April 2020 Diversity Newsletter
The Stone Center’s 2020 Author’s Discussion Series will feature Michelle Maria Wright and her book, Physics of Blackness. April 2, 3:30 p.m., Bulls Head Bookshop, 2nd floor.
The 2020 AMWHO International Conference on Refugee and Migrant Health will be a weekend of discussion, debate and resolution writing surrounding the theme of “Refugee and Migrant Health: Promoting Access, Quality and Reform.” April 3-5, Gillings School of Global Public Health. $80 (includes materials, breakfasts, lunches and banquet dinner). Register.
The Southern Oral History Program’s UNC Women’s History Tour highlights the history and experiences of women connected to Carolina, as captured in our oral history archives. April 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Registration required. Register.
Carolina Public Humanities‘ Foreign Language Lunches provide a welcoming environment to polish your foreign language speaking skills. Join UNC faculty discussion leaders 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 as the foundation for the discussion. French: April 6 and 27 (with Hannelore Jarusch, Teaching Professor Emeritus, UNC Romance Studies). German: April 14 (with Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German). Italian: April 28 (with Amy Chambless,Teaching Associate Professor of Italian). All lunches are Noon–1:30. $25 (includes lunch). Register.
Safe Zone: Transgender and Nonbinary and Safe Zone: Intersex (formerly parts of Gender Identity and Gender Expression) are two-hour trainings designed to make the University community a safer and more supportive place for all Carolina students, faculty, and staff members by creating a network of allies who have basic knowledge about their titular communities. Prerequisite: Standard Safe Zone or Health Care Safe Zone. Apr. 7, 10 a.m.–noon. Register.
The POLI 203 Speaker Series will feature Jerome Morgan. He was sentenced, at age 17, to Life in Prison without Parole for a murder at a New Orleans sweet 16 party. After 20 years in the plantation-like Louisiana State Prison at Angola, Mr. Morgan’s release was secured by the Innocence Project-New Orleans. He later co-founded the Free Dem Foundations, working with young men in Crescent City. April 7, 5:30–7 p.m., Genome Sciences Building 100.
HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) is a three-hour training that provides students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows with skills and tools to better support someone who has experienced sexual or interpersonal violence or stalking. Student Training: April 8, 6–9 p.m. Faculty/Staff Training: April 17, 1–4 p.m. Register.
The Center for the Study of the American South will present an exhibit open house of 400: A Collective Flight of Memory, curated by Jamaal Barber. Barber noted, “In a 1619 letter to the treasurer of the Virginia Company of London, Jamestown colonist John Rolfe recorded the arrival of ’20. and odd negroes’ off the coast of Virginia. You can go to the beach where the ships arrived and stand in the same sand under the same sky and look at the same ocean that those enslaved Africans witnessed. There is a timelessness to that moment. There is a connection to a cultural memory that has been passed down. Now it is 2019. I want to discuss the black American experience, but it is not my story to tell alone.” April 9, 1:30–4:30 p.m., Center for the Study of the American South (410 E. Franklin Street).
Health Care Safe Zone is an alternative to Standard Safe Zone that similarly introduces concepts, terminology and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.The curriculum covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios, along with a terminology primer and strategies for allyship. This training is intended to address concerns particular to Health Care professionals, but is open to all campus and community members.April 14, 1–5 p.m. Register.
The Stone Center will present the 2020 Diaspora Lecture, delivered by Joe W. Trotter, Jr., Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder/Director of the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He will discuss his latest publication, Workers on Arrival: Black Labor and the Making of America, which addresses ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the Black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. April 16, 7–9 p.m., Stone Center.
The Visitors Center‘s Priceless Gems: Black and Blue Tour (Part 1) provides an African American history of the University, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. The tour contributes to an understanding of our past as we build a better Carolina and work to create a fuller perspective of Carolina’s history. April 17, 3–4:30 p.m., Visitors Center. Register.
The POLI 203 Speaker Series will feature Andrea Harrison and Katie Monroe. Ms. Harrison is the youngest daughter of a slain mother whose killer was wrongfully convicted. When the original conviction was overturned after almost two decades, the state declared the case to be “cold,” ensuring that the true perpetrator would likely go unpunished. Andrea’s stance is that victims and their families should stand up in bravery, speak out against injustice and fight back to change the narrative of violent crime victimization and re-victimization in cases of exoneration. Katie Monroe, the daughter of an exoneree, is the Executive Director of Healing Justice, an organization that provides services and support to those affected by wrongful convictions. April 22, 5:30–7 p.m., Genome Sciences Building, 100.
The Women at Carolina exhibition, created by undergraduate students, focuses on the history of women at the University. A reception and exhibit viewing will debut as part of the Wilson Special Collections Library’s biennial program of student-curated exhibitions. April 23, 5:30 p.m., Wilson Library, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room.