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January 2018

My Life Matters

January 22 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
IAAR Office Suite 305, The Stone Center, 150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3393
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Free

Presented by Sonny Kelly, Doctoral Student, Department of Communication. Graduate Student Summer Research Grant (GSSRG) Lecture Kelly's presentation will focus on a doctoral research project that connects marginalized youths of color with a collaborative process of critical consciousness building, arts-based intervention, and local knowledge production.

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#IAARchat – In The Shadow of Ferguson

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online discussion with Mai Thi Nguyen Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Carolina Planning, Department of City and Regional Planning Join the discussion on Twitter: @iaarunc, #iaarchat In the Shadow of Ferguson - A multimedia performance that occurred in December of 2017, brought to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy that documents how separate has never been equal.  Click here for information about the research, led by Dr. Nguyen, was involved in this event: https://planning.unc.edu/2017/06/ferguson/

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February 2018

Global Black Scholar’s Limited Access to Digitized Academic Knowledge

February 1 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Fed Ex Global Education Center, UNC-CH, Room 4003, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Free

Presented by Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, Ph.D. Dr. Heyward-Rotimi is a public anthropologist and researcher specializing in the equitable appropriation of, access to, and the production of digital knowledge by groups of the African diaspora. She will discuss her current project on developing an open-source digital repository to support the bidirectional exchange of scholarship for researchers at institutions in Africa and the Caribbean as well as those at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Due to interruption caused by adverse weather conditions, the new…

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Out of Site Out of Mind: The evolving significance of race in the story of an early Quaker-Freedmen School

February 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Hargraves Community Center, The Gym Meeting Room, 216 N. Roberson St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Free

Presented by Torri Staton and Sarah Bausell, UNC School of Education. Graduate Student Talk Graduate students Torri Staton and Sarah Bausell will talk about Chapel Hill's Quaker-Freedmen School, the first such school established in the U.S.  Their study is an investigation into the founding, curricular practices, and attendees of a Reconstruction-era Quaker-Freedmen school in a small college town. Free and Open to the Public.  RSVP to iaar@unc.edu

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March 2018

#IAARchat – Jobs for Academics Outside of Academia

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online discussion with: Micah Gilmer, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D. Founder & CEO, Beyond the Tenure Track Allison Mathews, Ph.D. Consultant, Community Expert Solutions, LLC Join the discussion on Twitter: @iaarunc, #iaarchat

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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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Free

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: The Digital Barbershop and Digital Humanities Research with Catherine Knight Steele

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

#IAARChat: The Digital Barbershop 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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