.cartercenter.org
President Jimmy Carter's foundation, guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

A Conversation at The Carter Center - Tunisia: The Best Hope of the Arab Spring

Thursday February 27, 2020 07:00 pm EST
In December 2010, a young Tunisian set himself on fire to protest injustice, touching off a revolutionary fever that swept the region. The Arab Spring, as it became known, seemed to augur the arrival of a democratic era. But while its reverberations are still being felt in Algeria and Sudan, only Tu...
Cost: Free

Erik Larson - The Splendid and the Vile

Wednesday February 26, 2020 07:00 pm EST
A Cappella Books and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library welcome New York Times bestselling author of “The Devil in the White City,” Erik Larson, to the Carter Center in honor of his latest book, “The Splendid and the Vile” –– a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during ...
Cost: Free

Steve Inskeep, Imperfect Union

Tuesday January 21, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Journalist, author, and co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” program, Steve Inskeep, tells the story of America’s first great political couple in his book Imperfect Union. John C. Fremont and his wife, Jessie Benton Fremont, were a power duo who were instrumental in the westward expansion of the Unite...
Cost: Free

Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

Friday November 1, 2019 10:00 am EDT
A three-day curated event showcasing the country’s most accomplished jewelry artists presenting their own work in a variety of mediums and styles. Returning to the Carter Presidential Center November 1 to 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission $10. Meet the artists and hear their stories. Buy their stunn...
Cost: $10

Al Firdaus Ensemble in Concert-An Andalusian Evening of Love & Music

Sunday October 6, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Join us for an Andalusian evening of Love and Music, on Sunday, October 6th at the Carter Center with the Al-Firdaus Ensemble in concert. Specially flown in for your entertainment, is the world-renowned, Al-Firdaus Ensemble from Granada, Spain whose musical styles include Western Classical, Celtic...
Cost: $25.00

Book Signing: Susan Rebecca White-We Are All Good People Here

Saturday August 10, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
From Atlanta's Susan Rebecca White, author of "A Place at the Table" and "A Soft Place to Land," comes a gripping, multigenerational story inspired by true events. "We Are All Good People Here" follows two best friends through their political awakenings in the turbulent 1960s—and the repercussions...
Cost: Free

Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Location: 

The Carter Center 453 John Lewis Freedom Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 A Cappella Books and The Carter Center welcome Scott Pelley, author of "Truth Worth Telling." 

A Cappella Books and The Carter Center present Scott Pelley and his book "Truth Worth Telling".

About the Book

In Tru...
Cost: Free

Nathaniel Rich | Losing Earth

Thursday April 18, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
A Cappella Books and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum present New York Times Magazine contributing writer Nathaniel Rich and his new book Losing Earth: A Recent History. Rich, author of three other novels including King Zeno, tells the story of two unlikely heroes who fight to preser...
Cost: Free

Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up

Monday March 11, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Location: 

The Carter Center 453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

A Cappella Books and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum welcome Howard Schultz, founder and former executive chairman of Starbucks. Schultz will appear in conversation with Van Jones, New York Times bests...
Cost: $28 - $33

Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series: Building Hope and Resilience in Teens and Families

Thursday November 8, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Categories: Mental Health Author Sean Covey will discuss the unique challenges facing adolescents and young adults in today’s society and how young people and families can build resilience to meet those challenges. Sean Covey is a New York Times best-selling author and has authored a dozen books, in...
Cost: Free

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Monday January 22, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors & journalist Asha Bandele come to The Carter Center to discuss and sign copies of When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. This event is free and open to the public. However, you may reserve your seat by pre-ordering a signed...
Cost: Free-$27.21

Kevin Young Returns to Atlanta to Discuss Bunk

Thursday January 18, 2018 07:00 pm EST

Join us for a homecoming for Kevin Young as he returns to Atlanta to read from, discuss and sign copies of his celebrated new book of non-fiction Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

This event is free and open to the public. Registering for this eve...
Cost: Free-$33.10

Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

Sunday November 5, 2017 10:00 am EST
Categories: Art Exhibition The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, held at the Carter Presidential Center, is a three day exhibtion and celebration of artist designed and made jewelry.  Thirty world renown artists from across the country come to town for this curated show.  Each distinctive piece c...
Cost: $10. at the door

Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

Saturday November 4, 2017 10:00 am EDT
Categories: Art Exhibition The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, held at the Carter Presidential Center, is a three day exhibtion and celebration of artist designed and made jewelry.  Thirty world renown artists from across the country come to town for this curated show.  Each distinctive piece c...
Cost: $10. at the door

Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show

Friday November 3, 2017 10:00 am EDT
The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, held at the Carter Presidential Center, is a three day exhibtion and celebration of artist designed and made jewelry. Thirty world-renowned artists from across the country come to town for this curated show. Each piece comes directly from the artists’ studios a...
Cost: $10

Jimmy Webb: 'The Cake And The Rain'

Wednesday September 20, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Jimmy Webb’s lyrics have been sung by some of the greatest artists of the past 60 years. He comes to Atlanta to discuss his memoir which addresses his early life in small town Oklahoma and transition to Los Angeles in the ‘60s.
Cost: Free

Celeste Headlee: 'We Need To Talk'

Tuesday September 19, 2017 07:00 pm EDT
Celeste Headlee, recognizable from NPR, tells people how to make the words “we need to talk” a little less intimidating and become better conversationalists in an age of excessive screen time.
Cost: Free

Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

Tuesday September 20, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
A recent Oprah's Book Club pick, Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad tells the story of Cora, a young slave girl living on a Georgia cotton plantation. When she's convinced to escape, Cora encounters the stark reality of the Underground Railroad – but Whitehead's version is a below-Earth s...
Cost: Free w/ book purchase

Mommy and Me Princess Tea

Saturday May 21, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
The 4th Annual Mommy and Me Princess Tea is a fun family event for all ages and includes a catered tea, princess show, goody bag, meet-n-greet with all 15 princess performers, and free parking. All proceeds benefit Girl Talk, Inc.
Cost: $ 50.00 per person. All proceeds benefit Girl Talk,Inc.

2016 DOROTHY C. FUQUA LECTURE

Monday May 16, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
JOIN US AT THE CARTER CENTER and hear featuredspeakers Patrick Kennedy, Virginia Senator CreighDeeds and mental health advocate Julie Hersh
Cost: The event is free of charge.

Fourth Annual Native Wildflower and Vine Sale

Friday April 1, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Choose from over 1,700 native wildflowers, grasses, and tree-friendly vines to purchase and take home with you. All proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s planting and education programs.
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Ryan Gravel Book Signing

Tuesday March 15, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Urban designer Ryan Gravel discusses his book Where We Want to Live, and offers advice on deciding where to live and raise families.
Cost: Free

Action Cycling Atlanta & AIDS Vaccine 200 present Atlanta to Stone Mountain

Friday December 4, 2015 07:00 pm EST
The ride from Atlanta to Stone Mountain runs approximately 30 miles and honors those lost to HIV/AIDS and those who continue to live with it. Riders are encouraged to go at their own pace and ride only as far as they'd like.
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2015 Showcase Group Awards

Saturday November 7, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Showcase Group, a nonprofit organization improving the lives of at-risk youth, announces this years annual Showcase Award recipients and fundraising efforts for its Transitional Group Home in Franklin, Ga. The event will recognize seven recipients across five award categories, which are Prevention, ...
Cost: $10-$25

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

Monday October 19, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
A Cappella Books is presenting Coates for a signing and reading of his new book, Between the World and Me. Tickets for the event are available only with the purchase of the new book, so pre-orders for the book are available.
Cost: $26-$36

Salman Rushdie: Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights

Wednesday September 16, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Rushdie’s new novel is a wonder tale about the way we live now, a rich and multifaceted work that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story to bring alive a world – our world – that has been plunged into an age of unreason.
Cost: Free

Atlanta Chamber Players Opening Concert of 40th Season

Thursday September 10, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Chamber Players open their 40th Anniversary Season at the Carter Center in an historic performance featuring acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie and works by Mozart, Brahms, and Chausson.
Cost: $8-$20

