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Wednesday: Mar 21

CANCELED—Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist: Caring for Refugees and Immigrants

Wed. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location:

UVA Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium

1340 Jefferson Park Avenue

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Martina Scholtens, Canadian physician and author of Your Heart Is the Size of Your Fist, brings to life the challenges both of caring for new refugees and immigrants and of balancing her own professional and personal obligations.

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The Civil War: Personal Stories, Stunning Tales

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cate Lineberry has had to cancel her participation. Barbara Bellows (Two Charlestonians at War), John Bicknell (Lincoln’s Pathfinder), and Cate Lineberry (Be Free or Die) discuss their recent books, histories from the Civil War era that provide new and valued insights into the counterpoint of two soldiers from Charleston, resounding impacts of political campaigns, and Robert Smalls’ triumphant choice to free himself and his family from slavery.

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CANCELED—Domesticity & Democracy: Matters of Race, Gender, Sexuality

Wed. March 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Susan Fraiman (Extreme Domesticity), Johann Neem (Democracy’s Schools), and Rachel Wahl (Just Violence) discuss essential aspects of American culture, how they came to be, how they are viewed and used in other countries, and how this affects us all.

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CANCELED—Dialogue Across Grounds: Race, Gender, and Identity

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Poet Remica Bingham-Risher (Starlight & Error), fiction writer Lisa Ko (The Leavers), and young adult novelist Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss race, gender, and identity across genres, offering perspectives on immigration, family, and police brutality, among other topics, encouraging thoughtful dialogue within our community.

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Revolutionary War: Fiction & Horrific Fact

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Charles McRaven (The Rifling) and Robert Watson (The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn) discuss their recent books, a novel with a Revolutionary War basis, and an astonishing true story of thousands of Americans imprisoned, and killed, on the HMS Jersey, a prisoner of war ship.

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CANCELED—Writing About Race & Social Justice: An Evening with Lamar Giles, Jason Reynolds, and Nic Stone—SOLD OUT

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Lamar Giles (Overturned), Jason Reynolds (Long Way Down), and Nic Stone (Dear Martin) discuss their acclaimed fiction for young readers, the challenges and opportunities facing writers of color, and the decisions involved in writing about race, social justice, gun violence, and other tough topics for teens and adults.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners, Language / Culture / Folklife, Poetry, Publishing / Books / Writing, Social Justice, StoryFest / Youth

Growing Hemp in Virginia: Then & Now

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Dufton (Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America) and Doug Fine (Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution) discuss the history, legality, and finer aspects of growing hemp, a crop farmed nearby by Thomas Jefferson.

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CANCELED—Food Justice and Community: An Evening with Karen Washington

Wed. March 21, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Buford Middle School—Auditorium

1000 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Join urban farmer and food justice activist Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) for a community conversation and story telling about food, farming, identity, and equity.

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Thursday: Mar 22

The Great War: Social Currents, Chemistry & Consequences

Thu. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Theo Emery (Hellfire Boys) and Will Englund (March 1917) discuss their work of the Great War era, delving into world-changing impacts of small decisions, technological innovations, social injustices and mores, as the early twentieth century faced the consequences of war.

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Tags: African-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, History

Economic Inequality: What’s In Your Wallet?

Thu. March 22, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Reeves has had to cancel his participation. Mehrsa Baradaran, (The Color of Money), Keith Payne (The Broken Ladder) and Richard V. Reeves, author of (Dream Hoarders) discuss political, societal, and economic forces behind economic inequality, why the damage of inequality is widespread, and how it affects us all.

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CANCELED—Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to winter weather-related closures, this program has been canceled. Letters to a Young Farmer anthology contributors Eliot Coleman, Barbara Damrosch, Karen Washington, and Jill Isenbarger discuss the the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.

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Pot, Fast Horses, and Cocaine Cowboys: Drugs in America

Thu. March 22, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Emily Dufton (Grassroots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America), Roben Farzad (Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami), and Joe Tone (Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream) discuss the complex and morally dubious role drugs play in America.

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Criminal Injustice: Bias, Incompetence & Excess

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington (The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist), Brandon L. Garrett (End of Its Rope), and Bill Sizemore (A Far, Far Better Thing) discuss their work, exposing critical fractures in our American criminal justice system. John Grisham moderates.

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Both Sides Now: Taking Diplomacy Seriously

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Marcus Holmes (Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations), Trita Parsi (Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy), and Todd S. Sechser (Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy) discuss the intricacies of diplomacy in our challenging world.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global, Nonfiction

Carol Troxell Reader: Lisa Ko

Thu. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

As the inaugural Carol Troxell Reader, Lisa Ko (The Leavers) gives a solo reading at New Dominion Bookshop, sharing her story of a mother and son, their heartrending separation, and the choices they each make in attempts to belong, to find love, to create a family.

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Smart Women Got it Done: Code Girls

Thu. March 22, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Author Liza Mundy (Code Girls) and WWII cryptographer Dorothy Braden Bruce share the story of thousands of American women recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy to serve as codebreakers, facing sexism and misogyny while keeping their involvement secret.

