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Spring 2019 events

Posted by: Julia Eichelberger | June 2, 2019 | No Comment |

So many great events on campus throughout Spring 2019, we just had to list them all here:

Dec 2018-Spring 2019 Rise That We May Feel Your Light: Exhibition of student designs for monument honoring the individuals in the Anson St burial ground. Addlestone Library Rotunda

Jan 11-12 Public Memory in the New South Symposium featuring numerous photographers and scholars including C of C’s Adam Domby, (Halsey Gallery, Southbound)

February 5-6, 2019 Bridging the Divide: Placemaking for Communities of Color in the South Carolina Lowcountry, with Bernard Powers, Grant Gilmore, and Wayne Smith among the panelists [Avery, African American Studies, Office of Institutional Diversity]

Feb 7 Voices of Southern Hospitality research presentation (Project directed by Mary Jo Fairchild and Blake Scott; reception cosponsored by SOST program)

Feb 8-10 The Vesey Conspiracy at 100: Black Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic World Conference sponsored by CLAW, co-organized by James Spady and C of C faculty Simon Keith Lewis, Joseph P. Kelly, and Rebecca Shumway.

Feb 12 Nikky Finney reads poetry at City Gallery; she discusses poetry inspired by her childhood and by Southbound photographs

Feb 14 SOST 400 Capstone Students’ research presentations and reception  (SOST)

Feb 19 “Women at the College of Charleston Between the Wars” with History Professor Emerita Amy McCandless, part of the Year of Women series

Feb 19 Marjory Wentworth “Breaking the Silence: The Writer in Community” Friends of the Library/Honors College lecture

February 20, 2019 Hate Crime Forum sponsored by the CHS Police Department and the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Daron-Lee Calhoun II, Race and Social Justice Initiative Coordinator here at the Avery Research Center participated in the Panel Discussion Q&A.   [RSJI

Feb 21-24 Eudora Welty Society Conference, “The Continuous Thread of Revelation” co-sponsored by Welty Society and SOST, HSS, ENGL, WGST)

Feb 21 Welty Society Conference, “Charleston Writers Discuss Their Beginnings” Harlan Greene, Marcus Amaker, Michele Moore, Josephine Humphreys, moderated by Julia Eichelberger

Feb 28 “Building Social Justice in the Heart of the City” Dr. Wiliam WestfallI (ARTH, HPCP)

March 8-May 1, 2019 Avery: The Spirit That Would Not Die, first floor of the rotunda of Addlestone Library

March 12 “Eudora Welty and the Art of Letter Writing” Julia Eichelberger, Friends of the Library/Honors College

March 27 “The Long Afterlife of Brown v. Board,” Co-sponsored by numerous departments including Southern Studies; discussion facilitated by Shannon Eaves,History

April 4, 2019 Black Lives Matter Charleston organized by Student Leadership Award recipient Allie Stern  

April 8 2019 “Land and Labor Acknowledgment” Sustainability Literacy Initiative

April 9 noon “The End is Redemption: Memory and Design in the Making of a More Beloved Charleston”—Nathaniel Walker, Friends of the Library lecture

April 9 5:30 pm  “Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War,”  David Silkenat (History)

April 9 7 pm “My Food is My Flag: A Conversation About Jewish African American and Southern Foodways” Michael Twitty and Marcie Ferris (collaboration with LCWA, Pearlestine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture) 

April 12, 2019 “Monumental: It was Never about a Statue” with Dr. Wes Bellamy  

April 13, 2019 1969 Charleston Hospital Workers Strike March and Rally 

April 16 “Holding Space in Charlottesville: Showing Up Against White Supremacy,” Dr. Jalane Schmidt (Sponsored by Religious Studies)  

May 4 Ancestors’ Reburial, sponsored by the Gullah Society. Procession down George Street began at College of Charleston, hosted by the Social Justice Working Group of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston 

May 7 Southern Studies End-of-Semester Happy Hour

May 9 Conversation/Booksigning with Henry Louis Gates and IAAM Curator Joy Bivins, co-sponsored by Halsey Gallery, C of C Rita Hollings Auditorium


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