January 2017 Branch Meeting

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Our 1st meeting of the 2017 calendar year is on January 14th at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff.

Coffee:  9:30 AM 

Meeting/Guest Speaker: 10:00 AM

Our guest speaker will be Sean Palmer, Director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Sean will talk about his work and the university’s interest in diversity. Sean began his position here this past Spring and before that, he was  Assistant Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University. Sean graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. In English, from Clark Atlanta University with a M.A. In African American Studies and from Duke University with a M.Div.  He was quoted in a UNCW publication as having said “Our culture center is in a place where it can be a community ambassador and support mechanism, rebuilding and developing strong multi-layered black communities.”

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