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La Vida Latina: 21st Century Life in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and its Center for the Study of the New South, as part of our partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South, are hosting a panel discussion about Charlotte’s Latino population, engaging the audience in a conversation about the opportunities and challenges Latinos encounter living in Charlotte and the Mid-South. The event will begin at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Levine Museum of the New South.

The first in a series of community conversations this year that engages the museum’s ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibit, the series kicks off with a discussion of the complexity of the Latino population in Charlotte and the Mid-South, contrasting the city’s “hyper-growth” for the past 15 years with our long history of Latinos with many different nationalities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds coming to our area.

This event is free and open to the public; click here to register.

'Africa Rising' Topic of Maxwell-Roddey Lecture

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, vice chancellor of the United States International University-Africa, will address "Africa Rising: The Role of Higher Education and the Diaspora" at 5:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Rowe Arts Building, room 130. This free, public talk is the seventh Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture, sponsored by the Africana Studies Department.

Zeleza is considered a leading African and Africanist public intellectual who combines groundbreaking scholarship with innovative academic administration and institution building, both in Africa and North America. Click here for more information about the lecture.