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Please join us for our Exhibition Opening and Artists Talk on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm

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 stonecenter@unc.edu, call 919-962-9001, or CLICK HERE.

Fall 2014 Diaspora Film Festival Upcoming Screenings

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!

Still from the film, "Troop 491"

“Troop 491: the Adventures of the Muddy Lions”

September 23rd 

“Troop 491: the Adventures of the Muddy Lions”
Dir: Praheme /Feature/USA/ English/105 minutes /2013

September 25th 

“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

Still from the film, "The Bravest and The Boldest"

“The Bravest and The Boldest”

“The Waves”
Dir: Venise Stephenson / Short/ USA /English / 8 min./2013

“Vivre”
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

 

The Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture, Thursday October 9, 7:00 pm

AAG MasonKarol 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 stonecenter@unc.edu. RSVP HERE.

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We look forward to seeing you at an event this fall as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Stone Center Building! (But if you can’t make it, we’ve got you covered.)

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10th Anniversary Celebration of the Stone Center Building!

Stone Center BuildingIn 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.

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary season this fall featuring:

  • Fall 2014 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film:  The film festival is the Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting films from all corners of the African Diaspora. The Fall 2014 edition opens in September.
  • 22nd Annual Stone Memorial Lecture: Karol Mason, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, will deliver the 22nd Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
  • Fall 2014 Stone Center Gallery ExhibitionLa Sombra y el Espíritu III: Bodies of Remembrance: The Work of Stephen Hayes, Louis Luma and Lucia Mendez opens on September 18, 2014.

Click here to download a complete list of Fall 2014 programs and events!