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 Statement in Solidarity with Asian and Asian-American Communities at Carolina


The Department of Communication joins the many voices expressing horror and outrage at the murders of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. As a department committed to social justice and equity, we are acutely aware that racisms, sexisms, homophobias, and xenophobias are part of white supremacism, and we are committed to dismantling these systems of oppression through our collective research, teaching and service. We stand with Asian and Asian-American faculty, students, and colleagues in solidarity and grief, and offer our every support. We affirm the recent statement by Dr. Heidi Kim of the Asian American Center, and we encourage all to listen to and uplift the voices of Asian American women and men who have been targets of increasing violence during this past year, as we work collectively toward justice.

The University is offering the following services for anyone needing support:  Counseling and Psychological Services  and the Employee Assistance Program.  Please visit the UNC Asian American Center for additional resources

Patricia Parker, Department Chair

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The Department of Communication offers a Ph.D. degree that is inquiry-based, offering students the opportunity to build unique programs of study around their respective research interests.

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The Department of Communication offers a B.A. degree that focuses on how we engage, create, and critique communication to advance the public good.

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Interpersonal & Organizational Communication

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Media & Technology Studies and Production

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Performance Studies

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Rhetorical Studies

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Specialized Concentration in Communication

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Major in Cultural Studies

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New Media Track

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Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor

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