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October 2022

Samuel Fosso Talk

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk is a collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art, Department of Art & Art History, and the CLICK photography festival. Working with photography, self-portraiture and performance, Fosso’s work occupies a central position in the contemporary art world. The talk will be held in 121 Hanes Art Center.

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Africa Fest 2022

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Current ArtSpace + Studio, 123 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Africa Fest is a celebration of African culture, art, and history. This family event is an immersive opportunity to engage with the rich contemporary cultures of the continent. Performances by Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba, Black Umfolosi, CJ Suitt, and Focus Groupe. Details here.The cultural celebration continues at 8 PM with an Ethio-Jazz performance by Meklit; organized by Carolina Performing Arts, and supported by ASC. ASC will hand out free tickets to this show during Africa Fest.  

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AFRICA FEST 2022: MEKLIT

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Meklit is an Ethio-American vocalist, songwriter and composer, known for her electric stage presence and innovative, deeply personal Ethio-Jazz songs. ASC has free tickets for this show and will hand them out during Africa Fest. Volunteers will be prioritized. Please consider signing up here. https://carolinaperformingarts.org/events/africa-fest-meklit/

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African, African American and Diaspora Studies – Fall Colloquium Series

October 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

October 26th – Ashu Handa, Public Policy, UNC, “State-Sponsored Cash Transfers in Africa: The Quiet Revolution” Zoom: https://unc.zoom.us/j/92877966152 November 2nd – Patricia Matthew, English, Montclair State University, NHC 2022-‘23, "Attendant with pearls": Portraiture, Abolition, and the Properties of Whiteness – Battle Hall 109 November 9th – Vlad Dima, African Cultural Studies, U Wisconsin, "Meaning-less-ness in Postcolonial Cinema" Zoom: https://unc.zoom.us/j/96327556837

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Mission Command, Rules, And Discretion: Rwandan Soldiers Navigate UN Peacekeeping

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This hybrid event features Dr. Louisa Lombard, in conversation with Dr. Aalyia Sadruddin. Rwandan soldiers working as UN peacekeepers are tasked with doing whatever it takes to protect civilians, yet without taking sides in the armed conflicts raging where they are deployed. The soldiers experience moral conflicts as they try to align their ideals, their hierarchical roles, and the initiative-killing machine that international organizations can, despite themselves, become. Many are currently unsure whether it's better to be a good student,…

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MasterClass: Identity Leadership with Stedman Graham

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Str.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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This session is open to students at all levels and university employees – especially early career professionals. Each participant will receive a free copy of the book Identity Leadership - Mr. Graham will have a book signing before the session. This free masterclass has a class size limit of 50 participants and 50 books! So, sign up today to secure your spot.   Book signing: 10:30 - 11 AM Lunch: 11 - 12 PM Session: Noon - 2 PM

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November 2022

South East African Languages and Literature Forum Fall Conference

November 4 @ 9:30 am - November 5 @ 5:00 pm

The South East African Languages and Literature Forum (SEALLF) takes place on Nov 4 and 5, 2022. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Esther Mukewa Lisanza, an Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University. She is the current president of the Southeast African Languages and Literatures Forum (SEALLF). Detailed program information and registration can be found HERE.

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Global Studies Fall Seminar with Dr. Yousuf Al-Bulushi

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic: Thinking Globally from South Africa Date: Nov 4, 2022 at 1 PM Venue: FedEx GEC 1005 Topic: Racial Capitalism, Black Radicalism, and Dual Power: A South African Genealogy of Contemporary Struggles Date: Nov 4, 2022 at 3:30 PM Venue: 220 Carolina Hall Abstract: Among the many themes that have defined the conjuncture of people’s struggles across the world today, racial capitalism, Black radicalism, and dual power arguably loom large. This talk explores the genealogy of these concepts, starting from the…

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African Cities Across the Curriculum: People, Power, and Cultures

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The African Studies Association Outreach Council will hold its virtual annual teachers' workshop in conjunction with the African Studies Association's annual meeting. The Teachers' Workshop invites K-12 teachers to engage with African cities as a place and a concept. The theme of cities offers concrete ways to bring Africa into K-12 classrooms. Register early to receive a free ticket. Registration closes Nov 10, 11:00 AM. More information.

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Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire in Palestine

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Str.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary and racialized doctrine that espoused an unrelenting deployment of violence to secure and preserve the nation’s imperial interests. She outlines how ideological foundations of violence were rooted in the Victorian era calls for punishing recalcitrant “natives,” and how over time, its forms became increasingly systematized. And she makes clear that when Britain could no longer maintain control over the violence it provoked and enacted, it retreated from…

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