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January 22, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Exhibit, ‘Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey’

This spring, the Sonja Haynes Center for Black Culture and History welcomes Greensboro-based artist Charles E. Williams and his exhibition entitled Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey. The show includes deeply personal works comprised of paintings, photographs, ready-mades and videos. Works in the show bear witness to moments that chronicle his father’s personal struggles that challenged him as a son and tested his own spiritual beliefs. At the age of 15, Williams witnessed his father’s spiritual transformation, which subsequently set…

Start: January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum
Phone: +1.919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 26, 2019

Michael Boivin, ‘Effects of Caregiver Training on HIV-Exposed Child Neurodevelopment and Caregiver Mental Health’

Michael Boivin, professor of psychiatry, neurology and opthamology and director of the psychiatry research program at Michigan State University,  is a renowned expert in evaluating the neuropsychological outcomes of public health risk and resilience factors for children. He has pioneered research in the neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological impact of interventions for HIV disease, cerebral malaria, konzo disease, intestinal parasite and anemia treatment, and malnutrition in children. He has conducted this work in such countries as Uganda, Malawi, DR Congo, Benin, Mali,…

Start: March 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: March 26, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Venue: Bondurant Hall, Room G-010
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

March 27, 2019

Kaffeestunde

This is a weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German Department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome. Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the German Department Reading Room, Dey 413. For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. This event is sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Start: March 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
End: March 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Room 413
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 28, 2019

Joshua C. Davis, ‘Black-Owned Bookstores: Their Struggle for Survival and Revival’

Recent scholarship has rediscovered the pioneering role of Black bookstores, an often-overlooked element in the story of Black community development and Black empowerment in the U.S. The Stone Center’s 2019 African Diaspora Lecture and Roundtable brings together former and current bookstore owners from around the country and places them in conversation with activists and scholars who have examined their history. Black bookstores were central in the politics and activism of Black communities in the U.S. in the years leading up…

Start: March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Venue: Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
Phone: +1.919.962.9001
Address:
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 31, 2019

Margaret Reif, ‘Created Wild: Criminal Children and the Bourgeois Family in German Realism, 1850-1900’

The literary figure of the criminal child in German realism is framed not as a problem of rising industrialization and urbanization but rather as a problem of the emerging bourgeois family. Theodor Fontane’s Grete Milde (1879) and Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach’s Das Gemeindekind (1887) demonstrate how the aestheticization of structures such as the bourgeois family extends to incorporate marginal figures, including the criminal child. Through the relationship between the criminal child and bourgeois family, Fontane and Ebner reveal both the allure and danger of the…

Start: March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
End: March 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Venue: Hamilton Hall, Room 569
Address:
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 2, 2019

Exhibit, ‘Unfolding the Sails of Art: An Exploration of the Theme of Migration Across the Mediterranean’

Laura Grimaldi, an Italian painter based in North Carolina, will open a dialogue with the audience on the topic of migration, human rights and the power of storytelling through art, centered around her artistic project on the contemporary Mediterranean migration crisis. Meet the artist and view the exhibit 10am-3pm. A presentation and Q and A will follow from 3:30-5pm. This event is sponsored by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.

Start: April 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End: April 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

William L. Andrews, ‘Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865’

In ‘Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865,’ William L. Andrews studies an entire generation of slave narrators. More than 60 mid-19th century narratives reveal how work, family, skills and connections made for social and economic differences among the enslaved of the South. Slave narrators disclosed class-based reasons for violence that broke out between ‘impudent,’ ‘gentleman’ and ‘lady’ slaves and their resentful ‘mean masters.’ Andrews’s far-reaching book shows that status and class played key…

Start: April 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Bull's Head Bookshop
Phone: +1.919.962.7392
Address:
207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Heba Ledwon, ‘Refugee Access to Education Through Digital Solutions’

Heba Ledwon is the head of academic partnerships at Kiron Open Higher Education, where she works on the connections between EdTech and policy-makers in the higher education sector. Topics that spark her enthusiasm include strategic partnerships for a digital transformation and open access to education and knowledge resources through digital solutions. She is also an expert in the field of integration of refugees into educational and labor markets. Particularly, her previous position as a policy officer and credential evaluator at the…

Start: April 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
End: April 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Venue: Peabody Hall, Room 203
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 3, 2019

Kaffeestunde

This is a weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German Department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome. Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the German Department Reading Room, Dey 413. For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. This event is sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Start: April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
End: April 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Room 413
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 4, 2019

Herman L. Bennett, ‘African Kings and Black Slaves’

In ‘African Kings and Black Slaves,’ Herman L. Bennett mines the historical archives of Europe and Africa to reinterpret the 1st century of sustained African-European interaction. These encounters were not simple economic transactions. Rather, according to Bennett, they involved clashing understandings of diplomacy, sovereignty and politics. In the eyes of Iberians, the extent to which Africa’s polities conformed to these norms played a significant role in determining who was, and who was not, a sovereign people—a judgment that shaped who…

Start: April 4, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Bull's Head Bookshop
Phone: +1.919.962.7392
Address:
207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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