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Student archive project preserves Native history on campus

19 Apr. 2023

When Mikayah Locklear started her senior year at UNC, she had no clue she would spend so much time sorting through documents and pictures.

Locklear, a member of the Lumbee tribe and banquet chairperson for the Carolina Indian Circle, is leading her own research effort to preserve the history of her community as a part of the Land Back/Abolition project at UNC.

The initiative began in the Department of Geography, under the supervision of Professor Sara Smith and Assistant Professor Danielle Purifoy. Inspired by conversations about how the University has profited from Native and enslaved people, Smith decided to incorporate the project into two of her classes, GEOG67 and GEOG435, last fall.

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‘Close to heart’: Stone Center hosts First Community Book Walk

28 Feb. 2023

When entering the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, individuals are immediately met with a wall of windows. On an ordinary day, these windows offer a clear view of the center’s outside patio — but not last week.

Instead, the windows were lined with laminated pieces of paper. Each panel had two colorful sheets, both taped at eye level. They even stretched beyond the windows, wrapping around the brick walls of the center.

But these were not ordinary pieces of paper. They were pages from a children’s book titled “An American Story,” which tells the history of slavery in America.

This display was part of the Stone Center’s Community Book Walk – one of four events being hosted by the Alliance.

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Alliance supported the production of Native Gardens

12-30 Oct. 2022

“By Karen Zacarías, directed by Patrick Torres. A comedy that’s anything but neighborly. Good fences don’t always make good neighbors, but they do make for great comedy! An attorney on the rise and his very pregnant wife couldn’t feel more welcomed by their new neighbors. But soon, a friendly disagreement about the lay of the land quickly spirals into a war of taste, class, and entitlement.”


Alliance Directors’ Conversation

13 Sept. 2022

The four centers gathered for a conversation about Alliance with their directors: Dr. Joseph Jordan, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, Dr. Danielle Hiraldo, The American Indian Center, Mr. Josmell Perez, The Carolina Latinx Center, and Dr. Heidi Kim, The Asian American Center. The directors discussed the formation of Alliance as a new entity, the priorities of the centers, and the relationships between the centers.

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