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!