Events

All events are free and open to the public except for the Durham Library Foundation fundraising event on Saturday, October 4.

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

The Social Gospel and the Civil Rights Movement
Main Library, Durham NC

In what ways were the nonviolent protests of the 1960s influenced by religious teachings? What happens when individuals apply Christian ethics to social problems, like racial inequality? WUNC’s Frank Stasio will moderate a group of expert panelists to both investigate the religious roots of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and discuss the present-day intersection of religious thought and social reform. Panelists include Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman, professor at Duke Divinity School; Rev. Jimmie Hawkins from Covenant Presbyterian Church; Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove from Rutba House and director of the School for Conversion; and Dr. Jarvis Hall, professor at North Carolina Central University and director of the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Teen Auto-Bio Comics
East Regional Library, Durham NC

Join illustrator Eric Knisley for this creative event! Knisley will demonstrate and teach tweens and teens basic comic drawing techniques. In honor of the Durham Reads Together book, March: Book One, participants will draw a comic illustrating one important moment or event in their lives. Bring your doodling ideas, and join the fun! Refreshments provided. This program is co-sponsored by Durham Comics Fest.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free and open to the public

The Comic Book that Changed the World
Southwest Regional Library, Durham NC

Join Andrew Aydin, co-author of March: Book One, for a talk on the comic book that inspired John Lewis to write March. Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story was published in December 1957 by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. This comic inspired Lewis and many other young activists to join the movement and use the principles of nonviolence to battle racial discrimination. The comic has a long history of inspiring activists and has been used in South Africa, Uruguay, Vietnam, Egypt and Latin America. This program is co-sponsored by Durham Comics Fest and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The full Comics Fest schedule and more information can be found at durhamcomicsfest.org.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Songs of the Freedom Movement with Lois Deloatch
Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, Durham NC

Join jazz vocalist Lois Deloatch for an evening of song. Deloatch has headlined concerts throughout the United States and internationally. She is noted for her rich contralto voice and expansive repertoire, which melds sacred, secular, traditional and contemporary music. She has received numerous awards for her talent and community service including the Shirley Caesar Community Service Award, Indy Arts Award and an Emerging Artist Award. Deloatch will be accompanied by renowned guitarist Scott Sawyer. A CD sale will follow the concert.

Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public

We Who Believe in Freedom: The Next Civil Rights Generation
Main Library, Durham NC

Join Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs for the conclusion of Durham Reads Together as she moderates a panel of young activists who are continuing the Civil Rights Movement in the 21st century as they work for voting rights, queer liberation, birth justice, gender justice, immigrant rights and the end of the school-to-prison pipeline. Gumbs is the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and the co-founder of the Mobile Homecoming project.

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