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March 2021

Women in Federal Careers

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UNC Area Studies Centers are jointly sponsoring a conversation on women in federal careers.  This panel highlights women who have held or currently hold positions of leadership working for our country. They will talk about their careers, provide advice to others looking to enter US government service, consider the challenges specific to women in government leadership, and also discuss the strengths that women have brought to federal careers and the benefits that await them. The panelists are a distinguished…

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African Mobilities: the Means and Modalities of Movement(s) Within and Beyond Africa: SERSAS/SEAN 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

March 12 - March 13

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people move through the world in unprecedented ways. While many choose to shelter at home as a public health measure to prevent the spread of the virus, this is not possible, realistic, or desirable for others. Some states and institutions across the globe have implemented strict guidelines and regulations against movement and gathering, while others have not. Through the restrictions of movement and moral discussions about the choice to leave the home…

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Introduction to Malawi and Chichewa: Zoom Interactive Workshop on Malawian Culture and Chichewa Language

March 20 @ 9:30 am - March 27 @ 11:30 am

This two-part workshop, held Saturday March 20 and March 27 from 9:30am – 11:30am, will provide a brief overview of the social, cultural and political context of Malawi with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi.  Using a mixture of panel discussions, large and small group breakout sessions, participants will explore social and behavioral, practices and norms in Malawi. Participants will also receive: • Introductory tips…

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African Languages Fair: COVID 19 and African Languages and Cultures

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate African Languages at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The African Language Night (ALN) has become one of UNC’s traditions of celebrating Africa’s linguistic and cultural presence on the campus. This online event will feature performances and artists and highlight the study of African languages at UNC. Student performances and guest artists:  Swahli (Jabali Afrika), Wolof (Y'En a marre) and Yoruba (Ewi and poetry by Adeyemo).  Registration is required.

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World View K-12 and Community College Virtual Program

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This virtual program introduces educators to the concept of the African diaspora and the experiences of African diaspora communities in the United States.  This program is designed for K-12 and community college educators of all disciplines. Limited scholarships offered by the UNC African Studies Center to educators in North Carolina Title I schools. Please email WORLDVIEW@UNC.EDU to apply.  More Information and Registration

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Pan African Youth Conference

March 26 - March 27

The Pan-African Youth Conference (PAYC) is a two-day conference organized by the African Students’ Association (ASA) at the University of Notre Dame that seeks to foster a common understanding and diagnosis of Africa’s challenges amongst African students across the world. The inaugural edition of the conference is set to be held virtually between March 26 - 27, 2021. The Conference will bring together university students from Africa and across the world with the goal of fostering a common understanding of…

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April 2021

Social and Political Justice in Africa Series

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - April 28 @ 8:00 pm

The African Studies Center is offering a 3-part virtual series for K-12 educators on Social and Political Justice in Africa. The talks will be held on Wednesday evenings in April from 7-8 PM. Sign up for one, two, or all of the programs, and receive certificates of completion for sessions you attend, to submit for CEU credit. This series of talks explores social justice movements on the African continent as a multi-layered tapestry of local community action, mass movements, and…

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May 2021

SEALLF Call for Papers

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 11th annual meeting of the South East African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF) will be held virtually by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) on October 08-09, 2021. The SEALLF meeting is held by scholars whose work focuses on the study of African languages and literatures, African language pedagogy, linguistics, African language policy, and African/Black cultural studies. If you had previously submitted for the 2020 in-person conference that was to be held at the UNC-CH but…

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