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Writing Elsewhere: Covering the World's Rough Edges

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Writing Elsewhere: Covering the World's Rough Edges

When

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
Map & Directions

What

Join this public discussion with award-winning writers Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz about the challenges of covering difficult and complex subjects. From Africa to the Caribbean to the walls that increasingly divide us, these writers will also talk about how they see the work of long-form journalism evolving. Moderated by Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.

 

Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the FOCUS program, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Documentary Studies, the International Comparative Studies program, the Policy Journalism program, and the Program in Literature.

 


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Marcello Di Cintio, "Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine" - Award-winning author Marcello Di Cintio will speak about his exploration of the Palestinian experience through first-hand reporting about what art and literature mean to modern Palestinians.

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Trends in American Society: Is Our Present France's Future?

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Geraldine Smith: Is Our Present France's Future?

When

Monday, October 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
Map & Directions

 

Hot off a book tour in Paris, French author Géraldine Smith discusses the provocative argument of Vu en Amérique, bientôt en France (Seen in America, Soon in France): that current trends in the United States presage the shape of things to come in her country. The author, who has lived in North Carolina since 2007, reveals “everyday America” through the opioid epidemic, the rejection of “cultural appropriation,” ADHD and the medicalization of education, the loss of etiquette (why eat with cutlery?), attachment parenting, the generalization of the gig economy, identity politics, and the quest for “safe spaces.” Her long-haul reportage predicts the Americanization of France, not because of overwhelming U.S. soft power, but because the same causes – worldwide competition, large-scale immigration, the end of white patriarchy — will produce the same effects. Of course, all of this with a grain of Gallic salt….

This conversation will be moderated by Deb Reisinger and is free and open to the public. Light lunch served.

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Griot Journeys: A Conversation with Sona Jobarteh

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Griot Journeys: A Conversation with Sona Jobarteh

When

Friday, October 19, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
Map & Directions

What

Join us for a conversation and Kora concert with renowned Gambian musician Sona Jobarteh. She will discuss the role of Griot music in Mande society, demonstrate Kora technique and perform songs, and discuss her work around education and female empowerment in The Gambia.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Africa Initiative at Duke University.

 


Sona Jobarteh will perform at the Carrboro ArtsCenter on Friday, October 19th, at 8 pm. Information and tickets are available on the ArtsCenter website.


Violence in the Kitchen

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Banner image credit: Dan Lacey, Trump Angry At Pancakes, 24 x 30 inches, acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

FSP | Violence in the Kitchen

When

Friday, October 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
Map & Directions

What

In the kitchens and backrooms of restaurants around this country, sexual harassment and outright assault have long been tolerated, as we are learning in our #MeToo era. In fact, bullying chefs are sometimes even celebrated in popular culture, their abusive behavior indulged so that "culinary genius" might thrive. How did we get to this point, and what does the future of the food world hold for women and minority rights? The public is invited to join the Center for Documentary Studies' Lecturing Fellow Kelly Alexander for this special convening of her course, "Our Culinary Cultures," to discuss violence in the kitchen with invited guests Colman Andrews, Sandra Gutierrez, and Kim Severson.

Hosted by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, with co-sponsorship by the Center for Documentary Studies, the Department of Cultural Anthropology, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

 


 

View Samples of Their Food Writing

 

Don't Blame Michelle Obama for Disgusting School Lunches. Blame Big Agro by Kelly Alexander, The New Republic, October 10, 2014
Hometown Appetites by Kelly Alexander, Saveur, November 19, 2007

 

Close to the Bone by Colman Andrews, Saveur, September 11, 2007
The Bird and the Guide by Colman Andrews, Saveur, February 15, 2007

 

To Begin Where One Left Off, and Then Begin Again by Sandra Gutierrez, Oxford American, November 9, 2017
A Voice from the Nuevo South by Sandra Gutierrez, Oxford American, October 11, 2016

 

Food Writing in the #MeToo Era by Kim Severson, Times Insider, New York Times, July 16, 2018
Mildred Council, a Pillar of Southern Cooking, Is Dead at 89 by Kim Severson, New York Times, May 30, 2018

 


 

Related Writing

 

It's Not Just "Kitchen Talk," It's Abuse by Jen Agg, Eater, September 6, 2018

As a Chef and a Woman, I Regret Joining the Boys' Club by Naomi Pomeroy, Eater, June 21, 2018

 


VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom

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VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom

 

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom takes as its point of departure an extraordinary — and now lost — historical artifact: a “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte.

