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February 2016

Hutchins Lecture: Gregory D. Smithers on the Cherokee Diaspora

February 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Graham Memorial Hall,
210 E FranklinSt
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with more than three hundred thousand people across the country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people internationally professing to have at least one Cherokee Indian ancestor. In this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Professor Gregory Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities, even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation…

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Tell About the South: Taylor Livingston on Group Prenatal Care

February 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum,
410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us at the Center for a lunchtime discussion titled “Social Medicine: Prenatal Care in a Group Setting.” This is not your standard biomedical prenatal visit: there are nametags, cookies, and group yoga. CenteringPregnancy (CP) is a facilitative, non-hierarchal group prenatal healthcare program, which challenges the traditional provider-patient model of prenatal care and its central tenet that women and their pregnant bodies need medical professionals’ surveillance and intervention. Research has shown that participants of CP have better perinatal outcomes than…

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New Roots / Nuevas Raíces oral history program & reception

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center,
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Please join us in the FedEx Center for Global Education to celebrate the launch of the New Roots/ Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte oral history website and digital information system. This bilingual initiative documents demographic transformations in North Carolina by collecting extraordinary stories of Latino migration, settlement, and integration. This interactive event will feature listening stations where guests can sample these interviews for themselves and an opportunity to talk to the New Roots team, which includes archivists, anthropologists,…

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Co-sponsored event: Swimming in Dark Waters

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Memorial Hall,
114 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Hosted by Carolina Performing Arts, “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience” features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops together with folk singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman and cellist/singer Leyla McCalla. The trio delves into the profound yet too often overlooked history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance by musicians of color in the United States, from its original inhabitants to recently arrived immigrants. Receive a 10% discount off your ticket prices by entering the code UNCSOUTH10.

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March 2016

Southern Cultures Documentary Arts Issue Launch

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery,
320 Blackwell Street, Suite 100
Durham, NC United States
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Up next from Southern Cultures: a special Documentary Arts (Spring 2016) issue, edited by Tom Rankin and featuring Lao immigrants in Morganton, NC, participatory archives in eastern Kentucky, collaborative documentary work in the Mississippi Delta, Christmas in Cat Square, NC, and the history of documentation (and resistance) in Hale County, AL. Celebrate the official issue launch at the Power Plant Gallery with us at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham on Friday, March 4th (more details to follow). Looking Ahead! Our…

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Music on the Porch: Look Homeward

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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Look Homeward is a band of brackish brethren hailing from the piedmont of North Carolina. Lee Anderson (guitar, vocals), Alex Bingham (upright bass), Evan Ringel (trombone, fiddle) and Wilson Greene IV (banjo) pair the Appalachian drawls and passionate picking of venerated field recordings with the soul tones of Atlantic beaches and boggy bayous. Marrying banjos with brass, the quartet celebrates the American South in a mingling of old and new, traditional yet surprising. Add honest folk songwriting and the result is music that just…

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