UNC Asheville will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a series of special events including a panel discussion, storytelling performance, and presentations of Cherokee language, ceremonies, pottery, ceremonies and rituals.
UNC Asheville's Amnesty International chapter presents a film festival, November 5-9, featuring four documentaries selected for their power, inspirational qualities, and ability to raise awareness of human rights issues.
The Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, continues in November with works from authors Catherine Reid and Nancy Dew Taylor. The readings will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open the public.
Food Day at UNC Asheville will present a chance to learn more about the federal farm bill and its impact on local farmers and food consumers. Food Day activities are free and open to the public and take place from 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room.
"Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush," an illustrated lecture by Robyn Woodward describing her work preserving and documenting shipwrecks along the Yukon River in Canada, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Ramsey Library, Whitman Room.
"Fragmentation and Redemption," an exhibit of sculptures by UNC Asheville senior Katie Johnson, will open with a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in Highsmith University Union Gallery on campus.
"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," a national traveling exhibition, will open at UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library on October 15. The exhibit examines how President Lincoln viewed the Constitution as applied to three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf, authors of "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft" (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the UNC Asheville Reuter Center, home of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A book-signing will follow.