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October 2020

Ida B. Wells Symposia | History of Racial Terror with Paris Miller

October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida B. Wells Oct 8 event

Registration and information here Paris Miller, scholar and community organizer, presents on the history of racial terror lynchings in Orange County, North Carolina. This panel is moderated by Dianne Jackson of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP. Joining the panel will be Dr. Seth Kotch, Director of the Southern Oral History Program at UNC, and local high school students with their teacher. This discussion is the second offering in a series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells. To celebrate…

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Book Launch for Tyree Daye’s Cardinal

October 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tyree Daye Book launch info headshot and book cover

Celebrating new poetry by Tyree Daye with special guest Nabila Lovelace. Please join us in a virtual book launch for Daye’s second collection Cardinal, from Copper Canyon Press, Oct.16, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register for the virtual launch here. https://ecl225.unc.edu/a-book-launch-for-cardinal/

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Tyree Daye’s Cardinal Virtual Book Launch

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us in a virtual book launch for Tyree Daye’s second collection Cardinal, from Copper Canyon Press, featuring the poet Nabila Lovelace. Tyree Daye’s Cardinal is a generous atlas that serves as a poetic “Green Book”—the travel-cum-survival guide for black motorists negotiating racist America in the mid-twentieth century. Interspersed with images of Daye’s family and upbringing, which have been deliberately blurred, it also serves as an imperfect family album. Cardinal traces the South’s burdened interiors and the interiors of…

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Ida B. Wells Symposia | Dramatic Reading by Kathryn Hunter-Williams

October 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ida B Wells Oct 18 event

Register here for each event. In this Sunday matinee performance, Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH, conducts a reading of excerpts from “Miss Ida B. Wells ” by the late playwright and civil rights activist Endesha Ida Mae Holland. Moderated by Diane Robertson and Dr. Gloria Thomas. This special performance is the third event in a series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells. To celebrate…

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Mab Segrest in Conversation with Sharon P. Holland

October 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Mab Segrest and Sharon P. Holland as they discuss Dr. Segrest's new book, Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum (The New Press; 2020). Registration with an email address is required to attend the Zoom Webinar. This talk is sponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Critical Ethnic Studies Collective at UNC-Chapel Hill.     “In a gripping narrative,” writes Glenda Gilmore, C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale,…

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Ida B. Wells Symposia | Life & Work of Louis Austin

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida B Wells Oct 22 event

Register here for each event. NCCU Professors, Dr. Jerry Gershenhorn, Brett Chambers, and Dr. Charmaine McKissick-Melton join veteran Triangle journalist Cash Michaels to discuss the life and work of North Carolina editor and publisher Louis Austin, whose Carolina Times newspaper was the most important voice for Black North Carolinians at the height of Jim Crow segregation. Moderated by James Williams. This important examiniation of the African American press during Jim Crow the fourth offering in a series of six October 2020 virtual…

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Ida B. Wells Symposia | Teaching the Light of Truth in the K-12 Classroom

October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

8th-12th grade teachers, click here to register. 8th-12th grade teachers are invited to join us for a panel discussion sharing challenges and strategies for teaching “hard history” in a way that helps students understand the implications of our past and are empowered to address the challenges of the present. From integrating primary sources to engaging in effective techniques for leading controversial classroom discussions, teachers will leave with strategies for turning on “the light of truth” in their own classrooms. Participating…

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Ida B. Wells Symposia | #BlackOutLoud Documentary Viewing & Discussion

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ida B Wells Oct 29 event

Register here for each event. Viewing of the #BlackOutLoudUNC documentary, plus Q&A with Yet & Still artists, producers, and students,  De’Ivyion Drew, Cortland Gilliam, and Jerry Wilson. Watch the clips with us and join the conversation with artists, moderated by Renee Price. This documentary view and discussion with producers and artists concludes our series of six October 2020 virtual events honoring pioneering African American Journalist Ida B. Wells. To celebrate the life and work of Black journalist, advocate and educator Ida B.…

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November 2020

What Comes Next? A Post-Election Discussion with Jill McCorkle, Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery

November 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
What comes next? a post-election discussionw ith Gene Nichol, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash, Kerry Haynie, Malinda Maynor Lowery, hosted by Jill McCorkle, Thursday, November 5 at 4 pm

What just happened?  What is happening now?  What must happen next?  Join NC writers Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery for a discussion about the election and our next steps.   This event is hosted by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.      

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The Abolitionist South | Southern Cultures Call for Submissions

November 30, 2020

The Abolitionist South (Fall 2021) Guest Editors: T. Dionne Bailey (Colgate) & Garrett Felber (University of Mississippi) Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2020 Southern Cultures encourages submissions from scholars, writers, and artists for The Abolitionist South, to be published Fall 2021. For The Abolitionist South, we seek submissions that make visible a radical US South which has long envisioned a world without policing, prisons, or other forms of punishment. As PIC (prison industrial complex) abolitionist Angela Davis has pointed out, radical simply means “grasping things…

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