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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

March 2022

Guest Speaker: Sarah Adams

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Belk Auditorium, 100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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“Jappalachia": Cross-Cultural Connections between the Appalachian Trail and Japan’s Shinetsu Trail Sarah Adams, Trail Researcher and Appalachian Trail Conservancy Regional Manager Bio (from appalachiantrail.org): Sarah grew up in Dahlonega, GA, where the A.T. has always been a presence in her life. During her undergrad at Yale, she was an Environmental Studies major and pursued learning environmental humanities approaches to research, policy, and community engagement. Her senior thesis examined cross-cultural connections between the A.T. and Japan’s Shinetsu Trail, which was heavily modeled…

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April 2022

An Evening with Jake Blount and Nic Gareiss

April 02 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moore Auditorium, 79 Cascade St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist. He is the 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a two-time winner and many-time finalist at Clifftop. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes, and foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales (Free Dirt Records & Service Co.) debuted…

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