National Public Radio’s Michel Martin will moderate the second Alabama Humanities Foundation Colloquium, set for Oct. 1 at the Birmingham Museum of Art, with an expanded format that features nine Fellows in two lively conversational sessions.
Following up on 2017’s highly successful inaugural event, the sessions will focus on powerful discussions by the Fellows of their roots, views and the underlying impact humanities has played in their lives.
In the expanded format, Fellows will be featured in morning and afternoon sessions. Lunch will be served in between the two sessions, and attendees may attend one or both.
The 2018 Alabama Humanities Fellows are:
- Nall Hollis, known as Nall, a Southern American artist with an international following.
- Gina Locklear, founder of Zkano, an online retailer of organic cotton socks manufactured in Fort Payne that is revolutionizing the industry.
- Bobby McAlpine, self-described architect, romantic, poet and entrepreneur.
- Martha Bouyer, Executive Director of Historic Bethel Baptist Church Foundation, Bouyer developed and has served as project director for twelve “Stony the Road We Trod…” National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsored institutes in Alabama.
- Mary Margaret Pettway, a third-generation quilter and member of the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective.
- Margot Shaw, founder and editor of flower Magazine, the only floral lifestyle magazine in the country.
- Joyce Vance, former US attorney in Alabama, professor at University of Alabama School of Law and regular contributor of political analysis on MSNBC.
- Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace and known across the country as a voice for peace and reconciliation.
- Andrew Westmoreland, president of Samford University.
“We are so looking forward to the second edition of The Alabama Colloquium with this impressive class of Fellows,” said AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser. “It is fitting that it is being billed as continuing the conversation because the 2017 conversation was so provocative and so memorable, it left us all with a sense of wanting more. With the expanded format, this certainly promises to be quite a powerful event.”
The morning session gets underway at 10:30 and features Kennedy, Pettway, Vance and Westmoreland. Bouyer, Nall, Locklear, McAlpine and Shaw anchor the afternoon session, which begins at 1:30. Tickets are $85 each, and valet parking and lunch are included in the price.
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