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February

Thursday, Feb. 4th
7:00pm
Screening "My Friend Martion"

Join us as we watch "My Friend Martin". Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Black Student Association.

Kirby Rafters

Monday, Feb. 8th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Affirmation Mandala

To allow participants to identify positive affirmations through different forms of meditation. Participants will meditate through a listening style called Lectio Divina and creat a beautiful Shrinky Dink Mandala

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program.

Bohanon Hall 104

Wednesday, Feb. 10th
10:00am-2:00pm
Refugee for 30 Minutes: Exhibit of Refugee Information and Experiences

Presented by UWS Political Science students in cooperation with the National Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Sponsored by the Alworth Institute

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Feb. 10th
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: What is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me No More

Learn about the different types of love and how they relate to the three core components of romantic relationships. Understand the difference between a healthy and unhealthy relationship. Lastly, explore what your personal "deal breakers" are within a relationship. Feel free to bring your own lunch to the presentation! We will have tea, coffee and many give aways!

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Feb. 10th
6:00pm-8:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Come learn Self Defense techniques. It is good to constantly refresh your mind about these skills because you never know when they can come in handy. Feel free to join us at this workshop with new ideas since the facilitator Chris Shovein loves your input during these workshops.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Commission for Women, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

Kirby Commons

Thursday & Friday, Feb 11th-12th
Consent Week Tabling

Tabling will be about the importance of affirmative consent and reminding students about the affirmative consent policy with the upcoming romantic holiday. This will be encouraging people to be respectful and mindful of their partners at all times. In collaboration with WRAC we are going to be selling their "consent" t-shirts, and our cookies. Free buttons and social justice valentine's will be available as well. There will also be flyers for the "I Love the Female Orgasm" and the sexpo.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and the Women's Resource and Action Center

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Feb. 11th
6:00p.m.
I love Female Orgasm!

Join us to laugh and learn about the big "O", the most popular topic sex eduatores Lindsay Fram and Marshall Miller teach about! Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your partner, they cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. Are you coming?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Feb. 11th
3:00pm-4:00pm
Disability 101

Join Access For All & the Awareness Campaign for Disability 101. A public forum to discuss the inclusion of people with disabilities at UMD. You will hear people from AFA and the Awareness Campaign talking about stereotypes and other things related to people who have disabilities. There will be food! Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Access for All & the Awareness Campaign.

Garden Room

Friday, Feb. 12th
TBA
Valentines Social

In collaboration with the Multicultural Center, spend Valentine's Day learning about various forms of love through art, dance (DJ provided) and photos.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Ballroom

Saturday, Feb. 13th
Doors open at 5:30pm; Event from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Oromo Night

The ticket sales will be going on until Friday the 12th of February from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the General Public. Tickets will be available at the door. Get your tickets before they are sold out!

Sponsored by the Oromo Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Feb. 15th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Personal Needs Flower

This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to notice their personal needs by creating a flower where each petal represents one need. They will begin to see the many layers of needs - physical, emotional and spiritual - and to honor all these layers. To notice that our needs are deeply linked to who we are as a unique and special person.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program.

Bohannon Hall 104

Wednesday, Feb. 17th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Come learn Self Defense techniques. It is good to constantly refresh your mind about these skills because you never know when they can come in handy. Feel free to join us at this workshop with new ideas since the facilitator Chris Shovein loves your input during these workshops.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Commission for Women, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Kirby Commons

Saturday, Feb. 20th
5:30 p.m.
Feast of Nations

Join the International Club for the 48th Annual Feast of Nations! Featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe!

Kirby Ballroom (Dinner & Fashion Show @ 5:30)

Marshall Performing Arts Center, MPAC (Performances @ 7:00 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 22
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea

Come purchase delicious tea with tapioca pearls in various flavors

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association.

