News & Events
April 9, 2010
UNC Asheville will host a talk by noted author Nathan McCall at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the YMI Cultural Center, located at 39 S. Market Street in downtown Asheville. His talk, "Race, Community and Gentrification: What Will We Do with Them?" will address the process of renovation and displacement of poorer residents accompanying the influx of affluent people into deteriorating areas and its effect on race relations. The event is free and open to the public.
McCall has worked as a reporter for the Virginian Pilot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post. McCall is the author of "Makes Me Wanna Holler," an autobiography, and "What's Going On," a series of essays about race relations in America. His most recent publication, "Them," is a fictional novel addressing the complex interplay of class, race and economics in urban America. McCall currently serves as a visiting lecturer in the African American Studies Department at Emory University.
The event is co-hosted by the YMI Cultural Center and UNC Asheville's Bremen Professorship, Cultural & Special Events, the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs, and the Sociology Department.
For more information, contact John Wood, UNC Asheville associate professor of sociology, at 828/251-6977.