Aponte was a free black carpenter, artist, and former soldier who was also the leader of an ambitious antislavery movement in Cuba during the Age of Revolution. During his trial, Aponte was forced to provide testimony describing each of the pictures in his book, which portrayed a wide array of subjects, from Biblical scenes to landscapes to episodes in the history of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Using those descriptions, contemporary artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, video, mixed media, and textile have reimagined Aponte’s book for our present and future. Visit aponte.dukefsp.org to learn more.

 

View the Full Schedule of Events at aponte.dukefsp.org

 

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom is a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. The accompanying events have been made possible with support from the following campus and community partners: the Center for Documentary Studies, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts — Duke Arts, Arts of the Moving Image, Screen/Society, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Dance Program, and Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life.

Aural Futures and Afrofuturism with Pierce Freelon & Ingrid LaFleur

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Banner image credit: Emilio Martínez // Nerpomene, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38.5 x 40 inches. (courtesy of the artist)

 

FSP@PPG: Aural Futures and Afrofuturism

When

Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
Map & Directions

What

Join us for a panel discussion with Durham activist, scholar, and entrepreneur Pierce Freelon and artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur. Light lunch served. Free and open to the public.

 


 

This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at aponte.dukefsp.org.

 

VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom

 

View the Full Schedule of Events at aponte.dukefsp.org

 


 

FSP@PPG: Incarceration and the Future of Black Freedom

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Banner image credit: Emilio Martínez // Nerpomene, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38.5 x 40 inches. (courtesy of the artist)
 
FSP@PPG: Incarceration and the Future of Black Freedom

When

Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Power Plant Gallery
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

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What

Join us for an FSP@PPG roundtable discussion about the ways art, law, activism, and storytelling can help us understand, resist, and reform unjust practices of incarceration. Panelists include Omisade Burney-Scott, Lynden Harris, Theresa Newman, Tarish Pipkins, and Sherrill Roland.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.

 
 

This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at aponte.dukefsp.org.

 

VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom

 

View the Full Schedule of Events at aponte.dukefsp.org

 
 

We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

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We're Doomed. Now What?Sunday, November 4, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street
Durham, NC 27705
Map & Directions

Free and open to the public.

Roy Scranton, author of We’re Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change, joins novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh in conversation at The Regulator Bookshop.

Our moment is one of alarming and bewildering change – the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. We’re Doomed. Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss, from one of the most iconoclastic minds of his generation. Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical touch he brought to his groundbreaking New York Times essay, "Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene."

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and The Regulator Bookshop.

The Struggle for Equality in Women’s Soccer

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In the photo above taken on June 3, 2011, members of the Iranian women's national soccer team withdraw from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Iranian team withdrew in the second round of qualifiers in protest of the FIFA dress code guidelines that prohibit the wearing of head scarves on the pitch. PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

 


Planet Futbol with Grant WahlLISTEN to a podcast of the second panel, "Global Struggles for Equality in Women's Soccer," on Planet Fútbol with Grant Wahl.

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Listen to PART 2

 


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Friday, April 6, 2018
12 pm - 3 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem
Map & Directions

Join us for The Struggle for Equality in Women’s Soccer, a one-day symposium to be held on April 6, 2018, at the Forum for Scholars and Publics. A light lunch will be served.


Panel 1: US Women’s Soccer and the Struggle for Equality, 1970-2000
12 pm - 1:15 pm

Panelists:

Jeffrey Gerson, University of Massachussetts Lowell

Dan Levy, Senior Vice President of Wasserman's Action Sports and Olympics Division

Carla Overbeck, Former Captain of U.S. National Team and Assistant Coach of Duke University Women’s Soccer

Anson Dorrance, Head Coach of the North Carolina Tar Heel Women’s Soccer Team

 

LUNCH 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

 

Panel 2: Global Struggles for Equality
1:45 pm - 3 pm

Panelists:

Shireen Ahmed, Writer and Blogger

Gwendolyn Oxenham, Writer, Filmmaker, and Former Professional Soccer Player

Jean Williams, University of Wolverhampton/JJHeritage Consultancy

Grant Wahl, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated


Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute as part of the RightsWatch program.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Quilting

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
4 pm - 6 pm

Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27701

Join us for a public conversation with members of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) of Durham, NC. Founded in 1998 as a way to preserve the heritage of quilting in the African American community, the AAQC has grown into an arts group with over 60 members, some hailing from as far away as Panama. The group meets monthly at the Hayti Heritage Center and has been featured in local and international magazines and on local television. Our discussion with long-standing members Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Jereann King Johnson, and Sauda Zahra will be moderated by Kim Hall and will explore the history of the group, the different practices and techniques of its members, and the importance of quilting to African American life and politics.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke.

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