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Southwestern Community College

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Sylva, NC 28779 United States
828.339.4000 https://www.southwesterncc.edu

May 2018

How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Religion & Islamophobia in America

May 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Southwestern Community College, Success Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Free

Featuring Samah Choudhury and Hina Muneeruddin This talk will go through some manifestations of Islamophobia today and discuss how they help us understand the intersection of race, religion, and gender in America. These scholars will discuss contemporary cultural and political images concerning Islam and Muslims and look at the "culture of difference" experienced by Muslim Americans today. What kind of trauma does this culture of difference inflict? What happens when they speak and we don’t listen?

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April 2019

(Re)collecting Scottish Gaelic Memories from North Carolina in the Southern Folklife Collection

April 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Southwestern Community College, Success Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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Dr. Tiber F.M. Falzett is the inaugural Scottish Heritage USA Visiting Lecturer in Scottish Gaelic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He has conducted over a decade of fieldwork among Scottish Gaelic speakers in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland exploring the links between the Scottish Gaelic language, its music and its verbal art. A fluent Scottish Gaelic speaker as well as a singer and bagpiper, Tiber especially values the power of language…

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March 2023

Indivisible: Connecting Classrooms and Communities Through History, Humanities, and Conversation

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southwestern Community College, Success Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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In collaboration with Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC Communities across North Carolina are grappling with emotionally charged aspects of local and national history, and educators at all levels are struggling to bring ongoing legacies of inequality into classroom discussions. Along with our community college partners, Carolina Public Humanities will stage a series of public events and teacher workshops this fall that use the humanities to dig deep into our state’s own hard history, placing it within the context of broader…

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April 2023

“Indivisible,” featuring Dr. Sonny Kelly

April 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Southwestern Community College, Success Drive
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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In this engaging and interactive presentation, scholar and playwright Dr. Sonny Kelly will use the tools of storytelling, lecture, poetry, and dramatic interpretation to grapple with the painful and persistent legacies of racism and oppression in American history. Drawing a thread of continuity from the colonial era through to our present moment and homing in on critical figures like Crispus Attucks, Fredrick Douglas, and Fred Hampton, Dr. Kelly will dig into the roots of violence and division in American history…

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