CBC & UNC Women’s Basketball’s Black History Month Tribute

CBC & UNC Women’s Basketball’s Black History Month Tribute

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Join the CBC for a night of food, music, Black History month trivia, and recognition of UNC African-American pioneers as we cheer on our Tar Heels.
2/16/17 7pm

5:30 PM CBC Member Reception
Carmichael Arena
For non-CBC members interested in attending the reception, contact CBC Vice-Chair,
nakenge.robertson@unc.edu to receive pass before Monday Feb 13, 2017.

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Women of Worth Inaugural Spring Conference



On behalf of the Women of Worth Initiative – we would like to cordially invite you to the Inaugural (W) Spring Conference: The Strength of Our Stories, to be held March 4, 2017 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.

What is the Women of Worth Initiative or also known as (W), you ask? This new effort intends to create a community of self-identified women of color that will engage in opportunities promoting academic preparedness, holistic student success, identity development, and sisterhood at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Women of Worth Initiative aims to create a space aimed at cultivating dialogue, mentorship, self-care, professional development in order to empower students to thrive and positively impact each other and the community.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @UNCWomenofWorth or check out our website at womenofworth.web.unc.edu for more information.

Inaugural (W) Conference: The Strength of Our Stories: This year we are hosting our Inaugural Spring Conference and we would love for you to join us! This year’s theme is The Strength of Our Stories, inspired by Rupi Kaur’s poem – ‘Women of Color.’ This conference aims to center the voices of UNC Chapel Hill’s women of color and indigenous women (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multi-Racial, etc.), provide tools and resources to help combat negative representations and trends, and create a collaborative sense of community. It is our goal for conference attendees to learn to cultivate self-worth and to identify sources of empowerment for all of us to become our best selves. The conference is open to all UNC students (undergraduate & graduate) as well as faculty & staff. Early bird registration opens from February 6th – February 8th, , official registration will open February 8th  and will close on Friday, February 24th, 2017.

Conference Location and Information: (W) Conference: The Strength of Our Stories will be held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center located at 150 South Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Networking opportunities and educational & empowering sessions will be taking place throughout. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be some free give-aways!

Check – In Registration at (W) Conference – The Strength of Our Stories: Registration will be open from 9am – 9:30am, March 4, 2017, in the Stone Center, and will remain open throughout the conference.

Registration Information: You can register at http://tinyurl.com/WConference2017 . Space is limited – we’re hosting up to 125 participants.

This conference is made possible by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Carolina Curls, Carolina Housing, Carolina Women’s Center, Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB), The Graduate School Office of Diversity & Student Success, Center for Student Success & Academic Counseling, The Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, New Student Carolina Parent Programs, Residence Hall Association, Student Wellness & the Women of Worth Advisory Board.







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Women Running for Public Office Forum

This non-partisan program is to inspire, inform and encourage women to have a stronger presence in the public policy making venues of our communities, our state and indeed, our country. Moreover, for those women who already have a desire or have made the decision to seek a public office, we envision that this program will equip them with essential knowledge and requirements to move forward, successfully. For more information, please visit, chcaa-dst.org.



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W Spring Welcome Event


Join the Women of Worth Initiative in an evening of Women’s Empowerment and Fellowship. During this event, we are encouraging the women to set goals for the future and create lifelong connections with other women of color at UNC. The planning committee would greatly appreciate your attendance and support at this event. Seating will be assigned so that there is at least one faculty/staff member at each table. As a Faculty/Staff member, we encourage your assistance in facilitating the engaging activities at your table. These activities will be related to self-advocacy, components of our function, and goal setting, with instructions provided. This portion of the event will last 45 minutes to an hour.

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Employee Forum Book Discussions

Monthly book discussion hosted by Employee Forum. All sessions are held at 12pm at Bulls Head Bookshop. Books are available at the bookstore at a discounted rate and lunch is provided at all sessions.

September (9/29): Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

October (10/27): Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother Their Path to Peace by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon http://tinyurl.com/go2my5f

November (11/17): Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff http://tinyurl.com/zxbu6b9

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The Superwoman Complex: A Conversation on Self Care and Work-Life Balance for Women of Color Faculty


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New Racial Literacies Working Group

Calling all students, staff, and faculty: Please join us for the first meeting of the Racial Literacies working group/seminar on Tuesday, September 20, 12-1pm – feel free to bring a lunch and we will provide drinks.

Location: Donovan lounge, 2nd floor of Greenlaw Hall.

Racial Literacies is a seminar designed to bring together the various members of the UNC Chapel Hill community to engage in intellectual, productive, honest, problem-oriented, and frank conversations about race and other intersectional issues (gender, sexuality, class, religion, nationality, ethnicity, ability—etc.) We anticipate that one outcome of the “Racial Literacies” seminar will be a multi-modal website that provides resources on talking about race and the experiences of race and racism that various people have had at UNC Chapel Hill.

During our first meeting we will talk about keywords related to race, racism, anti-racism, and intersectionality and we want to hear about what topics you want to discuss around these topics as well.

Next meeting: Monday, October 24 (12-1pm) Donovan lounge, Greenlaw Hall – topic: presidential election and the racial rhetoric surrounding the elections. For questions or to RSVP email RacialLiteracies@unc.edu

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Carolina Women’s Center- FACULTY SCHOLAR GRANTS: Now accepting applications

The Carolina Women’s Center announces that it is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Faculty Scholars Program. The program awards three separate grants of $10,000 each to a faculty member in support of scholarly or creative research related to the mission of the CWC’s mission of furthering gender equity.

Proposals are welcome from all full-time faculty (fixed-term, tenured, or tenure-track) and from part-time faculty with at least a .5FTE appointment, regardless of gender identity or expression. Applicants should have a minimum of three or more years of service by the start of the grant in any department, center, or school of the University. Applicants must have an endorsement from their chair, director, or dean that describes how the project will contribute to the applicant’s career development.

Applications are due Friday, February 3 by 5pm. More information and application materials are available at the CWC’s website, and Clare Counihan, the program coordinator for faculty and staff, can also answer questions.

Please share widely with colleagues and departments.

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Fall Semester Lunch and Discussion Dates

Please save the dates for the fall semester lunch and discussion events.

September 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

November 30, 2016

December 16, 2016

Locations will be updated shortly. Join the Facebook group to be kept in the know! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1658239121164477/

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Welcome, Sisters!

Welcome to the Sister Circle homepage. This is a group for women of color at UNC- Chapel Hill to fellowship, network, and be/find a listening ear and supportive colleague. We are excited to start off the 2015-2016 academic year and hope to see you soon at one of our socials. If you’d like to provide input on what you’d like to see from Sister Circle please complete the interest survey https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b417ULZHSuUEPVX.

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