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    Building an Inclusive Future

    At Carolina, we believe a diversity of thoughts and voices make us stronger. From attracting and retaining a more diverse, inclusive student body, faculty and staff to supporting programs, educational opportunities and events that celebrate diversity and foster critical conversations – Carolina is committed to building a more diverse, equal and inclusive community.

    Help ensure our success by giving to our diversity, equity and inclusion programs, culture and identity centers, scholarships, fellowships and professorships.

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    $6,000 for 100 Donors

    The UNC Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) has generously pledged $6,000 to support the Building Our Community Together Fund. The YALC now challenges you to support any Diversity and Inclusion Fund and will donate $60 per donor, up to 100 donors, today on GiveUNC.

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    Build Our Community Together Fund

    The Build Our Community Together Fund supports the first initiative in the University’s strategic plan Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good. Gifts to the fund will support work in three main areas: archives, history, research and curation; curriculum development and teaching; and engagement, ethics and reckoning.

    The Build Our Community Together initiative recognizes the need to effect long-term change in a meaningful and sustainable way.

    Donations to the fund will go toward:

    • creating conditions on campus that enable us all to thrive and feel like we all belong;
    • enhancing the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion through effective retention, recruitment and enrollment; and
    • prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching, research and service, as well as in hiring, evaluation and promotion.
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    Applications are open to all JUNIORS for the UNC MLK SCHOLARSHIP. Must exemplify Dr. King’s commitment to our society. One first-place winner receives a $2,000 scholarship; two runner-ups receive $1,500 scholarships. DEADLINE: Jan. 5, 11:59 p.m. APPLY: https://go.unc.edu/MLKScholarship

    65 years ago today, Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress and activist Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated city bus. Her stand helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which remains one of the most well-known campaigns of the civil rights movement

    The PROMISE Study invites assistant professors engaged in biomedical research, who identify as racially/ethnically underrepresented to attend an information session and to meet the research team. Lunch is on us! Tue, Dec 1 OR Fri, Dec 11, 12-1 pm. RSVP: nat_hollister@med.unc.edu.

    The Carolina community welcomes Karen Parker '65, the first African American woman undergraduate to attend UNC. A successful journalist, she was inducted into the NC Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012 & named a Carolina First. Wed, Dec 2, 5:30 pm. Register: http://Tarheelstogether.unc.edu

    Applications are open for the Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship! Deadline: Feb. 5 Info at https://africa.unc.edu/our-work/flas-fellowship/

    Join UNC's American Indian Center for a screening & discussion of GATHER, a documentary on Native foodways across Indian Country. Native farmers, gatherers & chefs who are carrying forward traditional foodways will join the discussion. Monday, Nov 30, 6 pm https://story-spaces.com/events/unc-american-indian-center-presents-gather-qu22-b

    #Diversity and #inclusion is not a competitive issue but a societal one. We're one of 1,000+@CEOAction signatories that came together virtually yesterday to tackle societal systemic issues of racial injustice and inequity:

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