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October 2021

Lecture: ‘Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice’ with Carlos Alonso Nugent

October 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the UNC Latina/o Studies Program on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. for a virtual visit from Carlos Alonso Nugent, who will present a lecture titled “Migrating Beyond the Borders of Environmentalism and Environmental Justice” followed by discussion with the audience. Dr. Nugent will offer readings of El Teatro Campesino’s performances, César Chávez’s speeches, Helena María Viramontes’s novels, and a range of previously unstudied texts and images to show how migrant farmworkers and their allies have helped publics think—and transform—the…

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November 2021

Esteem Thy Neighbors: The United States and Central America

November 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Colonel John C. McKay, USMC (retired) was appointed from the ranks to the US Naval Academy, Annapolis. He served two combat tours in Vietnam and was subsequently appointed at US Naval Attaché to the republic of El Salvador. Among his postings include the Cuban-Haitian migrant transference out of Guantánamo and service with the Drug Enforcement Administration working with counter-narcotics in Mexico and Central America. Selected as an Olmsted Scholar, he studied two years at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He…

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Southern Skies: Stories from Latin America/Cielos del Sur: Historias de América Latina

November 13, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States

UNC-Chapel Hill Research Week: Humans have looked at the night sky for thousands of years to understand the world around us. Take a journey in the Morehead Planetarium Dome to see Latin American skies and listen to stories from indigenous Inca, Maya, and Kaxinawá communities. Learn about ancient astronomy and how indigenous cosmologies and languages can expand scientific understandings of the night sky. A collaboration between the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Morehead Planetarium and Science…

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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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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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February 2022

Virtual: Indigenous Literatures in Brazil – A Conversation with Julie Dorrico (Macuxi)

February 7 at 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm

Register here The Indigenous Literatures from AbiaYala Course will be hosting an open class format to have a conversation with Julie Dorrico, author of Eu sou macuxi e outras histórias. The event will have Portuguese / English interpretation by Christian Elguera. Read below in Portuguese about Julie and her book! Livro de estreia de Julie Dorrico, Eu sou macuxi e outras histórias traz uma série de contos do universo da literatura indígena. Os textos se inspiram na riqueza cultural do povo…

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March 2022

Rahtid Rebel Women: Introduction to Caribbean Women

March 14 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Celebrate Women's History Month with Dr. Tanya Shields! This virtual K-12 teacher webinar will show educators how to move beyond sun, sand, and sex representations of Caribbean women to examine how they negotiate imperial and national definitions of their place. CEUs available! --- Dr. Tanya Shields is an associate professor and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, with research focussing on Caribbean studies and plantation logics. She is the author of Bodies and Bones: Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging (2014), “Hell and Grace: Palimpsestic…

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Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos

March 30 - July 22
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Over Land, Under Sea: 10 Years in the Galápagos is a photo exhibition that marks the 10-year anniversary of UNC’s Galapagos Initiative, a joint commitment to the conservation and study of the Galápagos Islands by UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).   With more than 30 photos on display, the exhibition showcases Carolina’s global activity, partnerships, education and research in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, featuring the work of UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students, as…

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April 2022

Central America’s Forgotten History

April 6 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Institute for the Study of the Americas for a discussion with historian Aviva Chomsky on her most recent book "Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration" on April 6th at 6:00PM via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out a day before the event as a reminder. Register.

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Screening: Living Galápagos

April 26 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Person swimming with a sea turtle

This semester, "MEJO 584: International Projects" students traveled to San Cristóbal island in the Galápagos over spring break. The group of student reporters, photographers, videographers, web developers, designers and marketers worked on a multimedia storytelling project that covers many facets of the unique struggles, triumphs and culture of the ever-evolving islands. The resulting videos from the trip will be screened in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium on  April 26, 2022, and the full multimedia project will be available at www.livinggalapagos.unc.edu the same day. A reception…

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