'What does "Chai Wai" mean?' you're asking yourself.
'I get "chai"-- that means "tea". But what is this "wai" business?' you say.
Fear not, wise traveler! We have answers!
Chai Wai is Hindi for "tea or something like that" and is the name of our brand new event series at the International and Area Studies Library at UIUC. Chai Wai events give the campus community an opportunity for enlightened conversation on important global issues. The conversation will be informed and guided by a moderator and 3-4 experts or stakeholders in the issue at hand.
For our first Chai Wai event we will explore the issue of Migrants, Immigrants and Refugees, with a panel that includes a seasoned scholar, activists, and a student with a compelling story to share. Come bring your own thoughts, questions and ideas and enjoy free tea and refreshments!
International and Area Studies Library (IASL)
1408 Gregory Street
321 Main Library
Oct. 14, 2014
Will there be a another segment in this series?
Yes, there will! In November, we will cover the topic of gender-based violence. One of our speakers is Kenyan doctoral student Songi Lutomia.
Can I bring friends to the event?
Absolutely! We'd love to have you and your peers join us in discussions of global issues.
How can I share this event with friends?
Feel free to share our evite with any and everyone you know. The event is free and open to the public. Also, like the International and Area Studies Library's (IASL) Facebook page to stay abreast of upcoming news and events and follow our blog, Glocal Notes.
Ricardo Díaz of the C-U Immigration Forum
Dr. Ellen Moodie of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gai Nyok, a former "Lost Boy" of Sudan and current master student of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steve Witt, Associate Professor and Head of International & Area Studies Library
Mara Thacker, South Asian Studies Librarian
Antonio Sotomayor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian
Atoma Batoma, African Studies Librarian
Rachel Suntop, Graduate Assistant
Katrina Spencer, Practicum Participant
Lisa Renee Kemplin, Office Manager