ACRED Spring 2017 Meeting Agenda
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED)
Spring Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 23, 2017 and Friday, March 24, 2017
- Dress for the Thursday reception is casual. Dress for our meeting is business attire.
- Parking for Friday is at The NC Botanical Garden.
- Members of the Heelraisers student development group are available on Friday to help direct us.
- A map is attached.
|Thursday, March 23, 2017
Home of Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Cynthia Butler
105 Serrano Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Participating in the Creative Process in Performance
During our gathering at the home of Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Cynthia Butler we will see a sample of “The Black Pioneers of UNC-Chapel Hill” project and participate in its development. This UNC program provides space for artists to work on projects as they are being developed. Part of the project involves your feedback.
Guest Readers: Actor Rhetta Greene and Actor and PhD student Sonny Kelly
|Friday, March 24, 2017
NC Botanical Garden, 100 Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill
Registration and continental breakfast
Greetings from ACRED Chair Reyna Walters-Morgan ‘99
A conversation with Chancellor Carol L. Folt and
Southern Mix: Stories of Asians and Asian Americans in the South
The upcoming oral history project by the ACRED Asian/Asian American Subcommittee could change how people see the Asian and Asian American experience. We will hear a preview of what to expect.
Carolina’s Latina/o Studies Program
Carolina’s Latina/o Studies Program was the first of its kind in the Southeast. It was created as a response to a rapid growth of Latina/o populations in the Southeast and in particular, North Carolina from other parts of the United States, as well as places in North America, Caribbean, Central, and South America. We will hear about how Dr. Maria DeGuzman and her colleagues, who began the program in 2004, are finding new ways to respond to these changing demographics in the state.
Next Steps – campaign creative
As we continue to progress in the behind-the-scenes planning for the campaign, Kim Elenez will talk about the campaign marketing program and provide some insights on Carolina’s messaging.
Kim Elenez, Senior Director
Finding history in plants
When Carol Ann McCormick began sorting through the thousands of fungal specimens stored at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Herbarium, she was shocked to find specimens collected by renowned botanist George Washington Carver. We will hear her story and view some of the Carver specimens.
Carol Ann McCormick
UNITAS focus group
Several members of ACRED recall being a part of UNITAS Living-Learning Community, which focused on promoting sociocultural diversity on campus. While living in this diverse community, students were able to learn about acceptance and challenge stereotypes. Participation in UNITAS has decreased in recent years and the University us taking a year off from UNITAS while it examines the program. We will participate in a focus group looking at the program.
Working Lunch – ACRED sub-committee meetings
Making a lasting impact on our students
We will hear from students representing the American Indian Center who will talk about professional development offered through the center, and how this professional development helps to shape their career experiences.
Amy Locklear Hertel, Director, American Indian Center
Qua Lynch, Student Engagement Coordinator
Cheyenne Bullard, student from Maxton, NC
Gabrielle James, student from Pembroke, NC
Elena Polanco, student from Greensboro, NC
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a “conservation garden” with the mission of inspiring understanding, appreciation and conservation of plants and advancing a sustainable relationship between people and nature. We will participate in a tour led by a representative of the NC Botanical Garden who will talk about what makes this garden special.