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Hope & Sacrifice: A Conversation with Khizr Khan

Thu. March 22, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center

1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Khizr Khan (An American Family) will discuss his experiences as an immigrant, our rights as Americans, and the legacy of democracy that we are each empowered to protect; in conversation with Douglas Blackmon.

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Friday: Mar 23

Inhumane Acts: Guantánamo and More

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Mark Fallon (Unjustifiable Means), Andrea Pitzer (One Long Night), and Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition) discuss the history of concentration camps and the American government’s disturbing use of torture and secrecy at the detainee camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Slahi will participate via Skype from Mauritania, due to travel restrictions.

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Surveillance vs. Privacy: NSA, DARPA, and more

Fri. March 23, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Russell Miller (Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair ) and Sharon Weinberger (The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World) dive into the deep recesses of government to examine the work of the intelligence community and who it serves, from the beginning of DARPA, through Snowden’s disclosures, and the “deep state” of today.

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China’s Rise: International Relations

Fri. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Amitai Etzioni has had to cancel his participation. Amitai Etzioni (Avoiding War with China) and Howard French (Everything Under the Heavens) take on U.S.-China relations, sorting through contexts of history, strategy, and current events.

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American Studies: Dick, Ike & DARPA

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

John Farrell (Richard Nixon: The Life), Will Hitchcock (The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s), and Sharon Weinberger (The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World) discuss their masterful portraits of the Presidents and the secret work of DARPA and where their stories collide.

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The Civil War: Reconstruction, Treason & Memory

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Ed Ayers (The Thin Light of Freedom), Barbara Gannon (Americans Remember Their Civil War), and Cynthia Nicoletti (Secession on Trial), discuss their recent Civil War histories, exploring the war through the perspectives of similar counties in Virginia and Pennsylvania, through the question of prosecution of Jefferson Davis for treason, and through our public efforts to commemorate and remember.

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Loving, Learning, Voting: Virginia Civil Rights

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Sheryll Cashin (Loving), Margaret Edds (We Face the Dawn) and Julian Heyter (The Dream is Lost) discuss their histories of interracial intimacy, the legal struggle for racial equality in education, and implementation of voters’ rights and mobilization, specific to the civil rights struggles faced in Virginia.

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Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter

Fri. March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

University Baptist Church

1223 West Main Street, Charlottesville, Va., 22903

NEW VENUE—Ibram X. Kendi (Stamped from the Beginning), one of the nation’s most prolific and accomplished young professors of race, writing and speaking to both scholarly and general audiences, delivers a keynote lecture.

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Things Unseen: Race in America Today

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Ruth Caplin Theatre

109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (in the same building as Culbreth Theatre)

Garnette Cadogan, Kima Jones, and Kevin Young discuss their contributions to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race, exploring and reacting to race in America in a present-day response to James Baldwin’s 1963 examination, The Fire Next Time.

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Democracy: Good & Bad Government

Fri. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors David Goldfield (The Gifted Generation) and Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains) discuss their work, relating the history of American government support for the betterment of the entire nation and the six decade effort to alter the rules of governance, taking power from the majority to restrict democracy itself.

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Saturday: Mar 24

Youth in Revolt: Fiction That Refuses to Conform

Sat. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cara Hoffman has had to cancel her participation. Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes (The Sleeping World), Cara Hoffman (Running), and SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies) discuss their novels about young people and the fight to find oneself amidst the tumult and politics of the modern world.

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Tags: Asian-American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, History, Language / Culture / Folklife, LGBTQ

Social Structures, Political Struggles

Sat. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Angela Hattery and Earl Smith (Policing Black Bodies) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free) discuss their work, exploring systems of structural racism as well as potential and radical strategies to work for change.

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Roots of White Nationalism and the Alt-Right

Sat. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kathleen Belew (Bring the War Home), Nancy MacLean (Democracy in Chains), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free), and Vegas Tenold (Everything You Love Will Burn) discuss the root causes and champions of the alt-right, and the wide-ranging impacts of the movement on American social equality and democracy. Jamelle Bouie moderates.

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America Ablaze: Fires & Cheap Lives

Sat. March 24, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Monica Hesse (American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land) and Bryant Simon (The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives) discuss their stories of poverty, desperation, and tragedy in rural America.

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In Pursuit of Truth: An Evening with the National Book Awards

Sat. March 24, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location:

Paramount Theater

215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

2017 National Book Awards finalists Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Never Caught) and David Grann (Killers of the Flower Moon) join 2017 National Book Awards longlisted author Kevin Young (Bunk) in a discussion of the stories and facts their books bring to light, the hidden impacts of racism and social inequality in America that their work speaks to, and ultimately, the pursuit of truth in their award-winning nonfiction. National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas moderates.

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Sunday: Mar 25

Writing the American Story: Diverse Voices in Distinguished Books

Sun. March 25, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award recipients Peter Ho Davies (The Fortunes), Tyehimba Jess (Olio), and Margot Lee Shetterly (Hidden Figures), accompanied in conversation with Award jury member Rita Dove, will share their writing and insights about race and culture, with a particular focus on the August 2017 events that took place in Charlottesville.

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