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Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium: Standing Rock and Implications for North Carolina
Feb 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dear Friends of the AIC,
On February 6, the UNC American Indian Center in collaboration with the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting an Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium. While the event is taking place in St. Louis, the UNC School of Social Work has graciously agreed to livestream the feed on campus in their Auditorium, located in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building. The livestreamed portion of the symposium will last from 9:30am – 1:00pm. The symposium will be taped as well.
Immediately following the Symposium, three UNC faculty connected to issues of land, environmental justice, and federal Indian policy will talk about their departments and how students who interested in the topic of Indigenous rights can explore these issues further at UNC. The UNC Faculty Panel will take place from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
Directions to the UNC School of Social Work and visitor parking information can be found here.
WU Cosponsors: Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, and the Katheryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies
UNC Cosponsors: American Indian Center, School of Social Work, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, American Studies, Department of Geography, and the Institute for the Environment
Please share the attached flyer with faculty, staff, students and community members you think might be interested in attending!
Location and Directions
325 Pittsboro Street CB# 3550
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550
The UNC School of Social Work is located in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building on the western edge of the campus. Our building is located across the street from the State Employees Credit Union, and is in between the FedEx Global Education Center and the School of Public Health.
There is one metered visitor’s space beside the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building. All other spaces require a permit to park.
The best visitor parking option on weekdays is in the Dogwood Deck across from UNC Hospital. The fee is $1.50 per hour. To get to the School of Social Work (Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building) from the Dogwood Deck:
- Walk left up Manning Dr.
- Turn right onto S. Columbia Street.
- At the Health Sciences Library crosswalk (traffic light), cross S. Columbia Street.
- Turn right and follow first brick path on the left. The Tate-Turner-Kuralt building will be on the right. Allow about 15 minutes walking time.
Driving Directions to the Parking Deck
From the east:
Take I-40 West to Exit #273A. Take NC 54 West to Chapel Hill. Take US 15-501 South to Manning Drive. Turn right onto Manning Drive. The Dogwood Deck is nine-tenths of a mile from US 15-501 on the left.
From the north:
Take NC 86 South (which becomes Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.) to downtown Chapel Hill. Turn right onto Cameron Avenue (2nd light after Franklin Street) then make an immediate left onto Pittsboro Street. Bear left when the road splits. Go straight across South Columbia Street and you will be on Manning Drive. The Dogwood Deck is three-tenths of a mile on the right.
From the south:
Take US 15-501 North to Chapel Hill. US 15-501 becomes South Columbia Street at the NC 54 intersection. From South Columbia Street, turn right onto Manning Drive. The Dogwood Deck is three-tenths of a mile on the right.
From the west:
Take NC 54 East to Chapel Hill. Exit at Columbia Street/US 15-501 and turn left onto South Columbia Street. From South Columbia Street, turn right onto Manning Drive. The Dogwood Deck is three-tenths of a mile on the right.