The Radical South –  Expanding Southern History and Identity

Tentative schedule (please check back for updates and presentation titles)

Cultural Movements * Racial Justice * Economic Justice * Gender and Sexuality

 

Week One: Cultural movements

 

April 3:

The Role of Art in Creating Social Change

Presented by Kirina Knight

Hosted by The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

6pm, TBD

 

April 4:

“They Don’t Even Know” Black Southern Abundance in the Age of Donald Trump

Presented by Kiese Laymon

Introduction by Derrick Harriell

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

5:30pm, TBD

 

April 5

“Guilty to the Charge”: Southerners Stating Facts in a Lying America

Presented by Zandria Robinson

Introduction by Brian Foster

Hosted by The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

5:30pm, Lamar 555

 

April 6:

Writing Histories of Environmentalism in the US South

Presented by Ellen Spears

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

12 pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

Week two: Racial Justice

 

April 10

Political Efficacy: Is There a Racial Divide?

Presented by Na Youn Lee, Drew Lefmann, and Amy Fisher

Hosted by the Department of Social Work

12pm, TBD

 

Together Oxford

Presented by Tony Caldwell and Jandel Crutchfield

Description:  A community workshop on the importance of dialogue around issues of race and violence, reciprocity in getting to know one another, and working through differences as a family.

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

6pm, TBD

 

April 11

Creative Labor and Cooperative Art: Collectivity in the 1960s South

Presented by Elizabeth Fielder

Introduction by Jaime Harker

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

5:30pm, TBD

 

April 12

 “Does the Confederacy Make You Sick?”

Presented by D’Andra Orey

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

12pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

“Students, Teachers, Scholars, Capable”: The Prison-to-College Pipeline Program and Abolition Pedagogy

Presented by Patrick Elliot Alexander and Otis W. Pickett

Introduction and Moderated by Dr. Susan Grayzel

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

4pm, Lamar Hall, Suite A, 3rd Floor

 

Week three: Economic Justice

 

April 17

Recovering the Radical Oral History Tradition within Southern Freedom Movements

Presented by Wesley Hogan

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

12pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

An Evening with the Honorable Carlton Reeves

Introduction by Professor Cliff Reeves

Hosted by the Law School and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

5:30pm, TBD

 

April 18

Southern Hospitality Workers Rising, a panel discussion with UNITE HERE!

Presented by Kate O’Neill

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

12pm, Lamar Hall 323

 

April 19

The Winter Institute: Creating Radical Change Using Non-Radical Methods

Presented by Jennifer Stollman

Hosted by the William Winter Institute

12pm, Lamar Hall, Suite A, 3rd Floor

 

Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and its War on Poverty

Presented by Thomas Ward

Hosted by the Southern Foodways Alliance

5:30pm, Tupelo room, Barnard Observatory

 

April 21

Behind the Big House

Presented by Jodi Skipper

Holly Springs, Mississippi (runs April 19-23)

 

Week four: Gender and Sexuality

 

April 24

A Skype Conversation with Kevin Sessums

Presented by Kevin Sessums

Hosted by Jaime Cantrell and the South and Sexuality course

4pm, Bond 204C

 

“If Not Now, When?”

Presented by Mab Segrest

Introduction by Jay Watson

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

5:30pm, Bond 204C

 

April 25

Underground Publishing: Afrofuturist, Avant Garde, Queer

Presented by Julie Enszer, editor of Sinister Wisdom, Greg Herron, writer in New Orleans,

Christopher Stoddard from Itna Publishing, Ytasha Womack from Afrofuturism

Introduction and Moderated by Jaime Harker

Hosted by the MFA Program of the Department of English and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

4pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

Women and Reconstruction

Presented by Stephanie McCurry

Hosted by the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

7pm, TBD

 

April 26

Lobbying the Heart of Dixie: LGBTQ Advocacy in the Alabama State House

Presented by Eva Walton Kendrick

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

12pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

Race, Class and Struggle Then & Now: Lessons from the Black Radical Tradition

Presented by Jerome Scott and Walda Katz-Fishman

Introduction by J.T. Thomas

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

5:30pm, Lamar 555

 

May 1

The American Nuclear Cover-up in Spain: Southern Progenitors, Southern Casualties

Presented by John Howard

Hosted by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

12pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory