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August 2021

Virtual: North Africa Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators

August 5, 2021 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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October 2021

Business in Africa Series

October 1, 2021 at 12:00 am - October 31, 2021 at 12:00 am

The 2nd Business in Africa Series will feature a spotlight on South Africa, and will be held throughout the month of October. More information can be found here.

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ASC Fall Virtual Reception

October 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Please join the African Studies community as they mark the start of the academic year with a celebration of former ASC Director, Dr. Emily Burrill, who led the Center through seven years of success and growth. They will also welcome the Center’s new Co-Directors, Drs. Sudhanshu Handa and Victoria Rovine. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.  

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Book Talk: Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution

October 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution Kriolas Poderozas EDITED BY TERZA A. SILVA LIMA-NEVES AND AMINAH N. PILGRIM Terza A. Silva Lima-Neves is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Johnson C. Smith University. Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution: Kriolas Poderozas documents the work and stories told by Cabo Verdean women to refocus the narratives about Cabo Verde on Cabo Verdean women and their experiences. The contributors examine their…

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African Studies Center Book Talk: The Charisma Machine

October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom book talk on the recently published monograph, The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, By Morgan G. Ames, moderated by Shakirah Hudani.

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In Dialogue: Vanessa Tembane and Professor Tanya Shields

October 28, 2021 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As part of the online exhibition, Existing in the Shadow, South African artist Vanessa Tembane will engage in a zoom conversation with UNC Professor Tanya Shields (Women’s and Gender Studies) to discuss her work. Please register for the talk. Vanessa Tembane is a South African-born artist of Mozambican heritage. Existing in the Shadow integrates collage processes with print-making techniques to address the artist’s sensations of loss of her Mozambican family after her mother’s migration to South Africa. The collaged images merge childhood…

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November 2021

Africa Fest Community Event

November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The African Studies Center in collaboration with campus and community partners plans to hold Africa Fest, a celebration of African culture, art and history. This family event, the first of its kind on campus, will take place on Saturday, November 13, starting at 12 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, 27516). The event will also be live streamed on YouTube. Africa Fest 2021 offers our community an immersive opportunity to engage with the rich contemporary cultures…

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January 2022

The Diplomacy Initiative: Meet the Mentors

January 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill are piloting a program to enable undergraduate and graduate students to explore careers in national security and related fields.  In Meet the Mentors, five ACNSL mentors will introduce themselves and describe their diverse career backgrounds. Introductions will be followed by breakout sessions in which students can chat with each mentor. Meet the Mentors is a great opportunity for students to find a mentor (or mentors) to meet with throughout the semester during the mentors’ office hours.  There will be two virtual Meet the Mentors sessions that will…

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Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa

January 28 at 8:00 am - April 3 at 5:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The exhibition Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa explores the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying, and enhancing life in African communities while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. For millennia, African metalsmiths have drawn upon the inherent power and beauty of metal to create dazzling and enduring objects, including body adornment and currency items, for proclaiming wealth and social status; staffs, scepters, weaponry, and other regalia as emblems of leadership and authority; and amulets and…

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The Diplomacy Initiative: Meet the Mentors

January 28 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The American College of National Security Leaders (ACNSL) and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill are piloting a program to enable undergraduate and graduate students to explore careers in national security and related fields.  In Meet the Mentors, five ACNSL mentors will introduce themselves and describe their diverse career backgrounds. Introductions will be followed by breakout sessions in which students can chat with each mentor. Meet the Mentors is a great opportunity for students to find a mentor (or mentors) to meet with throughout the semester during the mentors’ office hours.  There will be two virtual Meet the Mentors sessions that will…

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