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- Amani Ayad, Community Member and Co-Founder of the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship
- Jason Finkelman, Global Arts Performance Initiatives, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
- Emily Knox, Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Sciences
- Miriam Larson, Executive Director, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
- Kofi Bazzell-Smith, Artist, Boxer, U.S.-Japan Bridging Scholar
Moderators: Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Barbara J. Ford, UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library) and the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship invite you to a virtual dialogue by Champaign-Urbana (CU) residents, who have made CU home, whether they were born here or elsewhere. The dialogue will be based on poetry that speakers have selected and will read that reflects their sense of home (is the poetry from home — near or far — or about home?) and discuss how or whether the poetry contributes to their identity to CU as a community. What fills our heart, provides comfort, creates memory, reduces loneliness, feels familiar, creates connections and what is the meaning of place? are some of the questions that will be explored. During the session, welcome attendees are welcome to engage by asking questions, and sharing their poetry of home and community identity.
Register for the event here.
For more information, see: https://www.library.illinois.edu/mortenson/ and https://www.facebook.com/UnescoCenterForGlobalCitizenship/
This event is part of Welcoming Week 2020. Welcoming Week is a global celebration that that brings together immigrants and U.S.-born community members to get to know one another and build community. This year, Welcoming Week will be spent celebrating and strengthening the sense of home and belonging for every member of our community. Events will take place in Champaign County from Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, September 20.
See the full list of events here.
Welcoming Week Partners: The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library) and the UNESCO Center for Global Citizenship
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