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Being and Belonging: Perspectives from NC Reception

July 30, 2021

Being and Belonging: Perspectives from NC Reception

Speaker: Various NC Artists

Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina brings together 13 artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment, and home. With over 25 works of art that range in theme, medium, and tone, Being and Belonging celebrates the diversity of experiences while also reflecting the realities of a complex, multicultural Southern United States.

Starting on August 18th, 2021 the Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina exhibition will be open until December 12th. There will be a free public reception celebrating the exhibition on October 5th at 5:30pm at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To learn more about the details of the exhibit including the fantastic artists that will be featured, read the UNC Global article here.

Date: October 5, 2021
Time: 5:30PM
Address: 301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill NC

Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina

July 30, 2021

Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina

Speaker: Various NC Artists

Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina brings together 13 artists of Latin American heritage from across the state of North Carolina whose work evokes questions of identity, environment, and home. With over 25 works of art that range in theme, medium, and tone, Being and Belonging celebrates the diversity of experiences while also reflecting the realities of a complex, multicultural Southern United States.

Starting on August 18th, 2021 the Being and Belonging: Perspectives from North Carolina exhibition will be open until December 12th. There will be a free public reception celebrating the exhibition on October 5th at 5:30 pm at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

To learn more about the details of the exhibit including the fantastic artists that will be featured, read the UNC Global article here.

Date: August 18, 2021, December 12, 2021

Cultural Kitchen Series

July 7, 2021

Cultural Kitchen Series – Latin America

Speaker: Cecilia Polanco

Looking for a fun and interactive summer activity? Join the UNC-Duke Area studies center 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 participants with a list of ingredients to follow along!

All events will take place from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Tuesday, July 27: LATIN AMERICA with the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies & Carolina Navigators

Thursday, July 29: EUROPE with the UNC Center for European Studies

Tuesday, August 3: ASIA with Carolina Asia Center

Thursday, August 5: NORTH AFRICA with the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies & UNC African Studies Center

Register below!
** Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom information via email prior to the event **

Participants will receive a certificate for 1 PD hour for each event attended.
Questions? Contact Corin Zaragoza, UNC-Duke Consortium for Latin American Studies.

Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 12:00PM


Cultural Kitchen Series - Latin America

Caribbean Book Club for Educators – High School

May 3, 2021

Caribbean Book Club for Educators – High School

Join us for a virtual book club to learn more about Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Haiti! Selected North Carolina teachers will receive a complimentary copy of their club’s text. Rural and/or Title 1 educators highly encouraged to apply. Space is limited.

Application is due May 15th, 2021

If you have any questions, contact Corin Zaragoza at cmzarago@email.unc.edu

High school book club will read and discuss In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Álvarez

Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 4:00pm


Caribbean Book Club for Educators - High School

Caribbean Book Club for Educators – Middle School

May 3, 2021

Caribbean Book Club for Educators – Middle School

Join us for a virtual book club to learn more about Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Haiti! Selected North Carolina teachers will receive a complimentary copy of their club’s text. Rural and/or Title 1 educators highly encouraged to apply. Space is limited.

Application is due May 15th, 20201

If you have any questions, contact Corin Zaragoza at cmzarago@email.unc.edu

Middle School Book Club will read and discuss Taste of Salt by Frances Temple

Date: July 22, 2021
Time: 4:00pm


Caribbean Book Club for Educators - Middle School

Caribbean Book Club For Educators – Elementary School

May 3, 2021

Caribbean Book Club For Educators – Elementary School

Join us for a virtual book club to learn more about Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Haiti! Selected North Carolina teachers will receive a complimentary copy of their club’s text. Rural and/or Title 1 educators highly encouraged to apply. Space is limited.

Application is due May 15th, 20201

If you have any questions, contact Corin Zaragoza at cmzarago@email.unc.edu

Elementary School Book Club will read and discuss Lion Island by Margarita Engle

Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 4:00PM


Caribbean Book Club For Educators - Elementary School

CONNECTING YOUR CLASSROOM TO THE WORLD:

April 30, 2021

Connecting Your Classroom to the World

Join us on May 12 to learn about and discuss existing collaborations between UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers and Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges which have led to the internationalization of curricula across disciplines and institutions.
The event will feature Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges across the Southeast who have successfully added global content to their classrooms. These curricula changes have varied, but always focus on how to best introduce global content to their students by integrating it into their courses.
Our speakers will discuss how UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers’ resources have helped faculty in these endeavors. The Area Studies Centers will also present the resources available, including funding for travel, research, and classroom resources.
Schedule:
Opening session introducing the UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers
Session 1: Tailoring the global to your local
Session 2: Making connections across borders

Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm


Connecting Your Classroom to the World

The Rise and Fall of Empathy: Cuban-US Relations 2000-2020

April 15, 2021

The Rise and Fall of Empathy: Cuban-US Relations 2000-2020

Speaker: Dr. Philip Brenner

Emeritus Professor of International Relations and History at American University, Dr. Philip Brenner will be guest speaking in LTAM 350: The United States and Latin America on Cuban-U.S. relations between 2000 and 2020. Dr. Philip Brenner has published widely on U.S./Cuba relations, U.S./Latin American relations, contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. His most recent book is Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Independence, co-authored with Peter Eisner.

Register here or click the “Read More” button below.

Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 3:30PM


The Rise and Fall of Empathy: Cuban-US Relations 2000-2020

Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo on Women and Revolution

March 24, 2021

Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo on Women and Revolution

Speaker: Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo

The Gender and Sexuality in Latin America and Caribbean Working Group and Duke GSF studies will hold a conversation with Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo who will discuss her work on revolutionary women in Cuba and Nicaragua. Dr. Bayard de Volo will share knowledge and experiences from her decades of fieldwork experience researching on women’s political participation during the respective revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua. She will discuss how women’s roles in these revolutions challenge the notion that social change is a predominantly male sphere. There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.

Click here to RSVP to this virtual event.

Date: April 2, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm

Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo on Women and Revolution

Radical Visions for Caribbean Reconstruction: Island Futures and Mobility Justice

March 24, 2021

Radical Visions for Caribbean Reconstruction: Island Futures and Mobility Justice

Speaker: Dr. Mimi Sheller

On March 25 as part of the Inaugural Lecture of the Travel Work Speaker Series, the Center for the Study of the American South will host Dr. Mimi Sheller, Professor of Sociology Head of the Sociology Department, and founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is founding co-editor of the journal Mobilities and past President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. A pioneer in the field of mobility studies, Sheller has authored or co-edited fifteen books, including most recently Advanced Introduction to Mobilities (Elgar, 2021), Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene (Duke, 2020) and Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes (Verso, 2018).

This event is free and open to the public. Register here for a link.
Visit travelwork.unc.edu for more information about this interdisciplinary graduate working group.

Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm

Radical Visions for Caribbean Reconstruction: Island Futures and Mobility Justice