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This semester’s Humanities in Action theme will be “Communities in Contact, Crisis, and Conflict,” and will look at the impact and implications of migrant communities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Although humans have always been on the move, in recent decades migration has impacted countries and regions on an unprecedented scale. These five lectures will explore the reasons why refugees and migrants are on the move, and the political, economic, and cultural ramifications of their integration or rejection in host communities.

Spring 2017 (click titles for detailed descriptions)

The History and Contexts of Today’s Migrants to Europe | March 1
The Integration of Muslims in Europe: How Important is Religion? | March 8
Buddhist-Muslim Conflicts in Burma/Myanmar | March 29
Political Geography of Immigrant Rights in the United States | April 5
Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South | April 12

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The Humanities in Action program is our homage to the fourteenth and fifteenth century philosophy of civic humanism. Renaissance civic humanists believed that the combination of education, ethics, and active citizenship in citizens could lead to the creation of a better community. Humanities in Action events honor this tradition by exploring contemporary and potentially controversial topics in a welcoming environment. These compelling lectures, offered in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, have been featured on CSPAN (click here to access the videos) and offer participants a chance to explore and grapple with real-world issues.

All talks run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Flyleaf Books, 752 MLK Jr. Blvd., in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for Humanities in Action events.

Program Tuition: Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door. Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To receive a discount, registrations must be received at least 1 business day before the event. If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends.

Advance registrants can take advantage of our special FLYLEAF SEASON PASS – register for all 9 events (4 Spotlight on Scholars lectures and 5 Humanities in Action lectures) for $110.00 ($55.00 for GAA members).

For information about our cancellation policy, discounts, parking, and more, please visit our General Information page.

 

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd) flyleaf-logo
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 11-6
Phone# 919-942-7373
info(at)flyleafbooks.com
http://www.flyleafbooks.com/