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Black Activism and the Cuban Revolution

September 30, 2022

Black Activism and the Cuban Revolution Zoom Visiting Lecture

Speaker: Dr. Devyn Spence Benson

Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:30pm
Address: Virtual

Join Professor Maya Berry’s Race, Gender & Activism course on October 13th at 12:30pm with a special guest lecture from history professor Dr. Devyn Spence Benson from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Devyn Spence Benson is a 20th century historian who focuses on antiracist movements across the Americas and the Caribbean. Her research and teaching interests sit at the intersection of Africana Studies and Latin American history, and she have worked throughout her career to merge these two interdisciplinary fields by focusing on Afro-Cuban history, politics, and culture. Benson has taught at Williams College, Louisiana State University, Davidson College and now the University of Kentucky. She is the author of published articles and reviews in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Cuban Studies, World Policy Journal, and PALARA: Publication of the Afro-Latin / American Research Association. Benson’s work has been supported by the Doris G. Quinn, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS), and Gaius Charles Bolin dissertation fellowships. She has also held residencies at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and the WEB DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Join the virtual presentation here.
Meeting ID: 986 1794 6807
Passcode: 949810

Student Action with Farmworkers Presentation

September 21, 2022

Student Action with Farmworkers Presentation

Date: September 23, 2022
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Address: Toy Lounge, 4th floor of Dey Hall

Join us on Friday, September 23rd for a presentation by Student Action with Farmworkers, generously sponsored by the UNC Romance Studies Department and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

Student Action with Farmworkers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change.

SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Southeast and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, we have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement.

For more information, please visit the SAF website.

Questions? Please contact Heather Knorr at knorrh@email.unc.edu.

Global Week Seminar: Climate Finance & Policy

September 15, 2022

Seminar: Climate Finance & Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speaker: Dr. Sandra Guzmán Luna

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Address: Virtual

As a part of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Global Week celebration, Duke’s Working Group on Environment in Latin America (WGELA) is co-sponsoring a seminar with Dr. Sandra Guzmán Luna about climate finance and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Global Week is a series of speaker events featuring environmental professionals from different parts of the world and capped of with a Global Fest and potluck featuring our various cultures.

Dr. Sandra Guzmán Luna is the founder of the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC). With over 16 years of experience, she has managed climate finance at the Climate Policy Initiative, consulted for the UNFCCC, and was the former General Director of Climate Change Policies at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico.

To register for this and other Global Week events, please click the “Read More” button below!


Global Week Seminar: Environmental Economics in LatAm

September 15, 2022

Seminar: Environmental Economics: From Theory to Practice in Latin America

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Address: Virtual

As a part of the Nicholas School of the Environment’s Global Week celebration, Duke’s Working Group on Environment in Latin America (WGELA) is co-sponsoring a seminar with Dr. Juan José Miranda about environmental economics in Latin America.

Global Week is a series of speaker events featuring environmental professionals from different parts of the world and capped of with a Global Fest and potluck featuring our various cultures.

Dr. Juan José Miranda is a Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank, where he started in 2013. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics at Georgia State University with a focus on environmental, behavioral, and developmental economics.

To register for this and other Global Week events, please click the “Read More” button below!


Sones de México Ensemble

August 30, 2022

A Night with Sones de México Ensemble Performance

Speaker: Sones de México Ensemble

Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 6:30PM
Address: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Sones de México Ensemble promotes a greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance, education, and dissemination.

Sones de México Ensemble educates, researches, preserves, arranges, presents, performs, and disseminates Mexican folk and traditional music and dance to children and adults of all nationalities, physical abilities, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


A Night with Sones de Mexico

August 30, 2022

A Night with Sones de México Ensemble Workshop

Speaker: Sones de México Ensemble

Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM
Address: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Sones de México Ensemble promotes a greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance, education, and dissemination.

Sones de México Ensemble educates, researches, preserves, arranges, presents, performs, and disseminates Mexican folk and traditional music and dance to children and adults of all nationalities, physical abilities, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds.


UNC Global Whistle Tour

August 18, 2022

UNC Global Whistle-Stop Tour

Date: August 24, 2022
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Address: Front Patio and Atrium of Global Education Center

Stop by the FedEx Global Education Center for free food, games, prizes and more at the UNC Global Whistle-Stop Tour!

