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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
TBD
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. 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.)

Thursday, Feb. 22nd
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

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, 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
9:00am-4:00pm
Blackchat

Join us in a safe place to respectfully ask honest questions about/to Black people, that are often uncomfortable to ask in everyday settings

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

Garden Room

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
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

Monday, Mar. 14th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: 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

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
TBA
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.

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

Rafters

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. 21st
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

Wednesday, Mar. 23rd
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Feminism in the Twin Ports

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

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Thursday, Mar. 24th
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)

Monday, Mar. 28th
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. 29th
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

Wednesday, Mar. 30th
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

April

Friday, April 1st
TBA
Asian Awareness Month Open Mic

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Rafters

Saturday, Apr. 2nd
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. 4th
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. 4th - Friday, Feb. 15th
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. 4th
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. 5th
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

Tuesday, Apr. 5th
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.

Bohannon Hall 90

Wednesday, Apr. 6th
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag: PAVSA

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

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Friday, Apr. 8th
TBD
African Night

A celebration of African countries and people, with showcased entertainment and African food provided. For more information contact Jordon Moses at moses078@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6187.

Sponsored by the Black Student Association.

College of St. Scholastica

Monday, Apr. 11th
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. 12th
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.

Tentative Date - Thursday, Apr. 14th
Time TBD
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

Room TBD

Friday, Apr. 15th
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, Apt. 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. 18th
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

Wednesday, Apr. 20th
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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Monday, Apr. 25th
5:30pm-7:00-m
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

Thursday, Apr. 28th
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

Saturday, Apr. 30th
TBD
End of Year BBQ

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

TBA

May



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

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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

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Monday, Sept. 14th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Door Decorating

To provide participants an opportunity to decorate the doors of their residence, creating a unique and fun environment that celebrates a special occasion, holiday, or seacon.

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

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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

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Monday, Sept. 21st
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Window Pain

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to notice their inner and outer worlds, and to express their personal sense of self-transformation. The simplicity of this project allows it to work successfully within a short time fram and with participants who may never have painted before. Participants may discover how beautiful and rewarding free painting can be as a form of self expression.

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

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Tuesday, Sept. 22nd
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls in various flavors

Kirby Commons

Monday, Sept. 28th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: I am Stong because

To build a sense of pride in oneself and build a sense of unity within the group about the obstacles and personal struggles. The finished artwork serves as a pride badge as well as a reminder not to give up when times are difficult.

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

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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

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October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Monday, Oct. 5th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Art Show Opening with Art Group

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

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Monday, Oct. 5th-Oct. 9th
10am-2pm
Paper Mache Femicide Awareness Display

Display from Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women, symbolyzing victims of domestic violence. Stop by to also make ribbons and learn more about how you can start the conversation on Domestic Violence Awareness.

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

Kirby Tabling Area

Tuesday, Oct. 6 & Thursday Oct. 8th
TBD
Clothesline Project Workshops

Sponsored by the Women's Recourse & Action Center

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Wednesday, Ovt. 7th
12pm-1pm
National Coming Out Day Luncheon

Space in limited, Please register at http://goo.gl/forms/xnRXLjjvDI

Sponsored by UMD GLBTQAI Commission

Kirby Ballroom

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

Oct. 12th-23rd
Clothesline Project Display

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

Bus Hub

Monday, Oct. 12th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Journey Footprints

To allow each participant to create a collage that validates their unique journey through personal challenges using the outline of their own foot as the template of the collage. For most of us life is a journey. When we leave difficult situations behind us out feet carry us out and those same feet can carry us into a new life free from aggression.

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

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Wednesday, Oct. 14th
Love Your Body Day:

Sponsored by the Women's Resource & Action Center

Wednesday, Oct. 14th
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls in various flavors

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 14th
12:00-1:00pm
Brown Bag: Safe Haven - The Duluth Model

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

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Thursday, Oct. 15th
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: The Violation of Human Rights & Displacement of Farifuna People of Honduras

Presented by Alfredo Lopez, (OFRANEH) (LaOrganizacion Fraternal Negra Hondurena/The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras)

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

Chemistry 200

Friday, Oct. 16th
Doors open at 6:30pn; event starts at 7pm
Date-a-Palooza

DAP lets students/faculty volunteer bid themselves off for charity! They will get their chance to strut down the runway while an MC reads off fun facts about them, such as their favorite celebrity or special dream date. Meanwhile, each audience member gets a paddle with a number on it to place bids and cheer for their friends! It's a very fun opportunity and a really great way to give back to Black Student Association to help fund future events!

