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February

Monday, Feb. 2nd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Mantra Bracelets

To create a mantra themed bracelet which can be worn as a reminder of what you can manifest/celebrate in your life. A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating, or it can be a word or phrase that is repeated often or over and over to express someone's basic beliefs. By creating your own mantra you can acknowledge what you want in your life as well as celebrate your journey towards healing. Come join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Wednesday, Feb. 4th
12:00pm
WRAC Brown Bag:Healthy Relationships

Our local Planned Parenthood organization is bringing us an interactive presentation on the topic of healthy relationships and will also be providing more information about their organization. Come and join us with your lunch to have a stimulating discussion

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

KSC 268

Thursday, Feb. 5th
7:00pm
Lecture: "Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World."

Kevin Dawson of the University of California, Merced, an award-winning historian whose research explores how Atlantic Africans and members of the African diaspora used water as a cultural space, will give a public lecture at UMD on Thursday, February 5, at 7:00pm in the fourth-floor Library Rotunda. The title of the lecture is "Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World." It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Scott Laderman in the Department of History (laderman@d.umn.edu , X7207).

Professor Dawson's visit is sponsored by the Department of History, African American Studies Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Alworth Institute for International Studies, Office of Cultural Diversity and College of Liberal Arts.

4th Floor Library Rotunda

Monday, Feb. 9th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Loving Ourselves

Making a collage about loving ourselves seemed to be a wonderful way to celebrate Valentines Day, so I quickly gathered some frilly ribbon, sequins, feathers, red buttons, glue, paper, magazines, etc. and also cut out loving words (to get the main idea started). Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Tuesday, Feb. 10th
10am-2pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

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

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Feb. 12th
11am-12pm
Bystander Intervention Workshop

Come learn how to intervene against sexual assault.

Sponsored by UMD Health Services

Solon Campus Center 120

Thursday, Feb. 12th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Saturday, Feb. 14th
5:00pm
Soul Food Dinner

For more information please contact Jordon Moses at 726-6187 or moses078@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the UMD Black Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Feb. 16th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Monday, Feb. 16th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Expression Masks

Utilizing this mask process will allow participants to think about violence in a visual way. The mask will demonstrate how people look when they are in a abusive relationship and are feeling angry, scared, sad, jealous, happy, in love, or having a combination of feelings. It can be beneficial to first discuss the dynamics of an abusive realtionship. Whenever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can't tell whether you are laughing or crying, so the pain and the violence can be hidden for a short time. The mask helps erase consequence. "Well, I didn't see you on Mardi Gras!" claims Iota Louisiana mask-maker Jackie Miller. "Then they can say, "Oh yes, you did; you just didn't recognizeme." Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Tuesday, Feb. 17th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Feb. 18th
12:00pm
WRAC Brown Bag: How to Date a Feminist

Facilitated by George Hoagland. Join us as we engage in the topic of Feminism - Let's analyze how Feminism works and is applied in our everyday life. From power dynamics to socialization. Let us raise our counsciousness!

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

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Thursday, Feb. 19th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Feb. 19th
4:30pm-5:30pm
BDSM, Kink, and Consent: A Sex-Positive Presentation on Consent

Join MPIRG and WRAC in creating a sex-positive consent culture at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This hour long presentation by UMD students will begin by discussing what consent entails, what current policies at UMD regarding consent look like, and provide you with information on bystander intervention

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource and Action Center, and the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the Kirby Program Board

KSC 202 (Griggs Center)

Thursday, Feb. 19th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Monday, Feb. 23rd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Wednesday, Feb. 25th
8:00am-5:00pm
2015 UMD Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Please visit UMD Diversity Commission for Registration and Schedule

Sponsored by UMD Diversity Commission, Office of Cultural Diversity, Kirby Leadership Program

Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Feb. 26th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Saturday, Feb. 28th
7:00pm-10:00pm
Spring Drag Show

Enjoy performances by Drag Kings and Queens from the campus and community.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Ballroom

