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Conversations Bureau

Event Dates: October 16, 2017

Monumental Issues will provide a broader context for debates about historical monuments and the role they play in local communities today, considering them as both public history and public art.

Monday, October 16, 12:00pm

East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville

Presented by Dr. Jeffery H. Jackson, J.J. McComb Professor of History, Rhodes College

Event Dates: September 28, 2017

Monumental Issues will provide a broader context for debates about historical monuments and the role they play in local communities today, considering them as both public history and public art.

Thursday, September 28, 6-7:30pm

Memphis Room, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis

Presented by Dr. Ellen Daugherty, Professor of Art History, Memphis College of Art and Dr. Jeffery H. Jackson, J.J. McComb Professor of History, Rhodes College

 

Event Dates: September 14, 2017

Join Humanities Tennessee in a public conversation featuring Dr. Sophia Khandekar, a Memphis physician, and facilitated by Kalimah Azeez Rashada, Program Manager for the American Muslim Advisory Council.  The conversation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bridges USA, 477 North 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105

This conversation is launched with research data that explores the links between school disciplinary protocol and jail time, followed by a facilitated conversation on the impact of race and class on the approaches communities take toward juvenile justice.

Request this Conversation here

A woman who wears a hijab, or headscarf, is readily identifiable as Muslim in Tennessee communities. Does this have an impact on how she experiences her community or how others interact with her? This conversation is launched by a brief Q & A by the facilitator with a local Muslim woman, and asks audience participants to consider their communities through her stories and perpectives, and to share their own.

Event Dates: June 20, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Sophomores from the Stratford/Maplewood High clusters will explore, through a a five-part conversation, the disparities of class and race in communities’ approach to juvenile justice. The series is facilitated by a professor of English and a professor of Ethics, and will culminate in a public event determined by the participants.

This project is a part of Humanities Tennessee's Conversations Bureau program and is made possible by generous funding from the Nissan Foundation. 

Event Dates: May 25, 2016
Event Dates: March 30, 2016
The "Routes to Roots: Migration" public conversation uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. This event will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Promise Land Community Club in Charlotte, TN. 
Event Dates: March 18, 2016
The "Routes to Roots: Migration" public discussion uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. The event will be held at Casa Azafran on Friday, March 18th, from 6:00-7:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.
 
Event Dates: June 18, 2016
Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part V: Islamic Family Experience
Event Dates: May 21, 2016
Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part IV: Being Muslim in an Election Year
 
Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.
 
Event Dates: April 23, 2016
Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part III: The Refugee Experience in Tennessee
 
Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.
 
Event Dates: March 19, 2016

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life
Part II, Women and Islam: Muslim Women Speak

Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.

Event Dates: February 25, 2016

Join the Faith & Culture Center (FCC), Humanities Tennessee, the Muslim Women's Council, and the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) for a conversation fostering exchange among diverse inhabitants of our city and find out what we have in common. 

"Neighbor2Neighbor: Who is our Muslim Neighbor?" is facilitated by Nadia Owaida Crank, Program Coordinator, FCC.

The program takes place at the Looby branch of the Nashville Public Library, 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd., 6pm-7:30pm.  Light refreshments served.