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September 2020

“I’m Not Racist…Am I?” A Conversation about Anti-Racism

September 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The newly opened Asian American Center will host its inaugural event, “I’m Not Racist…Am I?: A Conversation about Anti-racism.” The event will feature alumna Barb Lee, producer of the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I? and Professor Michelle Robinson (American Studies), with a brief celebration of the Asian American Center’s opening at the start. This event also commences the co-hosted series (with the Carolina Asia Center), “Anti-Blackness and Alliance: A Series on Asian-Black Race Relations.”  

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Sharing Black and Native Voices

September 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malinda Maynor Lowery and Arwin Smallwood Sept. 24 webinar

Drs. Malinda Maynor Lowery & Arwin Smallwood 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Dr. Erin Smallwood and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery explore and discuss the shared histories and experiences of American Indians and African Americans in the United States, particularly their efforts to combat and abate White supremacy and social injustice. They will also delve into how American Indians, Africans and Europeans shaped the history of North Carolina. Dr. Lowery, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, is a professor of history at…

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Breaking Barriers: Women of Color and the Right to Vote

September 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us for an exploration into the fight for the right to vote by women of color. This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the ballot, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. Yet, women of color have faced unique challenges in exercising their rights...and still, we persist. Keynote presentation by Valerie Ann Johnson, PhD - Dean of Arts, Sciences, & Humanities Co-Director of the Center for…

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October 2020

Ida B. Wells Symposia | Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ron Nixon and Topher Sanders Keynote

October 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ida B Wells Oct 3 Keynote event

Click here for more details and to register Veteran investigative journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones (2020 Pulitzer Prize winner), Ron Nixon (Associated Press Global Investigations Editor) and Topher Sanders (ProPublica Reporter and Peabody Award winner), founders of the Ida B. Wells Society at UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, offer reflections on the origins of “The 1619 Project” and Black journalism today. Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Joseph Jordan (Director, UNC Stone Center for Black Culture and History). This keynote launches…

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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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