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CES whitepaper on CRT (Critical Race Theory)

Critical Race Theory as Ethical Practice Sharon P. Holland, Chair, Department of American Studies We can debate about the affective life of Critical Race Theory until the cows come home, as they say, but we cannot ignore the impact of … Continued

The P’urhépecha podcasts

Through community radio and podcasts, College of Arts and Sciences’ Postdoctoral Research Associate Maria Gutierrez strives to preserve her ancestral language and identity — that of an indigenous people from Michoacán, Mexico, called the P’urhépecha.    

Saving the House We Built

Last Friday evening the African, African American, & Diaspora Studies Department at UNC hosted Saving the House We Built: African Americans, Democracy, and the Attack on the U.S. Capitol. We were joined by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Prof. Erika Wilson, … Continued

ADMINISTRATIONS OF LUNACY: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum

Join CES convener Dr. Sharon P. Holland and author Dr. Mab Segrest for a conversation about Dr. Segrest’s new book, The Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum, released in April by The … Continued

Sharon Holland on “Country Queers” Podcast

“Country Queers” re-posted their interview with Sharon P. Holland from June of 2017.  

26th Annual MURAP Academic Conference – ‘Care in Crisis’

Malinda Maynor Lowery delivered the keynote address on “The Shared Past and Present of Black and Indigenous People in the United States” for the Moore Academic Research Apprentice Program’s 26th Annual Conference, “Care in Crisis.” Kumi Silva moderated the keynote … Continued

“Hum.animal.blackness: a New Approach to Animal Studies” – A Talk by Sharon P. Holland

In her keynote address to the Arquetopia Foundation’s Virtual Symposium on Artist Residencies: Future, Place, and State, Dr. Holland presented some of her most recent work, which explores vulnerability, accident, and love, at the intersection of the Racial Contract, a … Continued

Conversation on Anti-Blackness, White Privilege, and Allyship

Kia L. Caldwell and Sharon Holland joined Shauna Cooper, William Sturkey, Heidi Kim, and Mark Katz in a conversation on anti-Blackness, white privilege, and allyship, hosted by Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE in partnership with the Center … Continued

Critical Ethnic Studies at Carolina

The Critical Ethnic Studies Collective is a new initiative to convene faculty engaged in research that focuses on intersectional thought and social justice in diverse communities. This research has been transformative for both institutions and individuals in the global community. At Carolina, we hope we can bring this perspective to the work of the South by providing our own infrastructure. We envision a different kind of “south,” where students and faculty can engage issues of reparation and sovereignty, (im)migration and labor, gender difference and inclusion as categories with overlapping strands, rather than competing ideologies.

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November 2019

Ana Castillo

November 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pleasants Room, Wilson Library, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill NC, NC 27514 United States
Free
A flyer for Ana Castillo. Text reads: Distinguished author Ana Castillo will read from her poetry and prose collections tracing her writing as acts of resistance. Castillo penned the novels So Far From God and Sapogonia both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Give It to Me won a 2014 LAMBDA Literary Award. Castillo’s latest work, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me , examines what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality. Black Dove won an International Latino Book Award and a LAMBDA Award for best bisexual nonfiction.

Distinguished author Ana Castillo will read from her poetry and prose collections tracing her writing as acts of resistance. Castillo penned the novels So Far From God and Sapogonia, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her novel Give It to Me won a 2014 LAMBDA Literary Award. Castillo’s latest work, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me , examines what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and…

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Racial Literacies: A Carolina Seminar

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, 203 Lenoir Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

The Critical Ethnic Studies Collective is a new initiative to convene faculty engaged in research that focuses on intersectional thought and social justice in diverse communities. This research has been transformative for both institutions and individuals in the global community. At Carolina, we hope we can bring this perspective to the work of the South by providing our own infrastructure. We envision a different kind of “south,” where students and faculty can engage issues of reparation and sovereignty, (im)migration and…

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Queer Indigeneity and Anti-Authoritarianism in Brazil

November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill NC, 27516 United States
Free

How do queer natives in Brazil face the challenges of settler-colonial policies implemented by Jair Bolsonaro’s administration? That is, how do queer natives respond to the government’s racism and homophobia, and the threats to the environment? The answer to these questions will be explored through a critical discussion of oral testimonies, and archival records that show queer native activists’ struggles against authoritarianism in Brazil. Estevão Fernandes teaches in the Social Sciences Department at the Federal University of Rondônia in Brazil,…