Kirby Commons

Monday, Feb. 22nd
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Inner Self Portrait

To learn more about yourself by going within and discovering your inner self through creating a portrait.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon Hall 104

Wednesday, Feb. 24
SAVE the date: UMD Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Wednesday, Feb. 24th
5:30pm-6:30pm
Access For All and ARC Northland present Offense Taken: A Discussion About Using People-First Language.

Join Access for All and ARC Northland to discuss people-first language around people with disabilities and how to be more welcoming and inclusive in your everyday life. We will watch a short film called "Offense Taken" and then talk more about out thoughts while eating pizza, hanging out, and having fun!

Griggs Center

Wednesday, Feb. 24th
5:30pm-6:30pm
Self Defense Workshop

Come learn Self Defense techniques. It is good to constantly refresh your mind about these skills because you never know when they can come in handy. Feel free to join us at this workshop with new ideas since the facilitator Chris Shovein loves your input during these workshops.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Commission for Women, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Feb. 25th
4:30pm-5:30pm
Meet and Greet with the City Council

Duluth's elected officials and UMD students will be meeting over coffee and cookies to discuss our city. Listen and ask questions. Present concerns and offer gratitude. Our City Councelors want to know what is on the minds of UMD students! The event is open to everyone to come but the intent is to be for the students voices to be heard.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and Student Association

Garden Room

Monday, Feb. 29th
12:00 noon
Reconsidering the Bully

A conversation with Jeanine Weekes-Schroerer and George Hoagland.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, Commission for Women, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.

Bohannon Hall 90

Monday, Feb. 29th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Power and Control Wheel

To understand the cycle of violence and the dynamics of the power and control wheel. To give each participant the opportunity to tell their own story of abuse by writing, drawing and collaging into a blank power and control wheel.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program.

Bohannon Hall 104

March

Wednesday, Mar. 2nd
7:00pm-9:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Come learn Self Defense techniques. It is good to constantly refresh your mind about these skills because you never know when they can come in handy. Feel free to join us with new ideas since the facilitator Chris Shovein loves your input during these workshops.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, Commission for Women, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Mar. 3rd
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation: Peeking into China: A Personal Reflection on Teaching in a Dalian High School

Presented by Jolane Sundstron, Duluth Public School teacher, and John Sundstron, retired Duluth Community Education Coordinator.

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Kirby Rafters

Saturday, Mar. 5th
7:00pm
Divestment Training

Guest speakers Giulia Girgenti and Patty O'Keefe are presenting a divestment training at UMD in the Garden Room this Saturday! Join us to learn more about this extremely important issue! Divestment is the opposite of investment. We as students are working with our universities to divest funds from fossil fuels, for profit prisions and more.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Groups

Garden Room

Monday, Mar. 14th
5:00pm
Beth Bartlett - Faculty Showcase - Making Waves: A History of Grassroots Feminist Orgnizations in the Northland: 1975-2015

Sponsored by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and the Office of Intercultural Initiatives

Griggs Center

Monday, Mar. 14th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art 4 Healing: Story Trees

This workshop provides participants a creative opportunity to explore their stories of survival, change and growth. Using the tree as a symbol of life, participants can uncover and express the stories of their life.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon 104

Monday, Mar. 14th
7:00pm
Speaker Nekima Levy-Pounds

Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law, civil rights attorney, Minneapolis NAACP President, and nationally recognized expert on social justice issues at the intersection of race, economics, public policy, and the criminal justice system. She will be speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sponsored by UMD Sociology-Anthropology Department

Montague Hall 80

Thursday, Mar. 17th
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation: You can Travel to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day (well sort of.)

Presented by Carol Michaelson and Deborah Good, retired UMD staff members; Molly Larson and Cindy Christian, UMD staff members; and Colleen Greene, retired elementary school teacher.

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Kirby Rafters

Thursday, Mar. 17th
7:00pm
Winona LaDuke, Founding Director of the White Earth Land and Recovery Project (WELRP)

Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. She is also the Executive Director of Honor of Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.

Sponsored by Center for Ethics and Public Policy, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and GUESS Department.

