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January 2023

Jen Shyu: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses

January 28 at 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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One event on January 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm

CURRENT Art Space + Studio, 123 W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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$10 – $15

Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses is dedicated to Jen Shyu’s late mother and father who are now reunited: Ana Lay Shyu 徐轉寄 (May 16, 1944 – December 8, 2021) and Tsu Pin Shyu  徐澤濱 (January 19, 1941 – April 2, 2019). Commissioned by John Zorn, the premiere in October 2019 of Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses was dedicated to Jen’s father, who passed away unexpectedly during a nap in his favorite chair while she was on a 5-month research fellowship in…

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February 2023

Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforested Futures in Indonesia

February 21 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In cooperation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to co-host Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforest Futures in Indonesia with Bonnie Etherington Dr. Etherington is Lecturer in Literary & Creative Communication in the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies

February 23 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyde Hall, University Room, 176 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Howard University professor Ana Lucia Araujo will deliver the 2023 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Feb. 23 with a presentation titled “Slavery as History and Memory.” The lecture will examine the recent international developments surrounding the fall of pro-slavery monuments and demands of symbolic and material reparations for slavery and colonialism. By exploring the history of the public debates about slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, the lecture aims to illuminate why and how these debates…

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March 2023

The Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies 20th year anniversary: Comedy and Hip-Hop Show

March 3 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Auditorium, 209 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Students, faculty, and members of the community are all invited to join us for an evening of entertainment featuring Tehran Ghasri, a Black-Persian stand-up comedian, followed by a performance by Syrian-American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum and accompanied by Palestinian-American musician Ronnie Malley and NC local DJ Rang.   More about the performers: Tehran Ghasri is a comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, and philosopher with a law degree. Self-described as part Black, part Persian and part amazing, Tehran has been compared to a mix of Dave…

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Business in Africa Series: UNDP Africa’s Anthonia Joy Kategwa

March 22 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Joy Kategekwa is UNDP’s Strategic Advisor for Africa.

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