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March 2015

Hutchins Lecture by Waldo E. Martin Jr.

March 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kresge Foundation Common Room, Graham Memorial 039,
Graham Memorial, UNC- Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Please join us for the final Hutchins Lecture of the 2014-15 academic year, as Waldo E. Martin Jr. addresses “Reaping the Whirlwind”: The Contested History of the Black Panther Party. This lecture will be held in the Kresge Foundation Room (039 Graham Memorial Hall). This talk will draw upon the making and reception of Martin’s co-authored (with Joshua Bloom) work Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party (U of California P, 2013).  The history of…

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Music on the Porch: The Commanderrs

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Durham natives Sally South Derr and Isaac Derr describe themselves as “two young songwriters with nothin’ better to do” (with credit to Steve Miller). This brother-sister duo recorded their two albums, the 2014 release Set Sail and the 2015 release Where Nobody Knows Me, at the Rubber Room Studio in Chapel Hill. The duo finished their second album, featuring songs written by Isaac, despite the slight distraction of Sally flying to Hollywood to audition for American Idol. You can listen, like, share, or buy their songs on Bandcamp and…

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Tell About the South: Emilio del Valle Escalante

March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

What role have Maya writers and their literatures played in the affirmation of indigenous cultural identity and the struggle for indigenous rights and self-determination in Guatemala since the 1960s? Please join us for a lunchtime discussion with Emilio del Valle Escalante, Assistant Professor of Spanish in UNC’s Department of Romance Studies, on “Maya Literary Resurgence in Guatemala.” Professor Escalante will answer the question above by offering a critical discussion of the poetry of Kaqchikel Maya authors Francisco Morales Santos and…

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Global South Conference: “The State of the Plate”

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center,
301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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This year’s Global South Conference will focus on “The Local/Global Nexus” of Southern foodways. Please join us at the FedEx Global Education Center March 27-28! A full schedule is available here. The conference will culminate in this year’s Chandler Lecture in Southern Business, presented by Vivian Howard, Ben Knight, Cynthia Hill, and Malinda Maynor Lowery.   In addition to owning and operating their Kinston, NC restaurant Chef & The Farmer, Howard and Knight star in the acclaimed PBS series “A…

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Tell About the South with Elizabeth Engelhardt

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Boardinghouse Space: Rewriting Southern Food Studies” Elizabeth Engelhardt is the John Shelton Reed Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies in the Department of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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