From Guerilla to Political Analyst: Villalobos on the Latin American Left

Wednesday July 15, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Carter Center are hosting a Latin American Series. This program focuses on the Latin American leftist governments, and Joaquin Villalobos will give his personal experience as a revolutionary in El Salvador.
Cost: Free

Defining a New Cuba: A Dynamic Emerging Private Sector

Monday July 13, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Carter Center are hosting a Latin American Series. The first program focuses on the private sector in Cuba, which will be discussed by Dr. Richard Feinberg.
Cost: Free

Marja Mills, The Mockingbird Next Door

Wednesday June 17, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Former reporter and writer for The Chicago Tribune has written her first book about her friendship with Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, known to her friends as Nelle. Mills will have a discussion and signing.
Cost: Free

Freedom Farmers Market

Friday December 19, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Freedom Farmers Market is conveniently located near the Beltline, Freedom Park Trail, and at the intersection of five different neighborhoods. Expect fresh produce, baked goods, cheese and dairy, farm fresh eggs, handmade preserves and honey, prepared meals, fresh coffee, and more from vendors such ...
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Freedom Farmers Market

Friday December 19, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center offers a wide range of local products including fresh produce, bakery goods, cheese and dairy, farm fresh eggs, handmade preserves and honey, prepared meals, fresh coffee and much more!
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Judyth Vary Baker

Thursday October 23, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Judyth Vary Baker is the former lover of Lee Harvey Oswald and is a first person witness to the JFK assassination. She will discuss her book Me & Lee: How I came to know, love, and lose Lee Harvey Oswald.
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Lawrence Wright Discussion and Book-Signing

Sunday September 21, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright visits the Carter Center to discuss the 1978 peace talks between Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin, that he writes about in his new book Thirteen Days in September. Reading excerpts from his book, Wright will talk through the roles of the thr...
Cost: Free

Tavis Smiley

Tuesday September 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Tavis Smiley presents Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year, a narration of the last year of King's life. Smiley will talk and sign his book.
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Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt Forum

Friday August 15, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide, Gandhi’s Be Magazine, and CODEPINK will host activists, victims, and academic for a forum discussion about democracy in Egypt and around the Middle East in remembrance of the Rabaa Massacre.
Cost: Free

End Sexual Violence in Conflict Panel, Hosted by British Consulate General, Atlanta

Monday June 9, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
In May 2012, the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, launched the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, with the goal to end the culture of impunity surrounding the use of sexual violence both as a tool and a side effe...
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Dr. Ed Lyman

Sunday February 9, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Dr. Ed Lyman will discuss the newly released book he co-authored, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, followed by a discussion of the implications of the disaster on U.S. nuclear power production
Cost: Free

Compassionate Cities Initiative-Atlanta

Saturday February 1, 2014 07:00 pm EST
The kick-off event for Atlanta and adjacent municipalities to join the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities. At the Atlanta gathering, government and business leaders as well as civic, religious, neighborhood and other grassroots groups and institutions will be invited to engage in dialog...
Cost: free

Billy Collins

Tuesday October 22, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins signs and reads from his first compilation of new and selected poems in 12 years, Aimless Love. Ticket includes signed copy of Aimless Love.
Cost: $28-$38

George Packer

Tuesday June 18, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
The New Yorker reporter best known for his defining portrait of the Iraq War, The Assassins’ Gate, reads from The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, a take on the social and economic moment of America right now.
Cost: Free ticket with book purchase ($29) or $10 without

John Summers

Sunday June 16, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Editor of Cotton Tenants discusses the book.
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Colum McCann

Sunday June 9, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
On Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Colum McCann appears at the Carter Center to read from, discuss and sign copies of his first novel since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin. McCann's new novel is TransAtlantic.Tickets are free with the purchase of the book ($29) or $10 wit...
Cost: $10

Bob Dotson

Tuesday April 16, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Bob Dotson, host of NBC Today Show segment American Story
Cost: Free