Bohannon Hall 90

Friday, Mar. 18th
12:00-1:00pm
Disability 101

Join Access for All & the Awareness Campaign for Disability 101. A public forum to discuss the inclusion of people with disabilities at UMD. You will hear people from AFA and the Awareness Campaign talking about stereotypes and other things related to people who have disabilities. There will be food! Hope to see you There!

Sponsored by Access for All & the Awareness Campaign.

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Saturday, Mar. 19th
5:00pm
Ebony Ball

A formal ball, to celebrate unrecognized students and people of the community for their achievements complete with dancing and food! Cost single ticket $10, couples $18.00, community, faculty and staff $15 per person..

Sponsored by the Black Student Association.

Greysonlon Ballroom

Monday, Mar. 21
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Permission Canvas

This workshop can give participants permission to do something they have been longing to do, to change a habit, or let go of something.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon 104

Monday, Mar. 21
7:00pm
Alworth Book Club

Discussion of the book,"Enrique's Journey", by Sonia Nazario - Nazario will not be present but will speak at UMD on April 4th. (see below).

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Latino/Chicana Student Association.

Education 50

Tuesday, Mar. 22
4:00pm-5:30pm
Special Event - Global Cafe Duluth: Festivals Around the World

Refreshments, food and activities

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Griggs Center

Wednesday, Mar. 23
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: A History of Feminist Organizations in the Twin Ports; Presented by Dr. Beth Bartlett

Dr. Beth Bartlett, of the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department, will share the history of the grassroot feminist organizations in the Twin Ports area.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesdaym Mar. 23
7:00pm
International Lecture - A World Disrupted: Five Global Challenges that will Shape our Future

Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired U.S. State Department Official and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence.

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Bohannon Hall 90

Wednesday, Mar. 23
7:00pm-8:00pm
Save the Boundary Waters Presentation

MPIRG's Environmental Justice students will present on the proposed Twin Metals Sulfide Ore Mining and its political effects to our national treasure and our people. Topics covered will include: economics, environment, and health & safety. Come learn more about why this mine is different than any other proposed mines in the region.

Sponsored by the Minnesot Public Interest Research Group

TV Lounge (KSC 273)

Thursday, Mar. 24
!2:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation - Cultural Heritage Sustainability: The Saami & Leech Lake Band Ojibwe

Presented by Rachel Phelps, UMD Alumna

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for Internatioal Studies

Kirby Rafters

Thursday, Mar. 24
5:00pm-7:00pm
Environment and Volunteering in the Community

Join us to learn about how you can get involved with organizations such as the aquarium, the zoo, and wildlife refuge. There will be animals, raffle, and food! Stop by anytime!

Sponsored by Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences.

Kirby Commons (Tabling area)

Thursday, Mar. 24
7:00pm
Film Showing: FLOW

Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround. Free Popcorn!

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

TV Longe (KSC 273)

Friday, Mar. 25
7:00pm-10:00pm
Under the Sea All About Abilities Dance

Access for All is hosting an event called "Under the Sea All Abilities Dance" and it will be taking place on March 25 7-10pm in the Kirby Rafters. It is completely free and open to the public. It is under the water-themed dance for all abilities and all ages to come and celebrate differences. There will be free food, prizes, activities, and more. Family-friendly event and community members welcome. Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Access for All

Kirby Rafters

Friday, Mar. 25
6:00pm-9:00pm
International Women's Day Reception

Join the Women's Resource and Action Center in our first annual celebration of International Women's Day. The theme for International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity. Help us honor women who have helped accelerate gender parity both locally and globally. Please RSVP by contacting wrac@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6292.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Griggs Center

Monday, Mar. 28
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation - Notes from a Missing Person: Poems from the Korean Adoptee Diaspora

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Dwon Dobbs, Associate Professor, English, and Program Director of Race and Ethnic Studies, St. Olaf College.

