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March 2019

DSS Advancing Narratives Speaker Series–Being Ocean as Praxis: Sylvia Wynter, Depth Humanisms and Dark Sciences–Alexis Pauline Gumbs, PhD

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library, 200 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27515 United States
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This interactive lecture will draw on Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s research on Sylvia Wynter, her practice of navigating in, around, and beyond the academy, and her forthcoming book Dub: Finding Ceremony. As an educator, Alexis Pauline Gumbs walks in the legacy of black lady school teachers in post-slavery communities who offered sacred educational space to the intergenerational newly free in exchange for the random necessities of life. She honors the lives and creative works of Black feminist geniuses as sacred texts for…

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DSS Workshop–“with a heart as big as a whale”: a sustainability ritual for community accountable scholars with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, PhD

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This workshop is for self-identified community accountable scholars with an emphasis on intellectuals from traditionally under-represented communities.  We will listen, write, move and work together to remember and reclaim practices of sustainability for those impacted most from the intersecting violences that we meet (and which are often reproduced) in academic spaces.  Come with change in your heart and be ready to leave with sustenance for your own life-time of love motivated practice.  Space is limited so please REGISTER. As an…

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CGSF: First-Gen Friday- March

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mellow Mushrom, 310 West Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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  Join us at Mellow Mushroom (310 W Franklin St) after spring break for first-gen friday! First-Gen Fridays are a monthly social event for first-generation graduate students at UNC. Come out to enjoy the company of your first-gen peers from across the university, while enjoying free appetizers. This is a great chance to meet new people, share wisdom and advice as first-gen students, and unwind from the daily stresses of grad school.

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Duke/UNC First-Gen Symposium: Embracing Our Authentic Self

March 30 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us for the second Duke/UNC First-Generation Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, March 30th! Check-in/registration will start at 8:45am followed by workshops on identifying moments of imposter syndrome, learning resiliency through our own skills and values, and embracing our narratives to network authentically. Light breakfast and lunch included. Duke Registration: https://go.unc.edu/1GenSymposiumDuke UNC Registration: https://go.unc.edu/1GenSymposiumUNC

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