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Kirby Leadership Institute

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Semester-Long Opportunities

Tuesdays, March 24-May 16
1:30-3:30pm
Kirby Plaza 303
Senior Forum
Using guidelines outlined by Christopher Phillips in his book Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,
participants will engage in a questioning approach to explore topics of their choice, focus on productive dialogue,
and deepen their own philosophies. Led by Glenn Maxham, a member of University for Seniors and amateur
naturalist. Earn one hour of credit for each session attended. Sponsored by University for Seniors.

Wednesdays, March 24-May 16
Noon-2:00pm
Kirby Plaza 303
Great Decisions
This course is designed by the Foreign Affairs Association of New York and is coordinated by the Minnesota
International Center. There will be a DVD for each topic and time for discussion. Led by Gerry Ralph, a self-
proclaimed "news junkie" who has been leading Great Decisions for three years. Earn one hour of credit for each
session attended. Sponsored by University for Seniors.

Thursdays, March 24-May 16
8:30-10:30am
Kirby Plaza 303
Senior Forum
Using guidelines outlined by Christopher Phillips in his book Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,
participants will engage in a questioning approach to explore topics of their choice, focus on productive dialogue,
and deepen their own philosophies. Led by Margaret Cleveland, a member of University for Seniors and retired
nurse. Earn one hour of credit for each session attended. Sponsored by University for Seniors.

April

Thursday, April 3
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Global Leadership in the 21st Century
Thomas Hanson

Thomas Hanson, former US State Department official and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence, will discuss
Global Leadership in the 21st Century.

Thursday, April 3
7:00pm
Montague 70
International Lecture
Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: A Global Comparison
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg

Dos Santos-Duisenberg is an Alworth Institute Visiting Fellow and the founder and former head of UNCTAD
Creative Economy Programme.

Saturday, April 5
8:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Proud Prom
Glitter Punk!
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday
9:00am-3:00pm on Sunday
Garden Room
Camp Wellstone
A two-day training event teaching leadership skills, grassroots organizing, community involvement and more, to
teach students how to make a difference on and off campus. Free! To register, visit the online registration site.
Learn more about Camp Wellstone at www.wellstone.org.

Monday, April 7
2:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Intimate Partner Violence Presentation
Facilitated by Sara Beyer, Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, WRAC, Safe Haven Shelter, UMDPD,
and Men as Peacemakers.

Tuesday, April 8
11:00am-1:00pm
Cina and LSH Lobby
Enough is Enough Pledge
Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, WRAC, Safe Haven Shelter, UMDPD,
and Men as Peacemakers.

Tuesday, April 8
Noon
Kirby Rafters
Gender Violence Brown Bag
Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, WRAC, Safe Haven Shelter, UMDPD,
and Men as Peacemakers.

Tuesday, April 8
2:00pm
Kirby Rafters
Emotional Violence and Disabilities
Presented by ARC Northland

Sponsored by EVA Student Group, UMD Commission for Women and Health Services.

Tuesday, April 8
6:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
International Lecture and Keynote Address for Women's History Month
Making Peace with the Earth
Dr. Vandava Shiva

Dr. Shiva is an environmental activist and ecofeminist.

Wednesday, April 9
Noon
Kirby 264
Brown Bag
Understanding Consent in a World of Blurred Lines
Presented by Jennie Backus, PAVSA

This presentation focuses on consent, healthy sexuality, and gender roles as they apply to sexuality.
Sponsored by WRAC and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Wednesday, April 9
4:00pm
Kirby Rafters
Emotional Violence and GLBT/Homophobia
Presented by Rebecca Waggoner

Sponsored by EVA Student Group, UMD Commission for Women, and UMD Health Services.

Wednesday, April 9
4:00pm
LSBE 225
Talk with Target
Paige Hanegraaf and Katie Archer, executive team leaders

Looking to understand and develop your unique leadership strengths? Want to get ahead in the workplace?
This leadership seminar focuses on taking your skills from campus to career by learning how to lead and
motivate a team by leveraging your leadership skills. Learn what steps to take to overcome your weaknesses
(we all have them!), and how to develop from manager to leader! If you are interested in store leadership
opportunities at Target, we will be chatting after the seminar about interview sessions. Approved for Passport credit.

Wednesday, April 9
4:30pm-6:30pm
Kirby 273
Film: "Very Young Girls"
Rachael Lloyd, Co-Executive Producer

"Very Young Girls" is an expose of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on
the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time,
using verite and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the
commercial sex industry. Sponsored by WRAC.

Thursday, April 10
Noon
Kirby Rafters
Brown Bag: Bienvenidos a mi Mexico Hermoso
Susana Pelayo-Woodward

Pelayo-Woodward is the director of the UMD Office of Cultural Diversity.

Thursday, April 10
Noon
Kirby Ballroom
Enough is Enough Fair
Connect with community wide organizations that offer education and support. Get involved and be a part of the
movement to end societal and domestic violence. Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council,
WRAC, Safe Haven Shelter, UMDPD, and Men as Peacemakers.

Thursday, April 10
3:00pm
Griggs Center
Emotional Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships
Facilitated by Jon Barry, MSW, LICSW; and Blair Moses, Primary Prevention Coordinator at Men as Peacemakers

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council,
WRAC, Safe Haven Shelter, UMDPD, and Men as Peacemakers.

Thursday, April 10
4:30pm
Kirby Ballroom
APAA Presents Miss America
APAA has invited Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, to speak for Asian Awareness Month to share her platform:
Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency. As the first Indian-American woman to take the crown,
Miss America will share her personal challenges and obstacles that she had to overcome on her journey to
winning the pageant. The event will include a speech, some time for questions and answers, and photos with
Miss America for the first 100 people to enter the Ballroom. Free!
Sponsored by APAA, Asian-Pacific Student Programs, International Club, UMD Commission for Women,
and Kirby Program Board.

