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Diversity and Student Success, The Graduate School

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February 2019

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS & Carolina F1RSTS Networking Event

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join the Carolina F1RSTS and Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS for an afternoon of networking.  What does Networking as a first-generation college student look like?  Learn concrete strategies on how to navigate different situations as you meet new people.  Appetizers and mocktails will be served.  Please REGISTER by Tuesday, February 26th.  Space is limited.

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March 2019

MAGS: Read Across America- Family Reading Program

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carolina Veterans Resource Center, 211 Branson St
Chapel Hill, 27599 United States
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Come join us for family fun, reading, crafts, and food as we enjoy some of the books from the Read Across America program!   Open to UNC student Veterans & students with families. RSVPs requested: http://go.unc.edu/ReadingDay

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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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