Thursday, March 24, 2016

Antisemitism: From Persecution to Genocide
"If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example."
-Anne Frank
Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karl Schleunes, UNCG Emeritus Professor of Modern German History & author of The Twisted Road to Auschwitz
Rabbi Frank Fischer, witness to Kristallnacht
Dr. Zev Harel, death camp survivor
Dr. Roy Schwartzman, UNCG Professor of Communication Studies & Shoah Foundation Institute Teaching Fellow
Wednesday, March 30th 2016
School of Education Building, Room 114
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Refreshments Will Be Provided

Sponsored by The UNCG Historical Society, UNCG History Department, UNCG Communication Studies Department, & the UNCG Holocaust & Genocide Studies Research & Teaching Network

Monday, March 21, 2016

“SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SOUL: NATIVE WOMEN AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE”: Lecture by Sarah Deer (Reception to follow)

TOMORROW, TUES 3/22, 4pm-5pm EUC Maple Room
with Reception to Follow in the EUC Phillips Room
More info below, on WGS website and on Facebook

MacArthur Fellow, Sarah Deer will be giving a lecture in March! Sarah Deer is a legal scholar and advocate leveraging her deep understanding of tribal and federal law to develop policies and legislation that empower tribal nations to protect Native American women from the pervasive and intractable problem of sexual and domestic violence. – See more

Professor Sarah Deer’s advocacy for victims of crime has been instrumental in reforming federal law to protect Native women from sexual violence by empowering tribal nations and developing coalitions to improve federal and tribal cooperation.

A reception will follow the lecture at 5pm in the EUC Phillps Room.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement at UNCG and Sexual Violence Campus Advocacy

Please contact the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at (e-mail is preferred method) or 336-334-4323 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

LEARN Teaching and Research Symposium

UNCG’s LGBTQIA Education and Research Network is sponsoring the

LEARN Teaching and Research Symposium

APRIL 8, 2016


A LEARNing experience to advance queer pedagogy and research at UNCG and beyond


"The Death of Tamaki Miura: Performing Madama Butterfly in Occupied Japan" - Lecture by Kunio Hara, University of South Carolina

On April 9, 1946, less than eight months after the conclusion of World War II, Japanese soprano Tamaki Miura (1884-1946) made excerpted recording of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. However, Miura, who had been suffering from cancer that wreaked havoc on her voice and body, was unable to produce a result she wanted.  Her performance, broadcast across Japan on the radio, was to be her last.

Learn about what drove Miura to take on this seemingling impossible task at the end of her life and how her dying voice resonated with a Japanese pubilc reeling from the the afternath of a brutal war.

Where: Collins Lecture Hall, MUS 217
When: Thursday, March 17, 4p.m.

Sponsored by the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance