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HARVEY GANTT: 2015 RECIPIENT OF THE CALDWELL AWARD

 

North Carolina Humanities Council trustees have selected Harvey Gantt as the recipient of the 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council's most prestigious honor. The award recognizes Gantt for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina.

Harvey Gantt is a trailblazer champion for civil rights, and is respected nationally for his work on education, health care, the environment, architecture, city revitalization, and for his vision of improving the quality of life for all citizens. A tireless public servant, Gantt holds board membership in education, cultural, civic, and business organizations.

The Caldwell Award ceremony will be held on October 15, 2015, at the Mint Museum in Uptown, Charlotte at 6:00 pm. A reception will follow at the Harvey Gantt Center. The events are free and open to the public. RSVP is required due to space limitation. Read more.

 

TEACHER WORKSHOPS: BANNED BOOKS IN THE CLASSROOM

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting a training on “Banned Books in the Classroom: Teaching the Freedom to Read,” on September 12, at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

Attending teachers will receive:

  • 1.0 CEUs/renewal credits
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Lesson plans, teaching ideas, and pedagogical training
  • Single occupancy hotel accommodations can be requested for Thursday night for participants residing more than 300 round-trip miles from the Chapel Hill Public Library.

If you have any questions, email Paul Bonnici at bonnici@unc.edu

Register today!

 

FRANK DEFORD TO SPEAK AT HOMETOWN TEAMS EXHIBIT

Frank Deford will present at 6:30 p.m on September 24, at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts. Deford takes a look at the sports industry from multiple angles.  By using personal anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of writing and reporting about sports and sports personalities, he gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the industry from unique and varied perspective.  

Deford's lecture is part of the North Carolina Humanities Council's current Museum on Main Street exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” hosted at the Transylvania County Library from September 11 - October 24. Read more.

August 31, 2015  

In This Issue:

  • Caldwell Award
  • Banned Books in the Classroom
  • Frank Deford to Speak at Hometown Teams Exhibit

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