March

Monday, Mar. 2nd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. To give students an opportunity to explore feelings and issues and gain self-awareness by creating a personal shield that symbolizes their power - abilities and strengths he/she has and/or hopes to have. A suit of armor or power shield will represent the emotional walls they have built in order to survive. To notice what the variety of tools he/she uses to operate in our world and cope with the things aroung them (i.e. stress, school, relationships, family, friends, bullying, etc.). To explore the difference between inner and outer strengths, what they expose to the world and what they are protecting or hiding inside. To explore the positive and negative aspects of having a suit of armor, and consider what it might be like to take it down. To notice the kind of boundaries one has or needs to have.

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

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Wednesday, Mar. 4th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag Series: Feminism in Uraguay

Join us as we travel with Women's Studies professor Tineke Ritmeester on her recent sabbatical in Uraguay studying feminist organizations.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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Tuesday, Mar. 4th
10am-2pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

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

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Mar. 5th
3:30pm
GLOBAL CAFE DULUTH TEAS & TEA TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Come enjoy the fun and sample teas from all over the world. The owner of the Snooty Fox Tea Shop will share the lore of each tea as you relax and sample a variety of teas & treats in the enjoyable company of students, faculty and staff. Teas from China (the Hunan Province & Anhui) India, Japan, England, South Africa, Taiwan, Argentina and a locally foraged selections will be featured at the event. Many of our international students will be on hand to share stories of tea customs from home. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk informally about global/international topics in the company of new friends. Please join us: There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea - Henry James

Sponsored by TCF Bank, The Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies, Office of Cultural Diversity, International Student Services, International Student Programs and Services and Kirby Leadership Institute.

Griggs Center

Thursday, Mar. 5th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Monday, Mar. 9th
10am-1:30pm
International Women's Day

During this event we will like to celebrate women from various backgrounds. We are in need of students who would like to participate during the event. Students can dress up or present artifacts from their different backgrounds or culture. If students are willing to perform poetry, music or dance, they should stop by the WRAC office at KSC 266 or email wrac@d.umn.edu to sign up

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

Bus Hub

Monday, Mar. 9th
4:00pm-5:30pm
Susan Power and Erika Wurth

Authors Susan Power and Erika Wurth will read from their most recent novels, "Sacred Wilderness (Power) & Crazy Horse's Girlfriend (Wurth)" and answer audience questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by UMD American Indian Studies Department, Commission for Womrn, College of Education and Human Service Professions

Library Rotunda

Monday, Mar 9th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop:Funeral of the I Can'ts

Come and join Susan Meyer and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. To help each person, realize how much strength it took to survive their abusive situation. To affirm the power they have and took with them when they left. They DID NOT leave it behind. To say "goodbye" to their "I Can'ts" - the fears they face as they think about building a new life (I can't drive, I can't get a job, I can't finish school, I can't find a place to live, etc.) Studies from Keith and Whitaker (1981) indicate that "families change less and more slowly when children are not part of the process" (p. 244). Art and Play techniques can engage parents and children in enhanced communication, understanding, and emotional relatedness, and can assist facilitators in their important work, and thus should be considered a viable and pivotal part of the family healing.

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

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Monday, Mar. 9th
7:00pm-8:30pm
Alworth Reading Group: Discussion of author Rozana Saberi's book, Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran (author will not be present)

Roxana Saberi's book is in the UMD Bookstore in paperback and you can receive 20% off if you say this is for the Alworth Institute book club. No registration required. Free and Open to the Public. For more information: http://www.alworth.org

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

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Wednesday, Mar. 10th
7:00pm
Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

Katja von Garnier's sexy, exuberant tour de force tells the amazing story of fierce young suffragettes fighting for a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Headlining the stellar cast are Hilary Swank as brainy, charismatic Alice Paul, and Frances O'Connor as smart, cheeky Alice Burns - real-life women who mobilized a defiant vanguard that gave Congress a run for its money.

