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September 2018

Art @ the Center: Unique As We Are Alike

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Unique As We Are Alike is a multidimensional exploration of contemporary Lumbee identity that focuses on the experiences of Lumbees defining themselves and their commonalities despite years of being defined by others. This process, through symbolism and portraiture, creates a feeling of connectedness, compassion, and empathy, which showcases the uniqueness of Lumbee identity while underscoring certain commonalities of the human condition. Join us for the opening reception Spend the evening with us on Friday, September 14, at 5:30 pm for the opening of Unique As We Are Alike. The reception…

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Music on the Porch: Peter Lamb & the Wolves

September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Our fall concert series continues with Triangle favorites Peter Lamb and the Wolves. An old-school jazz band with a contemporary twist, this group of talented musicians insists on having fun while they play. "If you watch videos of old big bands, people danced," says Lamb. "It wasn't just about the musicians--it was about the scene. I think that's taught more in North Carolina than it is in New York." Lamb leads the group on tenor saxophone, aided by Paul Rogers on…

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Harvest Moon Celebration 2018

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Forest Theater, 123 S. Boundary St
Chapel Hill, NC
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Harvest Moon Celebration 2018: Corn Across Cultures The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible Campus UNC presents the 2018 Harvest Moon Celebration. Enjoy an evening under the light of the Harvest Moon, as we celebrate the fall season of harvest in the Edible Campus UNC* Garden, and the vibrant food cultures of the region. We will hear the stories of inspiring local food and social justice leaders, and celebrate the next generation of food activists. THIS YEAR'S LINEUP: - Vimala Rajendran,…

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Music on the Porch: The Beast

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring a blanket and join us on the Love House lawn on Thursday, September 27th to experience the unique, dynamic music of The Beast. Hailing from Durham, the band is now in its eleventh year of bringing hip hop and jazz together to create their distinguished, genre-bending sound. The innovators behind the experience are Pierce Freelon as emcee, Eric Hirsh on keyboard, synth, and programming, Stephene Coffman on drums, and Pete Kimosh on bass.  Originally meeting at and graduating from…

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October 2018

Music on the Porch: Marimjazzia

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  We close out our fall concert series on October 4th with the Latin Jazz ensemble, Marimjazzia. This ensemble was formed by Dr. Juan Álamo, Associate Professor of Music at UNC, in 2014 as an experimental music project. Being born and raised in Cidra, Puerto Rico, Dr. Álamo cultivates Marimjazzia’s vibrant sound through combining Afro-Caribbean rhythms, particularly those from Puerto Rico, with the melodic elements of jazz. Marimjazzia’s sound also draws upon on well-known vibraphonists such as Cal Tjader, Bobby…

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Tell About the South: Southern Mix

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Our lunchtime conversation will feature Southern Mix founder Anna-Rhesa Versola and undergraduate researcher Emmanuel Lee. Versola will discuss her work founding the project and her experience as a narrator. Lee will talk about the the interviews he conducted in summer 2018 with Hmong and Filipino community members in Hickory, NC. Southern Mix was inspired by Asian American UNC alumni, and focuses on collecting oral histories from Asian and Asian American residents of the Triangle, of North Carolina, and of the larger region of…

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White Women and the Politics of Racial Inequality

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

  In the past few years, white supremacist ideas and organizations have resurfaced with alarming vigor in American politics. Just weeks before the midterm elections, this conversation will provide a historical perspective on white women’s roles in supporting white supremacy and the political and economic outcomes of their involvement. Suggesting that we broaden our view beyond the violent and masculine dimensions of white supremacist politics, McRae asks us to consider the significant work white women did as public welfare bureaucrats, teachers,…

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November 2018

Charleston Lecture & Southern Cultures Issue Launch with Tish Hinojosa

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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This year's Charleston Conversation on Southern Affairs will double as an issue launch for our special "Music & Protest" issue of Southern Cultures. It will be a musical conversation, featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa who has dedicated her career to playing border, country, and Tejano music from the southwest, performing in English and Spanish. Ms. Hinojosa recently released her seventeenth album, West, which she describes as focusing on "renewal: getting back on my feet, regaining my health and creativity." The cash bar and celebration of the…

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Tell About The South: Stories to Save Lives Project

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Anna Freeman spent summer 2018 working with both Darius Scott and Rev. Bill Kearney to collect oral histories in Warren County, NC as a part of the Stories to Save Lives project. The project was originally started by Dr. Ross Simpson to study sudden death from preventable causes in rural communities. The oral history field work sought to garner direct input from members of these communities as to why these illnesses proved so pervasive and deadly not only to provide…

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Imagining UNC’s Future with Art Planning Session

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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As part of the call for proposals for Imagining UNC's Future with Art, this lunchtime meeting will be a chance to share ideas, get new ones, find teammates, get more information about the project, and discuss logistics. Learn more information about this project and the call for proposals here. We will be meeting at the ART& space in the Ackland Art Museum. If you are planning on attending please RSVP here. ** Attendance is not required to submit proposals for…

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