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Kirby Rafters

Monday, Mar. 28
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Funeral of the I Can'ts

Taking the things stopping us from moving forward and processing them in a way that allows us to move past them.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon 104

Tuesday, Mar. 29
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls in various flavors.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association

Kirby Commons

Tuesday, Mar. 29
6:00pm-7:00pm
Check Your Privilege

Join MPIRG for an interactive presentation and Q & A on privilege (racial, gender, socioeconomic, religious, ability, etc.) by Dr. Sheryl Grana, a Sociology professor at UMD.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

Garden Room

Wednesday, Mar. 30
3:30pm
15 Now! Panel

15 Now is a nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. This panel will feature organizers from the state and national level, a local business that currently pays its employees a $15 minimum wage and local Duluthians working on economic justice. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the movement and ask questions. Free for all ages, casual, public event.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

Kirby Rafters

Wednesday, Mar. 30
7:00pm
International Lecture - Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Presented by Dr. Cigdem Benem, Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston College,

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Bohannon Hall 90

Wednesday, Mar. 30
7:00pm
Women's History Month Keynote Speaker Margaret Randall

Feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist.

Sponsored by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, Women's Resource and Action Center, Office of Cultural Diversity, Commission for Women and GLBT Services

Griggs Center

Thursday, Mar. 31
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation: Resistance and Remembrance: Copenhagen, L'viv, Krakow & Warsaw

Presneded by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Chair, Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee

Garden Room

April

Friday, April 1
TBA
Asian Awareness Month Open Mic

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Rafters

Saturday, Apr. 2
TBA
Hmong Heritage Event

For more information contact Kaohlee Vue at vuexx112@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6335.

Sponsored by the Hmong Living in Unity and Balance

Rafters

Monday, Apr. 4
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation: Creating Hope and Opportunity in Guatemala

Presented by Kallie Sandell, US Vision Team Manager, Common Hope

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Montague Hall 208

Monday, Apr. 4
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Watercolor Windows

Reflection on past, present, and future selves.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon 104

Monday, Apr. - Friday, Feb. 15
Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display meant to raise awareness and bear witness to domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse and violence against women. Each shirt tells the story of a different survivors experience. T-shirts are made by survivors and those who care about them. The shirts you see displayed here have been made by people in your community and tell true stories of people you may know. Decorating a T-shirt gives survivors the power to use their voice and tell their story. Many victims find that this artistic way of raising awareness has helped heal them on their journey. Please take a moment to look at the clothesline and think about what we can do to end the suffering!

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Kirby Bus Hub

Monday, Apr. 4
2:00-3:00pm
Disability 101

Join Access for All & the Awareness Campaign for Disability 101. A public forum to discuss the inclusion of people with disabilities at UMD. You will hear people from AFA and the Awareness Campaign talking about stereotypes and other things related to people who have disabilities. There will be food! Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Access for All & the Awareness Campaign.

Rafters

Tuesday, Apr. 5
5:00pm-7:00pm
Come and enjoy some delicious Asian cuisines by playing authentic games from Asia. This event is free an open to all!

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association

Kirby Lounge

Wednesday, Apr. 6
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Sexual Assault - It's Not Your Fault

Presented by Jude Foster

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Apr. 6
7:00pm
Enough is Enough: Night of Speakers

There will be 3 different speakers who will be addressing the importance of the fight against different types of societal violence.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code

Bohannon 90

Thursday, Apr. 7
6:00pm
Enough is Enough: Self-Defense Class

An office will teach basic skills to keep yourself safe and to protect others.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code

Griggs EF

Monday, Apr. 11
5:00pm-7:00pm
Mock Rape Trial

The purpose of this trial is purely educational. The realities of an actual trial are often misunderstood due to sensationalized media presentations of victim-survivors, perpetrators of rape, and rape trials. St. Louis County Judge Tarnowski will preside over this mock rape trial based on true cases. Student volunteers from the audience will comprise the jury.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Dudley Experimental Theatre

Monday, Apr. 11
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures Screaming Bags

Release and a recognition of feelings.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, and North Central Windows Program.

