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 January 23, 2018

Author and David B. Truman Professor of Environmental studies at Mount Holyoke, Lauret Savoy will be presenting a reading and a lecture. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, Dr. Savoy writes about the stories we tell of the American land’s origins and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. In her book Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape, Dr. Savoy explores how the country’s still unfolding history and ideas of “race” have marked her and the land. from twisted terrain within the San Andreas Fault zone to a South Carolina plantation, from national parks to burial grounds, from “Indian Territory” and the U.S.-Mexico Border to the U.S. capital, Trace grapples with a searing national history to reveal the often unvoiced presence of the past.

 

 

Reading

Full Frame Theater
February 19th
6pm
Reserve your tickets at: ppg_lauretsavoy.eventbrite.com

Lecture

Nelson Music Room
East Campus
February 20th
7pm

Free parking is available for the lecture. Signs will be posted to indicate which lots are reserved for the event.

Duke undergraduate students may join Dr. Savoy for a Do Snack at 4:30pm on February 20th, in the Blue Parlor in the East Duke Building. Please RSVP.

This event is sponsored by The Katz Family Women, Ethics, and Leadership Fund, and is in collaboration with the Luce Anthropocene Project and the Power Plant Gallery.