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February 2020

Cultural Event: Egyptian Folkloric Dance Workshops and Show

February 22, 2020 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Mohamed Ali from Alexandria, Egypt will be coming to Durham to teach two styles of Egyptian folklore dance "Saidi" (upper egyptian stick dance), 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Shaabi (modern Cairo street dance), 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at the Living Arts Collective in Downtown Durham. No previous experience is necessary. Later that evening we will host a special Middle Eastern dance and music show at the Durham Fruit and Co theater, 7:00 pm. Mohamed will perform his traditional dances along…

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Film Screening: Prince Among Slaves

February 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NC State University Raleigh, NC 27695 United States + Google Map

  In honor of Black History Month, there will be a screening of UPF's award-winning film- Prince Among Slaves. Please click here to register for free tickets. Prince Among Slaves   In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail from the Gambia River, headed for American shores with its hold laden with hundreds bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman Ibrahima, a highly educated African prince,…

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Workshop: Gnawa LanGus: Community Music and Dance Workshop

February 26, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Durham Durham, United States + Google Map

  Join Gnawa LanGus, fronted by GRAMMY-nominated musician Samir LanGus, for a free community workshop on the indigenous music and dance traditions of Morocco and North Africa. For all levels of ability.   Gnawa music is the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black communities, originally descended from slaves and soldiers once brought to Morocco from Northern Mali and Mauritania. Often called “The Moroccan Blues,” Gnawa music has a raw, hypnotic power that’s fascinated outsiders as diverse as writer/composer Paul Bowles,…

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Performance: Gnawa LanGus: ‘Building Bridges: Muslims in America’

February 27, 2020 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Durham Durham, United States + Google Map

  The Gnawa blended their own traditions with native religious beliefs - just as displaced sub-Saharan West Africans did in the Americas - and healing music was created for private use by a community that was not permitted to directly observe their relationship with Allah. Played with percussive instruments, Qarqaba (large iron castanets), polyrhythmic clapping, and a three-stringed, bass lute-like sintir - Gnawa music draws on an abundant African-Islam history of ritualistic music believed to heal people possessed by jinn,…

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March 2020

Cultural Event: Common CommUNITY Annual Open House

March 7, 2020 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Raleigh Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

  The Islamic Association of Raleigh's Outreach Team invites you to the educational Annual Open House, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 11:00am. This year's theme is "Our Common CommUNITY.” It will feature a keynote address by a decorated war veteran and Imam AbuTaleb. Come learn about your fellow American Muslims, observe them at prayer and sample culinary treats from around the Islamic world. This is a free event. Please refer here for the detailed program, timings and registration.   Sponsored…

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World View’s Spring Programs for Community College Educators: Global is Local

March 20, 2020 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC United States + Google Map

  This program is a collaboration between North Carolina global industries, North Carolina community colleges and UNC World View. Each event will provide community college leaders and faculty a unique opportunity to hear from local industry leaders about meeting the needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. Two events are planned for spring 2020.   Sponsored by UNC World View.   Eastern North Carolina, Co-hosted by Pitt Community College March 20, 2020 Click here to find out more.   Piedmont…

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World View K-12 Global Education Seminar: Global Conflict and Peacebuilding

March 24, 2020 | 8:00 am - March 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  K-12 educators will gain relevant information and innovative approaches to teaching about global conflict and peacebuilding. Educators will be introduced to key themes, diverse resources and strategies for exploring these topics in the classroom. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020  Click here to register.   Educators who have participated in a World View program in the past two years are encouraged to apply for the James L. Peacock Scholarship! One recipient will receive a scholarship to attend the March 24-25,…

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April 2020

Humanities in Class Webinar: “Understanding the Modern Middle East” with Akram Khater (North Carolina State University)

April 21, 2020 | 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
NC United States

Far too often, the Middle East appears as doubly alien: out of place and out of time. A century of popular culture caricatures, at least two centuries of Orientalist representations, and decades of American military interventions, have all fed into the notion of the Middle East as turmoil-laden, sectarian and tribal pre-modern world. In this webinar, we will go beyond these stereotypes to look at the historical forces that shaped the region across the 20th century, and to understand the…

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World View K-12 Workshop: Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives

April 24, 2020 | 8:00 am - April 24, 2021 | 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

Learn about food, food systems and how food is used to express culture and identity in our state and globally. Includes curriculum resources. For K-12 educators of all disciplines. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020  Click here to register.   Sponsored by UNC World View.   NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC

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June 2020

World View: K-12 Global Education Teacher Leader Institute

June 15, 2020 | 8:00 am - June 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

  Educators are invited to apply to the Teacher Leader Institute to further their own knowledge and understanding of global issues and to develop global competencies that support global education initiatives in their classroom. Application period will open in January. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020 Click here to for more details.   Sponsored by UNC World View.   Chapel Hill, NC

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