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Trained to Kill: How Police Training Denied the Complex Innocence of Antonio Zambrano Montes

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill NC, 27516 United States
Free
The flyer for Trained to Kill: How Police Training Denied the Complex Innocence of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. A picture of Zambrano-Montes holding a baby. Text reads: Dr. Cacho examines the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an undocumented Latino immigrant who was throwing rocks when he was shot. Instead of trying to figure out why a specific shooting happened or making a case for why a specific victim was more innocent than not, she starts with the premise that no shootings should be automatically justified and that all people—even if in the act of committing a crime—are complexly innocent. Free and open to the public.

Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho examines the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an undocumented Latino immigrant who was throwing rocks when he was shot. Instead of trying to figure out why a specific shooting happened or making a case for why a specific victim was more innocent than not, she starts with the premise that no shootings should be automatically justified and that all people—even if in the act of committing a crime—are complexly innocent. Co-sponsored by The Consortium in Latin…

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January 2020

Tiffany Lethabo King

January 30, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bullshead Bookshop Lounge, UNC Student Stores, 207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center Writer's Discussion Series presents Tiffany Lethabo King, Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University, author of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies. In The Black Shoals, Tiffany Lethabo King uses the shoal—an offshore geologic formation that is neither land nor sea—as metaphor, mode of critique, and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black…

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July 2020

Virtual Book Launch: Engaging the African Diaspora in K through 12 Education

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 Education provides in-service and pre-service teachers with valuable information and resources related to African diaspora communities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. This unique anthology fills an important gap in current pedagogical and curricular publications by combining the writings of leading scholars of the African diaspora with practical, hands-on tips and resources from middle and high school teachers and administrators. Drawing on cutting-edge academic scholarship, chapters of the book address topics such…

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September 2020

“Sharing Black and Native Voices” with Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery and Dr. Arwin Smallwood

September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - September 24, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Free

Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery and Dr. Arwin Smallwood will facilitate a discussion titled "Sharing Black and Native Histories" where they explore and discuss the shared histories and experiences of American Indians and African Americans in the United States, particularly their efforts to combat and abate White supremacy and social injustice. They will also delve into how American Indians, Africans and Europeans shaped the history of North Carolina. This talk is part of UNC Pembroke's Virtual Diversity Series and is co-sponsored…

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October 2020

Mab Segrest in conversation with Sharon P. Holland

October 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Flyer for Mab Segrest for a talk at UNC on her bok Administrations of Lunacy.

Join Mab Segrest and Sharon P. Holland as they discuss Dr. Segrest's new book, Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum (The New Press; 2020). Registration with an email address is required to attend the Zoom Webinar.     “In a gripping narrative,” writes Glenda Gilmore, C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale, “Segrest retells southern history through the experiences of patients committed to the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot and Epileptic Asylum.”…

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November 2020

What Comes Next? A Post-Election Discussion with Jill McCorkle, Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery

November 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
What comes next? A post election discussion with Gene Nichol, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash, Kerry Hayni, Malinda Maynor Lowery, hosted by Jill McCorkle, Thursday, November 5, at 4 pm

What just happened?  What is happening now?  What must happen next?  Join NC writers Gene Nichol, Kerry Haynie, Belle Boggs, Wiley Cash and Malinda Maynor Lowery for a discussion about the election and our next steps. This event is hosted by Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.

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March 2021

CONVERSATORIO – Mujeres Indígenas y Activismo: Experiencias desde Abya-Yala // Indigenous Women and Activism: Experiences from Abya-Yala

March 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Flyer for indigenous women and activism: experiences from abya-yala

Zoom ID: 979 1907 4140 Moderator: María G. Gutiérrez de Jesús, UNC Chapel Hill Panelists: Dulce Patricia Torres Sandoval, ONPZ, CONAMI, ECMIA México, RAI/RAIMich P'urhépecha (México) Kory Guáman Acero, Student and Singer Kañari (Ecuador) Bigdidili A. Lopez Mártinez, Voces Originarias Panamá, Asocación de Mujeres  Indígenas Kuna Guna (Panamá) Marina García, Radio Tsinaka Nahua (México) Co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and the ACLS Emerging…

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