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Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

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150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
919.962.9001 http://stonecenter.unc.edu/

February 2019

2019 Writer’s Discussion Series: Black Queer Southern Women

February 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience and express racial, sexual, gender and class identities – all linked by a place where such identities have generally placed them on the margins of society. Using methods of oral history and performance ethnography, E. Patrick Johnson’s work vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual…

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March 2019

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

March 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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…

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September 2022

Douglass Hunt Lecture: Feminist and African: Women’s Resistance to Gendered Pacification

September 13 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Africa’s postcolonial states continue to exhibit profound contradictions in the arena of gender politics. While women’s movements have successfully pursued a great many legal and policy reforms, the implementation of new laws and policies remains very challenging, as state structures often lack the will and the capacity, or worse, work to appropriate and subvert real change. Yet feminism continues to spread on the continent, constituting an intellectual and political force for freedom that challenges the ongoing exploitation and oppression of…

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