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February 2016

Exhibition Opening Reception, featuring artist talk by Stefanie Jackson

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Gallery,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  The Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will host noted artist Stefanie Jackson for an exhibition entitled La Sombra y el Espiritu IV: Figurative Visions and Collective Histories – The Work of Stefanie Jackson. Jackson, a professor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, is one of the most important African-American contemporary figurative artists exploring contemporary social and political events. She has also used her oil paintings, lithographs, drawings and etchings…

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Diaspora Film Festival Screening of “Difret”

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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 From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-old Hirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from…

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Crucial Discussion Series Event

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Beginning January 21, during the week of campus-wide activities in honor of Dr. King, the Stone Center will launch a series of ongoing student-led conversations to explore current social justice issues and the persons at the forefront of these movements. Each of these Crucial Discussion sessions–to occur monthly throughout the spring semester–will feature noted community activists who champion a specific cause and seek to effect lasting and meaningful social and institutional change through action and engagement. These forums will provide an opportunity for student participants to critically explore social justice…

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March 2016

Crucial Discussion Series Event

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599
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Beginning January 21, during the week of campus-wide activities in honor of Dr. King, the Stone Center will launch a series of ongoing student-led conversations to explore current social justice issues and the persons at the forefront of these movements. Each of these Crucial Discussion sessions – to occur monthly throughout the spring semester – will feature noted community activists who champion a specific cause and seek to effect lasting and meaningful social and institutional change through action and engagement.…

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Writer’s Discussion Series

March 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Nadia Ellis | Territories of the Soul: Modes of Belonging in the Black Diaspora (Duke, 2015)   Nadia Ellis attends to African diasporic belonging as it comes into being through black expressive culture. Living in the diaspora, Ellis asserts, means existing between claims to land and imaginative flights unmoored from the earth—that is, to live within the territories of the soul. Drawing on the work of Jose Muñoz, Ellis connects queerness’ utopian potential with diasporic aesthetics. Occupying the territory of…

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Telling Our Stories of Home: A Celebration of African and African Diaspora Women Artists

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Center Theatre,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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This spring, the Stone Center will collaborate with UNC faculty, staff and five community partners to present Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African Diaspora Communities. The two week event held on March 31-April 2 (Weds – Saturday) and April 6 -8 (Weds-Friday), will highlight and celebrate the talents of women from Africa and the African Diaspora focusing on the theme of home – what is home; where is home; returning home; uprooted from home. Artists from…

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April 2016

Writer’s Discussion Series

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Edlie L. Wong | Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship (NYU Press 2015)   The end of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade triggered wide-scale labor shortages across the U.S. and Caribbean. Planters looked to China as a source for labor replenishment, importing indentured laborers in what became known as “coolieism.” From heated Senate floor debates to Supreme Court test cases brought by Chinese activists, public anxieties over major shifts in the U.S. industrial landscape…

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Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African Diaspora Communities

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - April 8 @ 8:30 pm

This spring, the Stone Center will collaborate with UNC faculty, staff and five community partners to present Telling Our Stories of Home: Exploring and Celebrating Changing African Diaspora Communities. The two week event held on March 31-April 2 (Weds – Saturday) and April 6 -8 (Weds-Friday), will highlight and celebrate the talents of women from Africa and the African Diaspora focusing on the theme of home – what is home; where is home; returning home; uprooted from home. Artists from…

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Crucial Discussion Series Event

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Center Hitchcock Room,
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Beginning January 21, during the week of campus-wide activities in honor of Dr. King, the Stone Center will launch a series of ongoing student-led conversations to explore current social justice issues and the persons at the forefront of these movements. Each of these Crucial Discussion sessions – to occur monthly throughout the spring semester – will feature noted community activists who champion a specific cause and seek to effect lasting and meaningful social and institutional change through action and engagement.…

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Writer’s Discussion Series

April 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard | Waste of a White Skin: Carnegie and the Making of Global Whiteness and Misery (UC Press, 2015)| A path breaking history of the development of scientific racism, white nationalism, and segregationist philanthropy in the U.S. and South Africa in the early twentieth century, Waste of a White Skin focuses on the American Carnegie Corporation’s study of race in South Africa, the Poor White Study, and its influence on the creation of apartheid. This book demonstrates the ways in which U.S.…

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