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March 2018

The Marvel of Black Panther: A Panel Discussion

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fed Ex Global Education Center, UNC-CH, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Join UNC faculty in a lively discussion of this cinematic game-changer, to explore themes of afrofuturism, gender, music, representation, and space/place. Featured Panelists: Renée Alexander Craft, Communication Priscilla Layne, Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures David Pier, African, African American, & Diaspora Studies Karla Slocum, Anthropology Lyneise Williams, Art and Art History Sponsored by the African Studies Center and the Institute of African American Research

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April 2018

#IAARchat – The Black Communities Conference

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online discussion with: Mark Little, Ph.D. Executive Director, UNC Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Karla Slocum Director, Institute of African American Research & Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill Join the discussion on Twitter: @iaarunc, #iaarchat

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Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 6:00 pm
The Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC
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The Institute for African American Research and NCGrowth are hosting BLACK COMMUNITIES: A CONFERENCE FOR COLLABORATION, a multi-disciplinary conference to connect academic researchers and Black Communities across North America. By creating new collaborations, we will help to document, safeguard and enhance the life of these communities. Registration is required. View the agenda, here.   To register, click here.

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July 2018

24th Annual MURAP Conference: “Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurities”

July 19 - July 20
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, the Stone Center, Stone Center, UNC-CH
Chapel Hil, NC 27599 United States
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24th Annual Conference of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program "Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurities" The two-day conference will include: a keynote address by Ytasha Womack on “Afrofuturism: Imagination as Resilience” Panel discussion on Writing and Teaching Speculative Fiction Roundtable discussion on Community Engagement Panel discussion on Identity Tomorrow Panel Reflections from MURAP Alumni Also Featuring: A sample of current MURAP student scholars’ research Steven Barnes (Writer) Reynaldo Anderson (Harris-Stowe State University); Lana Garland (Curator/Filmmaker-in Residence, Hayti Heritage Film Festival), Pierce Freelon…

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September 2018

Online #IAARChat: Black Barbershop Blogs and Digital Humanities Research

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
#IAARChat NC United States
Free

#IAARChat: Black Barbershop Blogs and Digital Humanities Research with Catherine Knight Steele, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Maryland Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:00PM Twitter: @iaarunc, #iaarchat Digital humanities connects cutting-edge technology and virtual spaces with a realm of academe traditionally thought of as somewhat staid and low-tech:  the humanities!  Catherine Knight Steele, a prominent scholar in the African American digital humanities, studies the ways that historically marginalized people use technology for political expression and in identity formation.  We…

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In The Shadows of Ferguson: Racial Residential Segregation in St. Louis, MO, 1900-2014

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room – Wilson Library, 200 South Road Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, 27515 United States
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IAAR FACULTY FELLOW LECTURE In The Shadows of Ferguson: Racial Residential Segregation in St. Louis, MO, 1900-2014 Mai Nguyen, Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning Drawing from critical urban planning literature, Professor Nguyen will examine how spatial patterns of inequality were shaped over 100 years in St. Louis city and county by urban planners and public policy makers who were ingrained in a culture of white elite's desire for capital accumulation. September 27, 2018 @ 3:00pm-4:30pm The Pleasants…

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October 2018

Success Securing External Funding: A Panel Discussion with Recent Grant & Fellowship Recipients

October 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

PANEL DISCUSSION Success Securing External Funding: A Panel Discussion with Recent Grant & Fellowship Recipients Learn how to navigate the landscape of external funding from pre-award development to post award management, for projects focused on people of African descent: Featuring and interdisciplinary panel: Todd Ramon Ochoa, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies Shauna Cooper, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and more TBA October 10, 2018 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm IAAR Suite 309, in the Stone Center, UNC-Chapel Hill Panel Organizer:…

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Rebuilding Community: A Dialogue with our Peers

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium, the Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Announcement and details for public event, Rebuilding Community: A Dialogue with our Peers. Event sponsored by the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, the Institute of African American Research, and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Open to campus and Chapel Hill community.

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Online #IAARChat: Environmental Conditions in U.S. Black Towns

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
#IAARChat NC United States
Free

#IAARChat: Environmental Conditions in U.S. Black Towns Join us in our Twitter online conversation with Danielle Purifoy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill. Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm Follow us: Twitter @iaarunc, #iaarchat

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November 2018

“I Do It For Them”: Teammate Bonds and Constructed Brotherhood

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IAAR Office Suite 305, The Stone Center, 150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3393
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VISITING GRADUATE STUDENT LECTURE "I Do It For Them": Teammate Bonds and Constructed Brotherhood Tracie Canada, Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia In this lecture, Tracie Canada will discuss the naturalized football brotherhood that Black College players create through meaningfully enacted everyday activities with their sporting peers.  She argues that this form of relatedness is established originally through participation in football, but develops on its own to transcend the sport itself. November 12, 2018 @ 3:00pm-4:00pm IAAR Office…

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