Spring 2012 Program and Events

Monday, January 16, 7pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

He was a Poem, He was a Song- Part of UNC’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

January 23 at 6:30 pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Writer’s Discussion Series with Gerald Horne, author of “Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation” (NYU Press 2012) and “Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, an Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii” (University of Hawaii, 2011)

February 1, February 15, February 22, February 29 from 6:30-8pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Howard Craft Workshops: “Stories in the Air: Writing radio drama.”

In a series of 4 workshops, taught by Stone Center artist in residence, Howard Craft, students will learn how to create interesting characters, write authentic dialogue, and develop engaging plot lines through the writing of their own six minute serial.

February 9 at 7 pm, Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum

Exhibition Opening Reception

Dry Run: Defining Determination, Testing Reconstruction

From February 9- April 30, 2011, The Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will feature the work of Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, in an exhibition entitled “Dry Run: Defining Determination, Testing Reconstruction.” In this latest work, Marshall-Linnemeier explores notions of experimentation, reconstruction and the idea of self-determination through the Penn Center papers and photographs held in the Southern Historical Collection of the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marshall-Linnemeier reimagines the experimental plantation space by manipulating archival photographs that include stereographic images.  Her visual narratives explore myth, spirituality and memory through vivid paintings, collages, and textile works.

February 16 at 3:30pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop

Writer’s Discussion Series with Katherine Charron, author of “Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012)

February 23 at 2pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop

Writer’s Discussion Series with Kenneth Broun, author of “Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa” (Oxford University Press, 2012)

March 13 at 3:30pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop

Writer’s Discussion Series with Antonio Tillis author of “Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin Literature” (Routledge, 2011) and “(Re)Considering Blackness in Contemporary Afro-Brazilian (Con)Texts” (Peter Lang Black Studies and Critical Thinking Series, 2011).

March 21 at 12 Noon, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film – Lunch and a Movie Series

Sly Stone: Coming Back for More

Dir: Willem Alkema/Netherlands/English/77 min./2010

Director Willem Alkema catches up with Sly Stone, leader of Sly and the Family Stone, the 1960’s and 70’s group that helped to define the aesthetics and politics of a generation. Sly and the Family Stone was racially integrated and featured both men and women performing unforgettable tunes rooted in psychedelic funk, rock, soul and R&B. and psychedelia. Their most notable songs include Stand, Dance to the Music, I Want to Take You Higher. And Loose Booty. In 2002, Dutch filmmaker and musician Willem Alkema finally locates and conducts the first interview with Sly in over 20 years.

March 26 at 7:00 pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

The African Diaspora Lecture delivered by Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar

Dr. Jeffery Ogbar will deliver the Spring 2012 African Diaspora lecture entitled,  “Future Bound: How Will Historians Remember Today’s Hip-Hop Generation?”

Dr. Ogbar’s research interests include the 20th century United States with a focus in African American history. More specifically, Dr. Ogbar studies black nationalism and radical social protest. He has developed courses, lectured and published articles on subjects as varied as Pan-Africanism, African American Catholics, civil rights struggles, black nationalism and hip-hop.

Dr. Ogbar is Associate Dean for the Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

March 29 at 3:30pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop

Writer’s Discussion Series with Nan Woodruff author of “American Congo: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta” (University of North Carolina Press 2012).

March 30 at 7pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Triangle Race Conference Keynote Address by Dr. Howard Winant

Duke University, North Carolina Central University and UNC will host a conference on race entitled, “Research and Resistance: Race Across the Disciplines.”

April 4 at 7pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Writer’s Discussion Series with T.J. Desch-Obi author of “Fighting for Honor: The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World” (Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World) (University of South Carolina Press, 2008).

April 20 at 6:30pm, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room

Communiversity 20th Anniversary Celebration

Communiversity will commemorate 20 years of on-going service to the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities at its annual end of the year celebration.  The celebration will include reflection on past year successes, recognition of graduating student counselors, musical performances and recognition and acknowledgement of former Communiversity participants and volunteers.