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September 2017

Rocket Launch!

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Love House & Hutchins Forum as we celebrate the publication of Gabrielle Calvocoressi's new book of poetry, Rocket Fantastic. Calvocoressi teaches creative writing at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she recently assumed duties as poetry editor for Southern Cultures. We'll also hear some poetry by Tyree Daye, longtime editor of Raleigh Review and author of What You and The Devil Do to Stay Warm (2015). While she was working on the manuscript, the author shared some insights with…

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Music on the Porch: Violet Bell

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Based out of Durham, NC, Violet Bell is an original indie duo striving to create "folk-soul music that sings in your bones." Lizzy Ross has made a name for herself with stirring original songs and “a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted” (Chicago RedEye). She won FloydFest's On the Rise contest and has been awarded the Carolina Music Award for best rock female and an Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. Multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez (Jonathan Byrd, Crystal…

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Music on the Porch: Gabe & Will, Roots Music from Two Continents

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Will Ridenour has studied the West African harp-lute kora since 1999, touring 28 countries with punk outfit Zegota and dance band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. Gabriel Pelli brings an indie rock and jazz background from his work with The Old Ceremony and Squirrel Nut Zippers. Together, Gabe & Will produce a fresh blend of American and West African folk music. Fiddle and guitar join the 21-stringed kora as roots music from two continents collide! You can enjoy a sample…

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October 2017

Harvest Moon Celebration: An Evening of Storytelling, Spoken Word, Song, and Sweet Potatoes

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Forest Theater, 123 S. Boundary St
Chapel Hill, NC
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Enjoy an evening with us under the light of the Harvest Moon, as we celebrate the first season of harvest in the Edible Campus UNC Garden, and the vibrant food movement of the region. We will hear the stories of inspiring local food and social justice leaders, and celebrate the next generation of food activists. Our lineup features: -  Andrea Reusing, James Beard Award-Winning Chef and Owner of Lantern, Chapel Hill   -  Jamil Kadoura, Owner of Mediterranean Deli, Chapel…

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Confederate Symbols in the Public Square: A Roundtable

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States
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This event has passed, but the roundtable discussion can be viewed on YouTube. What do people choose to see or not to see about the American South? What should we commemorate as southerners/Americans? Whose history do Confederate symbols represent? Even if you can't attend in person, you can watch the roundtable online via Livestream here. You can also listen to our latest episode of Press Record about Confederate monuments here and check out the Southern Cultures syllabus on Monuments and Memory here. If…

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“Southern Things” Issue Launch

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at the Love House & Hutchins Forum as we celebrate our fall issue on "Southern Things" with a night of good food, strong drink, and the finest storytelling. This special issue, guest edited by Bernie Herman, features essays on Mississippi’s Rhinestone Cowboy, West Virginia’s last broom maker, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s orange grove, North Carolina’s former mines, Louisiana’s Coushatta tribe, Charleston’s Jewish artifacts of the Confederacy, the Deep South’s penchant for Dutch ovens, and more! This event is free…

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November 2017

Charleston Lecture: Philip & Pierce Freelon

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Join us in the Stone Center Theatre for the 2017 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs by Philip and Pierce Freelon, titled "Black Space Making and the Built Environment." Philip Freelon is a renowned architect who served as the lead designer for the Stone Center as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Pierce Freelon is a musician and social entrepreneur who founded Blackspace and ran for Mayor of Durham in 2017. These two visionary leaders will discuss…

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Co-sponsored event: Alice Gerrard, Ruth Perry & Friends at Nightlight

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nightlight Bar & Club, 405 1/2 West Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, United States
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This Friday, Nightlight Bar & Club will host local legend of traditional and folk music Alice Gerrard, performing with Jim Watson and Cliff Hale. Following their performance, singer/ songwriter and MIT Professor Ruth Perry will discuss and perform ballads from the Scottish Enlightenment, together with vocalist Susan Pepper, fiddlers William Ritter and Jon Newlin, and NC heritage award fellow Bobby McMillon.  Tickets are available here and more information is available on this Facebook Event.  This event is co-sponsored by Black…

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Tell About the South: Ryan Emanuel on Indigenous Communities & Environmental Justice

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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…

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December 2017

Tell About the South: Karida Brown on “The Subaltern School”

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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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…

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