VotL makes its European debut

While serving as a visiting professor in the Cultura e Letteratura Italiana-Americana program (CLIA) at the University of Calabria in January, Michele Fazio screened Voices of the Lumbee to an audience of graduate students and faculty engaged in research about diaspora and immigration studies.  Her talk, “Oral History and Community Engagement in a Transnational Context: Stories of Migration Past and Present,” encouraged the study of work histories throughout the regions in Southern Italy to examine how labor and immigration patterns shape community and family life.

Photos by Luca Pizzimenti

Day 2 at UNC’s Department of Social Work featured a roundtable presentation on service-learning, community organizing, and reciprocity by research assistant, Sandra Torres, Lumbee Elders, Dr. Jo Ann Chavis Lowery and Mabel Cummings, and Michele Fazio.  Another full crowd in attendance!



Voices of the Lumbee screened to a crowd of around 60 people at Duke University’s Rights! Camera! Action! Film series on October 20th. Thanks to everyone who came out to view the film and participate in the discussion afterwards!

VotL Screening at Duke University 10/20 @ 6:30pm

Hi folks,

We’re excited to announce that Voices of the Lumbee will screen as part of Duke University’s Rights! Camera! Action! film series on Tuesday, October 20th. The event will take place in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly room in the Perkins Library on Duke’s campus. The screening begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Michele Fazio and Jason Hutchens. They will also be joined by Lawrence Locklear (Lumbee) of the Southeast American Indian Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Additional screenings are being scheduled for November. We’ll continue to post new information as future screenings are finalized.


~VotL Team