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2020 Events

Make plans now to join us for a full semester of events designed to inspire and engage you with the latest scholarship, art and ideas about the new south. Most events are free and open to the public.

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Friday, February 21 | 5:00 PM
400: A Collective Flight of Memory Exhibit Opening
The Love House and Hutchins Forum is open for viewing of the 400 Exhibit  curated by artist Jamaal Barber. Join us to see the art and connect the works to essays on blackness and the collective telling of the black American experience in the Here/Away issue of Southern Cultures.
Love House & Hutchins Forum  | Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 16 | 5:30 PM
Poetry on the Porch
Readings by Ross Gay author of Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.
Love House & Hutchins Forum


Thursday, January 23 | 7:00 PM
Southern Cultures “Here/Away” Issue Launch
Scholar Karida Brown and Center Director Malinda Lowery look at blackness and indigeneity with artists from the 400 Exhibit curated by Jamaal Barber
NorthStar Church of the Arts  | Free and open to the public. RSVP here.


Thursday, August 29 | 5:00 PM
Southern Cultures Faculty Social
Southern Cultures welcomes faculty back to campus with its “Inside/Outside” issue
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Wednesday, September 4 | 5:30 PM
Poetry on the Porch
Readings by Alan Shapiro, Jonathan Farmer, Gaby Calvocoressi, and more, part of the Writers for Migrant Justice call to action
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 PM
Opening Reception: New Orleans Second Lines
Photographs by Pableaux Johnson, on view through December 2019
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Various, September 9–22 | Various
Southern Summit on Philanthropy and the Academy
Hosted by UNC and Duke Keohane Visiting Professor Sherry Magill
Multiple locations

Monday, September 23 | 12:00 PM
CSAS Research Grant Recipient Poster Session
An opportunity to share ideas about the culmination of summer research with fellow researchers and discuss continuing network and professional opportunities.
Please RSVP to Terri Lorant and let her know your dietary preferences or restrictions by September 9.
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 PM
Black Out Loud: Representations and Resilience
Pop-up art performance, exhibition, and conversations to forge new futures at UNC and in the region
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Friday, September 27 | 7:00 PM
Book LaunchSpeaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement by SOHP director Rachel Seidman
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

Thursday, October 3 | 7:00 PM
Southern Cultures “Left/Right” Issue Launch
Kevin Kruse, Jamelle Bouie, Nicole Hemmer, & Joe Crespino on “fake news” and the current political scene
Current ArtSpace + Studio  |  Tickets ($10):

Monday, October 7 | 4:30 PM
Critical Ethnic Studies Collective Gathering
Learn about a new faculty initiative to engage with intersectional thought and social justice in diverse communities
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Thursday, October 10 | 5:30 PM
Music on the Porch: Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen
Part of Music Maker Blues Revue, in partnership with Raleigh Charter High School
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Tuesday, October 15 | 7:00 PM
Book LaunchRoad Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South
Letters Bookshop, Durham

Thursday, October 24 | 7:00 PM
Southern Waters & Environmental Justice
50 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, a panel on NC water policies, moderated by Lisa Sorg
Howell 115, UNC

Thursday, November 7 | 5:30 PM
Writers on the Porch with novelist Mesha Maren (Sugar Run) and writer Randal O’Wain (Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working Class South)
Love House & Hutchins Forum

Monday, November 11 | 9:00 AM
The 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Project Symposium
Film, music, and scholarship from African American, Indigenous, and European voices
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC

Various, November 11–22 | Various
Southern Summit on Philanthropy and the Academy
Hosted by UNC and Duke Keohane Visiting Professor Sherry Magill
Multiple locations

Thursday, November 14 | 7:00 PM
James Cates and Chapel Hill: A College Town’s Response to a Campus Murder
A critical conversation with Mike Ogle and Minister Robert Campbell
Hyde Hall, UNC

Wednesday, December 4 | 7:00 PM
Rural Justice and Race Traitors
30 years of the war on drugs and racial violence in Robeson County, with Mab Segrest, Julia Pierce and Nicole Lucas Haimes.
NorthStar Church of the Arts, Durham