Humanities in Action dives into a discussion of Human Rights this June. Dr. Sarah Shields will address Human Rights in the Middle East, while Dr. Michael Cotey Morgan discusses Contemporary Human Rights. All HiA take place at Flyleaf Books. Summer hours 5:00 – 6:30pm. Preregistration discounts available.
We’ll kick off this program at the Ackland with a reception & talk on Friday, 6/24 about world-renouned photographer (and NC native) Burk Uzzle. We resume Saturday, 6/25 with multi-faceted discussion of one of the tumultuous periods of American History. More info here.
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