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Events

Contact the department about events, or to add your event at 218-726-7953 or wsumd@d.umn.edu

 

October

Heart Stories Art Exhibit

Tuesday, October 1st - 28th: Multicultural Center

Opening Reception, October 6th, 5:30 to 7:30

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

Exhibition Display: “Dia de los Muertos”

Monday, October 20th-Friday, November 7th

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

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 UMD Latino/Chicano Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, Art Education students

Clothesline Project Display

Monday, October 20 through October 25, All Day Exhibit

UMD Kirby Bus Hub

Display from Clothesline Project made by UMD students, faculty, and staff.

Sponsored by UMD’s Women’s Resource and Action Center

Art Enrichment Workshop

Monday, October 20th, 5:30pm-7pm

Kirby Student Center 268 

Come and join Susan Meyers 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

Solitaire  by Dalia Basioun

Tuesday, October 21st7:00pm

Marshall Performing Arts Center

Solitaire is a multi-media performance that dramatically documents the issues of Arab women in a post-9/11 world by presenting the stories of three individuals with unique journeys toward peace, within themselves and in the world. The performance is presented in the form of a ritual that transforms the energy of the characters as well as that of the audience.  Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre artist, and scholar is an whose work illuminates the issues of women and the function of art in times of revolution.

Sponsored by The Commission for Women, The Alworth Institute, The UMD Department of Theatre, The UMD School of Fine Arts, and The Office of Cultural Diversity

Alworth Lecture on "Art and Revolution" by Dalia Basioun

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00pm

Martin Library Rotunda

Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre artist, and scholar is an whose work illuminates the issues of women and the function of art in times of revolution.

Sponsored by The Commission for Women, The Alworth Institute, The UMD Department of Theatre, The UMD School of Fine Arts, and The Office of Cultural Diversity

"Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity"

Thursday, October 23rd6:00pm

UMD Ballroom

Antonio Gutiérrez, organizer with the Immigrant Youth Justice League and the Mexico-US Solidarity Network

The Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) is a Chicago-based group led by undocumented organizers working towards full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants through education, leadership development, policy advocacy, resource gathering, and mobilization. In March 10, 2010 IYJL launched the first Coming Out of The Shadows rally in downtown Chicago where a group of undocumented youth publicly and proudly shared their stories claiming "We are Undocumented and Unafraid." In the years that followed, similar events have sprung up in different cities around the nation. Coming Out of The Shadows has become an incredibly successful strategy for the immigrant rights movement that empowers people to overcome their fear and go into the streets to organize.

Sponsored by UMD Latino/Chicano Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity

Art Enrichment Workshop

Monday, October 27th, 5:30pm-7pm

Kirby Student Center 268

Come and join Susan Meyers 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

Mock Rape Trial

October 30th5:00 pm

Kirby Ballroom

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

 

November

Art Enrichment Workshop 

Monday, November 3rd5:30pm-7pm

Kirby Student Center 268

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.

Punches N Ponytails

Sunday, November 9th, 7 PM

Solon Campus Center

Film viewing and discussion - A journey into the science of boxing as practiced by two Indian women, the story unfolds as the women wrestle with their existence as boxers and the surrounding conflicts. While one of the boxers begins to understand her sexuality, the other struggles with the limitations of her body and the need to prove that she can box like her brother. Shot over a period of two-and-a-half years using cinema verite style, Punches N Ponytalesarticulates the boxers' concerns while sharing their experiences and ideas about the future.

Co-sponsored by the UMD Women, Gender and Sexuality Department (WGSS) and the Wmone's Resource and Action Center.

Fired Up

Wednesday, November 12th, 4-8 pm

Kirby Ballroom

Fire Up is a project created by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Fired Up weaves together the cast's powerful, personal stories of individual trauma and resilience while illustrationg how the ripples effect everyone. "Survivor stories of trauma, HOPE, and change."

For more information and updates on Cultural Events, visit the UMD Calendar of Events at https://events.d.umn.edu/ or Multicultural Center Calendar at www.d.umn.edu/mlrc/msc/calendar.html