Tags: Language / Culture / Folklife

Wednesday: Mar 22

Monuments and Memory: How We Share History

Wed. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales (Through Darkness to Light) and author Colin Rafferty (Hallow This Ground) discuss their work and the role of monuments and memory in creating a sense of shared history.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Exhibit, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

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Thursday: Mar 23

Race and Class: A Necessary Dialogue

Thu. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Lisa Goff (Shantytown, USA), Brooke Obie (Book of Addis), and Lawrence Ross (Blackballed) discuss race and class in America, offering perspectives from fiction, policy and politics, and history, and encouraging thoughtful dialogue on these topics within our community.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Education / Teaching, Fiction, History, JMRL/NEA Big Read, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction

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Friday: Mar 24

Perspectives from Africa: Ndibe, Okupe, and Omotoso

Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

CitySpace

100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Okey Ndibe (Never Look an American in the Eye), Roye Okupe (E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams), and Yewande Omotoso (The Woman Next Door) discuss how Africa influences the unique perspectives that they bring to their writing and creative work.

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Tags: Biography / Memoir, Comics and Graphic Novels, Fiction, Language / Culture / Folklife

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Charlottesville Reading Series: Beams, Boggs, and Parker

Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

The Bridge PAI

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Clare Beams (We Show What We Have Learned & Other Stories), Belle Boggs (The Art of Waiting), and Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) read from their work.

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Tags: African-American, Arts, Biography / Memoir, Fiction, Gender, Language / Culture / Folklife, Nonfiction, Poetry

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Saturday: Mar 25

Pop Life: Cultural Influences of Media

Sat. March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Camilla Fojas (Zombies, Migrants, and Queers), Glenn Frankel (High Noon), and Jack Hamilton (Just Around Midnight) discuss different elements of pop culture and how they help define social and political beliefs.

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Tags: Arts, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ, Music, Nonfiction

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