Recent/Upcoming affinity events
Journey into Asia
Jan. 22 in Memorial Hall
Journey Into Asia is the UNC Asian Student Association's annual showcase of
Asian culture and talent. Jocelyn Choi and Angela Ju were this year's
co-coordinators for the show, both of whom are part of UNC ASA's
executive board. The show featured various student organizations
focused on Asian culture such as VSA and Kasama as well as different
student talent groups, including Kamikazi and ASAP, UNC's first and only
Asian a capella group.
JIA is also an opportunity for the UNC community
to reach out to students beyond our own campus. Fusion, NCSU's
multicultural hip-hop group, also performed and
many students from nearby universities attended the show as well. JIA
attracts a very large audience not only for its entertainment but also
its originality and uniqueness.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author to speak on her latest book
Nelson Mandela Auditorium
FedEx Global Education Center
UNC welcomes Isabel Wilkerson, former national correspondent and bureau chief at "The New York Times" and the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, who will discuss her new book, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.” A book-signing will follow her address.
The event is co-hosted by the University’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Center for the Study of the American South and Center for Global Initiatives.
Nearly six million black Americans left the American South in the 20th century, hoping for more freedom in the cities of the northern and western United States. As they sought “the warmth of other suns,” their migration set in motion the civil rights movement and gave rise to artists including James Baldwin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Richard Wright and others.
Learn more about Wilkerson and this event…
School of Nursing: Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture
Feb. 21, 2011
School of Nursing’s Carrington Hall
UNC’s School of Nursing welcomes Mary Lou de Leon Siantz Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., assistant dean of diversity and cultural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, as the 2011 Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar. She will speak on Children of the Road.
The Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture Series was established at the School of Nursing in 2000 as an initiative to highlight the research and contributions of ethnic minority nurse scholars. The series brings outstanding specialists, educators, clinical researchers and directors to the University for discussion of timely nursing matters affecting ethnic and minority populations.
For more information about the event and Dr. Siantz…
From the School of Nursing blog:
Congratulations go out to School of Nursing Associate Professor Debra Barksdale, who has been appointed to a new national health-care research panel. Barksdale is one of 19 members of the Board of Governors for the new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the only nurse on the board.
Learn more about her selection here…
Elder–in-Residence: Ada Deer
The Elder in Residence Program brings to campus every spring a nationally-known American Indian leader. The program gives students a chance to learn from the experiences and wisdom of the elder.
Ada Deer is a nationally recognized social worker, community organizer, activist and political leader. She is a champion of Indian rights who led the successful campaign to restore federal recognition of the Menominee Tribe. As former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, she participated in the development of U.S. policies on international human rights and supported a strong national position on the rights of indigenous peoples everywhere.
For more information on this event…
24th Annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow
Noon - 7:30 p.m.
The powwow is a unique opportunity for the Carolina Indian Circle, past or present, to gather, celebrate, learn and have fun. Doors open at 11 a.m. Grand entry begins at noon. Admission is free and open to the public.
To learn more…
An important voice in the evolution of modern Chinese thought and society, BeijingDance/LDTX (Lei Dong Tian Xia—Thunder Rumbles Under Heaven) was born out of a controversial and exciting time of rapid cultural change. Founded by veteran choreographers and a new generation of dancers, China’s first independent, nongovernmental professional dance company is a platform for contemporary creations integrating Chinese culture and international influences.
Pioneering China’s most cutting-edge choreography under the artistic direction of Willy Tsao – China’s foremost figure in modern dance – the company’s exquisite dancers perform a diverse repertoire.
Upcoming affinity events (2011):
Carolina Indian Circle Powwow
Latina/o Alumni Reunion
Carolina Association of Black Journalists
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 35th Anniversary