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April 2021

Virtual: ‘Social and Political Justice in Africa Series’

April 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm

The African Studies Center is offering a 3-part virtual series for K-12 educators on Social and Political Justice in Africa. The talks will be held on Wednesday evenings in April at 7:00 p.m. Sign up for one, two, or all of the programs, and receive certificates of completion for sessions you attend, to submit for Continuing Education Units credit. This series of talks explores social justice movements on the African continent as a multi-layered tapestry of local community action, mass…

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Virtual: ‘Geography as Destiny: Malaria in the Highlands of Western Uganda’

April 16 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On April 16, 2021, Ross Boyce, a Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, will present “Geography as Destiny: Malaria in the Highlands of Western Uganda” as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2020-21 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series. This year, the CPC Interdisciplinary Research Seminars will be open to both CPC members and Social Epidemiology program members. Malaria remains one of the leading cause of pediatric morbidity and…

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Virtual: Roundtable Discussion: Conceptualizations of Race, Blackness, and Identity in North Africa

April 19 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

While there are rich cultural and historical connections between North and sub-Saharan Africa, complex divisions exist in the conceptualization of African, Black, and Arab identities. In this roundtable discussion, panelists will address the legacies of colonialism, slavery and the construction of racial hierarchies in Africa, and explore how these factors shape contemporary manifestations of anti-Blackness on the continent, particularly focusing on Arabic-speaking contexts. The discussion will also draw connections to issues of colorism in the broader African diaspora. Featuring panelists…

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Virtual: Asia Week: ‘Rethinking Socialism(s) and Socialist Legacies in Postcolonial Asia’

April 19 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Throughout the twentieth century, the ideas of Marx and Lenin were fervently listened to, adopted, modified, and confronted in Asia–an ideational and organizational reservoir still of foremost importance today. Join the Carolina Asia Center on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss what socialism has meant, and still means, in theory and in practice.  Asian movements have not simply mimicked the heterogeneous blueprints and dogmas of Soviet or European Marxists, but have built and contextualized their own: the postcolonial metamorphosis…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 20 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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Virtual: #FoundedinAfrica Series

April 26 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the African Studies Center (ASC) for an interesting discussion on diaspora, career and politics. The #FoundedinAfrica series was created to showcase and celebrate African immigrants. In sharing the successes and challenges experienced by the African diaspora community, ASC hopes to support the community’s interest and enquiry into contemporary Africa. Guest Speaker Ada Umenwaliri, acting director of the African Studies Center, will facilitate the discussion with guest speaker, Judith Nwandu, senior political reporter and senior associate producer of 'The Shade…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 28 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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Virtual: Youth-Led, Youth-Owned, Youth-Managed Development

April 29 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join UNC's Global Social Development Innovations for the webinar panel “Youth-Led, Youth-Owned, Youth-Managed Development: The Attraction, Reality, and Everything in Between.” Panelists include practitioner representatives from Generation Kenya, Shujaaz Inc., and Educate!, along with youth representatives from the Faraja Africa Foundation and Ghana’s Innohub. Register for Zoom access.

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July 2021

Virtual: Latin America Cultural Kitchen Series for NC Educators

July 27 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators have put together a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series via Zoom for NC educators and community members this summer. In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered participants with a list of ingredients to follow in advance. This session focuses on…

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August 2021

Virtual: North Africa Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators

August 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators have put together a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators and community members this summer. Registration Link: go.unc.edu/culturalkitchen Please join the UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers for free, virtual global cooking sessions via Zoom. In each session, attendees will learn how to make a dish from a different region of the world while learning about the culture of the featured region. Experts from each region will be leading the cooking sessions and will provide registered…

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