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Difficult Discourse: The Language of Confederate Monuments and Racial Conflict

October 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reckoning: Race, Memory and Reimagining the Public University and the Countering Hate initiatives will present “Difficult Discourse: The Language of Confederate Monuments and Racial Conflict.”

After the toppling of Silent Sam in August 2018, there was considerable discourse on campus about the history of the statue. Discussions also centered on the social and political implications of its presence, its removal and its possible restoration. But missing from the discussion was a critical awareness of how people were talking about this monument.

This event (organized by Misha Becker in linguistics and Mark Crescenzi in political science) will feature talks by five scholars in complementary areas (linguistics, communication, rhetoric, library science, sociology) about their research, followed by a panel discussion with additional expert faculty from UNC.



October 11, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Hyde Hall, University Room
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map