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Migration Narratives Panel Discussion and Reception
November 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Join us for a reception and panel discussion on Nov. 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition, Migration Narratives, on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through the end of the year.
The panel discussion will feature representatives from the projects highlighted in the exhibit. Project contributors featured in the discussion include Katy Clune ’15 M.A., representing Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina and Carolina Connections; Zubair ’18 and Bahij ’17, current UNC students and former Syrian refugees featured in Carolina Connections. Hannah Gill, director of New Roots Latino Oral Histories, Laura Villa-Torres, bilingual outreach assistant for New Roots Latino Oral Histories, and Felicia Arriaga, doctoral candidate at Duke University, will represent New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte. The discussion will be moderated by Niklaus Steiner, director of the Center for Global Initiatives, whose research and teaching interests are immigration, refugees, nationalism and citizenship. Katie Bowler Young, director of Global Relations, will provide welcoming remarks.
The panel will take place in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium at 6:15 p.m. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a reception and exhibition viewing will take place prior to the panel discussion.
Migration Narratives highlights four projects undertaken by recent alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to consider the local impacts of global migration. The exhibition considers both the common threads that connect migrants around the globe and the uniqueness of each person’s narrative through multimedia interviews, oral histories, photographs and textiles.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the McCauley Deck underneath the FedEx Global Education Center starting at 5 p.m.
More information about the exhibition is available on the UNC Global website.