The Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus will celebrate its founding and namesake with the 10th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture. At 7 p.m on Tuesday, March 16 in the Tate-Turner Kuralt Auditorium, Gay McDougall, executive director of Global Rights: Partners for Justice, will give an address entitled "Race and Poverty: Critical Frontiers in Human Rights Advocacy." Global Rights is a legal advocacy group that currently works for progressive change in more than a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But the festivities really begin earlier in the day, with a noon screening of Jennifer Abod's documentary, The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde. This portrait of the acclaimed black lesbian feminist poet is the debut effort for Abod, who's been a fixture on the Connecticut activist scene for some two decades. She co-founded and sang for a combo called the New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band and also lays claim to creating the first feminist radio soap opera, a drama called The Liberation of Lydia. This film will be screened at 110 Lenoir, and there will be a repeat screening, same time and place, on March 26 during Women's Week.
Call the Stone Center for more information at 962-9001 or go online to ibiblio.org/shscbch.