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Don Stull

Don Stull is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at KU. His work focuses on the meat and poultry industry in North America, rural industrialization and rapid growth communities, and industrial agriculture’s impact on farmers and rural communities.

Beverly Mack

Beverly Mack is a Professor of African Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies and a Courtesy Professor of Religious Studies. Her work focuses on Islamic and African literature and Muslim women’s lives in West Africa.

Marwa Ghazali to Speak at Donnelly College

Marwa Ghazali to Speak at Donnelly College

Donnelly College will host “African Refugee Stories –and Silence –in Kansas,” a presentation by Marwa Ghazali, an anthropology PhD student at the University of Kansas who wrote her master’s thesis on the Bantu Somali of Kansas City. The presentation will take place 10:40-11:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 3rd.

Migration Stories Slam

Migration Stories Slam

In conjunction with our NEH project on Migration Stories, three participants from our recent Storylab workshop will be sharing their stories publicly at the Free State Story Slam this Friday evening! This month’s theme “Crossing the Line” dovetails perfectly with sharing stories about migration. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the sharing of stories.

Free State Story Slam
Friday, October 14, 2016
7:00-9:00 PM
Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044

I Wish I Could Tell You: Finding Your Story and Forging the Connection

I Wish I Could Tell You: Finding Your Story and Forging the Connection

An all-day workshop entitled, “I Wish I Could Tell You: Finding Your Story and Forging the Connection”, featuring Lawrence Storylab founder and nationally recognized storyteller Bob Tryanski, was held on September 24 at the Hall Center for the Humanities. The workshop challenged participants to mine their personal histories and professional experiences to discover how stories can connect with universal themes of adversity, resilience, and hope. Participants learned to structure and shape compelling personal narratives for presentation in a variety of formats and venues including live performance, recorded audio/video, and trans media storytelling. Some participants went on to perform at the October 2016 edition of the Free State Story Slam.

When a Stranger Sojourns in Your Land

When a Stranger Sojourns in Your Land

Make sure to go see Tanya Hartman’s exhibition When a Stranger Sojourns in Your Land at Studios Inc in Kansas City. The exhibition runs through October 14th.

She describes the work as “an installation of glazed, earthenware letters (with gold leaf) that spell a phrase from the Book of Leviticus in the Old Testament that admonishes human beings to be welcoming to refugees and to the dispossessed.”

Diverse Dialogs on Race and Culture

Diverse Dialogs on Race and Culture

There will be a free film screening and discussion of the film Welcome to Shelbyville on Monday, September 19th at 7 pm at the Lawrence Public Library. Dicsussants will include Jennifer Ng (Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), Cecilia Menjivar (Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology) and Alex Vilagram (Junior in Political Science).

Welcome to Shelbyville depicts a small town in the heart of America’s Bible Belt as it grapples with rapidly changing demographics in this hour-long documentary. Longtime African American and white residents are challenged with how best to integrate with a growing Latino population and the more recent arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees.

Sponsored by the Kansas African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Langston Hughes Center, Department of African & African American Studies, and the Lawrence Public Library.