African Americans in WNC & Southern Appalachia Conference

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University of North Carolina Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center

1 University Heights and 39 S. Market Street

Asheville, NC 28804

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The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference illuminates the African American experience in Southern Appalachia including history, culture, community, and enterprise. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference seeks to eradicate incomplete and false narratives about African Americans in this region, while creating new possibilities for the future.

The opening night reception on Thursday, October 17 will be at the YMI Cultural Center. On Friday, October 18 there will be panel discussions during the day on the UNC Asheville campus, and concert on Friday evening entitled "The Black Roots of Appalachian Music" at the YMI Cultural Center. On Saturday, October 19 there will be panel discussions, and a brunch in celebration of Stephens Lee High School. Saturday evening is the CoThinkk Awards Celebration, with tickets to that event at cothinkk.org.

The annual African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference receives funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Sponsors of the conference include the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition, Dogwood Health Trust, Buncombe County, City of Asheville, Blue Ridge Public Radio, Explore Asheville and The Buncombe County Tourism and Development Authority, The McClure Fund, the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission, and the Jackson County branch of the NAACP, Self-Help Credit Union, Amy Mandel, Center for Craft, and Western Women’s Business Center.

Conference sessions and the Friday night concert are free and open to everyone to attend, but we ask that you register to reserve a seat. Tickets for the brunch are $10 for the general public and free for UNC Asheville students and Stephens Lee High School Alumni.

Find more information at aawnc.unca.edu.

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University of North Carolina Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center

1 University Heights and 39 S. Market Street

Asheville, NC 28804

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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