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Growing Up Southern: Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi

October 5, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Demographic changes challenge the cultural narrative about what it means to grow up in and to live in the South, and UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South looks at these questions in a series of 2016-17 events that kicks off with Puerto Rican Southern Belle: From Harlemworld to Disney World to Mississippi.

Join the conversation with Simone Delerme, McMullan Assistant Professor of Southern Studies and assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 E. 7th Street, Charlotte 28202). The event is open to the public without charge. Two-hour complimentary parking will be provided at 7th Street Station next to the Museum (between Church Street and the light-rail tracks). The museum will validate parking tickets at its front desk.

Registration is required – please Register here.

Attendees may tour the Museum’s ground-breaking exhibit, ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, during the evening.

Delerme's talk is part of a "cross-center initiative" between the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Center for the Study of the New South and the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture to explore the role of Latinos in the South. Both University Centers are hosting events during Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.

This is the first of a series of community conversations focused on Growing Up Southern: Many People, Many Ways that challenges the cultural narrative about what it means to grow up in and to live in the South.