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Mental Health Resources

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National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255; or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. This service is available 24/7. It is free and confidential.

Suicide prevention resources | AFSP

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Additional UNC mental health resources, courtesy of UNC School of Social Work:

11JUN_Mental-Health-Resources.pdf (

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

Melanin Therapy is a comprehensive directory of treatment options designed to meet the unique mental health needs of African-Americans and people of color.

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Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures

This talk examines the music of Yiddish-speaking Jewish partisans and ghetto resisters, as sung by the Boston Worker’s Circle chorus.

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler is a 2021 graduate of the Folklore MA program at UNC, where she completed a master’s thesis on Yiddish music and contemporary Jewish performance. She also earned the Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies and served the Center for a year as its graduate student assistant. She is a frequent contributor to Lilith magazine and the politics writer for the Jewish Women’s Archive.

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Grad Student Spotlight

Danielle Burke was raised in Denver, CO, developing an adoration for mountains and their regional cultures at a young age. She holds a BFA degree in Fiber Arts and Humanistic Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon graduating she was awarded a 2015 Windgate Fellowship through the Center for Craft. This independent research and studio project brought her to Western North Carolina where she studied traditional coverlet weaving- including the objects themselves, their storytelling qualities, the fabrication process from seed onward, various tools used in production, and the present-day makers. Her work has been shown internationally, though most recently at the Asheville Art Museum and the Mint Museum (Uptown) in Charlotte, NC. Her research is rooted in craft, material culture, cultural sustainability, and the storytelling potential of objects. Feel free to reach her at

Memorial to Townsend Ludington

C. Townsend Ludington received a B.A. from Yale University in 1957 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1964 and 1967 respectively. Upon graduation from Duke, he joined the English Department, and the following year became one of the founders of the American Studies Curriculum. He chaired American Studies for much of the following three decades, retiring in 2004 as Boshamer Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies.

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