Life The Griot: Knights to Kings – A Journey to Ethiopia
Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium • 2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650 x343
Thursday, August 2 • 5 pm
The Athens-Clarke County Library and Chess and Community invite the public to a free screening of the documentary Knights to Kings: A Journey to Ethiopia at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 5:00 pm.
The film follows eight teenaged boys from Athens and surrounding counties as they journey to Ethiopia, led by Athens poet and community activist Lemuel LaRoche, also known as Life The Griot. This documentary speaks to the core of positive youth identity and community intervention.
The screening will be followed by discussion on youth engagement and youth identity in Athens. Attendees will meet local non-profits and community programs that focus on youth development in the Athens area. This event aims to bring the community together to celebrate and support positive youth development, dialogue and initiatives.
This free program is sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is a family friendly event. Families with teens are encouraged to attend.
About Chess & Community
Founded in 2012, Chess and Community (CC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to developing leadership and promoting the success of youth in Athens-Clarke County, Ga., and surrounding areas. CC’s mission is to impact youth in the areas of academic enrichment, civic engagement and critical thinking, using chess as a learning modality.