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February 2018

Looking North

February 15 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, 2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Looking north

Looking North (2018) is a collaborative multimedia exhibition by Danny Kim (MFAEDA '18) and Peter Lisignoli (MFAEDA '13) examining the landscapes of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at the border between North and South Korea. As an outsider, this was Lisignoli's second visit to the DMZ area, the experience left him with a feeling of displacement. The serene landscapes of the 38th parallel were strangely memorialized with museums, gift shops, and amusement parks. Kim, a native Seoul-born Korean citizen who served…

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Born Again Black: Tracing Diaspora and Nation through the Diasporic A.M.E. Church

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
JHFC Room 130/132, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, 27708
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Christina C. Davidson

Rescheduled from January 17, 2018. Speaker: Dr. Christina C. Davidson As the first legally recognized African American institution in the United States, the AME Church (est. 1816) has historically symbolized black liberation and self-determination for African Americans and African descendants throughout the world. Yet, in today’s global context, where events like the 2015 Charleston Emmanuel AME Church shooting and the Black Lives Matters movement reverberate across nations, the historical “black church” is a microcosm of racial solidarity and diasporic friction.…

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American Qur’an

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Sandow Birk

This presentation will outline Birk’s project of hand-transcribing the entire Qur’an according to historic Islamic traditions and illuminating the text with relevant scenes from American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world. Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk is a well-travelled graduate of the Otis/Parson’s Art Institute. Frequently developed as expansive, multi-media projects, his works dealt with contemporary life in its entirety. With an emphasis on…

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Food Insecurity on College Campuses and Beyond

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Panelists: Rashmi Joglekar, Dr. Rochelle Newton, Ed.D., and Sarah Zoubek This presentation will examine consider food insecurity and how it is different from hunger, the effects of food insecurity on academics, and overall quality of life, and what can be done to address food insecurity. This panel presentation will discuss the definition of food insecurity, what we know and do not know about food insecurity, and the economics and health issues of food insecurity. Rashmi Joglekar is a 4th year Ph.D.…

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