Thursday, April 10
7:00pm
College of St Scholastica
Mitchell Auditorium
Mixed Blood Theatre presents "Deaf Duckling"
Mixed Blood Theatre is a Minneapolis-based theatre company. Their mission is to invite and promote change
in the form of theatre. The play is about a deaf child born into an all hearing family and the implications this has
on the individual and on the family as a whole. This play touches on the barriers people who identify as deaf face
and ways to make a change or to help. Donations will be accepted. ASL interpreted.
Sponsored by Access for All, in collaboration with CSS's AAEO organization.

Saturday, April 12
5:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
African Night
Join us for our annual African Night! With delicious cultural foods and delightful entertainment. Featuring the
Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir. Tickets go on sale April 7 at 10am in front of the bookstore. Students $7,
general public $10, kids $5. Sponsored by UMD Black Students Association, African-American Student Programs
and the UMD Music Department.

Monday, April 14
4:00pm
Kirby 268
The Leadership of Women in the United Nations
Edna dos Santos Duisenberg, founder and former chief of the UN Conference on Trade Development's Creative
Economy Programme offers a unique opportunity to interact with a dynamic world leader.

Monday, April 14
7:00pm
Boh 90
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Lloyd
Rachel Lloyd is the founder and executive director of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services),
in addition to being a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking in the US. She will speak to
the community on needs and solutions to underage sex trafficking. Sponsored by WRAC, PAVSA, and
other community organizations.

Tuesday, April 15
5:00pm
Life Sci 175
Film: "Linsanity"
A documentary about Jeremy Lin's rise to success through faith and perseverence. Free refreshments!
Sponsored by APAA.

Tuesday, April 15
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
International Lecture
Global Sustainability of Human Rights
Alice Kimani and Ehtasham Anwar

Kimani and Anwar are the 2013-2014 University of Minnesota Law School Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows.

Wednesday, April 16
7:00pm
Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St
International Lecture
City Planning and the Creative Urban Economy
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg

Dos Santos-Duisenberg is an Alworth Institute Visiting Fellow and founder and former chief of the UNCTAD
Creative Economy Programme.

Thursday, April 17
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Brown Bag
My Jewish Journey
Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman

Dr. Petersen-Perlman is an associate professor in the UMD Department of Communications and chair of the
Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Thursday, April 17
3:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Mock Rape Trial
Was it consensual sex, or was it rape? You decide. The Honorable Judge Tarnowsky will preside over the trial,
based on actual events. The jury will be composed to student volunteers from the audience. Sponsored by WRAC.

Thursday, April 17
5:00pm
Life Sci 175
Film: "Shaolin Soccer"
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial arts
skills to their advantage. Sponsored by APAA.

Saturday, April 19
5:30pm
Kirby Ballroom
25th Annual Fiesta
Join us for our 25th annual Fiesta! Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10am in front of the bookstore. Students $10,
general public $15, kids $8. Sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association and Latino Chicano Student Programs.

Monday, April 21
4:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
International Lecture
Urban Sustainability
Dr. Ivan Bialostosky

Dr. Bialostosky is a professor of geography at Century College.

Wednesday, April 23
Noon
Kirby 264
Man Up!
Presented by Nathaniel Schultz, Office of Student Conduct

A presentation on masculinity. Sponsored by WRAC and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Wednesday, April 23
4:00pm
CHEM 200
Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Lecture
The Swallows Still Fly Around the Camp Chimneys
Jane Yolen

Yolen is an award-winning children's author. She will discuss the lasting impressions of the Holocaust on writers
and child readers.

Wednesday, April 23
7:30pm
Kirby Rafters
Chris Kluwe
"Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings.
In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was
because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the question.
My answer, verbatim, was always, 'I honestly don't know, because I'm not in those meetings with the coaches and
administrative people.'

This is a true answer. I honestly don't know if my activism was the reason I got fired.

However, I'm pretty confident it was."
Read more from Chris on Deadspin.

Thursday, April 24
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Brown Bag
Midwestern Perspectives in Scandinavia
Gabe Ernst

Ernst is a student from UMD Environmental Sustainability.

Friday, April 25
V-Day UMD Presents the Vagina Monologues
Kirby Rafters
Student tickets $6, adults $8.

Saturday, April 26
V-Day UMD Presents the Vagina Monologues
Kirby Rafters
Student tickets $6, adults $8.

Monday, April 28
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Long-Term Effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster on the Swedish Saami
Dr. Hugh Beach

Dr. Beach is Professor's Chair in Cultural Anthropology, from the department of Cultural Anthropology and
Ethnology, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Tuesday, April 29
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Brown Bag
Bergen, Norway: Collaborative Creativity in New Media
Joellyn Rock, Rob Wittig and Dane Pedersen

Rock and Wittig are professors in the UMD Department of Art and Design. Pedersen is a student in the
School of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, April 30
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
International Lecture
The UN Report on the Creative Economy: An Examination of the Work of UNCTAD
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg

Dos Santos-Duisenberg is an Alworth Institute Visiting Fellow and founder and former chief of the UNCTAD
Creative Economy Programme.

May

Thursday, May 1
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Brown Bag
Travelling the Mountains and the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and Surrounding Areas
Ron and Barb Anderson

Wednesday, May 7
7:00pm
Kirby Rafters
Sustainability Panel Discussion
Moderated by Mindy Granley

Granley is the Sustainability Coordinator for the UMD Office of Sustainability.



 

 

 

 
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