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November


Monday, November 3
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Vietnam for Tourists
Gale Kerns

Vietnam is an extremely resilient country, and despite its long history of fighting for independence, welcomes
tourists from all nations with grace and enthusiasm. Gale Kerns, US member and world traveler, leads us on a
tour of this beautiful country, as well as brief side trips to Angkor Wat and Laos.

Monday, November 3
6:00pm
Hope United Methodist Church
301 W. St. Marie Street
Beliefs: Doorways or Traps?
Living an Examined Life
Deborah Adele

In a time when people seem to be fighting for their beliefs and compromise has become almost unheard of,
come and explore together the nature of beliefs. Where do beliefs come from? Why do we believe what we believe?
What is the purpose of beliefs? How do I know if a belief is true or not? And what do beliefs have to do with
diversity, anyway? For more info please contact Cynthia at ucmduluth@gmail.com.
Sponsored by United Campus Ministry, Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Students Seeking Spirituality.

Tuesday, November 4
7:00pm
Kirby Student Center 268
Reading Group Discussion:
New Slow City: Living Simply in the Planet's Fastest City
William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow

Join Powers for a discussion of his work. Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, November 5
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
New Actions to Fix the Climate Crisis: Solutions from Around the Globe...and What You Can Do!
William Powers, World Policy Institute Senior Fellow

Part of the year-long lecture series "Taking Action: Facing the Challenge of Global Climate Change."
Sponsored by the Alworth Institute with support from UMD Office of Sustainability and the Environment and
Sustainability Program.

Thursday, November 6
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Holocaust Memorials: Marketing, Commemoration, or Both?
Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, UMD Department of Communication and chair, Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust
Commemoration Committee.

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Thursday, November 6
6:00pm
LSBE 118
A Minnesota Without Poverty: Working Toward Enough for All
Rev. Nancy E. Maeker

This event is free and open to the public. Rev. Nancy E. Maeker is the Executive Director (retired) at A Minnesota Without Poverty
(AMWP), a statewide movement to end poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Her work with AMWP focuses on
convening and leading a collaborative process to implement the recommendations of the Legislative Commission
to End Poverty in Minnesota, and to build the public and political will to end poverty. Previously she served as
Dean of Students at Luther Seminary (1991-2000), Pastor for Community Ministries at Central Lutheran Church,
Minneapolis (2000-2002), and Bishop’s Associate in the Saint Paul Area Synod-ELCA (2002-2008). She has
degrees from Texas Lutheran University (BA), Wartburg Seminary (MDiv), University of Texas at Austin (MMus),
and Luther Seminary (DMin). She is the co-author of Ending Poverty: A 20/20 Vision (2006).

Friday, November 7
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Kristallnacht: A Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Presentation
Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin, UMD Department of History

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Sunday, November 9
1:00pm
Weber Music Hall
Film
Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today
Sandra Schulberg, producer

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute and the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee.

Sunday, November 9
7:00pm
Solon Campus Center 120
Film
Punches N Ponytails
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Monday, November 10
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
Pat Miller

Take an armchair journey through these fascinating lands with Pat Miller.

Monday, November 10
Noon
Kirby Rafters
Film
Seeds of Dissent
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Monday, November 10
7:00pm
Montague 70
Film
In God's Land
Pankaj Rishi Kumar, director

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, WRAC, and the UMD Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Tuesday, November 11
5:00pm
Griggs Center
Got Your Back, UMD!
Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel like you wanted to step in and help someone but
you didn’t? Join us in this interactive workshop that aims to deliver the message of how we can safely and
effectively take care of each other and positively impact our campus culture. Facilitated by the Peer Health
Educators. Pizza and beverages provided! Please pre-register by emailing Dori Decker in Health Services.

Thursday, November 13
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
East African Adventures: Tanzania
Immanueli Magomolla and John Anderson


Thursday, November 13
5:00pm
Weber Music Hall
Minnesota, Alcohol and Blue Laws
Panel Discussion

A blue law is a category of law that regulates shopping on Sunday. These laws, initially, were designed to restrict
or ban shopping for religious standards – such as the observance of a day of worship or rest. Minnesota, currently,
is one of twelve states that do not permit liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sunday. The CEPP will host a panel
discussion representing both sides of this important and contentious issue. Panelists include Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL),
District 52B; Andrew Schmitt, Executive Director, Minnesota Beer Activists; Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL), District 07;
and Scott Neal, City Manager, Edina. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Policy.

Saturday, November 15
2:00pm
Hope United Methodist Church
301 W St Marie St
International Taste of UMD

Sample delicious foods from around the world! Sponsored by International Club.

Saturday, November 15
7:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Fall Drag Show

Enjoy performances by drag kings and queens from the campus and the community. Sponsored by QASU.

Monday, November 17
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Egypt and the Arab Spring
Mohamed Mubarak

Repeated by popular demand! UMD student Mohamed Mubarak presents a first-hand look at this social and
political movement.

Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19
10:00am-2:00pm
Kirby Commons
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Contest
Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Tuesday, November 18
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Oh Morocco! Tales and Lessons from over Two Years in the Maghreb
Dr. David Wyrick, William L. McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor in Technology Development

Thursday, November 20
10:00am
Kirby Commons
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Stop by the table and learn about patterns of violence inflicted upon transgender people worldwide.
Sponsored by QASU.

Thursday, November 20
Noon
Griggs Center
I Was in Italy, and I Spoke Italian: Territories of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms
Dr. John Schwetman, UMD Department of English

Dr. David Wyrick, William L. McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor in Technology Development


Saturday, November 22
5:30pm
Kirby Ballroom
APAA Culture Show: Celebration

Learn how the Asian/Pacific-American culture has changed through time, and the influence it has had and
created in the modern day. For more information, contact Kaohlee Vue.

December


Monday, December 1

10:00am
Kirby Commons
World AIDS Day

Stop by the table to learn about HIV/AIDS, get free condoms, and find out where you can get tested for the virus.
Sponsored by QASU.
Thursday, December 4
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Argentina: Living in a Collapsing Economy
Dr. John Schwetman, UMD Department of English

Savanna Ellena, UMD student and 2013 Alworth Institute Study Abroad Scholarship recipient

Saturday, December 6

7:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Kwanzaa Celebration

Sponsored by BSA and the Office of Cultural Diversity. For more information, contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward.

 

 

 


 
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