7th African Americans in Western North Carolina & Southern Appalachia Conference/Symposium
Existence as Resistance: Expressions of Resilience Pt. 2
Date: Oct 16th, 2020
Platform: Zoom Link to Register: https://unca-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eU0OXJ5VT2y-Y1kWnSW_RA
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Opening Session:10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:00 Welcome, Darin J. Waters, Ph.D.
10:05 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Opening Keynote address: Dr. Cicero M. Fain III: Community Building and Resilience in Huntington West Virginia: The Making of a Black Appalachian Community
10:45-11:45 Morning Panel: UNC Asheville Student Undergraduate Research Presentations
Panelists: Flo Jacques, Olivia Barnes, Chasity Bradley
12:30- 1:30 Mid-Day Plenary Session: Introduction by Bill Turner, Ph.D. Speaker: Dr. Rochelle Brandon, MD: African Americans and the Covid-19 Crisis
1:30- 2:30 Afternoon Panel: African American Resistance and Resilience through Artistic Expression in Southern Appalachia: Memorializing the Black Lives Matter Movement
Panelists: Marie Cochran, Joseph Pearson, Jenny Pickens, Sheneika Smith
2:30 – 3:00 Closing Plenary Session: Changing Our Narrative: Diversity and Inclusion and American History
Speaker: Mr. Ron Carson: Vice Chairman of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission