If you live in central North Carolina, there are two Institute-connected events coming up that you might want to check out.

1) The United Church of Christ in Durham is holding a peace conference this weekend featuring Robert Evans, a Nobel Prize candidate and executive director of Plowshares Institute. I'll also be giving a short talk on "The Social Cost of War." Check here for more details.

2) In conjunction with the release of Southern Exposure magazine's special issue, "East Meets South: 150 Years of Asian/Southern Intersections," the Institute for Southern Studies along with the N.C. Humanities Council are presenting two great events:

"The Hip Hop Generation and the Politics of Abandonment"
Lecture by Hip Hop Journalist and Activist Jeff Chang


Friday, Oct. 21, 8:00 p.m.
Duke University's Richard White Auditorium

East Meets South: A Panel Discussion on Asian American Organizing in the South

With Opening Remarks by Jeff Chang and featuring:

Milan Pham, Director, Orange County Department of Human Rights and Relations
Manju Rajendran, Student activist; co-founder of Hip Hop Against Racist War
Shivali Shah, Co-founder of Kiran: Domestic Violence & Crisis Services for South Asians in North Carolina
Paul Lai, Graduate Student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Saturday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm
Duke University's Mary Lou Williams Center

For the second event, a buffet lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Oct. 18th to
cmc7@duke.edu or hongan.truong@gmail.com