Tag Archives: University of North Carolina Wilmington

BRIEF: UNCW lecturer to speak about N.C. eugenics and Nazi eugenics Thursday

Anthropometry demonstrated in an exhibit from ...

Anthropometry demonstrated in an exhibit from a 1921 eugenics conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Edwin Black will speak about eugenics programs used against blacks and mentally disabled people in North Carolina as well as the eugenics programs of the Nazis at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 26) in the School of Nursing McNeil Auditorium, Room 1005 on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

His speaking tour is based on his book War Against the Weak and is sponsored by UNCW’s History department, the Block & Rhine Fund for Jewish Studies in association with The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Details: 910-962-3308.

– Amanda Greene

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BRIEF: UNCW Women’s Resource Center and LGBTQIA office hosts abortion film series

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Women’s Resource Center and the LGBTQIA Resource Office are hosting The Stories of Choice at 3:30 p.m. April 16 in the Wrightsville Beach room inside the Fisher Student Union on campus. The event will highlight stories of reproductive choice.

An Abortion Speak-Out will be held at 4 p.m. April 17 in the Port City Room of the Fisher Student Union, including a showing of “The Abortion Diaries.” A discussion of decisions about abortion will be held after the movie “as we work to destigmatize this procedure,” according to a release about the event.

Area anti-abortion groups were not included in the program.

Details: 910-962-2114.

The flier for the UNCW series. Photo via UNCW.

– Amanda Greene

BRIEF: Nicaragua peace and freedom lecture at UNCW on March 26

The University of North Carolina Wilmington will present the “Nicaragua Photo Testimony” photographic documentary work of Oregonians Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick at a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday (March 26) in 100 Morton Hall.

For nearly 20 years, Fitzpatrick and Dix have documented the effects of the U.S.-funded Contra War on the poor of Nicaragua. Their work was overseen by Quaker meetings in Eugene, Ore., and Bozeman, Ore.

Luz Mabel Lumbí Rizo - 1987, age 22 months, in Jinotega. Photo courtesy Paul Dix.

After taking photos in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, Dix and Fitzpatrick returned to re-photograph many of the same people who were affected by the war there.

Their work is documented in a photo book, “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy” and on their Nicaragua Photo Testimony web site.

The event is co-sponsored by

Luz Mabel - 2003, age 17 years, with daughter, Luz Noelí, in La Unión. Photo by Paul Dix.

UNCW’s Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, the Coastal Carolina United Nations Association – USA, and UNCW Amnesty International.

Details: boomershinea@uncw.edu

-Amanda Greene

Photographic Lent: Act One

UNCW student, Stephanie West, after her Ash Wednesday blessing. Photo by Sara Clark

Photographer Sara Clark and Wilmington Faith and Values Editor Amanda Greene teamed up today during Ash Wednesday to illustrate the beginning of the 40-day Christian penitential season of Lent.

Amanda attended an Ash Wednesday “Come and Go” service at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church and a noon service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church downtown.

Sara attended a student Mass at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Catholic Student Center and a Spanish Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church downtown.

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Stay tuned for Act Two.

Meet Diana Pasulka, our religion and education and American Catholic history blogger

An innovator in religious thought in our area, Diana Pasulka has been a source of mine for many years in faith research.

Now, she’ll be blogging on religion and education and American Catholic history.

Learn a little more about her research here:

“Diana Walsh Pasulka is an associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has focused on ideas and beliefs about the “afterlife” within American culture and in early American children’s literature. She is currently writing a book about the Catholic devotion and doctrine of purgatory.

In 2009 Diana won a federally funded grant called Teaching American History in North Carolina, and she is currently the coordinator of the program that brings together teachers from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties with historians from across the nation to raise student content knowledge of traditional American history.”

Welcome, Diana!