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El Refugio Community Summer Fest 2018

Click: Summer Fest 2018 flyer

We are pleased to share the following event from our friends at El Refugio, the Community Summer Fest, July 23, 24 and 26. This is a bi-lingual, cross-cultural, multi-generational event to learn, play and build relationships. Each evening features a variety of seminars, workshops and activities on various topics.

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BIC publishes the Siler City Community Assessment

Thanks to the Siler City BIC team for their hard work creating the report, “Siler City Community Perspectives and Recommendations for Local Government.” This assessment was conducted in 2017 and 2018 as part of a collaborative initiative of the Town of Siler City, community residents and organization leaders, and The Latino Migration Project. The assessment aims to understand the experiences of immigrant residents in Siler City and Chatham County and present their recommendations to the Town of Siler City for supporting integration, wellbeing, and leadership.

2017-2018 Year in Review

The Latino Migration Project celebrates its eleventh anniversary providing research and public education about migration and integration in North Carolina. Read more about the exciting things we’ve been up to this year (below)!

2017-2018 Year in Review The Latino Migration Project

Dr. Hannah Gill featured in Daily Tar Heel

The Latino Migration Project director Dr. Hannah Gill was featured on a panel of scholars examining recent developments concerning immigration policies.  We hope you will enjoy the article featured here.


Watch: Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities video

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We are pleased to share a video about the Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities project. We hope you will enjoy!



The Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities Project (Chapel Hill BIC) is a two-year collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill, local community groups and residents, and the statewide Building Integrated Communities program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill BIC is a community planning project, which means that community members and government staff are working together to develop town plans. The goals are to:

  • Share and build knowledge about Chapel Hill’s foreign-born and refugee communities
  • Improve relationships and communication with foreign-born “newcomers” to Chapel Hill
  • Support resident participation in local government

Listen: Building Integrated Communities on WCHL


Sarah Viñas of Chapel Hill’s Office of Housing and Community of Building Integrated Communities discusses community conversations with foreign-born residents.

2017-18 APPLES Global Course Guanajuato application is open!

APPLY NOW for APPLES Global Course Guanajuato

UNC Study Abroad at the University of Guanajuato—-deadline Oct. 20. 

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This 3 credit spring course combines ethnographic methods, oral history, and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The course addresses ethical and practical aspects of the ethnographic method, which includes the preparation, transaction, and transcription of interviews. This course is designed for upper level students (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) and is also open to graduate students. Strong knowledge of Spanish is highly recommended. Students must be prepared to volunteer at a campus or community organization that works with migrant issues. Digital audio recorders are required. Above all, students must be motivated by a strong desire to better understand transnational migration issues.


Carolina Alumni Review, “Citizens of Carolina”

“The children of undocumented immigrants who can get into Carolina have been welcome here. The out-of-state tuition rate makes paying for it tough, and now their special status could be taken away.”

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Association of Research Libraries features New Roots/Nuevas Raíces

Many thanks to our friends at the Association of Research Libraries for featuring New Roots/Nuevas Raíces! Read more below. 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries Support Digital Scholarship 17th Profile in ARL Series
by Kaylyn Groves | 202-296-2296 | | on July 28, 2017

The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship support at ARL member libraries features the work of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina (UNC) profile, written by ARL visiting program officer Catherine Davidson, presents a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the UNC Library Research Hub, made up of three distinct hubs, each with its own unique focus: the Hub @ Davis Library, the Hub @ Health Sciences Library, and the Hub & Makerspace @ Kenan Science Library.

This profile describes the current work of the hubs, including information about staffing, spaces, programs, collaboration, and outreach. Looking to the future, Carol Hunter, interim university librarian and vice provost for University Libraries, said: “I see the UNC Libraries and in particular the Research Hub as THE HUB for empowering digital research and scholarship at UNC in the next 5–10 years. As research becomes ever more connected and collaborative, we will provide Carolina faculty, staff, and students the space, tools, and information assistance they need to successfully conduct research and manage research results.”

Three projects are featured in the UNC profile: New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from/Voces de Carolina del Norte!, a digital archive of oral histories of Latin American migrants in North Carolina; the Dr. Oliver Smithies Research Archive, which contains digitized pages of the lab notebooks created by Smithies, a geneticist and biochemist and UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner; and Convergence of Climate-Health-Vulnerabilities, a website with interactive visuals through which users can explore climate and related health information about North Carolina counties.

To read each of the profiles in this series as they are published, watch the ARL website, follow ARL on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to ARL e-mail announcements or news or to the profiles RSS feed.

About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at

UNC Senior Ana Dougherty Receives 2017 Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

Read more from our friends at UNC Global.