“The Laramie Project,” a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, following the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998, is Appalachian’s 2018-19 Common Reading Program selection for first-year students.
Lisa Kron is best known for writing the book of the Tony Award winning musical, “Fun Home,” based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechtel. In “Well,” Kron uses her own life experience to address what it means to be healthy in medical, personal and social terms.
The Rotaract Club of Boone at Appalachian State University will be hosting a benefit concert to help raise money for Rise Against Hunger, an organization that provides meal packing events around the world. The concert will feature performances from ASU Accaplla groups and soloist artists.
Dr. John Boyd, Jr. is a fourth-generation black farmer, businessman and civil rights activist and the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association. Traveling the country, he realized African American farmers needed a platform so their voices could be heard. He founded the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) in the early 1990’s.
Tunnel of Oppression is a program designed to bring awareness to national and global social issues through skits and displays. Participants will enter the room on a guided tour that will lead them through a variety of acts and exhibits created by student organizations that shed light on topics such as women's issues, LGBT, racism, religion, environment, and mental health.
An informal conversation about the National Black Farmers Association’s (NBFA) Keeping NC/VA Farmers Growing Project and possibilities for collaboration with Dr. John and Kara Boyd of the NBFA. This event is co-sponsored by Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture.
Frank Hursh has led a fascinating life dedicated to the arts and arts education. He attended Black Mountain College (BMC) from 1949 until 1950 and has been a working artist and educator in Mexico since 1956. Part of the Black Mountain College Semester.
Christopher Everett is a writer, film director and film producer from Laurinburg, North Carolina. He recently directed his first feature-length documentary film entitled "Wilmington on Fire" which chronicles the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Renowned Holocaust scholar Professor Wolf Gruner holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, is Professor of History at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and is the Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
The 60th event in the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Michael Hastings, Lord of Scarisbrick CBE and Global Head of Citizenship for KPMG International. A reception will follow. Both lecture and reception are open to the public with no cost to attend. Sponsored by the Walker College of Business.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof always keeps audiences on the edge of their seat in enthralling presentations that catapult many into action themselves. As a master story teller with an unmatched reputation and peerless perspective on the events that shape our world, listeners find themselves glued to their seats and captivated by moving, first-hand global stories.