Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War

Wednesday: Mar 18

Intimate Hardships: Women in War and Imprisonment

Wed. March 18, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hear Charlotte McDaniel (Stories Untold), Kara Dixon Vuic (The Girls Next Door), and Monica Zgustova (Women’s Voices From the Gulag) share the untold accounts of women affected by conflict, through marriage to servicemen, through service on the front lines, and imprisonment in the Soviet Gulag. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, History, Nonfiction

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Rachel Louise Snyder (No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us) shares the research and reporting involved in this deep examination of what lies behind domestic abuse, the intense psychological terrorism that can spiral into family violence and lost lives. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, Health / Mind / Body

Thursday: Mar 19

WWII in Europe: Tales of Bravery and Collusion

Thu. March 19, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

The Center

1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Authors William Geroux (The Ghost Ships of Archangel), Mary M. Lane (Hitler’s Last Hostages), and Eric Lichtblau (Return to the Reich) offer captivating stories from the European theater of World War Two, including an extraordinary tale of Allied ships crossing the Arctic, an ongoing story of the fine art confiscated by Hitler’s Germany, and a Holocaust refugee who returned to operate behind enemy lines. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Fallout: Fiction on the Personal Impacts of War

Thu. March 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

David Brendan Hopes (The Falls of the Wyona), Thuy Da Lam (Fire Summer), and Marco Rafalà (How Fires End) discuss their novels that grapple with the personal marks left by war on individuals, families, and communities. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, LGBTQ

Shifting Perspectives on the Civil War Experience

Thu. March 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Historians James J. Broomall (Private Confederacies), William B. Kurtz (co-editor, Soldiers of the Cross), and Thavolia Glymph (The Women’s Fight) share their research and writing from the personal side of the Civil War. These books follow the lives of Southern men, Catholic chaplains and sister nurses, and the role of women to provide new and important perspectives for our understanding of the War. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Science, Public Policy, and Law

Thu. March 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

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

Authors Sarah Milov (The Cigarette), Igor Volsky (Guns Down), and James C. Zimring (What Science is and How it Really Works) delve into the history behind manipulations of scientific studies for economic and political gain, within a discussion of how science works and how much confidence we can be place on scientific claims. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Health / Mind / Body, History

Friday: Mar 20

The Elusiveness of Equal Protections

Fri. March 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Join César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Migrating to Prison), Alec Karakatsanis (Usual Cruelty), and Asma T. Uddin (When Islam is Not a Religion) as they share perspectives on discrimination and criminalization, prompt a hard look at our desensitization to human rights encroachments, and question the status quo in a bid to restore humanity to the criminal justice and immigration systems. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Law / Supreme Court

Animals & Allegory

Fri. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Rick Hodges (To Follow Elephants), Johanna Stoberock (Pigs), and Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8) discuss their novels and the power of animals and allegory in exploring philosophical and political themes. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Humor, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Global Diaspora Fiction

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Amitav Ghosh (Gun Island), Helon Habila (Travelers), and Mimi Lok (Last of Her Name) discuss their novels exploring personal and political impacts of contemporary diaspora.

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Tags: African American, Asian American, Book Club Picks, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Family / Aging, Fiction, Global, Language / Culture / Folklife

#privacy #influence #bias #transparency

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Lawrence Cappello (None of Your Damn Business), Anne Nelson (Shadow Network), and Lewis Raven Wallace (The View from Somewhere) pull back the curtain on critical issues of trust and betrayal, including technologies that trade in the use of personal information and those who create and influence today’s media: the journalists, the internet stars, and the puppeteers strategizing to garner support for certain social agendas. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Nonfiction

Identity in Contemporary Appalachian Fiction

Fri. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location:

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Madeline ffitch (Stay and Fight), Jeff Mann (LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia), and Valerie Nieman (To the Bones) discuss their fiction and what it means to write about contemporary Appalachia, from nuanced politics to difficult stereotypes. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Folklife, Language / Culture / Folklife, Southern / Appalachian, Sports / Outdoors / Animals

Writing to Save Our World: A Celebration of Environmental Writing

Fri. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

The Haven

112 W. Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Environment / Science, Southern / Appalachian

Reading Under the Influence

Fri. March 20, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Location:

Common House

206 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Cameron Awkward-Rich (Dispatch), Morgan Parker (Magical Negro), and Amy Woolard (Neck of the Woods) give readings of their poetry during this annual “late-night” Festival program.

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Tags: African American, Arts, Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Gender, Health / Mind / Body, LGBTQ, Poetry, Social Justice

Saturday: Mar 21

Crime Wave Brunch with Ian Rankin

Sat. March 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location:

Omni Hotel - Ballroom

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Join hundreds of Crime Wave readers for Saturday brunch with Crime Wave headliner Ian Rankin, author of In A House of Lies and dozens of other bestselling novels in the John Rebus series and others. Rankin will speak in conversation with John Grisham.

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Tags: Crime Wave, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Fiction, Headliners

American Politics: The Southern Strategy to 2020

Sat. March 21, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors Khalilah L. Brown-Dean (Identity Politics in the United States), Angie Maxwell (The Long Southern Strategy), and Katherine Stewart (The Power Worshippers) share historical contexts, group identities, and alignments related to racism, religious conservatism, and anti-feminism used to define political viewpoints in Southern and national politics in the U.S. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History, Social Justice, Southern / Appalachian

Correcting the Narrative: Black Genealogies

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Bettye Kearse (The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family) and Kevin Levin (Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth) share their deeply-researched works in a conversation about black genealogies—actual family histories that were denied and suppressed, and fictive historical tales that blossomed a hundred years after the Civil War. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: African American, Biography / Memoir, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Intimate Portraits of Migration

Sat. March 21, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Jason DeParle (A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves) and Maggie Paxson (The Plateau) discuss their respective quests to explore the challenges of migrants seeking refuge from instability, poverty and violence, and the transformative effects bestowed upon those who help them to forge stable and peaceful new lives. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Asian American, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, Global

Learning from Economic Policy Shifts: Who Profits?

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

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Matt Stoller (Goliath) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Race for Profit) discuss the perils of seemingly well-intentioned government policy shifts to promote access, stabilization, and development—and the disaster of the resulting discrimination, domination, and destruction. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: African American, Business, Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

World War II in the Pacific: New Histories

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

Location:

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Authors David Dean Barrett (140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon) and Richard B. Frank (Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia-Pacific War) share their World War II histories, deeply focused on the origins and the endgame of the Asia-Pacific theatre. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History

Sunday: Mar 22

Taking Apart the Berlin Wall: History, Memory, and Spies

Sun. March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Authors Paul Farber (A Wall of Our Own), Hope M. Harrison (After the Berlin Wall), and Steve Vogel (Betrayal in Berlin) share histories and cultural appreciations of the Berlin Wall, examining what it means to Americans, how activists have chosen to commemorate it, and digging deeply beneath it for a Cold War tale of wiretapping. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Tags: Current Affairs / World Affairs / War, History