Upcoming events: Climate event, candidate forum, Stone lecture and 1619 symposium
The Citizens Climate Collaborative is co-sponsoring, along with the Center for Biological Diversity, a presentation by Norbert Lechner, Professor Emeritus, on Our Climate Crisis: What are the Real Causes and Why the Climate May Tip. It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
Thursday, Oct. 10, the PTA Council, along with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP local branch, will sponsor a School Board candidates forum, using questions submitted anonymously by members of the community. The forum will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber.
North Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, will deliver the Stone Center’s annual Sonja Haynes Stone Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m
. Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her in 2018, Governor Copper stated that “Jaki Shelton Green brings a deep appreciation of our state’s diverse communities to her role as an ambassador of North Carolina literature. Jaki’s appointment is a wonderful new chapter in North Carolina’s rich literary history.” This event is free and open to the public.
Join the Stone Center on Monday, Nov. 11 as they host the 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium. This half-day symposium will bring together “conversants” from communities thrown together as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Representatives from Native/Indigenous American, African American, African, European and White American (descendant) communities will offer their unique insights and reflections on the 400th year since the eventful moment in 1619 when those enslaved Africans arrived at Point Comfort near the English settlement at Jamestown, in what is now Virginia.
The event will feature 2 keynotes (morning and afternoon) that will serve as the foundation for the conversations that will take place between invited guests.This symposium is free and open to the public. It is part of the 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Project, sponsored by The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, The Center for the Study of the American South, the Center for Dramatic Art, The UNC Civil Rights Center and other campus and other off campus organizations.