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Announcement: Laborlore Gathering

THE CURRICULUM in Folklore at the University of North Carolina in partnership with the San Francisco-based Fund for Labor Culture and History will host a third gathering in a series exploring laborlore and workers culture on September 24, 2005. Billed as "Laborlore Conversations III," the event will take place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will feature a pre-conference concert on Friday evening with traditional music legend Alice Gerrard.

The Saturday gathering is free and open to the public and will be of special interest to folklorists, historians, ethnomusicologists, educators, trade unionists, worker-scholars, and community scholars. Conversation themes and presentations include labor art, ballad scholarship, country music, Piedmont blues, coal miner argot, sustainable agriculture and southern textile mill towns in transition, farm labor "guest workers,"and strategies and issues around labor and community organizing in the region.

Future gatherings are in planning for Madison, WI and Washington, DC.

For more information, please contact Tim Prizer at tim_prizer@yahoo.com

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