2017 Carolina Summer Reading Program Events


Event Carolina Summer Reading Program Discussiona
Date Monday, August 21
Time 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location Unless emailed otherwise: First-year students- Residence Hall Lobby; Transfer students- Room 2424, FPG Student Union
Event Details
Join other incoming students to discuss and reflect on this year’s reading  selection. Discussions will be co-led by UNC faculty/staff and student leaders. Breakfast will be provided in the discussion rooms. The Summer Reading Program is a strong tradition at UNC that encourages a sense of community between students, faculty, and staff.


Event How Do We Approach the Problem? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Complexities of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Today
Date Tuesday, September 5
Time 5:30 p.m.
Location Stone Center Theatre
Event Details
How do experts from different fields approach important problems facing us today? Author Moustafa Bayoumi and UNC professors from across campus will discuss the complex issues raised by Bayoumi’s book, How Does it Feel to be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America. Faculty from the sciences and the humanities will join Bayoumi for a dynamic conversation of these issues and questions raised by the audience. This event is brought to you by UNC’s new Integrated Curricula Program, in conjunction with the 2017 Carolina Summer Reading Program.


Event An Evening with the Author
Date Wednesday, September 6
Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Memorial Hall
Event Details
Join Moustafa Bayoumi, author of the 2017 Carolina Summer Reading selection, How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America, for insight into the book and where the characters are today. Hear his stories of what living in America post-September 11th was like and often still is for many Arab-Americans today. Tickets are available through Memorial Hall beginning August 25th.


Event Moustafa Bayoumi Book Signing
Date Wednesday, September 6
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Memorial Hall Lobby
Event Details
Get your copy of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America autographed by the author after his speaking engagement.


Event The Syrian Conflict and its Everyday Heroes
Date Wednesday, October 4
Time 6:00 p.m.
Location Carolina Union Auditorium
Event Details
You read Rasha’s story of emigrating from Syria in How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? and often hear about Syria in the news today. Join the Carolina Summer Reading Program and Student Life & Leadership to learn more about the current Syrian war and the civilians who risk their lives to help others. Professor Navid Bapat from Political Science will provide groundwork for a viewing of the Netflix Original Documentary The White Helmets.

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