The Radical South –  Expanding Southern History and Identity

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

You can find a printable version of the schedule here: The Radical South Schedule

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

 

Week One: Cultural movements

 

April 3:

Creating Culture: It’s Easy to Change

Presented by Kirina Knight and Chandra Williams

Hosted by The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

6 pm, 323 Lamar Hall

 

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

5:30 pm, Overby Center Auditorium

 

April 5

Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Presented by John Eason

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

12pm, Lamar 555

 

“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

5:30 pm, Overby Center Auditorium

 

Week two: Racial Justice

 

April 10

Political Efficacy in the South

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

Hosted by the Department of Social Work

Noon, 200 Lyceum

 

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

pm, 555 Lamar Hall

 

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

5:30 pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

April 12

 “Does the Confederacy Make You Sick?”

Presented by D’Andra Orey

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

12 pm, 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

4 pm, Suite A – William Winter Institute, 3rd Floor, Lamar Hall

 

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

Noon, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

April 18

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

Presented by Pamela Stitts, Kendra Royster, and Kate O’Neil

with recent student interns and members of UNITE HERE Local 2262 

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Noon, 323 Lamar Hall

 

April 19

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

Presented by Jennifer Stollman

Hosted by the William Winter Institute

Noon, Suite A – William Winter Institute, 3rd Floor, Lamar Hall

 

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

Presented by Thomas Ward

Hosted by the Southern Foodways Alliance

5:30 pm, Tupelo room, Barnard Observatory

 

April 21

Behind the Big House

Presented by Jodi Skipper

Holly Springs, Mississippi (runs April 19-23)

Click here for more information

 

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

4 pm, 204C Bondurant Hall

 

STATES OF EMERGENCY:

Legacies From the Global South for Feminist Resurgence in the Age of Trump

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

5:30 pm, 204C Bondurant Hall

 

April 25

Queer Underground Publishing

Presented by Julie Enszer, editor of Sinister Wisdom, and Greg Herren, a writer in New Orleans

Moderated by Jaime Harker

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

4 pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

Reconstructing: A Life Amidst the Ruins

Presented by Stephanie McCurry

Hosted by the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

6 pm, 202 Farley Hall

 

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

Noon, 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

5:30 pm, Tupelo Room, Barnard Observatory

 

April 27:

The Great Debate: “Should the governor of the state of Mississippi declare April ‘Confederate History Month’?”

Presented by Deborah S. Mower

Hosted by

The UM Ethics Bowl team and the Bryant Chair of Ethics

The Department of Philosophy and Religion

SOPHIA: the Society for Philosophers in America, dedicated to promoting public discourse and civility.

6 pm, 209 Bryant Hall

7 pm Reception, Bryant Hall Gallery

 

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

Noon, 130 Lamar