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January 2017

Philemona Williamson, ‘La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson’

January 26, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Golden Afternoon by Philemona Williamson

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will host celebrated artist Philemona Williamson for an exhibition entitled La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere – The Work of Philemona Williamson. Williamson, a native New Yorker, currently resides and works in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and has a studio in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Her work has been shown in many one-person and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the IV Bienal Internacional de Pintura in Cuenca, Ecuador, in…

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March 2017

Daniel Sayers, ‘A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp’

March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Daniel Sayers

In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape - 2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized individuals, including Native Americans, African-American maroons, free African Americans and outcast Europeans. In the first thorough archaeological examination of this unique region, Daniel Sayers exposes and unravels the complex social and economic systems developed by…

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April 2017

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, ‘Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo’

April 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cherie Rivers Ndaliko

In this talk, part of the Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series, Chérie Ndaliko will discuss her new book Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. While the DRC is often portrayed in international media as an unproductive failed state, the Congolese have turned increasingly to art-making to express their experience to external eyes. Ndaliko argues that cultural activism and the enthusiasm to produce art exists in Congo as a remedy for the social ills of…

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Cherie Ndaliko, ‘Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo’

April 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Cherie Rivers Ndaliko

Since 1997, the war in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has taken more than six million lives and shapes the daily existence of the nation's residents. While the DRC is often portrayed in international media as an unproductive failed state, the Congolese have turned increasingly to art-making to express their experience to external eyes. This reading and discussion is sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Paulette Ramsay, ‘Afro-Mexican Constructions of Diaspora, Gender, Identity and Nation’

April 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bull's Head Bookshop, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Paulette Ramsay’s study analyses cultural and literary material produced by Afro-Mexicans on the Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca, Mexico, to undermine and overturn claims of mestizaje or Mexican homogeneity. This reading and discussion is sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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