Bohannon 104

Tuesday, Apr. 12
5:00pm
APAA Presents Guest Speaker Esera Tuaolo

Esera Tuaolo is an Asian Pacific American Islander that is a former professional football player for Vikins, Packers, Panthers & Jaguars. IN 2002, he announced to the public that he is gay on HOB's Real Sports. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to share his coming out story. He will discuss this experience to the UMD public.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association

Room TBD.

Wednesday, Apr. 13
11:00am-12:00pmn
Brown Bag: Not Just a Fight

Presented by UMD Senior Nile Sky Hammelman

Come join for a roundtable discussion of how Intimate Partner Violence affects college students - Leanr about red flag signs of abuse, how to help a friend experiencing an unhealthy relationship, and how to date safely! Partner with us in solidarity to help end this cysle of violence.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

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Wednesday, Apr. 13
7:00pm
Speaker Sonia Nazario, Enrique's Journey

Pulitizer-Prize winning author, Sonia Nazario will tell the story of "Enrique's Journey" based on her book of the same title. She retraced the path of a young boy who made his way from Honduras to the United States to find his mother who had come to the US for work. She will discuss this experience in light of the issues of child immigrants from Central American. Nazario has won several awards for her converage and advocacy for such children. Free and Open to the Public.

Sponsored by Alworth Institute, Office of Cultural Diversity, Latino/Chicana Student Association, and Commission for Women.

EduE 50

Wednesday, Apr. 13
7:00pm
International Lecture - Jim Larkin, Jark Carney and the Chicago Irish Worker Newspaper (1917)

Presented by James Curry, Research Scholar, Moore Institute and History Department, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the 2016 Alworth Institute International Fellow

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Solon Campus Center 120

Thursday, Apr. 14
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation - Myanmar: Two Generations Later

Presented by Dr. Jerry Hembd, UWS Professor of Business and Economics

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Life Science 175

Thursday, Apr. 14
6:00pm-8:00pm
Arts for Activism

MPIRG at UMD invites you to join in an evening of art centered around environmental, economic, and social justice! All artistic forms are welcome - painting, sculpture, music, poetry, film, photography, dance, and more! 6:00pm: Presentation by Dr. Daniel Martin on Artistic Protesting; 6:20pm; Performances begin! Now Accepting Art Submissions! email umdmpirg@d.umn.edu to reserve your space/time at the event! You do not need to submit work to attend>

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and the Kirby Program Board

Kirby Rafters

Friday, Apr. 15
12:00-1:00pm
Disability 101

Join Access for All & the Awareness Campaign for Disability 101. A public forum to discuss the inclusion of people with disabilities at UMD. You will hear people from AFA and the Awareness Campaign talking about stereotypes and other things related to people who have disabilities. There will be food! Hope to see you there!

Sponsored by Access for All and the Awareness Campaign

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Friday, Apr. 15
5:30pm
27th Annual Fiesta

Join us in our 27th Annual Fiesta! With delicious cultural foods and delightful entertainment. Tickets will go on sale on April 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm in front of the UMD Bookstore. For more information contact Susana Pelayo Woodward at swoodwar@d.umn.edu or by calling 218-726-8444

Sponsored by the Latino Chicana Student Assocation

Greysolon Ballroom; 231 East Superior St. Duluth, MN

Monday. Apr. 18
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Befriending Your Feelings

Allows participants an opportunity to explore and understand their feelings, know that all feelings are acceptable, and notice what their relationship to their feelings is like today. Participants do a series of quick, intuitive drawings, the focus being more on their experience than on the final product.

