The Patch Works Humanities Lecture Series: Lessons of Cabbagetown, Past and Present

On Sunday, November 18th, join us as Rebecca Page, Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, and Brennan Collins from GSU’s Student Innovation Fellowship programspeak about their mapping collaboration with The Patch Works on ATLmaps.org. They have brought together historical maps of Cabbagetown and stacked them with present-day interviews of long-time residents to uncover the original water sources that sustained the livelihood of the community.

There is no cost to attend.

TITLE:
Re-Surfacing Cabbagetown: Mapping the Emergence of Waterways and Stories

PRESENTERS:
Rebecca Page, Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, and Brennan Collins

INTERVIEWEES:
Ronnie Edwards, Marshall Edwards, Sarah Knight, Margaret Long, and Leon Little.

WHEN:
Sunday, November 18th, 2018; 3:30PM-5:30PM

WHERE:
The Patch Works Art & History Center
593 Gaskill Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30316


For more information on Georgia Humanities-sponsored programs, please visit their events calendar.

This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Awards Us With a Community Building Grant

The Patch Works is honored to have received another grant award: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Neighborhood Fund grant! Winning the award puts us one (big) step closer to fulfilling our mission of maintaining Cabbagetown as a strong, cohesive community that is dedicated to preserving its history.

In 2019, the Cabbagetown neighborhood wishes to present R. Cary Bynum’s play Cabbagetown: 3 Women, which the playwright based on the 1976 publication Cabbagetown Families, Cabbagetown Food (a “cookbook” that documented the lives of mill-working families in the community). The neighborhood will mount the play in The Joyce Brookshire Amphitheatre, which, in March 2018, Councilmember Natalyn Archibong formally dedicated to the legendary, Cabbagetown musician Joyce Brookshire (who passed away in 2017). This production will use community-based elements: the amphitheatre (located in Cabbagetown Park), as well as local artists (musicians, actors, stage hands, etc.). In addition, the playwright has given the community his blessing to present the play, which he had previously removed from theatrical circulation. This event will promote community participation, as well as historical education. Three organizations — CICDC, CNIA, and The Patch Works — will be supporting the effort.

Tentative Dates:

4/26-4/28/19 Opening Weekend

5/3-5/5/19 Closing Weekend

Please Check Our Events Calendar for Exact Dates (TBD)

November 17th: The Patch Works – “Unplugged”

Join us on Saturday, November 17th for our “Unplugged” concert series. The event will open with Takiya Mason, a solo Atlanta artist. She will perform from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Following her will be local band, Auction House Letters, playing from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Takiya’s artistic path begin in Jacksonville, NC at the age of 5 singing in her uncle’s church choir “The Sunshine Band”. Inspired by the greats before her from Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Etta James, Ray Charles, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder and so many more; Takiya Mason represents the next wave of artist inspired and motivated to push good music forward.

Auction House Letters play songs in the following keys: C, G, D, A, E, F, and Bb.

Band Members:

Jeff Holt– guitar and vocals
Susannah Wallace– violin and vocals
Chris Poma– bass guitar
Erik Kaszynski– drums
Michael Goldman– lap, steel, and mandolin

To close out the event, we’ll be having a “Hootenanny” jam session till 6 pm, so feel free to bring your own instruments!

For more information Follow our instagram @thepatchworkscabbagetown

Georgia Humanities Lecture Series

We just had our second lecture sponsored by Georgia Humanities. Dr. Erich Nunn (Auburn University) and Dr. Regina Bradley (Kennesaw State University) spoke about how Cabbagetown’s musical roots relate to the evolving tastes and trends of modern day Atlanta. 

Georgia Humanities Lecture Series

We just had our first of three lectures sponsored by Georgia Humanities. Common Good Atlanta hostees, Bill Taft and Dr. Sarah Higinbotham, accompanied by program alumni Tariq Baiyina and Robert Roebuck, discussed the ways that higher education prepares incarcerated men and women to return to their hometowns and neighborhoods. Speaking to a packed house, Bill Taft and Dr. Sarah Higinbotham, accompanied by program alumni Tariq Baiyina and Robert Roebuck, discussed the ways that higher education prepares incarcerated men and women to return to their hometowns and neighborhoods.