Event Date: 
March 9, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Levine Museum of the New South

North Carolina is experiencing heavy Latino migration, and UNC Chapel Hill anthropologist Hannah Gill will discuss what the migration means to the state and the immigrants in the Levine Lecture “New Roots in the Old North State” at 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Gill is author of “North Carolina and the Latino Migration Experience: New Roots in the Old North State.” She also is director of the Latino Migration Project at UNC Chapel Hill, a public educational program on Latin American immigration and integration in North Carolina.

The Levine Lecture is a public event presented by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South.

The March 9 talk will begin at 6 p.m.; a reception and book signing follows at 7 p.m. RSVPs are required via email to anwillia@uncc.edu or call 704.687.0015. Complimentary parking is available in 7th Street Station parking deck. Attendees should bring their parking ticket into the museum for validation.

Gill teaches a global service learning class “Latin American Immigrant Perspectives: Ethnography in Action” that travels to Guanajuato, Mexico, each year. She received a doctorate in social anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her bachelor’s degree is from UNC Chapel Hill.

The Center for the Study of the New South in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences promotes discourse and dialogue on a rich and diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the New South.  Known as the period of regional history from the end of the Civil War to the modern era, the New South offers a tapestry of history, culture, social movements and political issues ripe for reflection and study.

Founded in 1991 as a history museum exploring the South since 1865, Levine Museum of the New South is gaining national notice for its vision of “using history to build community.”  In the past 10 years, Levine Museum has won three top exhibition awards, two from American Alliance of Museums and one from American Association for State and Local History, for exhibit projects on timely topics.