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November 2015

2015 Community College Global Education Symposium

November 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The annual Community College Global Education Symposium is presented by the World View program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year’s event focuses on the theme “Global Human Rights and Social Justice.” The highlight of this year’s symposium will be a discussion with Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s prison guard. The symposium is held each November in Chapel Hill, N.C. and gives educators an opportunity to learn more about human rights and social justice resources and strategies for initiating…

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Former Mandela Guard Christo Brand to Speak at Friday Center

November 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Christo Brand, conscripted to the military at age 18, trained as a prison guard and was assigned to Robben Island to guard the most dangerous men in South Africa: Nelson Mandela and his fellow revolutionaries. Against all odds, the two became friends, as documented in Brand's memoir, My Prisoner, My Friend. Brand will speak at the Friday Center at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. Registration is requested either by phone at 919-962-3000 or by email at This event is…

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February 2016

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom 3:00 pm|UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education Tickets: Admission is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Advance registration is requested. Call 919-962-3000, 866-441-3683, or email Webpage: One Noble Journey tells the story of Henry “Box” Brown, an African American born into slavery, who devised an ingenious escape plan—sealing himself in a wooden box for shipment to friends and freedom in Philadelphia. Performed by noted actor and playwright Mike Wiley, the play offers…

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37th Annual Minority Health Conference, “In Solidarity: The Role of Public Health in Social Justice”

February 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2016 Conference e-Brochure is now live! See information about this year's speakers and sessions. REGISTER TODAY! Registration for the 2016 Minority Health Conference CLOSES on February 12! Registration is $35 for students and seniors (60+) and $65 for all others. Registration also includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The deadline to register is February 12th. Don't miss your chance to join MHC16! We are excited to share the 37th Annual Minority Health Conference e-Brochure! This brochure features detailed information on conference speakers…

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March 2016

“The Story of God”: Screening and Panel Discussion

March 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to co-sponsor a screening of the premiere of The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, which will air on the National Geographic Channel starting in April. The Story of God will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life, God and all the questions in between. This campus screening will also feature a panel discussion with James…

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