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October

Tuesdays: October 14, 21, and 28
5:00pm
Kirby 268
Kirby Leadership Institute Capstone Seminar
Joie Acheson Lee
If you have completed all, or nearly all, of the required workshops, academic classes and volunteer hours
required for the UMD Leadership Certificate, you are elgible to take the three-session Leadership Capstone
seminar. In this not-for-credit seminar, we will assist you in preparing your Leadership Resume, talk about your
leadership strengths, and review theoretical aspects of inclusive leadership. YOU MUST take the Leadership
Capstone Seminar in the fall or the spring in order to receive the UMD Leadership Certificate at the spring awards
ceremony. To register, email Joie Acheson Lee.

Wednesday, October 1
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Art and Design in Sweden and Norway
Dr. Alison Aune, UMD Department of Art and Design
Cheryl Reitan, Associate Director, UMD External Affairs

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 2
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Hidden China of Inner Mongolia and Chinese Economy Tours
Dr. Nancy Luomala, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, MSU-Mankato
Xiaohong Wu, MSU-Mankato alumnus

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Tuesday, October 7
3:00pm
Kirby Student Center Garden Room
International Humanitarian Law: Born on the Battlefield
PJ Doyle, International Red Cross

Register by calling 218.726.7753 or email the Alworth Institute. Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, October 8
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Leadership Through Sustainable Practices
Mindy Granley

Looking to create a more sustainable world? This training (around 45 minutes) will introduce the concept
and importance of sustainability. Mindy will walk you through sustainable choices you can make every day on
campus, and give you tips on integrating sustainability into your life, work, or organization. Don't miss this!

Wednesday, October 8
6:00pm
Kirby Ballroom
Film and Discussion: Walking El Camino de Santiago
Dr. Bud McClure

Join Dr. McClure, Cassie and Katie as they share their experiences and answer questions about
completing their 500 mile spiritual journey across northern Spain.

Thursday, October 9
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
"That Note of Exile": Placing and Displacing Irish Literature
Dr. Krista Twu, UMD Department of English
Dr. Simon Kress, former assistant professor, UMD Department of English

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 9
Noon
Kirby Rafters
These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia
Josefa Gomez and Leonardo Luna Alzate

Gomez is a former flower worker who spent almost a decade in the industry. She became involved in Cactus
through its outreach programs, and she eventually joined the organization's administrative team. With her
experience as both a worker and organizer, she brings a unique perspective to the analysis of the current situation.
Alzate is an expert on territorial issues and social movements. As the leader of the Cactus program directed
toward building solidarity among women flower workers, their families and youth of the savannah, he offers an
analysis of the benefits and challenges of creating a unified movement in the fact of powerful economic interests.
Sponsored by UMD Office of Cultural Diversity and WRAC.

Thursday, October 9
7:00pm
CHEM 200
Minnesota District 7A Candidate Debate

The goal is to create an open discussion in which many sides can voice ideas and concerns in a respectful
atmosphere. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters and the audience will be invited to
participate in a question and answer session. Participating candidates include Becky Hall (R),
Kristine Osbakken (Green), and Jennifer Schultz (DFL). Sponsored by the UMD Center for Ethics and Public Policy.


Saturday, October 11
4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
835 W College St
Supper and Song for Kurdistan

Join us for a Kurdish meal, community sing, a Skype call with friends in Iraqi Kurdistan and an update on the
situation in the Kurdish north of Iraq. Reservations required; email Michele Naar-Obed or call 218.722.2231.
Sponsored by UUCD Peace and Justice Committee and Echoes of Peace Community Choir.

Tuesday, October 14
1:00pm-3:00pm
Kirby Rafters
STITCHED Workshop
Climbing Poe Tree

STITCHED is a story-gathering project that Climbing Poe Tree started during their 2005 national tour. This incredible
multi-colored tapestry holds more than 5000 stories of testimonies, intentions, truths, confessions, healing,
expressions and dreams. Pre-registration is required at z.umn.edu/climbingpoetry. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity.
Wednesday, October 15
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Scotland: What Next?
Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 16
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Tired of Florence?
Dr. William Henderson, Alworth Institute International Associate

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Monday, October 20
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Tanzania
Martha Firling

Martha Firling, an avid world traveler, shares her adventures in the East African nation of Tanzania.

