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NGFS Lecture Series


When Nadja Cech and Gavin Douglas moved to Greensboro to become Professors at UNCG, they both thought it was a temporary thing.  Gavin had roots in Ontario Canada, and Nadja longed for the mountains of her Oregon home.  As fortune would have it, they were lucky enough to meet (on Tate St.), fall in love, and produce two long time New Garden Friends School students, Jaiden and Nova.  And, after twenty years in Greensboro, they are beginning to feel like maybe it is home.

Please join Gavin, an ethnomusicologist who studies nationalism, politics, and cross-cultural aesthetics, and Nadja, a chemist who seeks to discover new medicines from plants, in a conversation with the NGFS community.  Nadja and Gavin will share some contemplations on how the pandemic and national reckoning with racism have brought them to rethink place, space, and personal and professional priorities.  The format will be open, with ample opportunity for questions and dialogue.  All are welcome.