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

Montague 70

Mar. 12-14 & 24-28, 2015
7:30pm

Mar. 29
2pm

Detestable Madness

Adapted by Jenna Soleo-Shanks and the cast from the plays of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim; Jenna Soleo-Shanks, director

Detestable Madness uses modern dance, pop music, and puppetry to bring to life stories of female strength, struggle, and sacrifice. This original collaboration based on the 1000 year-old plays written by Hrotsvit of Gandersheim explores universal themes. Tickets: Adults $19; Senior 62+: $14, UMD Faculty/Staff: $14, Student: $8, UMD Student: $6

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

Dudley Experimental Theatre

Monday, Mar. 16th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

KSC 268

Monday, Mar. 23rd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Tuesday, Mar. 24th
1:00pm
Film Series: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966-1971. She's Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process creaded a world-wide revolution

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

KSC 268

Tuesday, Mar. 24th
6:00pm-7:00pm
Visual Culture Lecture Series: Heidi Jensen

Heidi Jensen is an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University in Indiana. Her work explores modes of drawing and probes issues regarding biology, narrative and function. Recent exhibitions include "Drawing Now" with La Galerie Patriculiere in Paris, France: "Alive! Commodity, Zombie, Avatar, Fetish" at the School of Art Institute of Chicago; and "Circus" at Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ms Jensen is a fellow of several residency programs, including La Napoule Foundation in France; the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received a MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Her drawings have been published in Eleven Eleven Journal, a biannual journal of literature and art published by the California College of Arts, and in Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Annual. (contact Jane Eversviller)

Sponsored by UMD School of Fine Arts, John and Mary Gonska Cultural Fund, the Department of Art and Design, the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Best Western Edgewater Motels, and the Alice Tweed Touhy Foundation

Montague 70

Wednesday, Mar. 25th
12pm
Brown Bag Series: Women and Disabilities

Come join us in learning more about women and Disabilities. This event will be facilitated by Judy Breuer,

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

KSC 268

Wednesday, Mar. 25th
5:30pm
Film Series: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966-1971. She's Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process creaded a world-wide revolution

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

Montague 70

Thursday, Mar. 26th
6:00-8:00pm
Life of Hmong Women

Hmong first and second generation women speak about their history of immigration and what it's like to live as an immigrant now in the U.S. Come discover how culture has influenced and impacted Hmong women's everyday experiences. There will be a panel with a question section at the end. Translators will be available as well.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Hmong Living in Unity and Balance

Garden Room

Friday, Mar. 27th
12:00 noon
Speaker: Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez from the Martin Luther King Center (MLKC) in Havana, Cuba

Mrs. Hernandez Chavez is a popular educator, an expert on gender issues, and one of the founding members of the MLKC. As part of the MLKC, she coordinates and imparts training workshops as a consultant, researcher, and advisor on gender issues and the implementation of community projects for the United Nations Development Program and other international NGO's in Cuba and other Latin American countries.

Sponsored by the UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, Women's Resource and Action Center and the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

Garden Room

Monday, Mar. 30th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

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Tuesday, Mar. 31st
5:30pm
Film Series: Makes - Women Who Make America

Tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.

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

Montague Hall 80

April

Tuesday, Apr. 2nd
10am-2pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

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

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Saturday, Apr. 4th
5:30pm-9:00pm
47th Annual Feast of Nations

Featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe. Ticket prices: Children 7yrs + and Students $10; Community Members and Others (staff & faculty): $15; Children 6 yrs and under Free. Tickets go on sale March 23 - Friday March 27th - 10am-2pm Across from the Kirby Bookstore Tabling. For more information please contact Kamila Xiong at xiong875@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the UMD International Club

Romano Gym

April 6th-9th
9am-4pm
Enough is Enough Week & Campaign to Stem Societal Violence Pledge Signing

Numerous events will be held through this week. Topics include sexual assault awareness, bystander intervention, self-defense training and information on services available on campus. Take the pledge against violence. Students who take the pledge are vowing to do what they can to keep our campus safe and peaceful. Everyone who signs the pledge will receive an Enough is Enough bracelet.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD.

