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Center for the Study of the American South

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August 2018

Tell About the South: Landfills, Sustainability, and Environmental Justice

August 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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  Join us for this lunchtime discussion, as CSAS welcomes Blair Pollock, the solid waste planner for Orange County who initiated public recycling programs for the county beginning in 1987. He holds a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill. Pollock will discuss the history of Orange County's landfill, which is now closed and in long-term care. He will also address ongoing challenges for recycling and waste management and give some tips for how you can make…

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September 2018

Music on the Porch: Jennifer Curtis & Melodic Refuge Orchestra

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us on the lawn as we kick off another season of Music on the Porch! Our first fall concert features world-renowned local violinist and composer Jennifer Curtis. An educator with a focus on music as humanitarian aid, Curtis has performed with musical shaman of the Andes, improvised for live radio from the Amazon jungle, and collaborated with Kurdish refugees in Turkey. The New York Times has called her "an artist of keen intelligence and taste, well worth watching out…

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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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October 2018

Tell About the South: Southern Mix

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

Our lunchtime conversation will be provided by Southern Mix founder Anna-Rhesa Versola and undergraduate researcher Emmanuel Lee as they discuss their research and interviews collected over the summer. 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 the South. For this project, the SOHP is collaborating with the Carolina Asia Center and the Alumni Committee for Racial…

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Hutchins Conversation with Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

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

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae is an Associate Professor of History at Western Carolina University. Her new book, Mothers of Massive Resistance, examines "the central role white women played in the crafting of white supremacist politics" from the 1920s through the 1970s. McRae will be interviewed by Katherine Mellen Charron, Associate Professor of History from N.C. State University. Their conversation will focus on white conservative women in the South and their often overlooked influence on American politics.

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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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