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January 2018

Art Exhibition: Renzo Ortega

January 17 - February 18

Renzo Ortega began his artistic career in the art and underground music scene of his native Lima, Peru. He later immigrated to the United States, where he lived and worked in New York for over 16 years. In fall 2016, Renzo relocated to Carrboro. He is a visionary founding member and the former artistic director of Local Project, a nonprofit art organization in Queens, N.Y., and received an MFA in painting from Hunter College in 2014. His artwork has been…

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Toni Scott, ‘A swarm with the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom’

January 25 - April 30

  This special installation project by artist Toni Scott seeks to re-articulate spaces where memories of bondage trouble our present-day notions of ‘home’ and ‘land of the free’. The ordeal of the enslaved in both material and existential terms is important for the public’s understanding of the history of the African American presence in North Carolina and elsewhere. This exhibition provides multiple lenses through which bondage, as well as the will towards freedom, can be viewed, re-imagined and, perhaps, better…

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‘Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection,’ Exhibition

January 26 - April 8
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S Columbia Street + Google Map

Eighteenth-century France was the crucible for some of the most elegant, sophisticated and refined art ever made. It was also a hotbed of philosophical and cultural reflection on many major issues, including what was known as the “woman question.” Against a backdrop of powerful conventional thinking that assigned women to limited and secondary roles based on the presumed dictates of biology, some voices began arguing for an alternative view, one that saw woman as the potential equal of man in…

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February 2018

Texas A&M University’s MSC Student Conference on National Affairs (MSC SCONA)

February 13 - February 17

MSC SCONA is an annual collegiate conference that brings together delegates from across the nation and the world. Each year, MSC SCONA discusses a topic of national and global importance, giving delegates the chance to interact with the nation’s premier academic scholars, industry professionals, and well-known public figures. Delegates participate in small group “roundtables” led by a subject matter expert “facilitator”, and work together to create a policy paper. Additionally, prestigious keynote speakers attend our conference. This past year, we…

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Bryant Holsenbeck, ‘Voices in the Water: Stories of Belonging Across Borders’

Art Installation Highlights Water as a Precious Resource and Symbol of Movement and Global Connections As the Global Spotlight Week considers crises of citizenship- particularly as applied to movement, migration, belonging, paths to citizenship affirmed and denied, and stories of humanity around the world- the symbolic way that water unites all people is recognized. Through this visual display, Durham installation artist Bryant Holsenbeck provides visitors with a way to reflect on the shared humanity of people affected by crises of citizenship across…

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Open House and Global Career Night

Join students, staff and faculty from the FedEx Global Education Center and affiliated programs to discover where global experiences and intercultural competence can lead. The reception will feature an art opening and showcase the global opportunities available to students. On the panel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni will speak about diverse career trajectories and possibilities. The panel will include:   Cecilia Polanco — CEO, So Good Pupusas and Founder, Pupusas for Education Megan Sechehay — Vice President…

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‘The Other Side of Hope,’ (Finland, 2017): Film Screening and Panel

Released in 2017, The Other Side of Hope depicts the fictional story of a traveling salesman’s friendship with a recently arrived Syrian asylum seeker. The panel will include Banu Gökarıksel of the Department of Geography, Priscilla Layne of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature and Niklaus Steiner the director for the Center for Global Initiatives. John Stephens of the Department of Political Science and director of Center for European Studies will moderate the conversation. This event is part of Crises of Citizenship: Global Spotlight…

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Lecture by Gerald Horne

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gerald Horne will deliver the fourteenth annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill African American History Month Lecture on Wednesday, February 21. Horne currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Horne’s research spans a broad range of subjects including race and race relations, labor and labor history, Japanese and African American relations, civil rights, international relations and socialism in African American and U.S. history. He has also written extensively…

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Jose Torres-Ama, “Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evil-Doers”

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Award-winning multidisciplinary performance artist José Torres-Tama brings his critically acclaimed one-man show, and he deftly shape-shifts into a variety of aliens who expose the hypocrisies of a system that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits. This performance is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art.  

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Joseph Mensah “African Immigrants in Canada and the Racial Discrimination Boomerang”

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The black population in Canada today is highly diverse; it includes the Canadian-born descendants of those who came through the slave trade; the descendants of those who migrated from the U.S. before and after the Civil War; and blacks who immigrated from the Caribbean, African and other countries in recent decades. Notwithstanding this diversity, portrayals of blacks as a homogeneous group abound in the Canadian public discourse and academic writings. This presentation will deal with the immigration, socioeconomic conditions and…

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