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Documentary Film on History of Lynching – “Always in Season”

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The documentary film focusing on lynching, Always in Season, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Highsmith Student Union Grotto. This screening, free and open to everyone, is part of the University’s 2020 Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Always in Season a 2019 film produced and directed by Jacqueline Olive, won the Special Jury Prize for Moral Urgency at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporting on four American communities where descendants of victims and perpetrators are working together to heal, the film explores the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans and connects this form of historic racial terrorism to racial violence today.

For more information, contact Cori Anderson, UNC Asheville associate director of cultural events and engaged citizenship, ceander2@unca.edu or 828.258.7727.

Visitor Parking on the UNC Asheville Campus – Visitors may park in faculty/staff and non-resident lots from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends, holidays, and campus breaks. Visitors are not permitted to park in resident student lots at any time.

Building accessibility information is available here.

Accessibility Contact: Highsmith Student Union, highsmithunion@unca.edu or 828.251.6990.

More Upcoming Events in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Social Justice in Action Workshop

  • Why We March. How We March: The Culture of Organizing and Community Building – This workshop will be led by Cortina Caldwell, founder and creative director for Artists Designing Evolution, LLC (adé PROJECT) – 5:30 p.m., Highsmith Student Union Mountain Suites.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Master Class on the Intersection of the Arts and Global Citizenship

  • Shared Poetics Across Disciplines: Cultivating Global Citizenship – UNC Asheville faculty, staff and students from many different departments and programs will join for a conversation on the intersection of music, performance, creative writing, activism, civic engagement and global citizenship. Moderators will be Assistant Professor of Music Jonathan King, and Assistant Professor of English Mildred Barya – 1:20 p.m., Lipinsky Hall, Room 018.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Arthur Flowers – Memphis-born blues-based poet, novelist, essayist, and practitioner of literary hoodoo, Arthur Flowers is an associate professor of English at Syracuse University and is former director of the Harlem Writers Guild. His books include Another Good Loving Blues, Mojo Rising: Confessions of a 21st Century Conjureman, and Brer Rabbit Retold.

  • Literary Blues and the Hoodoo Way – In the Footsteps of MLK – This performance and lecture by Arthur Flowers will also feature opening music by UNC Asheville’s Afro Music and Dance Ensemble – 7 p.m., Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room.

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Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Cultural Events Series
Phone:
828.258.7727
Email:
ceander2@unca.edu

Venue

Highsmith Student Union Grotto