Sponsored by UMD Black Student Association

Rafters

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

Monday, Oct. 19th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Safety Planning

To create a safety planning mandala containing colors, shapes, and symbols that can only be understood by the person creating it. The mandala will serve as a reminder to the participant about their plan for safety in all relationships. Participants will also complete a safety plan worksheet to use in the future, and to guide their creation.

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

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Tuesday, Oct. 20th
12pm-3pm
Access for All Presents the 2nd Annual Disability & Wellness Fair

Did you know October is Disability Awareness month?! To celebrate you are invited to take part in the 2nd annual Access for All Disability & Wellness Fair happening on Tuesday, Oct. 20th in the Kirby Rafters from 12pm-3pm. Come have fun, hang out, and see what resources around disability & wellness are available to you & your friends on & off campus. Learn more about how you can get involved too! There will be student groups, departments, community agencies, and different organizations participating! There will also be FREE build your own ice cream sundaes! This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty & community members!

Kirby Rafters

Wednesday, Oct. 21st
10am-2:00pm
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, Oct. 22nd
7:00pm
"Meeting of the Mothers" a documentary

The Office of Cultural Diversity is presenting a screening of the documentary "Meeting of the Mothers," directed by former UMD student Classie Dudley. This film was shot here in Duluth, featuring a diverse group of mothers across the Twin Ports who share their struggles of having their kids in the public schools.

Dudley produced the documentary. It was screened at NAACP convention in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Memphis. Dudley and other women from the area have formed a Meeting of the Mothers group to support mothers who have children of color.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity

Chem 200

Saturday, Oct. 24th
7:00pm-9:00pm
QASU Drag Show

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Oct. 26th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Conversation Heart Shrinky Dinks

To all participants the words to express loving feelings in all areas of their life. It is a reminder of how special they are and how much others appreciate them

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

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Tuesday, Oct. 27th
7:00pm
Film Viewing: I Learn America: One High School, One School Year, Five New Americans

The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrive immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven't seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future they can claim as their own. Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we "learn America."

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

Montague Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 28th
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: No More

Learn the many misperceptions about Domestic Violence. We will learn first hand from a student, Alexis Adu-Bobi, who is sharing her story on domestic violence in order to hlep break the barriers. This event is free to everyone so feel free to bring your lunch.

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

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November

Monday, Nov. 2nd
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventurea: Zen Tangle with Esther Pisczek

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

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Saturday, Nov. 7th
1pm-3pm
International Taste of UMD Potluck

Prepare your taste buds! Come join us for an international afternoon filled with food from around the world! Authentic dishes prepared by students, faculty/staff, and community members, you don't want to miss out! You are encouraged to bring a dish if you would like, but it's not required. The potluck will take place at the Hope United Methodist Church (301 W. Saint Marie St.) from 1:00-3:00pm (or until food runs out!).

Hosted by the UMD International Club

Hope United Methodist Church

Saturday, Nov. 7th
7pm-12am
Night of the Dead Dance Party

A chance to make students aware of all the different dances in South/Central America and Spain. All varieties of Hispanic songs are played as well as popular Spanish songs known World wide. Dress in Black for Blacklights.

Sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

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. Seating is limited, please register at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8jmuencab&oeidk=

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion & Woodland Hills

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 9th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: My Relationship Boundaries Revealed!

To introduce participants to the concept of boundaries and having healthy levels of independence in their intimate relationships.

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

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Tuesday, Nov. 10th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop

There will be a short talk from the UMD Police about the importance of safety and why you should learn Self Defense. This will be followed by an actual workshop of different Self Defense techniques.

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

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Nov. 10th
7:00pm
International Lecture: Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homelan Security

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.

