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Challenging Barriers and Bigotry

March 5, 2021

  “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” –Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2014 Dear Carolina Community, … Continued

Helping Students Harness Their Resilience

March 3, 2021

  In her office at the Campus Y, Yalitza Ramos, interim director and director of the Bonner Leader Program, keeps an open door and a listening ear. “Students come to talk to me about a range of their experiences – … Continued

Diversity Spotlight: Jacqueline Lawton

March 1, 2021

Life in Tennessee Colony, a small unincorporated farming community in East Texas, didn’t hold a lot of promise for a girl with big dreams. Jacqueline Lawton remembers a place with more cows and horses than people and a beautiful open … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Ayanna Webster

February 28, 2021

Written by Casey P. Jones Ayanna Webster has been surrounded by culture and community for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Durham, North Carolina sparked her passion for helping people in any way possible. From making tasty … Continued

Alumni Spotlight: Jamari Cortez (’19)

February 5, 2021

Jamari Cortez (’19) grew up in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island, New York. Living in such a  diverse community made it easy for him to relate to other people, helping drive his desire to mentor and work harder for … Continued

2021 Black History Month at UNC

January 29, 2021

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February … Continued

The Presence of Justice

January 28, 2021

Written by Susan Hudson, The Well, Thursday, January 28, 2021 Keynote speaker and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Carolina’s MLK Unsung Heroes honor King’s legacy on the front lines. (Shutterstock image)   While some American progressives seem relieved at … Continued

The Fierce Urgency of Now

January 19, 2021

Silent Sam, Charleston, Charlottesville and George Floyd made the headlines. On a less visible but equally impassioned front, faculty of color at Chapel Hill believe this is the moment for action toward equity. Carolina Alumni Review featured “The Fierce Urgency … Continued