Activities at Carolina: April 20-23, 2017

All activities are free and open to the public except those where “Tickets” are referenced at the bottom of the listing.


Thursday 4/20
10:00—12:00 p.m.
William and Ida Friday Center
Daytime Enrichment Course: Write Your Life

A famous writer once said, “Listen to your life; all moments are key moments.” In this fun and supportive—yet challenging—class, you will learn how to draw on the “materials” of your life to write and revise whatever you wish to work on, including stories, memoirs, novels, poems, or plays. Working individually, in small groups, and one-on-one with the instructor, take your initial writing and develop and polish it so it is ready for publication. This class is guaranteed to inspire your creativity!

Fee: $20, UNC Retired Faculty Association Members: $5

Register online: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/daytime-classes-online-registration/


Thursday 4/20
10:00—12:00 p.m.
William and Ida Friday Center
Daytime Enrichment Course: Surprising Allies: The President and the Young African-American Congresswoman

Explore the backgrounds of and the encounters between two politicians from the South: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, the latter a hero of the Watergate years. What did these two political figures have in common? Why did they regard each other so highly? To what extent did Barbara Jordan carry on Johnson’s legacy? What makes both of these figures fascinating and important? In what ways do some consider them heroic and flawed? How do Jordan and Johnson speak to our time? Join us for a lively and engaging discussion as we address these compelling issues.

Fee: $10, UNC Retired Faculty Association Members: $5

Register online: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/daytime-classes-online-registration/


Thursday 4/20
10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
William and Ida Friday Center
Daytime Enrichment Course: Global Issues

This course provides an overview of key global issues today and examines the relationship between them. We will focus on the number of specific themes with particular attention to cultural, economic, political, and social patterns: global institutions and conceptions of “development,” environmental concerns, urbanization, migration, the debates over the globalization of culture, and the role of technology. Bring you opinions and join us for an interactive, issue-based discussion of contemporary issues.

Fee: $10, UNC Retired Faculty Association Members: $5

Register online: http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/daytime-classes-online-registration/


Thursday 4/20
12:00—2:00 p.m.
NC Botanical Garden
Book Review: Thirty Year Plan

Celebrate Earth Day! Bring your lunch and join us for a book discussion of Thirty Year Plan, a collection of essays considering the necessary way forward for humans to live happily, sustainably and redeemably on earth.

Fee: $15


Thurs 4/20 & Fri. 4/21
3:00 p.m., 11:00 a.m.
UNC Visitors’ Center
Welcome to Carolina: Tour Campus with UNC Visitors’ Center

UNC Visitors’ Center is excited to offer a true Carolina Experience, introducing the University’s impact, hallmarks, and traditions on a one-hour walking tour of campus. We believe Carolina is a very special place indeed and we are excited to share it with you!

Register online: http://www.unc.edu/visitors/other-tour-groups/


Thursday 4/20
5:30—7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Hall—Rm 569
Carolina Gender, War and Culture Series—Islamic State, Women and Violence
Presented by Miriam Cooke (Duke University, Department of History)

The millennial association of rape and war was challenged in 2001 when the ICTY decreed that rape in war constituted a crime against humanity. Although men in all parts of the world at war have not been dissuaded from attacking women and men sexually, their actions are now more likely to be publicized and sometimes even prosecuted. Above all, victims are no longer always shamed into silence. One of the most disappointing instances of the strategic use of rape in war comes from the 2011 Egyptian, Libyan and Syrian revolutions when men and women protesters were systematically targeted. Victims spoke out despite the stigma and some organized campaigns to prevent further violence. This talk will focus on media and artists’ representation of sexual violence in the 21st century Arab world.

This event is free and open to the public.


Thursday 4/20
7:30—9:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall
Defiant Requiem—Verdi Requiem at Terezin

Co-sponsored by the UNC Music Department and Center for Jewish Studies, this presentation is a moving recreation of the performance by Concentration Camp prisoners during World War II.

