Museum of the Southeast American Indian: Lecture: On the Life of Dr. Helen Maynor Scheirbeck

Museum of the Southeast American Indian 1369 Old Main Rd, Pembroke, United States

Dr. Helen Maynor Scheirbeck (1935-2010), a Lumbee political scientist, educator, and community organizer, both led and served as a consultant to governmental and non-governmental organizations related to American Indian tribal recognition, education, and community development. Dr. Scheirbeck assisted with the founding of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to chair the Indian Education Task Force, and served as the director of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Office of Indian Education. She also assisted in the development of the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act (1978), was appointed head of the Indian Head Start Program, and served as assistant director for public programs at the National Museum of the American Indian. Dr. David E. Wilkins (Lumbee) is the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. He concentrates much of his work on Native politics and governance, particularly on the transformations that Indigenous governments have both coercively and voluntarily engaged in from pre-colonial times to the present.

Appalachian State University: An Appalachian Summer Festival: Artist Showcase Series

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 W. King Street, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate App Summer’s 40th anniversary, this series offers behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Museum of the Southeast American Indian: Book Talk: Dr. Ryan Emanuel

Museum of the Southeast American Indian 1369 Old Main Rd, Pembroke, United States

Dr. Ryan E. Emanuel will discuss and sign copies of his new book, On the Swamp: Fighting for Indigenous Environmental Justice, at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum of the Southeast American Indian (Old Main First Floor) at UNC Pembroke. In On the Swamp (2024), Dr. Emanuel (Lumbee) shares stories from North Carolina about Indigenous survival and resilience in the face of radical environmental changes. Addressing issues from the loss of wetlands to the arrival of gas pipelines, these stories connect the dots between historic patterns of Indigenous oppression and present-day efforts to promote environmental justice and Indigenous rights on the swamp. His scientific insight and deeply personal connections to his home blend together in a book that is both a heartfelt and an analytical call to acknowledge and protect sacred places.

Appalachian State University: An Appalachian Summer Festival: Artist Showcase Series

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 W. King Street, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate App Summer’s 40th anniversary, this series offers behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Nikole Hannah-Jones

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

We're excited to present Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, to the Charlotte community on July 11, 2024, at Knight Theater. Hannah-Jones will discuss the 1619 Project's implications, impact, and impetus for Black futures, all timely topics given the current political climate and upcoming 2024 elections.

The 1619 Project illuminates the legacy of slavery and highlights contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. It's also an Emmy® Award-nominated six-part Hulu docuseries.

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Appalachian State University: An Appalachian Summer Festival: 38th Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk & Competition

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC, United States

Join competition juror and sculptor Christopher Meyer on a fascinating outdoor tour of the 10 contemporary American sculptures selected as finalists for this year’s annual competition. With a rich background in iron work, Meyer’s work ranges from non-objective to representational sculptural objects, sculptural installations, and cast-iron performance work, often focusing on the interaction between the viewer and the work. The walking tour will culminate at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception and complimentary boxed lunch.

Free

Appalachian State University: An Appalachian Summer Festival: Artist Showcase Series

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 W. King Street, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate App Summer’s 40th anniversary, this series offers behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Appalachian State University: An Appalachian Summer Festival: Artist Showcase Series

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 W. King Street, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate App Summer’s 40th anniversary, this series offers behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free