Kirby Student Center & Kirby Commons

Monday, Apr. 6th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

KSC 268

Tuesday, Apr. 7th
12pm-1pm
Enough is Enough! Relationship Violence: It's Everyone's Business

We know about rape culture, but what about abuse culture? In what ways do our cultural norms contribute to the perpetuation of relationship violence? How does what we say and do in our day-to-day lives affect the relationships of people? This presentation will explore the ways in which cultural influences contribute to relationship violence, and the different intervention and prevention strategies that we all must implement in order to put an end to relationship violence once and for all. Presented by Safe Haven.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD.

Griggs Center

Wednesday, Apr. 8th
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag Series: PAVSA

Someone from PAVSA will be speaking about the services PAVSA provides.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

KSC 268

Wednesday, Apr. 8th
4:30pm-6pm
Enough is Enough! Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel like you wanted to step in and help someone but you don'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. UMD, We Got Your Back! Facilitated by the Peer Health Educators. Please RSVP with Dori Decker at ddecker@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD.

Garden Room

Wednesday, Apr. 8th
6pm-8pm
Africa Week Movie Night

In preparation for the BSA African Night event we will be showing a documentary titled, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell". This Documentary is about the Peace movement that led to the election of the first female president in Liberia, who is also the first female president in the African continent.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Black Student Association

Montague 80

Wednesday, Apr. 8th
8:30pm-9:30pm
Enough is Enough! Self Defense Training

Join UMDPD to learn basic self defense knowledge and skills to help keep yourself safe on campus and in the community.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD.

Griggs Hall Conference Room

Thursday, Apr. 9th
3pm-4:30pm
Enough is Enough! BEST Party Model

Parties are mostly populated by well-intentioned men. These are men who respect and care about women, want them at parties, and want them to have a good time. Unfortunately, though, most well-intentioned men have deferred to the socially accepted party environment where men represent a continuous threat to women's safety, comfort, and ability to have fun. That isn't right. And it's time for a change. The BEST Party Model normalizes a process for campus men to join women in taking responsibility for the process of preventing violence against women at parties.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD.

Garden Room

Thursday, Apr. 9th
Enough is Enough! "The Hunting Ground" Sneak Preview Film Showing

UMD will be showing a special sneak preview of "The Hunting Ground". A startling expose of the epidemic of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll the crimes take on survivors and their families. Like the student activists featured in the film, we all need to get involved in a big way. Talk about the issues. Organize an event. Take action. We need your help to ensure there is change at our colleges and universities. The opportunity is now.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Conduct Code, the Women's Resource and Action Center, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Department, Housing and Residence Life, Safe Haven, Men as Peacemakers, Rotoract Club, and UMDPD and Kirby Program Board.

Montague 70

Friday, Apr. 10th- Sunday April 12th
All day
Upper Midwest Queer People of Color Conference

For and by QPOC communities in the Upper Midwest, this first annual QPOCC seeks to empower marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and community building. The mission is to organize an annual traveling Midwest conference for LGBTQ People of Color by creating a sustainable platform for QPOC voices, experiences and stories. The Upper Midwest includes cities and regions in: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconcin. The vision for this conference will be to build capacity for QPOC through connecting and strengthening ties. By sharing knowledge, best practices and education through discussions, tools learned from this conference will assist and aid QPOC to better navigate and bring excellence to the communities where we work, live and learn. For more information, please contact Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Saturday, Apr. 11th
5:30pm-7pm
African Night

A celebration of the different cultures and nations of Africa. For more information contact Jordon Moses at moses078@d.umn.edu .

Kirby Ballroon

Monday, Apr. 13th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop: Putting Myself Back Together

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. Through writing and coloring emotions on a person outline made up of puzzle pieces, participants are able to relfect on their current emotions and where they feel these emotions in their body. Through journaling and reflecting on their present emotions and envisioning what they wish to feel in the future, they will begin to deepen the process of "putting themsleves back together" after all that they have been through.

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

KSC 268

Apr. 13th-17th
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 suffering!

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Beautiful U Committee

Kirby Bus Hub

Friday, Apr. 17th
5pm-7pm
APAA Asian Awareness Month: Guest Speaker Phil Yu

Phil Yu is the founder and editor of the popular Asian American news/culture blog Angry Asian Man. He is also co-host of the web talk show Angry Asian American on ISAtv, and host of Sound and Fury: The Angry Asian Podcast. Building a steady, loyal readership since 2001, Angry Asian Man has been called "a daily must-read for the media-savvy, socially conscious, pop-cultured Asian American." Mixing humor with criticism, Phil's commentary has been featured and quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, Wall Street Journal and more.

Kriby Ballroom

Saturday, Apr. 18th
5pm-9pm
26th Annual Fiesta

This event features lively entertainment that represents all Latin American cultures. Enjoy an authentic Latin American Buffet. Have snacks at the silent aution which begins at 5pm where you'll be able to purchase many Latin American items such as art, pottery, purses and other items. The proceeds of the silent auction will go toward sending memebers of the LCSA to leadership conferences the following year.

Sponsored by the Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Apr. 20th
9am-3pm
Beautiful U: Love Your Body, the World, and Consent

Come to the tabling area for sex education, learn what consent is, and take a photo to show support and love for your body, the world and of course consent. Together let's make a #Beautiful U Committee

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and the Beautiful U Committee

Kirby Commons

Monday, Apr. 20th
5pm-6pm
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 Tarnowsky will preside over a mock rape trial based on actual events. Student volunteers from the audience will comprise the jury.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Ballroom

Monday. Apr. 20th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop: Examining Relationships Collage

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology major, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. The women will take the time to deeply look at the relationships in their lives and notice what they mean to them, why they look the way they do, and why they are in them. By exploring a strained relationship, they will examine and gain a better understanding of the dynamics taking place.

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

KSC 268

Tuesday, Apr. 21st
9am-3pm
Sexual Assault Awareness Fundraising

Come support an organization in Duluth which helps victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and S.E.R.V.E.

Kriby Commons

Tuesday, Apr. 21st
5pm-8pm
APAA Asian Awareness Month: Food Festival

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag: Take Action Duluth!

Liz Olson will be talking about Tack Action Duluth.

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

KSC 268

Saturday, Apr. 25th
7:00pm-Midnight
QASU's Proud Prom!

Bring your date to UMD's Proud Prom--the Prom for all genders and sexual orientaions. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Rafters

Monday, Apr. 27th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop:Take a Walk in My Shoes

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting. This project was on display in Wausau, Wisconsin during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month in conjunction with the Clothesline Project, and a healing vigil. Judy welcomed survivors in her agency's outreach program and crisis shelter to participate. Feel free to adapt to Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities in October. Be sure to plan ahead so you have enough time for the creation and exhibit prep.

Objective: To give participants the opportunity to express their feelings of surviving abuse and to help others understand how it feels to "walk in their shoes".

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

KSC 268

Tuesday, Apr. 28th
3:30pm-5:00pm
Global Cafe Duluth

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON: RELAXING AROUND THE WORLD

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop - Ovid

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down -Lily Tomlin

Need some time to destress before the end of the semester? Do you want relaxation tips from cultures around the world? Join us for Global Cafe Duluth on Tuesday, April 28th from 3:30pm-5:00pm in Griggs Center to learn and engage in calming activities from all over the globe. From yoga to meditation to games and more, you can pick up some ideas to get you through to the end of the semester. There will be refreshments and a chance to socialize.

