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March 2018

Hutchins Conversation: Jason Oliver Chang on Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Room, Hyde Hall, Institute for the Arts & Humanities + Google Map

"Anti-Chinese Racism and the Making of the Mexican Mestizo" Jason Oliver Chang is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. At UConn he is an affiliated faculty member with the Maritime Studies Institute as well as the Institute of Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies and the Associate Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. In 2010 Jason earned his PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.…

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Music on the Porch: Ryan Cavanaugh & Rex McGee

March 22 @ 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 Spring 2018 Music on the Porch season opens with two of the best banjo players in the world. Ryan Cavanaugh gained early fame as a young musician, sharing stages with with traditional greats like Doc Watson, Doug Dillard, and John McEuen. Béla Fleck--to whom Cavanaugh is often compared--has called him "one of the best technical players ever." Ryan's latest release, with C Lanzbom of Soulfarm and Deadgrass, is Every Note the Heart Can Play (2017).   Born in Winston-Salem,…

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Making America: Immigration & Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Our 2018 Chandler Conversation in Southern Business History features four leading entrepreneurs who hail from around the world but now call North Carolina home. Please join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for this free panel discussion. Parking is free after 5:00 pm in the McCauley parking deck, directly below the FedEx Center. Utibe Udoh is the owner of African Land, a retail establishment in Durham that specializes in African clothing, jewelry, art, and cultural products. Founded in 1989,…

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Music on the Porch: Orquesta GarDel

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  With a dizzying repertoire that includes salsa dura, jazz, and Afro-Cuban-inflected originals, Durham's Orquesta GarDel is one of the most respected salsa groups in the region. Co-founded in 2006 by UNC ethnomusicology professor David Garcia, the group boasts a dynamic roster that connects Latino/a performers with musicians from various cultural backgrounds. Completamente multinacional, pero con un  sabor especial de Carolina del Norte, Orquesta GarDel emociona al público con una experiencia enérgica de música de baile latina. La gran orquesta de…

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April 2018

Music on the Porch: Che Apalache

April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While playing the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar), and Martin Bobrik (mandolin). In 2017 the band received grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council…

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Poetry on the Porch: Michael Chitwood & Michael McFee

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Poetry on the Porch returns this spring with a double MIKE drop: former Southern Cultures poetry editor Michael Chitwood and longtime contributor Michael McFee. Both Mikes will read from new works, including Chitwood’s Search & Rescue (LSU Press, 2018) and McFee’s Appointed Rounds (Mercer University Press, 2018). Bring a blanket and join us on the lawn! Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Music on the Porch: Whyte Laundry Company, honoring W.C. Handy

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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To conclude our Spring season of Music on the Porch, Bob Whyte and Laura Jones will lead The Whyte Laundry Company in a tribute to W.C. Handy and his legacy. The Whyte Laundry Company is a banjo, washboard, and gutbucket band which got its start in Connecticut many moons ago, and relocated to Chapel Hill when Whyte was lured to the South to start up a new business. Shortly after he arrived, Bob had the good fortune to meet Laura, a…

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Tell About the South: Mishio Yamanaka on Desegregation in New Orleans

April 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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Mishio Yamanaka, a PhD candidate in UNC's Department of History and the 2017-18 McColl Fellow, will show how Creoles of color in New Orleans achieved the partial desegregation of public schools during Reconstruction and resisted resegregation in 1877. In her dissertation, she argues that public schools catalyzed Creoles’ civil rights debate, as they considered educational opportunities fundamental to racial equality. By examining school records and family histories, her project reveals how Creoles of color forged a community-wide desegregation campaign during…

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Education & Resegregation Town Hall

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States
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  How much racial progress has been achieved in America since 1955, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered all 50 states to desegregate public schools “with all deliberate speed”? How should we understand troubling trends toward resegregation in southern public schools? What local factors affect these trends in particular schools, districts, and regions? How do "school choice" and charter schools affect the larger situation? Join us at the Friday Center at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 19 for a town…

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May 2018

Fish and an Ish!

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us on the Love House lawn to celebrate the launch of the Southern Cultures Coastal Food issue. Tickets include fresh seafood from the North Carolina coast prepared by Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood Joint (the FISH) + the new issue of the journal (the ISH). Also view RISING, photographs of the North Carolina coast by Baxter Miller + oral histories collected by Ryan Stancil & Barbara Garrity-Blake, as featured in the issue. Tickets start at $25 and are available…

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