Employee Forum Retreat

July 12, 2017

This all-day retreat is for Employee Forum delegates and guests.

Location to be determined.

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InTouch Deadline – July Issue

June 23, 2017

Submit information to be published in our upcoming InTouch Newsletter to intouch@unc.edu. The Employee Forum reserves the right to edit and determine appropriate content in line with our mission.

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Join us for Nevada

June 22, 2017

nevadaUNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on June 22, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Nevada by Imogen Binnie. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. http://tinyurl.com/z2tscw2 Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description from Goodreads: Nevada is the darkly comedic story of Maria Griffiths, a young trans woman living in New York City and trying to stay true to her punk values while working retail. When she finds out her girlfriend has lied to her, the world she thought she’d carefully built for herself begins to unravel, and Maria sets out on a journey that will most certainly change her forever.

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InTouch Deadline – June Issue

May 26, 2017

Submit information to be published in our upcoming InTouch Newsletter to intouch@unc.edu. The Employee Forum reserves the right to edit and determine appropriate content in line with our mission.

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Join us for Maya’s Notebook

May 25, 2017

mayas-notebookUNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on May 25, 2017 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at Bulls Head Book Shop. We will discuss the book Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

Lunch will be provided with registration. http://tinyurl.com/h9lbpsc Please email employeeforum@unc.edu if you have special dietary concerns.

Description from Goodreads: This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.

When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as “the vampires,” she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime–a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.

Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.

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