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Employee Forum Book Club The Joy Luck Club

November 19, 2020

he Employee Forum Book Club will discuss The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan at the club’s November 19, 2020 meeting.


Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. “To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable.” Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Joy Luck Club Book Cover

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2020 Employee Forum Scavenger Hunt

October 30, 2020

The annual Employee Forum Employee Appreciation Day Scavenger Hunt will be held this year on October 30, 2020!

Given UNC employees are so spread out as a result of the pandemic, we will be offering both in-person and virtual clues to be found. As usual clues on where to find each prize voucher will be posted on the Employee Forum Twitter, Facebook and Instagram throughout the day. Act quick everyone, as the prize vouchers are usually snapped up fast!

If you are one of the lucky few who find a prize voucher in-person during the scavenger hunt, send a photo of yourself with the voucher to the Employee Forum via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or via email at You can also fill out the physical voucher and send it to the Employee Forum office via campus mail if you prefer (instructions can be found on the prize vouchers).

If you are able to solve one of our virtual scavenger hunt clues via Google Maps, you can send a screen shot to the Employee Forum via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or via email at The first person to solve each virtual clue will win the prize!

For more info on how the virtual clues will work, please watch the below video for a quick tutorial:


Prizes from generous local businesses will be announced the following week via social media and email. Please be sure to support these amazing Chapel Hill businesses during these tough times. We will all get through this together as a community.

Happy hunting, everyone! Thank you SO much to all #UNCStaff for everything you do for UNC! Go Heels!

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