In the atrium, use your ticket to visit each station to discover upcoming global events, programs, courses and other opportunities. It’s all part of Carolina’s Global Guarantee, our promise that a global education is available to all students. Outside, enjoy yard games and free treats including Italian ice from SweetWater Ice and WonderPuff cotton candy!

This event is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad Office, Curriculum in Global Studies, Phillips Ambassadors Program, Russian Flagship Program, and Area Studies Centers including African Studies Center, Carolina Asia Center and Center for European Studies.

Sustainable Community Development: Perspectives from Mexico

July 1, 2022

Sustainable Community Development: Perspectives from Mexico

Speaker: Adriana Maria Cortés Jiménez

Date: October 6, 2022
Time: 6:00pm
Address: FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor Space

Many North Carolinians celebrate ancestry in the heartland of Mexico in an agricultural region called the Bajío. Speaker Adriana Cortés Jiménez is the director of a grassroots organization in the Bajío state of Guanajuato that has spent decades working to sustainably advance education and economic development in collaboration with local communities, the private sector, and government. Some examples of this work include expanding rural access to secondary education, organizing residents to install community sanitation systems, and building a cultural heritage tourism industry to revitalize towns depopulated by emigration. Adriana Cortés Jiménez will describe what can be accomplished when members of affected communities take the lead in development initiatives. This presentation will be in Spanish with English language interpretation.

Parking is available for $1/hour after 5pm in the parking garage under the FedEx Global Education Center and in other locations on campus. Visitors must use the ParkMobile (zone 4500) app. The FedEx Global Education Center is located near several bus stops serving Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. The closest stops are located on Pittsboro Street at State Employees’ Credit Union and S. Columbia Street at Sitterson Hall/UNC NROTC Naval Armory.

This event is co-sponsored by GoGlobalNC and Fundación Comunitaria del Bajío.
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Muchas personas de Carolina del Norte celebran sus orígenes en el corazón de México en una región agricultora llamada el Bajío. La ponente Adriana Cortés Jiménez es la directora de una organización de base en el estado Bajío de Guanajuato, ella ha trabajado por varias décadas para avanzar la educación y el desarrollo económico de forma sostenible en colaboración con comunidades locales, el sector privado y el gobierno. Algunos ejemplos de este trabajo incluyen expandir el acceso rural a la educación secundaria, organizar residentes para instalar sistemas de saneamiento comunitarios y crear una industria de turismo de patrimonio cultural para revitalizar los pueblos que fueron despoblados por la emigración. Adriana Cortés Jiménez describirá lo que se puede lograr cuando los miembros de comunidades afectadas asumen el liderazgo en iniciativas de desarrollo. La presentación será en español con interpretación al inglés.

Hay estacionamiento disponible por $1/hora después de las 5 p.m. en el garaje de estacionamiento debajo del Centro de Educación Global de FedEx y en otros sitios en el campus. Los visitantes tienen que usar la aplicación ParkMobile (zona 4500). El Centro de Educación Global de FedEx está ubicado cerca de varias paradas de autobús con servicio en Chapel Hill y sus alrededores. Las paradas más cercanas están ubicadas en Pittsboro Street en State Employees’ Credit Union y S. Columbia Street en Sitterson Hall/UNC NROTC Naval Armory.

Co-patrocinado por American Friends of the Bajío y Go Global NC.

Hurricanes, Central America, and Climate-driven Migration

July 1, 2022

George and Ann Platt Lecture Series: Hurricanes, Central America, and Climate-driven Migration

Speaker: María Cristina García

Date: September 19, 2022
Time: 6:00pm
Address: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. Her most recent book, State of Disaster, examines the intersection between climate change-related extreme weather events and migration patterns from Central America. Her book also incorporates the history of U.S. migration policy and its new relationship with “climate refugees”. Her talk will cover the connections between the history, current politics, and extreme weather events in Central America and its impact and relationship to the U.S.

This event is available for Campus Life Experience (CLE) credit.

Southern Skies/Cielos del Sur

June 23, 2022

Cielos del Sur | Southern Skies

Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 12:00PM
Address: Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

The Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center present Southern Skies: Stories from Latin America.

Humans have looked at the night sky for thousands of years to understand the world around us. Take a journey in our Dome to see Latin American skies and listen to stories from indigenous Inca and Maya communities. Presentation will be in both Spanish and English languages.

Ticket information coming soon.