The Alworth Institute Reading Group will be reading Todd Miller's book: Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security: Inadmissible by Dr. Tamer Elsayed; Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees by Caroline Moorehead and Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario. Check with the Alworth Institute (alworth1@d.umn.edu or 218-726-7753) for dates and venues - all are welcome to attend!

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

Montague Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 10th
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls in various flavors

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Nov. 11th
12:00pm-1:00pm
Brown Bag:Advocacy 101

Learn about what it means to be an advocate to somebody who has been sexually assaulted. The Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA) will talk about the basics of supporting a victim/survivor of sexual violence. Come ask questions and learn about resources. Feel free to bring your lunch!

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

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Thursday, Nov. 12th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self-Defence Workshop

There will be a short talk from the UMD Police about the importance of safety and why you should learn Self Defense. This will be followed by an actual workshop of different Self Defense techniques.

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

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Thursday, Nov. 12th
4:00pm
Save the Boundary Waters Sulfide-Ore and Copper Mining event

MPIRG and the Sierra Club helped to create the Boundary Waters into a paddle only zone in 1978, which has over one million acres of pristine and unspoiled waters and forests. Sulfide Mines are being proposed right near the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area and pollution would flow directly into the heart of this national treasure. Each mine would continually pollute this area for at least 500 years. Ingrid Lyons, Organizer with Save the Boundary Waters will present on the environmental, economic, and social justice aspects of this particular mine and how we can take action to protect this land

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and Sierra Club

Garden Room

International Education Week November 16-20, 2015
Monday, Nov 16-Friday, Nov.20th
Consent Week

Join us for a week of events promoting the new affirmative consent policy, "Yes Means Yes." There will be t-shirts for sale in the tabling area and several presentations throughout the week promoting consent culture and sex positivity.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Group, the Women;s Resource and Action Center, and the Office of Student Conduct

Monday, Nov. 16th
4:oopm
Consent Week: BEST Party Model

Sick of rotten parties? Want to create a party revolution? Learn how to make your party spaces safe and equitable for all! Come learn how to use the BEST Party Model at your next party in this fun, interactive workshop

Presented by Men As Peacemakers

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource & Action Center, and the Office of Student Conduct Code

Garden Room

Monday, Nov. 16th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Turning Over a New Leaf

To provide participants with the opportunity to think of their old leaves (past) and turn it over, transforming it into a new leaf, and a new life.

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

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Tuesday, Nov. 17th
4:00pm-6:00pm
Consent Week: Got Your Back! Bystander Intervention

Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel like you wanted to step in and help someone but you didnt? 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 out campus culture. UMD, We Got Your Back!!

Facilitated by UMD Health Services, Peer Sexual Health Educators (S/HE)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource & Action Center, and the Office of Student Conduct Code

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Wednesday, Nov. 18th
6:00pm
Consent Week: The Hunting Ground

An expose of rape crimes on U.S, college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Film showing and discussion to follow.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource & Action Center, and the Office of Student Conduct Code

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Thursday, Nov. 19th
4:00-5:30pm
Consent Week: BDSM, Kink, and Consent

Let's talk about consent, baby! Sex-positive presentation by Lee Hansen.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource & Action Center, and the Office of Student Conduct Code

Garden Room

Saturday, Nov. 21st
5:30pm
APAA Culture Show

Come and enjoy a delicious meal from Asian cultures as well as a performance held by the Asian Pacific Student Association students organization

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 23rd
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: The Coldest Day

To allow each participant a chance to begin to rectify and release negative feelings from the past, celebrate the present and look forward to the future, by creating an image of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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

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Monday, Nov. 23rd
6:00PM-7:30PM
15 Now! Panel

MPIRG hosts informative panel discussion on the 15 Now! campaign to raise the minimum wage. Learn about why $15 is being pushed as a minimum wage, strategies for the campaign, and income inequality issues in the area.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

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Monday, Nov. 30th
5:30pm-7:00pm
NCWP Art Adventures: Bracelet Making - Holidays with HeART Series

When conducting this workshop in December you can take this opportunity to talk about what the holidays mean and discuss things to be thankful for. Also note, these workshops can be adapted to any time of the year - not just for the holidays.

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

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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!

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