Sponsored by the Women's Resouce & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program

Bohannon 104

Monday, Apr. 18
7:00pm
International Lecture - Human Rights and the Immigration and Refugee Experience

Presented by 2016 Fellows from the Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Griggs Center

Tuesday, Apr. 19
TBD
Special Showing of "It Happened Here"

"A compelling new documentary from director Lisa F. Jackson and producer Marjorie Schwartz Nielsen, explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change" - http://www.ithappenshere.org/

Sponsored by PAVSA, the Women's Resource & action Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Teatro Zuccone

Wednesday, Apr. 20
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Immigration

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Actions Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Apr. 20
6:00pm-8:30pm
Child Brides, Stolen Lives: Not Just Abroad

Child Bride, Stolen Lives is an hour long special that reveals the issue of child marriages in Asia, Africa and the Americas. It tells the stories of young girls whose lives have been uprooted by early marriages and the cultural and economical pressures that factors in. After the film there will be a discussion on child marriage in the United States.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center + Members and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Life Science 175

Thursday, Apr. 21
12:00pm
Brown Bag Presentation - Colonialism in the Dirt?: Transnational Encounters in Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic

Presented by Dr. Pat Farrell, UMD Professor of Geography

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Garden Room

Saturday, Apr. 23
5:00pm
African Night

A celebration of African countries and people, with showcased entertainment and African food provided. For more information contact Jordon Moses at mosed78@d,umn.edu or 218-726-6187.

Romano Gym

Monday, Apr. 25
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Loving Heart Suncatchers

This workshop supports participants through a process that builds self-compassion through the creation of a shrinky-dink suncatcher.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, and North Central Windows Program,/

Bohannon 104

Tuesday, Apr. 26
7:00pm
International Lecture - Virgina Hyvarinen, Jack Carney, and the Duluth Truth Newspaper (1917-20)

Presented by James Curry, Research Scholar, Moore Institute and History Department, National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the 2016 Alworth Institute International Fellow

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Solon Campus Center 120

Thursday, Apr. 28
5:00-7:00pm
Access for All presents: Color the Night Away

Take a break from studying for finals and come join Access for All to color away stress and worry! Coloring supplies, adult coloring books, and free pizza and treats will be available to all who want to come a relax, color, and hang out! Color about how disability has impacted your life or someone you know or color and create anything you like! AFA hopes to hang your artwork on their cubicle in the Multicultural Center

Sponsored by Access for All

Garden Room

May

Wednesday, May 4
7:00pm
Alworth Book Club

Discussion of the book, Inadmissible, by Tamer Elsayed - Memoir about and Egyptian immigrant to the U. S.

Sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

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September

All Semester, Latino/Chicano Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, Sept. 7
4pm-7pm

Sabor Latino

Join us at our event to experience Latin America culture that includes latin music and FREE food!

Sponsored by UMD Latino/Chicano Student Organization

Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Sept. 15
7pm
The Sex & Drugs Show

A multi-issue program that covers the basics of substance abuse, sexual communication, and sexual assault.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

MPAC

Friday, Sept. 16
7pm-9pm
APAA Anual Bonfire

Come join us for some fun, games and tasty treats!

Sponsored by the UMD Asian Pacific American Association (APAA)

Bagley Lookout

Wednesday, Sept 21
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: Men as Peacemakers

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

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Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Thursday, Sept. 29
5pm-6pm
Clothesline Project Workshop

Come and make t-shirts to honor a victim/survivor of intimate partner violence. The t-shirts will be displayed on October 3 in the Bus Hub. T-shirts and art supplies will be provided.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

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Friday, Sept. 30
6pm-8pm
Big Bang Theory BINGO!

Stop on by to play some bingo and win some cool prizes! There will be FREE FOOD!

Kirby Rafters

October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Monday, Oct. 3
1pm-3pm
National Day Without Stigma Speak Out

Sponsored by Access for All

Kirby Garage

Monday, Oct. 3, Tuesday, Oct. 4 & Thursday, Oct. 6
10am-3pm
Femicide Awareness Display Tabling

Display from Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women symbolizing victims of domestic violence. 2015's Femicide Report will also be available to honor the victims of intimate partner violence along with other information about prevention and recognition of intimate partnet violence.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and Safe Haven

Kirby Commons

Monday, Oct. 3-Friday, Oct. 14
Clothesline Project Display

We will be tabling on Monday, Oct. 3rd where you can make your own t-shirt and gain insight into the display. Tell your friends and let's move towards a society where sexual violence is eliminated.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center.

