Tuesday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 3, 2017, New York City: “Organizing for Racial Justice, 1960s and Today,” I’ll be giving a keynote, Rev. James Forbes (former pastor of Riverside Church) will give the introductory comments, and Charles and Shirley Sherrod will be presented with the Union Seminary medal. Students and faculty at UTS have also been holding a weekly guided reading session of my book throughout the semester. But the best part, is that the day will also be the first ever reunion of the SIM activists! Please come out if you can!
Monday, May 1, 2017, Blacksburg, VA: The Vauquois Mapping and Virtual Reality Project will be featured at ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day: Sensing Place. We’ll invite viewers into a 20-minute virtual and augmented reality experience of the World War I battles in Vauquois, France. We will be in the ICAT “Cube” from 11:00 to 12:30, projecting onto to the new cyclorama!
Sunday, April 23, 2017, Christiansburg, VA: I’ll be the featured speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library at the Christiansburg Public Library. I’ll be speaking about my book From Reconciliation to Revolution starting at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there. Copies of the book (University of North Carolina Press, 2016) will be available.
New Publication: Aaron Johnson, David Hicks, Todd Ogle, Doug Bowman, David Cline, and Eric Ragan, “‘If This Place Could Talk’: Using Augmented Reality to Make the Past Visible,” Social Education, 81(2), 112-116.
March, 2017, Guest Blog Post/Essay, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center: An essay on the Student Interracial Ministry (SIM), the civil rights movement, and the mutually beneficial relationship between oral history collecting and archive building. http://blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2017/03/bringing-the-church-into-the-world-the-civil-rights-struggle-the-student-interracial-ministry/
Recent mentions of From Reconciliation to Revolution: