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The Very Right Rev. Michael Curry

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Recorded August 20, 2020 Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church North Carolina Poet Laureate Gospel Recording Artist DATE August 20, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC Presiding Bishop Curry and Mike Wiley discuss "Taking on Diversity: Becoming The Beloved Community" Jaki Shelton Green reads selected poems Jennifer Evans performs "Higher Ground" BIOGRAPHIES The Very Right [...]

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John Biewen

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Recorded September 17, 2020 Journalist and audio documentarian Singer | Songwriter Race & Racism Educator DATE September 17, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC “Seeing White” Who first made up the story of multiple human races, and why? And what does that history tell us about what it will take to dismantle racism today? Participants [...]

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Dr. Rupert Nacoste

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Recorded October 15, 2020 Professor of Psychology, NC State University ChamberSoul Cellist | Singer | Teaching Artist DATE October 15, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC Why Do I Write Books About Neo-Diversity? “The problem today is not race relations, per se, or unconscious bias. Today’s problem is getting people to admit, acknowledge, and examine [...]

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Young People’s Program

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REGISTER NOW Michael Betts Brittany Barbee Elisa Benitez Noah Showalter Bree Newsome DATE November 19, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC To Be Determined BIOGRAPHIES Michael A. Betts II is director of CDS Courses at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, a native North Carolinian, and sound designer who is passionately fascinated by the story of [...]

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Dr. Heather Thompson

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REGISTER NOW DATE December 17, 2020 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC Examination of our Current Criminal Justice System through the Lens of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising BIOGRAPHY Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan, and is the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize-winning author of Blood in the Water: The [...]

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Danielle McGuire

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REGISTER NOW Historian, Public speaker and Author Singer | Actress | Speaker | Attorney DATE January 28, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC From the earliest days of America to today, African American women have been at the forefront of movements against racial and sexual violence. From Celia to Recy Taylor to Anita Hill to [...]

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Dr. David Cecelski

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REGISTER NOW Dr. David Cecelski Historian | Author Lana Garland Film Director | Writer | Producer DATE February 18, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC Mike Wiley and historian David Cecelski will have a broad-ranging discussion on David's lifetime of scholarship and writing on race and history in eastern North Carolina. They'll focus especially on David's [...]

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Loki Mulholland

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REGISTER NOW DATE March 18, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC From slave owners to Freedom Riders, Loki will share the story of his slave owning ancestors in Georgia to his activist mother, Civil Rights Movement icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland." BIOGRAPHY Loki Mulholland is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, author, activist and son of civil rights icon, [...]

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Rev. Carolyn McKinstry

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REGISTER NOW DATE April 15, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm TOPIC Reverend McKinstry will share her story of growing up in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, from being present at the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to marching in the Children’s March. Reverend McKinstry will share her stories and how they continue to [...]

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