Bus Hub

Wednesday, Oct. 5
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: The Wonderful World of WGSS

Come learn about the various Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies classes taught by Beth Bartlett, Njoki Kamau, and Tineke Ritmeester, as well as how their classes challenge students previous perspectives and knowledge. Hannah Schleder and Julian Vela, who are WGSS majors, will be discussing their experiences in the program. There will also be information about how WGSS classes can apply to difference majors!.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Oct. 5
TBD
Take Back the Night

Take to the streets with us as we march around UMD to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

Thursday, Oct. 6
11:30am
The Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras: Justice for Berta and Beyond

Martin Fernandez is the National Coordinator of the MADJ, which seeks to expose and combat state violence and corruption, while organizing communities around the principles of self-determination, ecological sustainability, and collective resistance. The grasroots organization has been routinely subjected to threats and intimidation due to their human rights work. Martin will discuss this work in the context of Honduras today, and how US policies and security aid contribute directly to the ongoing crisis.

Library Rotunda

Sponsored by UMD Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Alworth Institute

Tuesday, Oct. 11
12noon-1pm
National Coming Out Day Luncheon

Space is limited. Please register here

Sponsored by GLBTQAI Commission

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct. 12
4:30pm
The Roads Most Traveled: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti will share photos and stories from his more than 40 years working to document the experiences of migrants who make the often dangerous journey from Latin America to the U.S.

Sponsored by Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Kirby Leadership Institute, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Service Professions, UMD Equity Education and Diversity Funding Program.

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct. 12
6pm-8pm
Queer History Panel

Join QASU for a panel discussion about the progression of identifying as LGBTQIA+ on campus as it related to the queer rights movement throughout the country. There will be posters of monumental LGBTQ+ history on display

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Lounge/Garage

Wednesday, Oct. 19
12pm-1pm
Breast and Chest Health

Sponsored by UMD Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Oct. 19 & Thursday, Oct, 20
11am-3pm
Let's Chalk About Domestic Violence

Sponsored by the Women's Resouce & Action Center and Safe Haven

KSC Garage

Saturday, Oct. 22
7pm-10pm
QASU Drag Show

Join QASU for an evening of drag performance. Tickets will be available throughout the month of October.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Oct. 24-Friday, Nov.4
Exhibition Display: "Dia de los Muertos:

Day of the Dead, located in the Multicultural Center, on the 2nd floor of Kirby Student Center. The Day of the Dead is a tradition which dates back to the Aztec civilization. The Aztecs believe that the soul of the Dead returns home to the world of living. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sponsored by Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Latino/Chicano Student Association and Art Education students

UMD Multicultural Center (Located in the 2nd floor of the KSC)


November

Friday, Nov. 4
7pm-11pm
Night of the Dead Dance

Sponsored by UMD Latino/Chicano Student Organization

UMD Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Nov. 10
12noon-2pm
Bystander Intervention

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

TBD

Wednesday, Nov. 16
12pm - 1pm
Brown Bag: Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

An explanation of the purpose and necessity for trigger warnings and safe spaces on a college campus

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

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Wednesday, Nov. 30
12pm-1pm
TBD

Sponsored the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

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December

Join us to change the lives of women through an Amnesty International letter writing campaign. The writing kick-off will be happening December 1st. Please stop by any time during December 1-9 in the Multicultural Center to write a letter and change lives

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center and the Women's Gender and Sexuality Department.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
5:00pm
Color Blind Racism: Racism Without Racists

Professor Bonilla-Silva is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Duke University. He is widely acclaimed for his work on colorblind racism, and the Latinization of the U.S. His work has appeared in a variety of media including books, journals, and films. Recognized as an authority on the impact of "colorblindness" in society, his lecture will highlight the many ways we "do" race in the U.S. Professor Bonilla-Silva is here as part of the activities associated with the (first) annual African African-American Studies Program Roundtable.

