UNC Asheville’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program will host two panel discussions on the role of activism. Both panels take place in Karpen Hall’s Laurel Forum on campus. Both are free and open to the public.
Panel Discussion, Q & A with Community Activists – 12:20- 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Panelists include:
Ellen Clarke, former executive director, Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice
Monroe Gilmour, coordinator, Western North Carolina Citizens for an End to Institutional Bigotry
Nicole Hinebaugh, project director, Hillcrest community project director, Women’s Wellbeing Development Foundation
Alex Simpson, volunteer coordinator, YWCA of Asheville
Sam Soper, president and founder, queer advocacy group Just Us For All
Clare Hanrahan, founder, New South Network of War Resisters
What’s Art Got to Do With It? A Discussion about Art and Activism – 12:20-1:30, Thursday, Feb. 23. Panelists include:
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Natasha Trethewey, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University
Holly Iglesias, prose poet and North Carolina’s only winner of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship; lecturer in UNC Asheville’s Master of Liberal Arts Program.
Molly Must, muralist and co-director, Asheville Mural Project, a branch of Arts2People
UNC Asheville students Caroline Wilson and Kaley Fry
This panel is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities Professorship at UNC Asheville.
For more information about these events, please contact Lori Horvitz, UNC Asheville associate professor of Literature, at 828.251.6590.