Fee: Tickets will be provided to BOV members upon request at the time of RVSPs


Thursday 4/20
8:30 p.m.
Bulls Head Bookshop
Writer’s Discussion Series: Paulette A. Ramsay

Paulette Ramsay’s study of analyses cultural and literary materials produced by Afro-Mexicans on the Costa Chica de Guerrero y Oaxaca, Mexico, to undermine and overturn claims of mestizaje or Mexican homogeneity. The interdisciplinary research draws on several theoretical constructs: cultural studies, linguistic anthropology, masculinity studies, gender studies, feminist criticisms, and broad postcolonial and postmodernist theories, especially as they relate to issues of belonging, diaspora, cultural identity, gender, marginalization, subjectivity and nationhood. The author points to the need to bring to an end all attempts at extending the discourse, whether for political or other reasons, that there were no identifiable Afro-descendants in Mexico. The undeniable existence of distinctively black Mexicans and their contributions to Mexican multi culturalism is patently recorded in these pages.

This event is free and open to the public.


Fri 4/21
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
UNC Visitors’ Center
Priceless-Gem Tour Series—Native Narrative Tour

American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative—Using traditional storytelling, this guided campus tour will give participants an accurate and complete story of the American Indian presence on Carolina’s campus. Focusing on past, present and future, American Indian staff, alumni, students and community members will recall personal experiences and stories from their time at the University and discuss how they relate to Carolina today.

Please email uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu to reserve a space.


Friday 4/21
4:15—5:15 p.m.
Person Hall
Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture: William Cheng

William Cheng, Darmouth College, will give a lecture titled “The Prince and the Pauper: The Purpose of Sounding Great” as part of the Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture series.

This event is free and open to the public.


Friday 4/21
8:00—10:00 p.m.
Memorial Hall
Shemekia Copeland

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, her wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Her Alligator Records release Outskirts of Love finds her at her most charismatic, performing roots rock, Americana and blues with power and authority, nuance and shading.

Purchase Tickets at carolinaperformingarts.org


Friday 4/21
8:00—9:00 p.m.
Moeser Auditorium
Carolina Bluegrass Band

This event is hosted by the UNC Music Department and is free to the public.


Saturday 4/22
7:45—11:00 a.m.
Kenan Stadium
Tar Heel 10 miler

This event benefits the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA’s We Build People Campaign. The Tar Heel 10 miler is designed to celebrate you and showcase downtown Chapel Hill, the UNC campus and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. Thousands of UNC alumni cross the finish line each year. Endurance Magazine, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and Fleet Feet Sports hosts the annual race.

Fee $70 http://tarheel10miler.com/


Saturday 4/22
11:00—4:00 p.m.
Cameron Avenue
2017 UNC Science Expo

The 2017 UNC Science Expo is a free, family-friendly event offering more than 100 fascinating exhibits with hands-on experiments, riveting demonstrations, laboratory tours, stage entertainment and much more! This NC Science Festival signature event showcasing the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a partnership between Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the University of North Carolina and the Town of Chapel Hill—a true “town-grown” experience.

The Expo provides an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research, real-world applications, career opportunities, sustainable living and emerging new products. Be sure to experience the wave pool, wind tunnel, cornstarch march, 3D printing, Google Glass, virtual reality, archeological artifacts and the chance to climb a rock wall and ride a Segway!

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required!


Saturday 4/22
1:00—2:30 p.m.
NC Botanical Garden Education Center
Earth Day Garden Party

Celebrate Earth Day the natural way, with a vegetable garden party! We will plant and harvest spring veggies, learn about all the “ingredients” for good soil and get up-close with worms and other soil-loving critters! Ages 5 and up with accompanying adult.

Fee: $10, Members: $8


Saturday 4/22
2:00-4:00pm
NC Botanical Garden Education Center
Monoprinting with Leaves and Grasses

Create unique monoprints using leaves, grasses and natural materials alongside water-based paint, markers and ink to make designs on paper and fabric!

Fee: $45, Members: $40.50


Saturday 4/22
2:00—3:00 p.m.
NC Botanical Garden Education Center
Honey Bee Hive Tour at CCCG

Come learn about one of the world’s most fascinating insects and explore a real live hive at the Carolina Campus Community Garden.

This event is free, but preregistration is required. Register by calling 919-962-0522


Sunday 4/23
2:00—4:00 p.m.
Boshamer Stadium
Baseball vs. NC State

Purchase tickets at www.goheels.com

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