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Tell About the South: Ryan Emanuel, Tues, Nov 28 at 12:30 pm

“Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice”

In the Southeastern United States, indigenous communities are often omitted from discussions about environmental justice. These omissions permeate public policy and have serious implications for Native American tribes living in the region today. A case in point is the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile long fossil fuel pipeline that would impact several Native American tribes in the southeastern US. This talk focuses on the efforts of tribes, organizations, and individuals currently working to voice indigenous concerns about environmental justice and other topics related to this major infrastructure project.

Ryan Emanuel is Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University. His recent article “Flawed Environment Justice Analyses” appeared in the journal Science in July 2017. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to pathorn@unc.edu will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

Tell About the South: Karida Brown, Tues, Dec 5 at 12:30 pm

In this talk, Brown will introduce her new research project, The Subaltern School, in which she undertakes a global socio-historical examination of segregated schooling. In the spirit of the CSAS colloquia, she will “tell about two Souths”: that of the U.S. South and that of South Africa, through their shared struggles over how we “do” history in this integrated, “post-racial” era. Focusing on the current battles over commemorative monuments on college campuses, she will share insights from the #RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa to open a discussion about the current protests over Silent Sam.

Karida Brown is a visiting scholar in UNC’s Department of Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology from Brown University, and her dissertation received the 2017 American Sociological Association Best Dissertation Award. For more information about the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project (EKAAMP), click here.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to pathorn@unc.edu will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.

Southern Research Circle Poster Session, Mon, Sept 18, 3-5 pm

What do blended musical genres and black architecture have in common with poetry slams? How did Creoles of color campaign for school desegregation in postbellum New Orleans?

Join us for a friendly, informal poster session as we learn about recent graduate and undergraduate research funded by CSAS grants and fellowships. Award recipients completed innovative projects in the fields of History, Anthropology, Music, Environment & Ecology, and American Studies. Come hear about their projects and ask how the Center can help you and your students with your own!

This event is free and open to the public. Tasty morsels will be provided.

Bill & Marcie at App State! Fri, Sept 15

Tell About the South: Charlotte Fryar, Wed, June 7 at 12:30 pm

“Building Stone_Centera University of the People: The Movement for a Free-standing Black Cultural Center at UNC-Chapel Hill”

As the SOHP’s University History Field Scholar, Charlotte Fryar has spent the last year exploring one of UNC-Chapel Hill’s most significant movements in student activism for racial justice, which led to the creation and construction of a free-standing building for the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. The movement for a free-standing black cultural center, with its climax between 1991-93, was part of a larger and longer movement, cultivated by generations of UNC students, who organized to address the ways in which the University’s leadership has fallen short of reconciling with the racialized foundations on which the institution is built. This talk will discuss oral history interviews with alumni who were active in the movement for a free-standing Stone Center and the ways in which interviews with alumni-activists can help to clarify for both current students and administrators what is at stake in addressing University history and how to reconcile with that history in order to act justly for all members of the UNC community–in the past, present, and future.

FryarCharlotte Fryar is a PhD candidate in UNC’s Department of American Studies. She has previously served as Lab Associate for the Digital Innovation Lab and as a researcher for the Chancellor’s Task Force on University History. Her dissertation, a hybrid of digital and textual components, is titled “Building A University of the People.” It investigates the history and continued legacies of racial justice student activism at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1968 to the present as a way to examine institutional racism in and on the landscape of the University’s campus.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to pathorn@unc.edu will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.