Tuesday, October 21
3:00pm Kirby Rafters
Living Well: An Indigenous Journey to Bolivia
Dr. Sonia Davila Poblete, Nayoka Blackbird, Jim Rock, Dr. Roxanne Gould and Dr. Priscilla Day

As Emeritus member of the Technical Advisory committee of the Global Water Partnership, independent consultant
and adviser, Dr. Davila Poblete works with grassroots groups, governments and international organizations on
environmental and social issues, mainly in Mexico and Bolivia. Her primary interests include advocating for
women's participation in development projects; mainstreaming a gender perspective in all public policies;
and foregrounding the Andean culture's "living well" paradigm into solutions for environmental and climate
change issues. Sponsored by the Department of Social Work.

Tuesday, October 21
7:00pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
Solitaire
Dr. Dalia Basiouny

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute, UMD Commission for Women, and the School of Fine Arts.

Wednesday, October 22
7:00pm
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Art and Revolution
Dr. Dalia Basiouny

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 23
10:00am-2:00pm
Kirby Commons
United Nations Day
UN Quiz, prizes and information! Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Thursday, October 23
6:00pm
Chem 200
Hunting Ethics: A Panel Discussion

Panel includes Sam Cook, outdoors writer for the Duluth News Tribune and essayist; Michael Furtman, wildlife writer
and photographer; Becca Kent, chapter coordinator for the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; Rich Staffon,
retired DNR area wildlife manager; and James Zorn, executive administrator of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and
Wildlife Commission.
The panel will address such questions as 1) what are the morally acceptable ways to hunt?;
2) What role does hunting play in responsible environmental management?; and 3) What are the improper ways
to hunt? The goal is to create an open discussion in a respectful atmosphere. Sponsored by UMD Center for Ethics
and Public Policy.

Thursday, October 23

Undocumented, Unafraid and Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity
Antonio Gutierrez, Immigrant Youth Justice League

The Immigrant Youth Justice League is a Chicago-based group led by undocumented organizers working toward
full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy
advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization. In 2010, IYJL launched the first "Coming Out of the Shadows"
rally, where a group of undocumented youth proclaimed, "We Are Undocumented and Unafraid". "Coming Out
of the Shadows" has become an incredibly successful strategy for the immigrant rights movement that empowers
people to overcome their fear and go into the streets to organize. Sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Association
and the Office of Cultural Diversity.

Friday, October 24
3:00pm
Kirby Garden Room
Open Forum: South Meets North
Dr. Sonia Davila Poblete

Join Dr. Davila Poblete for a discussion of the relationship between Bolivia and the United States.
Sponsored by Department of Social Work.

Monday, October 27
11:30am
Kirby Plaza 309
University for Seniors Travel Lectures
Hard Work and a Good Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
Barb Sommer

Barb Sommer, a published historian, discusses the history of the CCC in Minnesota. Her presentation will be
based on her book Hard Work and a Good Deal, and augmented by historical images.
Wednesday, October 20
7:00pm
Bohannon 90
Things Fall Apart: Crises in the Ukraine and the Greater Middle East
Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.

Wednesday, October 29
4:00pm
Kirby 268
Leadership on a Global Scale
Thomas Hanson, Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Take this opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with the Alworth Institute's Diplomat in Residence. In
addition to his vast experience as a retired Foreign Service Officer, he is a storyteller supreme. Tom is happy to
answer any questions you may have about his experiences, or to coach you in considering this field as your
own career.

Thursday, October 30
Noon
Library 4th Floor Rotunda
Mapping in Belize: Perspectives on Culture and Conservation
Dr. Kate Carlson, UMD Department of Geography

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute.


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.

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.

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.

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


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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