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Intermediate French Language Lunch

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Location: Weathervane Restaurant

Cost: 20

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve […]

Precarious Work in a Changing World Economy

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology Major changes have engulfed the employment systems in virtually all advanced capitalist nations. Work has become more uncertain, unstable and insecure, and workers receive fewer social benefits. This talk will examine how the rise of “precarious work” in the global economy is transforming personal lives and social […]

Special Event: Uche Okpa-Iroha, Executive Director, The Nlele Institute

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Location: Peabody Hall

Contact: Carol Magee

Description: Uche Okpa-Iroha was born on the 2nd of January 1972 in Enugu, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree (1997) in Food Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. He was spurred to go into photography in 2005. His early works were inspired by the essence of humanity and the living conditions of his subjects. Most of his portraits can be interpreted as dialogues between his subjects and their habitual environment. Uche’s current style seems to draw attention to the continent (Africa) where he uses cinematic narratives as a reference to investigate the stereotypical representation of deviant or marginal cultures.

Diaspora Film Festival Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Shirikiana Aina

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Location: Sonja Haynes Stone Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: Join us for a discussion with the filmmaker ShIrikiana Aina after the screening FOOTPRINTS OF PAN-AFRICANISM Dir. Shirikiana Aina | 2017| USA| Full-length Doc | 77 min The documentary “Footprints of Pan-Africanism” revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. […]

Great Books Reading Group: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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Location: Flyleaf Books

Cost: 60

Description: featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German “Nietzsche was one of the most revolutionary and subversive thinkers in Western philosophy, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra remains his most famous and influential work. It describes how the ancient Persian prophet Zarathustra descends from his solitude in the mountains to tell the world that God is dead and that the […]

Don’t Be Boring . . . and Other Pro Tips for Talking about Science, with New York Times Contributing Writer JoAnna Klein

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Description: Writer and blogger JoAnna Klein approaches science by embracing its uncertainty, mining wacky details, celebrating visuals, treating scientists as humans, and just being very curious. Learn her secrets for science storytelling that will engage any audience. 5 p.m. Reception 5:30 p.m. Talk Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Free and open to the public UNC students […]

Artist’s Talk: Ben Alper

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Location: Hanes Art Center

Cost: Free

Description: Join Ben Alper as he talks about the inspiration and creative working process behind his first three publications – Adrift, A Series of Occurrences, and A New Nothing. Additionally, he will reflect on the nature of self-publishing now, as well as the collaborative possibilities afforded by a more expanded view of publishing, in print and beyond. Ben Alper, […]

Daytime Enrichment Course: Book Club Series: “How Does it Feel to be a Problem?”

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 20

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Daytime Enrichment Course: Book Club Series: How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 12 & 26, NOVEMBER 9. 1:30-3:30 PM INSTRUCTOR: RITA BALABAN Note: This series is in conjunction with REFUGEE, a free multimedia art exhibit on display at the Friday Center from September 25-November 3, 2017. Learn more about the […]

Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail (Free concert by Stephen Wade)

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Location: Wilson Library, Louis Round

Cost: Free

Contact: Liza Terll

Description: Grammy-nominated musician and author Stephen Wade (The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience) presents in concert backstories and highlights from his latest album, Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings). The concert stems from his much-acclaimed book and a lifetime of personal experiences with […]

What’s the Big Idea? Series | Session 3: Film Screening, “Salam Neighbor”

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Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Cost: 10

Contact: Jill Conrad

Description: Note: This series is in conjunction with REFUGEE, a free multimedia art exhibit on display at the Friday Center from September 25-November 3, 2017. Learn more about the exhibit and to plan your visit. Exhibit open before all events. Come early and explore the exhibit at your leisure. The Friday Center’s “What’s the Big Idea?” series returns this fall! There are about […]

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Community Screening

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Location: Hayti Heritage Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Description: DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL COMMUNITY SCREENINGS : HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film presents: HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER, 804 OLD FAYETTEVILLE ST, DURHAM KEMTIYU: CHEIKH ANTA Dir: Ousmane William Mbaye |2016 | Senegal | Full-length Doc | 94 min Historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient […]

In Times of War & Peace: American Musicals of the 1940s

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Location: Chapel Hill Campus

Contact: Carolina Public Humanities

Description: Tim Carter returns to the Adventures in Ideas stage with the second installment of his decade-by-decade examination of American Musicals. This fall he takes on the 1940s. Whether and how American musicals on stage or screen should respond to World War II was a matter of some debate at the time. Some argued in favor of morale-boosting […]