Chicago and Singapore are major cities that foster an evolving social culture. Carolina Public Humanities is hosting a day of discussion on Singapore and Chicago: Modern Global Cities in Social Transition. Thespeakers will explore the ways social and economic history from Southeast Asia to the American West have shaped the cities. Registration for the seminar is $65, with a 50% discount for members of the General Alumni Association. UNC undergraduate and graduate students can attend for free with advance registration. Register for this seminar at https://humanities.unc.edu/register/or call 919-962-1544.
Learn how maps helped artists as part of the “Way Out West” summer exhibition at the Ackland museum at Family and Friends Sunday: Cartographyfrom 2-5 p.m. Listen to exploration stories, see historical maps of the United States and speak with cartography expert Renée Bosman from our own UNC Libraries. A screening of selections from PBS’ National Parks documentary will play, featuring the natural wonders that inspired some of the works in “Way Out West.” There will also be themed scavenger hunts and crafts activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.
This summertime 2nd Friday ArtWalkincludes free presentations 6-8 p.m. at the Ackland Art Museum related to the “Way Out West” exhibition. One is a pop-up display of artists’ books that feature images of the American West from the Sloane Art Library Collection. And Susan Brown, director of the Chapel Hill Public Library will present a reader’s guide to the exhibition.
Dive into the first-person stories of the “pioneer” generation of Indian immigrants to North Carolina with a free screening of “Remarkable Journey,” an hour-long documentary, at 5:30 p.m. Part of the summer’s Southern Culture Movie Series, this film shows the movement and challenges Indian immigrants face in passing the “essence of India” on to their children. The film begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center and refreshments will be served. Following the screening, filmmaker Steven Channing will lead the discussion.
As the population of Spanish-speaking people in the southeastern United States rises, so have major social changes in the community. “Spanish Voices”is a 55-minute documentary that looks into issues related to the co-existence of English and Spanish in the American South. This free screening in the summer’s Southern Culture Movie Series begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. A facilitated discussion and refreshments will follow.
Upcoming HAVEN trainings
The Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now program has scheduled two trainings for staff, faculty and graduate students this summer. The HAVEN training sessions will be held 1-4 p.m. June 24 and July 22 in Dey Hall room 305. HAVEN training provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with tools to be an ally to someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking. After successfully completing the HAVEN training, participants will receive a placard that can be displayed on their office door. This visibility of trained community members helps send a message to the campus that our community cares! To register for a training session, please visit http://safe.unc.edu.
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