Jun 22, 2019 7:00 PM

"We went to follow refugees in Europe... We found the media" Another News Story (2018)12 | 1h 26min | DocumentarySaturday 22nd June 2019Synopsis:The feature documentary debut of Orban Wallace, Another News Story was filmed during the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis. Wallace’s film follows refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos, into Hungary and Croatia and across Europe to a hoped-for sanctuary. The film chronicles a journey beset by physical deprivation and danger, bureaucratic and political obstacles and thousands of miles of uncertainty. But the British director also turns his camera on the world media on assignment in the Mediterranean as they cover the unfolding humanitarian tragedy. In today’s chaotic era, what is the “who, how, and why” of the 24- hour breaking news cycle as it relates to global conflicts and crises? When faced with immeasurable suffering, how do they balance their humanity with professional objectivity and the day to day mundanity of their jobs. Is it possible to walk the line between a good story and sensationalism? Or, glazed, do you just go after another news story?Film Screening followed by discussion and Q&A led by Faraday Fearnside, founder of Open Hearts Open Borders.Doors open at 7:00, film starts at 7:30 pm.Venue: Truro Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, Truro.Free entry but donations for Open Hearts Open Borders welcome. We will also hold a collection of donated items on the night so please be generous (clothing, mobile phones, torches, blankets, tents, toiletries, sanitary products, baby food, diapers, etc). Please see OHOB facebook page for items needed currently.Cake and drinks available.

Jun 23, 2019 2:00 PM

Ever wanted to create a book or publish a magazine? Learn to make a mini-magazine (zine) with Hearth Collective at our Collaborative Zine-Making Beginners Workshop on Sunday, June 23rd from 2-4 PM at Hearth Studio. Sign-up on Eventbrite to register. Zines are handmade, usually self-published, mini magazines made for creative and personal expression as well as to spread knowledge. In the workshop we will, -Learn about the history of zines, how they have been used to self-publish, build community, and share information. -Look through different types of zines for inspiration -Make collaborative mini-zines or personal zines (per-zines) Details: Bring friends, snacks, and creativity! No prior knowledge or skills required and all materials are provided. Open to all ages, free tickets available if you email the facilitator directly. We are located at 1703 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC. The entrance is attached a ramp on the side of the house. Facilitator: Shady Kimzey, [email protected] I am an educator working with groups, non-profits, grassroots uprisings, individuals, and businesses that create social impact. My work is multi-disciplinary, often incorporating mixed media, pop culture, design, local context, and education. I completed a Master’s in Social Justice Education with a focus on Youth in Schools, and a Bachelor’s in Communication, Public Relations with a focus on Non-Profit Management. Contact me directly with any additional questions or for a free ticket!

Jun 24, 2019 10:00 AM

The Summer Poetry Project is an arts enrichment program for middle and high school students. The focus builds on the theme of "personal expression and identity", combining creative writing, performance/public speaking, hands-on poetry collage making and a poetry slam. Participating students will sharpen their skills and interests around poetry and literary arts.  The program is composed of a 5-day session starting Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019, starting daily at 10 am to 1 pm. The 5-day session ends with a Poetry Slam in the evening. Lunch will be provided.  ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR PHILLIP SHABAZZ is a poet, writer, and teaching artist. Shabazz is the author of three poetry collections, Freestyle and Visitation, and XYZoom, and Flames in the Fire. He is also the author of a novel in verse, When the Grass Was Blue. His poetry has been included in the anthologies, Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook, and Home Is Where: African-American Poetry from the Carolinas. Some of the journals his poems have appeared in include The American Voice, Obsidian, and The Louisville Review.  His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics, and audiences across North Carolina. His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends challenged by the complexities of life, to narratives that celebrate human possibilities. Educators have called him, “One of the most inspiring individuals in the arts.” In an effort to get students excited about creative writing, Shabazz encourages them to be empowered by their own words and expression. Teachers have commented, “His methods succeed in showing students how to use poetry as a tool of learning and communication. His teaching style is engaging, fun, and direct.”  The North Carolina Arts Council nominated him for the prestigious William C. Friday Fellowship for human relations, praising his contributions to arts education—as a blend of imagination, experience, and upbeat sensitivity. As writer and teacher, Mr. Shabazz has created a series of ongoing creative writing workshops for many which he calls "Living Words." Shabazz has worked as an activist, a publisher, and was Duke University’s third Artist-in-Residence at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture. Currently he works as poet-in-the-schools of North Carolina, leading creative writing workshops across the state. He has taught at over 400 schools, conferences, and community centers. Prior to this, he was on the artist roster with the Durham Arts Council. He has also been a visiting writer at many colleges and universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Elon, Winthrop, Warren Wilson, and the Writers' Series at Appalachian State. Shabazz currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and continues to reach approximately 12,000 people annually through his work as a poet, teacher, and writer in the community at-large. Visit www.flamesinthefireps.com for more information about the poet/writer.

Jun 23, 2019 6:30 PM

2019 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE WINNER