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The Humanities & Community: Transplanting Creativity
June 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In Collaboration with Kidzu Children’s Museum, the Carolina Asia Center, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, Franklin Street Arts Collective, and Chapel Hill Public Library
For us, the Humanities are all about education, understanding, and community-building. So bring yourselves, your kids, and your grandkids to the Program in the Humanities’ first Collaborative Community Event!
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm in Chapel Hill provides refugee adults and youth access to land, agricultural education, and micro-enterprise opportunities. The youth of these refugee families have collaborated with FRANK artists and community members to create a children’s book* on Karen cultural history and farming traditions: Transplanting Traditions. Join the Humanities Program as we celebrate the success of these young authors and learn more about Burma and Karen culture and language. Taste-test locally grown herbs, fruit and veggies, meet the farmers, hear the young authors read, recognize the value of thoughtful writing, and help us all encourage a healthy, inclusive community right here in North Carolina.
* This project is sponsored in part by the Town of Chapel Hill Department of Parks and Recreation’s Cultural Division
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.