Framing and Messaging: George Lakoff, Language, and Political Discourse

With Host David Mora Marin

David Mora Marín obtained his PhD in Linguistic Anthropology from SUNY-Albany in 2001. He is an Associate Professor at UNC (Linguistics Department), where he arrived in 2004. He specializes in the historical linguistics and ancient writing traditions of Mesoamerica, specifically the Olmec, Epi-Olmec, and Mayan cultural traditions, and in linguistic documentation. He teaches courses on linguistic fieldwork, sociolinguistics, language and power, historical linguistics, writing systems, and spoken Yucatec Maya, among others.

X-Team Meeting

Meeting of the Executive team of PDOC. All are welcome.

General Meeting

Presentation by Alex Schelle from the Alliance for Fair Food and the the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworker-led human rights organization about their fight to persuade Wendy’s to commit to human rights in its supply chain.

Then our own Tony Wikrent will give a presentation on How Government Creates Economic Progress, a fascinating look at economic policy and history!

Screening of the film February One

Screening of the award-winning film, February One, followed by a panel discussion on “Student Activism, Then and Now”.

Based largely on first-hand accounts and rare archival footage, February One documents one volatile winter in Greensboro that not only challenged public accommodation customs and laws in North Carolina but served as a blueprint for the wave of non-violent civil rights protests that swept across the South and the nation throughout the 1960s.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Carolina Black Caucus, Democratic Women Of Orange County, and Hillsborough Progressives Take Action.