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October 2020

Women of Appalachia

October 29 @ 7:00 pm

Women Speak The Women of Appalachia Project has, for the past 10 years, been empowering female Appalachian writers and spoken word artists of all levels. In their uncompromising mix of socio-political perspectives, the artists take stereotypes and ill-conceived impressions head on: they layer them in language, speak them, print them, and frame them behind glass. Rowdy, raw, and honest, their work makes no apologies. Moderator Dr. Chris Green, Director, Appalachian Center and Associate Professor of Appalachian Studies

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November 2020

Sheila Arnold

November 5 @ 7:00 pm

“What Freedom Means”: Oney Judge, Personal Maidservant to Martha Washington Sheila Arnold, historic character presenter, shares the life of Oney Judge as Martha Washington’s maidservant from age 10 until the end of George Washington’s second term of his presidency and into her new adventure of freedom.  Arnold’s work as a George Washington’s Mount Vernon Research Fellow has increased her knowledge about the complicated intimacy of Oney and Martha, and enhanced Arnold’s understanding of other enslaved persons connected to Oney. Moderator Kristina…

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Julio Salgado

November 12 @ 7:00 pm

Undocumented and Queer: Challenging Legalities of Immigration and Queerness Through Art Visual artist Julio Salgado is a queer artist of color whose work explores themes of immigration and queerness. As an undocumented and queer artist living in times of crisis, he uses his art to deal with anti-immigrant narratives. His lecture is a journey that takes a look behind the pieces he has created in the past decade. Moderator Dr. Gwen Ferreti, Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies

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