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May 2020


May 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Each Wednesday at 1 p.m. @UNCWORLDVIEW is hosting a Twitter chat to discuss resources and integrating global issues into the classroom. Use #WORLDVIEWCHATS to get in on the conversation!

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Virtual Middle East Trivia: Middle Eastern Cultures Edition

May 27 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies for another fun game of online trivia on the Middle East! This entertaining and informative evening will feature questions related to Middle Eastern cultures. Test your knowledge with questions on music, film, literature, art, and more. Register in advance at go.unc.edu/MEStrivia, and share the event on Facebook. Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Duke University Middle East Studies Center; Duke Islamic Studies Center; Middle East, North…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Development Work in Africa: Status, Challenges & Opportunities

May 28 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This webinar, co-sponsored by iDev Africa and the UNC African Studies Center will feature panelists: - Ahunna Eziakonwa, assistant secretary - general and director, UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa - Larry Umunna, regional director, West Africa, TechnoServe - Ademola Henry Adigun, team leader, Facility for Oil Sector Transformation, Nigeria - Kevin Conroy, team leader, Grow Liberia and CEO Bature Brewery The panel will be moderated by ASC Associate Director, Ada Umenwaliri. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the world. Upsetting our…

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VIRTUAL: Film: ‘Contract’ (2010) and Discussion with Filmmaker

May 28 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Thursday, May 28, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host Cape Verdean filmmaker and Stone Center Visiting Artist Guenny Pires for a virtual screening and Q&A session for the North Carolina premiere of his award-winning film CONTRACT. The virtual screening will take place at 12pm via Vimeo with a follow-up Zoom question and answer at 2pm EST with the director! You will receive a link to view the film on Vimeo. CONTRACT is a film about the centuries-old system of contract slave…

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Writing With and Writing As an International Scholar

May 29 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you collaborating with international scholars? Are you writing in English as an additional language? Join Writing Center Director, Kim Abels, and Senior English Language Specialist, Gigi Taylor, for this conversation about the challenges, opportunities, strategies, and resources for productive collaborative writing in multilingual collaborations. Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the session. Please register for the event.

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Virtual Family and Friends Sunday: Kusama

May 31 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the world of Yayoi Kusama with a storytime, polka-dot crafts, and a closer look at her works on display at the Ackland for our first Virtual Family & Friends Sunday! Each month, the Ackland hosts a free program for families, kids, and the young at heart featuring hands-on art activities, live performances, tours, and more. Although the museum’s doors are closed for our community’s safety, you can still explore the art virtually! A mix of D.I.Y. and live interactive…

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June 2020

North Carolina’s Latin American history

June 4 at 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Explore the history of North Carolina's Latin American communities through the online resource New Roots Oral Histories with a conversation with Hannah Gill, the Institute for the Study of the Americas associate director. Speaker: Hannah Gill Sign up to register for the event via Zoom!

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VIRTUAL: Introduction to Malawi Culture and Chichewa Language

June 6 at 9:30 am - June 27 at 11:30 am

The workshop will be offered via Zoom. This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty 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.  Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended. Please register by emailing Mamie Harris at malawi@unc.edu and…

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Intergalactic Soulstice: Jeghetto Performs ‘5P1N0K10’

June 19 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland for a very special virtual performance of 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO), a Hip Hopera created and performed by Jeghetto and co-written by Pierce Freelon, founder of Blackspace and Beat Making Lab, in reference to the Ackland’s site-specific installation by Intergalactic Soul, Project LHAXX. Jeghetto’s Afrofuturistic puppet show is set in a post-apocalyptic future with an original score by hip hop producer Hir-O. This show is suitable for audiences 10 and up. 3:30- 4:00 p.m. 5P1N0K10 (SPINOKIO) performance 4:00–4:30 p.m. Q &…

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