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Music on the Porch: Counterclockwise String Band, Thurs, March 30 at 5:30 pm

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Hailing from points as distant as Montgomery, Alabama and Winneconne, Wisconsin, Counterclockwise String Band is (L-R) Tad Smith (dobro), Alan Barnosky (guitar, vocals), Palmyra Romeo (bass), Michael Malek (banjo), and Robert Thornhill (mandolin). Bridging the traditional and the progressive, this Triangle-based quintet offers its own unique interpretations of time-tested melodies. You can enjoy their tunes on YouTube or their website.

This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!

Music on the Porch: River Kings, Thurs, April 13 at 5:30 pm

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Alfred Banks has been described as “spitting urban country consciousness,” and Marco Pavé has been called “a millenial Muslim from Memphis.” CSAS is proud to be a stop on the River Kings 2.0 tour, which spans from New Orleans to Brooklyn. Marco conducts workshops around the country on hip-hop and social justice and has delivered a compelling TED talk advocating greater support for the arts. Formerly known as Lyriqs da Lyraciss, Alfred was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as Best Emergent Artist of 2016. Calling all wake folks for this important show!

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Hutchins Lecture: Julie Reed, Thurs, Feb 16 at 4:30 pm

“What is the real basis of a public enterprise?” The Cherokee Nation and the Social Safety Net

reedIn this lecture, Reed will discuss why nineteenth-century Cherokee people chose to surrender aspects of their holistic system of care for others rooted within a matrilineal clan system and governed by local community obligations and clan responsibilities that stretched across towns in favor of nationally administered social services by the Cherokee Nation to individual citizens. This shift ultimately resulted in the creation of an orphanage, a prison, and a facility for the (dis)abled and mentally ill in the period after the Civil War.  Reed will share how Cherokee people evaluated the quality of their institutions and the conditions that led them to study and critique the social policies of states and the larger United States.reed-serving-the-nation

Julie Reed is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her book Serving the Nation: Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800-1907 was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2016. This lecture will be held in the Pleasants Family Room at Wilson Library. The lecture is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored Event: African American History Month Lecture, Wed, Feb 8 at 7:00 pm

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Tell About the South: Mark Little, Wed, Feb 8 at 12:30 pm

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Join us as NCGrowth LittleDirector Mark Little discusses economic recovery efforts in Princeville, North Carolina. Hit hard by Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and again by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Princeville is a historically black town founded in 1885. NCGrowth is an initiative of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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