Al Gore speaks about The Future

Thursday January 31, 2013 07:00 pm EST
In the roughly 12 years since both winning and, ultimately, losing the 2000 election, Al Gore has worn a number of hats — bearded professor, environmental activist, media mogul — with varying degrees of success. With his new book, The Future, he finally returns to the job that got him noticed: w...
Cost: $30

Jon Meacham

Sunday November 18, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham visits to discuss his historical book Thomas Jefferson.
Cost: $38-$50

Emmanuel Jal

Sunday October 21, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Musician Emmanuel Jal comes to Atlanta to discuss his book, which covers his past as a Sudanese child soldier.
Cost: Free

Expanding Health Coverage in Georgia Forum

Thursday October 18, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Join GBPI for its Fall Policy Forum, Expanding Health Coverage in Georgia. Attendees will hear from two nationally renowned health care policy experts who recently authored groundbreaking studies that highlight the substantial benefits of Medicaid coverage; Dr. Heidi Allen and Dr. Benjamin Sommers. ...
Cost: $30

Patricia Cornwell

Thursday October 18, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Bring your copy of Patricia Cornwell's The Bone Bed for a signing and discussion by the author.
Cost: Free

Junot DÃ?az

Thursday September 20, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Admission includes a signed copy of This is How You Lose Her.
Cost: $29

Seeds of Peace Nagasaki Observance

Wednesday August 8, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Peace vigil in the Rose Garden to remember victims of Nagasaki atomic bombing and Fukushima meltdowns. Bring your hopes, fears, dances, songs, poems to create a circle of hope!
Cost: FREE

James Robertson

Monday December 12, 2011 07:00 pm EST
James Robertson discusses and signs The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War.
Cost: free

CNN Dialogues: The 2010 Census and the New America?

Wednesday August 31, 2011 12:00 am EDT
This event, hosted by CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer, will feature Heidi Durrow, Edward James Olmos, Yul Kwon, Kris Marsh and Dana F. White on the U.S. Census, the impact of the nation’s changing demographics upon who we are, how we live and the view of Ame...
Cost: $25

CNN Dialogues: The 2010 Census and the New America?

Wednesday August 31, 2011 12:00 am EDT
This event, hosted by CNN’s lead political anchor and anchor of The Situation Room Wolf Blitzer, will feature Heidi Durrow, Edward James Olmos, Yul Kwon, Kris Marsh and Dana F. White on the U.S. Census, the impact of the nation’s changing demographics upon who we are, how we live and the view of Ame...
Cost: $25

SoCon11

Friday February 4, 2011 12:00 am EST
Celebrating five years, the two-day SoCon11 social media and digital networking conference kicks off Friday night with a party at the historic Carter Center
Cost: $59-$99

Michele Norris

Tuesday December 7, 2010 12:00 am EST
NPR's All Things Considered" host discusses The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. In the wake of a "post-racial America
Cost: Free

Salman Rushdie

Thursday November 18, 2010 12:00 am EST
Discusses Luka and the Fire of Life, Rushdie's second foray in the vivid fantasy world he set spinning 20 years ago in Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Cost: $27

Tellabration

Saturday November 13, 2010 12:00 am EST
The Southern Order of Storytellers presents Tellabration!™, an evening of storytelling for adults. Storytellers Phil Kaplan, Ernestine Brown and Finn Bille will perform an exciting program of stories. Tickets are available by contacting Jan Cribbs at storyconnections at juno.com or RSVP by phone. F...
Cost: $10

The James Weldon Johnson Medal Awards Ceremony

Monday November 8, 2010 12:00 am EST
The James Weldon Johnson Institute hosts The James Weldon Johnson Medal. The Johnson Medal is awarded to individuals who have excelled in the areas of civil rights, diplomacy, education, journalism, law, literature, and music. The purpose of the award is to honor individuals who have made significan...
Cost: $30; $20 for students

Battles for Atlanta

Friday October 22, 2010 12:00 am EDT
A marker dedication is in store for the Civil War's 150 anniversary. GHS will unveil new and recently replaced historical markers that touch on the stories of Georgia's Civil War history as lived and experienced by those in the time period. Afterward a book signing will be held.
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