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February 2018

Tell About the South: A “Proper” Southern Luncheon – This Event is Full

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Talking about table manners is a prickly proposition--and big business in the twenty-first century. Join us for a "proper" southern luncheon with Kimberly Kyser, author of Ticket, a thoroughly modern etiquette book that demystifies the dreaded prissiness of “proper” behavior. Kyser draws on personal experience, historical research, and humor to remind us that social skills—especially table manners—are important and will always be a mainstay of civilized conduct.  Born in Hollywood and raised in North Carolina, Kimberly Kyser graduated from the…

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March 2018

Hutchins Conversation: Lisa McKeithan on Liberal Arts & Rural Health

March 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Graham Memorial Hall, 210 E FranklinSt
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Health and the Humanities in Practice: Using a Liberal Arts Approach to Rural Health Challenges in North Carolina   Lisa McKeithan (far right) and the CommWell Health team accept an award for their work   Lisa McKeithan, MS, CRC, is Director and HIV/AIDS Researcher at CommWell Health Clinics in Dunn, North Carolina, an award-winning not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center. McKeithan is Director of CommWell Health’s NC-REACH program, which serves patients who are both HIV-positive and homeless. The National Rural Health Association named…

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Hutchins Conversation: Jason Oliver Chang on Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts & Humanities + Google Map

"Anti-Chinese Racism and the Making of the Mexican Mestizo" Jason Oliver Chang is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. At UConn he is an affiliated faculty member with the Maritime Studies Institute as well as the Institute of Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies and the Associate Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. In 2010 Jason earned his PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.…

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Music on the Porch: Ryan Cavanaugh & Rex McGee

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Our Spring 2018 Music on the Porch season opens with two of the best banjo players in the world. Ryan Cavanaugh gained early fame as a young musician, sharing stages with with traditional greats like Doc Watson, Doug Dillard, and John McEuen. Béla Fleck--to whom Cavanaugh is often compared--has called him "one of the best technical players ever." Ryan's latest release, with C Lanzbom of Soulfarm and Deadgrass, is Every Note the Heart Can Play (2017).   Born in Winston-Salem,…

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Making America: Immigration & Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Our 2018 Chandler Conversation in Southern Business History features four leading entrepreneurs who hail from around the world but now call North Carolina home. Please join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for this free panel discussion. Parking is free after 5:00 pm in the McCauley parking deck, directly below the FedEx Center. Utibe Udoh is the owner of African Land, a retail establishment in Durham that specializes in African clothing, jewelry, art, and cultural products. Founded in 1989,…

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Music on the Porch: Orquestra GarDel

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  With a dizzying repertoire that includes salsa dura, jazz, and Afro-Cuban-inflected originals, Durham's Orquesta GarDel is one of the most respected salsa groups in the region. Co-founded in 2006 by UNC ethnomusicology professor David Garcia, the group boasts a dynamic roster that connects Latino/a performers with musicians from various cultural backgrounds. Completamente multinacional, pero con un  sabor especial de Carolina del Norte, Orquesta GarDel emociona al público con una experiencia enérgica de música de baile latina. La gran orquesta de…

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April 2018

Music on the Porch: Che Apalache

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While playing the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar), and Martin Bobrik (mandolin). In 2017 the band received grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council…

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Music on the Porch: Whyte Laundry Company, honoring W.C. Handy

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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To conclude our Spring season of Music on the Porch, Bob Whyte and Laura Jones will lead The Whyte Laundry Company in a tribute to W.C. Handy and his legacy. The Whyte Laundry Company is a banjo, washboard, and gutbucket band which got its start in Connecticut many moons ago, and relocated to Chapel Hill when Whyte was lured to the South to start up a new business. Shortly after he arrived, Bob had the good fortune to meet Laura, a…

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Education & Resegregation Town Hall

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States
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A roundtable about the erosion of civil rights in southern public schools.

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