Funded by the UMD Chancellor's Office, College of Liberal Arts, Office of Cultural Diversity, and the Departments of Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology-Anthropology

Kirby Ballroom

Saturday, Dec. 5th
Doors open at 6. Dinner starts at 6:30
Kwanzaa

FREE An annual showcase event with dinner held during December celebrating the holiday Kwanzaa and its history in Black culture. Many events feature aspects from Black and African culture, including original raps, or traditional dances.

Sponsored by UMD Black Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Dec. 7th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Poetic Journaling

Expressing your day, DREAMS, ideas and emotions with words, images and alterations with Emily Minor and Leah Hansen

Sponsored by North Central Windows Program and the Women's Resource & Action Center

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Monday, Dec. 14th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Peace Wreath

To have participants contribute to the winter decorations by creating a personal Peace Wreath made from their oen hand shapes. This activity motivates participants to think about what creates peace in their lives and in the world and in what ways they can use their own hands to create a more peaceful world.

Sponsored by North Central Windows Program and the Women's Resource & Action Center

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January

Thursday, Jan. 14th
6:30pm
Mayor's MLK Reception

A chance to come together in unity amidst our diversity.

The Underground - 506 W. Michigan St - Lower Level

Friday, Jan. 15th
7:00pm
Night with MLK: Duluth's Got Talent

A showcase of Duluth's diverse talent

Denfeld Auditorium - 401 N. 44th Ave. W.

Saturday. Jan. 16th
6:00pm
Jammin' with MLK Night of Celebration of the Contributions of People of African Heritage

Church of Christ - 1111 North 11th Avenue East. 6:00pm Dinner; 7:00pm - Performance

Sunday, Jan. 17th
5:00pm
Community Ecumenical Worship Service

Featuring Rev. Marchelle Hallman St. Mark AME - 530 North 5th Avenue West

Monday, Jan. 18th
7:00am
Free Community Breakfast Featuring former Massachusetts Governor Deval Partick Holy Family Catholic Chursh - 2430 West Third Street; 7:00am Breakfast begins 8:00am Broadcast of Deval Patrick's speech from Minneapolis Funding from the General Mills Community Foundation
Monday, Jan. 18th
10:45am
March & Rally

Gather at 10:45 at Washington Center (corner of 4th St. and Lake Ave.). March starts at 11:00 am. Route is from Washington Center through downtown to DECC. Rally at DECC begins approximately at 11:45 am.The rally will be interpreted into American Sign Language and recorded for broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio 91.3 FM.
Monday, Jan. 18th
7:00pm
Labor Movie Night

At the River I stand - Duluth Labor Temple - 2002 London Road

Sponsored by: Northland Foundation/Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage/Twin Ports African-American Men's Group / ISD #709 - Office of Educational Equity / UMD Office of Cultural Diversity / St. Mark AME / City of Duluth / The Underground / Christ Temple / First United Methodist Church / NAACP / Peace UCC / Wisconsin Public Radio / Duluth Labor Body / College of St. Scholastica. For complete list of sponsors and more info visit, www.mlk-duluth.org

Wednesday, Jan. 27th
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Trafficking in the Arrowhead: An Overview

Sex Trafficking is an international problem. But, it also strikes close to home, the Twin Ports have been reported as being a major hub for trafficking and prostitution in Minnesota. American Indian women and girls are most vulnerable. Join us as Nigel Perrote, Safe Harbor Regional Navigator, shares the current status of trafficking in the Arrowhead reagion.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center, PAVSA and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

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LCSA Member, Andrea Lares, and family members at the 2009-2010 Annual Fiesta!

Office Information

Mailing Address
Office of Cultural Diversity
University of Minnesota Duluth
270 Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3085
Office Hours
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Monday through Friday
Email Address
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Telephone Number
(218) 726-6522
Fax Number
(218) 726-6724
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