Intercultural Lecture Series

Intercultural Lecture Series Schedule

The Intercultural Lecture Series is designed to bring leading thinkers, educators and community leaders to UNC Greensboro for the purpose of advancing conversations on a variety of intersecting cultural and social issues.  This series helps UNC Greensboro students become more aware of and engaged with the increasingly diverse and interconnected world around us all.

 

Spring 2020

The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina | Dr. Hannah Gill

February 25th, 7pm, EUC Auditorium

Hannah Gill is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC Chapel Hill, where she leads the Latino Migration Project, a public education and research program about Latin American migration and integration in North Carolina. She is an anthropologist and oral historian with a specialization in Latin American and Caribbean migration studies and community-based participatory methods. Dr. Gill is author of the book, “The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State” (UNC Press 2018). Her research interests include the Nuevas Raíces oral history initiative, interior immigrant enforcement in North Carolina, local public policy and community planning. She received a DPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, England and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill.

 

An Evening with Jade Bryan

In collaboration with the Department of Specialized Education Services

March 19th, 7pm, EUC Claxton

Jade founded DeafVision Filmworks, Inc. and Jade Films and Entertainment, LLC, and has produced and directed such award-winning documentaries as “Listen to the Hands of Our People”, “On and Off Stage: The Bruce Hlibok Stories”, “9/11 Fear in Silence: The Forgotten Underdogs” and “Reaching Zenith: A Black Deaf Filmmaker’s Journey.” Jade completed her first feature, “If Your Could Hear My Own Tune”, which toured the festival circuit from 2010-2012. “The Shattered Mind” is her most recent feature film she completed in 2014 and toured 47 film festivals around the globe. “The Shattered Mind” won 17 awards; included Best Sound, Audience Award, Special Jury Prize, Best Exhibition Film and Best Narrative Feature and Short.

One of Jade’s projects, “The Two Essences”, a comedy sitcom pilot, will be her first television series. She is also pitching another pilot, “The Innocent Project,” about deaf females hero complex. And, she is also working on a documentary, “Black and Deaf in America”, about various issues regarding deaf (African-Americans) who were impacted by police brutality, racism, black erasure and oppression in the educational system. Jade believes in promoting inclusion, awareness, and positive representation of Deaf Talents of Color in television and film. She created the #DeafTalent movement on social media in 2012.