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Southern Culture Movie Series: Soul Food Junkies

Through candid interviews with soul food cooks,‭ ‬historians,‭ ‬and scholars,‭ ‬as well as doctors,‭ ‬family members,‭ ‬and everyday people,‭ ‬Soul Food Junkies blends history,‭ ‬humor,‭ ‬and heartwarming stories to place this culinary tradition under the microscope.‭ ‬Both the consequences and the benefits of soul food are carefully addressed.‭ ‬So too is the issue of low access to quality food in black communities,‭ ‬which makes it difficult for some black people to eat healthy.‭ ‬In the end,‭ ‬Hurt determines whether or not black people are addicted‭ ‬to this food tradition that has its origins in West Africa and the black south,‭ ‬yet is loved all over the world.

*Discussion by Sharon Holland, Associate Chair and Professor of American Studies









UNC Global Passport Drive

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications and renewal applications and to answer questions from Carolina students, faculty, staff and their families. Application forms are available at the event, or can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department website.

You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. You are encouraged to get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.


UNC Global Passport Drive

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus to accept passport applications and renewal applications and to answer questions from Carolina students, faculty, staff and their families. Application forms are available at the event, or can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department website.

You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. You are encouraged to get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.


Southern Culture Movie Series: The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend

This Emmy-winning, high-definition film documents a group of internationally-acclaimed African-American quiltmakers from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Their compositions have been hailed by Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend explores the extraordinary lives, inspirations, and history of these artists, and also follows them on a touching bus journey to see their quilts exhibited at The Milwaukee Art Museum.

*Discussion by Bernard Herman, Chair and George B. Tindall Professor of American Studies







GPS: Global Projects Showcase

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Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students' research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations.  Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves.  Lunch will be provided.

Find more information here.

*Student speaker schedule TBA.