La Sombra y el Espíritu III/Bodies of Resistance, Roots of Remembrance: The Work of Stephen Hayes, Louis Luma and Lucía Méndez Rivas opens Thursday, September 18.
This exhibition brings together three talented artists from North Carolina (USA), Haiti, and the Dominican Republic to help set the stage for a project in historical memory-making. In effect, this exhibition reunites pieces of Africa that became diaspora but persisted and survived through active resistance and spiritual remembrances.
La Sombra y el Espíritu III/Bodies of Resistance, Roots of Remembrance: The Work of Stephen Hayes, Louis Luma and Lucía Méndez Rivas is on display at the Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum from September 18 through November 28, 2014.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on September 18th at 7 p.m. at the Stone Center. The artists will attend to speak about their work. The exhibition opening is co-hosted by the Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
This event is Free and Open to the Public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 919-962-9001, or CLICK HERE.
The Stone Center is proud to present the Lunch and a Movie Series of the Fall 2014 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film. The following screenings will be held on their respective dates at 12 noon in the Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. CLICK HERE to RSVP to either screening and we’ll have FREE lunch waiting for you!
“Troop 491: the Adventures of the Muddy Lions”
Dir: Praheme /Feature/USA/ English/105 minutes /2013
“We Four Queens”
Dir: Stefan Dezil / Short/ USA /English / 7 min.
“The Bravest and the Boldest”
Dir: Moon Molson / Short/ USA /English / 13 min./2014
“The End Again”
Dir: Crystal C. Roberson / Short/ USA /English / 16 min./2014
Dir: Venise Stephenson / Short/ USA /English / 8 min./2013
Dir: Maharaki MJ / Short/Guadeloupe /French with English subtitles / 13 min./2013
“Record and Play”
Dir: Jesse Atlas / Short/ USA /Bosnian and English with English Subtitles / 11 min./2011
Karol Mason, UNC alum and Assistant United States Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs will deliver the 22nd Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture on October 9 at 7 pm at the Stone Center.
Mason was nominated as Assistant United States Attorney General by President Barack Obama on February 13, 2013. Her appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 2013. As head of the Office of Justice Programs, she oversees an annual budget of more than $2 billion dedicated to supporting state, local, and tribal criminal justice agencies; an array of juvenile justice programs; a wide range of research, evaluation, and statistical efforts; and comprehensive services for crime victims.
Mason received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was note editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She received her A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served as a member of the university’s board of trustees from 2001 to 2009, and received the university’s Distinguished Alumna Award in 2013. Among her many other honors is a Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to the Department of Justice, awarded by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2011.
The October 9 lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Stone Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture. For information contact the Stone Center Office at 919-962-9001 or email email@example.com. RSVP HERE.
In Fall of 2014, the Stone Center will celebrate 10 years of residence at the Stone Center building, which was completed in 2004. The 44,500 square foot facility houses seminar rooms, classrooms, a 10,000-volume library, publication suite, art gallery, 400-seat auditorium, a dance studio and office suites.
It provides the space necessary for research that develops and delivers intellectual capital on the African experience, and for programming that engages and promotes scholarship, leadership, and community outreach.