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Past Events – University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Holi Celebration through Poetry: Rajiv Mohabir

In this two-part event, Poet Rajiv Mohabir will give a reading and discuss his book I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (Kaya Press, 2019), Mohabir’s translation of Lalbihari Sharma’s 1916 book of poems. This book captures life's hardships as an island … Continued

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Keynote and Q&A

The Asian American Center and Student Life and Leadership will co-host a moderated dialogue with actor, writer, producer and former White House staffer Kal Penn, who will deliver the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month keynote. Renowned for starring in … Continued

The Model Minority: History, Myth and Lived Experience

In 1966, Asian Americans were labeled the “model minority”: law-abiding, economically successful, and assimilating. This image of Asian Americans has deep historical and policy roots. Today, the idea still strongly persists, furthering racial division and concealing the diverse backgrounds and … Continued

Asian American Center Open House

Asian American Center 215 W. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

The Asian American Center will hold an Open House for students, which will follow University safety protocol. Drop by the new space at 215 W. Cameron Avenue (entrance off Wilson Street, just south of Granville Towers) for grab n' go … Continued

Hybrid Lunch Table: Meet Irang Kim!

Asian American Center 215 W. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

The Asian American Center will have a lunch table discussion featuring Iran Kim, a post Master's Social Work Fellow at CAPS. As a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, Irang Kim has been through the international students and immigrant women experiences … Continued

To All The Tar Heels: An Evening With Jenny Han

Stone Center Theatre 150 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC

Join the Asian American Center in welcoming Jenny Han at the Stone Center Theater. Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of Shug, The Summer I Turned Pretty series, and most recently To All the Boys I've Loved Before … Continued

Screening: “The Problem With Apu”

Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fed Ex Global Center 301 Pittsboro Street, chapel Hill, NC

Join the UNC Asian American Center, Carolina Asia Center, Student Life & Leadership for a screening and discussion about the film The Problem With Apu. The film is written by and stars comedian Hari Kondabolu. Additionally, it is produced and … Continued