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March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Stories of Africa: Connected Over Time and Across the Globe

Heeding novelist Chimamanda Adichie’s warning about the dangers of hearing only a single story about a person or country, World View’s 2017 Africa seminar will highlight the diversity of lived experiences within the continent of Africa and the interconnectedness of Africa with other nations, including the United States and North Carolina. For a full schedule of speakers and to register, please visit the event website.

Start: March 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: March 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Phone: +1.919.962.3000
Address:
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary and cultural sensitivity in health services for students, staff and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi. Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be…

Start: March 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Beard Hall, Room 116
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 30, 2017

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary and cultural sensitivity in health services for students, staff and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi. Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be…

Start: March 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Beard Hall, Room 116
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 5, 2017

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary and cultural sensitivity in health services for students, staff and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi. Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be…

Start: April 5, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Beard Hall, Room 116
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference: ‘Black Feminist Futures: Re-envisioning Gender and Sexuality in Global Black Communities’

The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies will host their annual Global Africana Conference. Keynote speakers will be Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah; and Faye Harrison, feminist anthropologist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This conference is free. Please visit the Global Africana Conference website for more information.

Start: April 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: April 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Location Varies

April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017

Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference, ‘Black Feminist Futures: Re-envisioning Gender and Sexuality in Global Black Communities’

The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host their annual Global Africana Conference. Keynote Speakers will be Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah; and Faye Harrison, feminist anthropologist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tickets are required to attend the talk by Chimimanda Adichie at Memorial Hall.  Please visit the Carolina Performing Arts website to purchase tickets. More information…

Start: April 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am
End: April 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary and cultural sensitivity in health services for students, staff and faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill planning research, service or internships in Malawi. Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi. Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be…

Start: April 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Beard Hall, Room 116
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 10, 2017

Chérie Rivers Ndaliko, ‘Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo’

In this talk, part of the Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series, Chérie Ndaliko will discuss her new book Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo. While the DRC is often portrayed in international media as an unproductive failed state, the Congolese have turned increasingly to art-making to express their experience to external eyes. Ndaliko argues that cultural activism and the enthusiasm to produce art exists in Congo as a remedy for the social ills of…

Start: April 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Bull's Head Bookshop
Phone: +1.919.962.7392
Address:
207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

April 11, 2017

Cherie Ndaliko, ‘Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in the East of Congo’

Since 1997, the war in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has taken more than six million lives and shapes the daily existence of the nation’s residents. While the DRC is often portrayed in international media as an unproductive failed state, the Congolese have turned increasingly to art-making to express their experience to external eyes. This reading and discussion is sponsored by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Start: April 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
End: April 11, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Venue: Bull's Head Bookshop
Phone: +1.919.962.7392
Address:
207 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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