Sponsored by International Student Services and The Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies, with assistance from the Office of Cultural Diversity and the International Programs and Services Office.

Griggs Center

Wednesday, Apr. 29th
6pm
Take Back the Night: Rally, March, Speak Out

Take a stand against violence by participating in out Take Back the Night March. We will start the event with a short program and walk around campus speaking out chants. At the end of the march join us in our candlelight. We will have posters made for everyone to hold but if you like to create your own, join us on April 29th from 4pm-6pm in KSC 262.

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

Kirby Bus Hub

May

Monday, May 4th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyers and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, in Art Enrichment Group for students, staff, faculty and community members who are victims/survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, and PTSD, regardless of creative experience or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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

KSC 268

Wednesday, May 6th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

KSC 268

September

All Semester, Latino/Chicano Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd
6pm-8pm

Queer & Allied Students Union General Meetings (weekly)

For more info email: qasu@d.umn.edu

KSC 273 (aka TV Lounge, just outside of the Multicultural Center

Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 10th & 11th
9:00am - 3:00pm
WRAC Advertising Tabling

We will be tabling to get students to know who we are.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Sept. 9th
4:00-7:00pm
Sabor Latino "DeColores"

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

Sponsored by UMD Latino/Chicano Student Organization

UMD Kirby Ballroom

Friday, Sept. 11th
11am-1pm
Women's Resource & Action Center Open House

Come and learn more about our office resources. Stop by our office and talk to one of our interns about WRAC. We will be having snacks and drinks with the accompany of good resources to offer

Sponsored by the Women's Resouce & Action Center

KSC 266

Wednesday, Sept. 16th
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag:Best Party Model!

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

KSC 268

Wednesday, Sept. 30th
12am-1pm
Brown Bag: Office of Student Conduct Code & WRAC Information

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

KSC 268

October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Thursday, Oct. 8th
TBD
Speaker Cheryl Diaz Meyer, "Bearing Witness: Iraq and Afghanistan"

Photojournalist Cheryl Diaz Meyer will show her work and speak about covering the war in Afghanistan shortly after 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, which won her the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for Breaking News Photography. Diaz Meyer will recount her experiences with the Yezidis, who have been rarely photographed, and their fate today as victims of ISIS. Cheryl Diaz Meyer won the 2004 Pulitizer Prize for Breaking News Photography with David Leeson for their images depicting the invasion and aftermath of the U.S. -led war in Iraq. She is the Visual Editor at McClatchy News' Washington, D.C. bureau and an adjunct professor of photojournalism at the University of Maryland. Diaz Meyer's work has been published and is exhibited internationally. She has documented stories in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

Sponsored by the UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMD Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies

TBD

Wednesday, Oct. 14th
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Herbalism - Natural Remedies

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

KSC 268

Monday, Oct. 19th- Friday, Nov. 6th
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 the living. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Latino/Chicano Student Associaiont and Art Education Students

Multicultural Center


November

Monday, Nov. 9th
1:00pm
Speaker Tonier Cain "Where There's Breath, There's Hope"

A victim of horrific childhood trauma herself, she has become a nationally recognized speaker on childhood trauma and trauma informed care - having served as the Team Leader for the National Center on Trauma Informed Care. Her story evokes anger, frustration, sadness, and despair. It often triggers past traumas. It motivates, it empowers and it restores faith in humanity. It reminds us of the tremendous impact one individual can have on the life of another.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion & Woodland Hills

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Nov. 10th
TBD
Speaker Todd Miller

Todd Miller has researched and written about U.S. Mexican border issues for more than 10 years. He has worked on both sides of the border for BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona, and Witness for Peace in Oaxaca, Mexico. He now writes on border and immigration issues for NACLA Report on the Americas and its blog "Border Wars," among other places. He is at work on his first book, Border Patrol Nation, for the Open Media Series of City Lights Books.

Sponsored by UMD Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UMD Royal D. Alworth, Jr. for International Studies


December


January


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

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