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

 

November

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.

 

Art Enrichment Workshop

Monday, November 10th, 5:30- 7 PM

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.

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

 

Fired Up

Wednesday, November 12th, 6:30-8 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."

Friday, November 14th: Kirby Rafters; 7:00pm-11:00pm

Date-A-Palooza 90s Throwback

Date-A-Palooza is an exciting event in which students can bid money for charity. Throughout the night there are students who volunteer to auction off a “first date.” The garden room will be reserved for folks who would like to eat, converse, and get to know each other as friends and peers. There will be music, dancing, games, and other activities. It’s all for fun and the proceeds go to continuing the work of the BSA as well as purchasing Kwanzaa gifts for local children. There is no charge for admission but to bid on the opportunity to attend a date will require cash or check.

Sponsored by UMD Black Student Association

 

Commuinty Action Duluth Presents: Getting Ahead/Staying Ahead

Novemer 13th

 

PAVSA's Art Auction

November 14th at 5:30 PM

Greysolon Ballroom

All proceeds go to victim services.

 

International Taste of UMD Potluck

Saturday, November 15th, 1 - 3pm

Hope United Methodist Church (301 W St. Marie St.)

Come sample delicious food from around the world!

Sponsored by International Club

 

Fall Drag Show

Saturday, November 15th, , 7-10 pm

Kirby Ballroom

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

 

Art Enrichment Workshop

Monday, November 17th, 5:30pm-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.

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

 

EBOLA AWARENESS WEEK

Monday, November 17th-20th, 10 am - 2pm

1st Floor Kirby Student Center

Come learn the facts about this epidemic and help spread awareness. Also, be part of the vision by donating towards the prevention of the virus. There will be tabling throughout the week with t-shirt sales and a guest speaker on Tuesday in the Ballroom at 4:00 pm, Miss LaBelle Nambangi from the Minnesota Task Force Against Ebola

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Multicultural Center.

 

Speaker: Miss LaBelle Nambangi from the Minnesota Task Force Against Ebola

Tuesday, November 18th, 4:00 pm

Kirby Ballroom

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Multicultural Center.

 

Brown Bag:

Wednesday, November 19th, 12pm-1pm

KSC 268

Sponsored by the Women’s Resource and Action Center

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday, November 20th, 10 am - 2pm

1st Floor Kirby Student Center

Stop by table and learn about patterns of violence inflicted upon Transgender people worldwide

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

 

APAA Culture Show: Celebrations of Asian

Saturday, November 22nd,  6:00pm

Kirby Ballroom

Learn how the Asian/Pacific American culture has changed through time and about how these influences have changed modern day. Come enjoy an evening of cultural performances and an exquisite dinner of dishes from various Asian/Pacific backgrounds. There will also be a special performance featuring the R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy. Tickets will be sold on 11/4, 11/11, and 11/14 outside of the UMD Bookstore from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Advanced tickets are $7 for UMD Students/Staff/Faculty and $10 for community members. All tickets are $10 at the door. For further information on ticket reservations or disability accommodations, please contact Kaohlee Vue at vuexx112@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

“Women and Economic Security” & “Women still make 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man”

Saturday, November 22, 10-Noon. Refreshments at 9:30

Building for Women (32 E First St – lower level)

Chris Conry of Take Action Minnesota, Economy Program Manager will talk about the gains of the 2014 Women’s Economic Security Act and plans for the 2015 session. Q & A after presentations.

For more information contact Sally Munger 728-0711, or sallymunger43@gmail.com

 

Art Enrichment Workshop

Monday, November 24th5:30pm-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.

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

 

December

North Shore Horizons presents a 40 Hour Crisis Line Advocate Training

This training satisfies the MN state requirements for crisis line advocates. Contact Rachel at 834-5924 to learn more about the upcoming advocate training.

 

Community Action Duluth Presents: Common Cents Session 16

Tuesday, December 2nd 5:30 – 8:30 PM

 

Commuinty Action Duluth Presents: Getting Ahead/Staying Ahead

December 11th

 

Community Action Duluth Presents: Common Cents Session 16

Thursday, December 18th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

 

January

Witness for Peace Trip to Honduras

“Families and Communities Under Threat: Learning from Indigenous Groups, Capesinos, and Human Rights Defenders”

1/8/15 – 1/18/15

 

Regional Conference on Trafficking

January 24th, 2015

Stay tuned for more details!

 

March

“Women In”

March 26th, 2015 7-8:30 PM

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

A panel discussion of women about why and how they chose their profession. This year the panel will be slightly different as it will have a focus on the new deputy police chief Ann Clancey and former police chief Scott Lyons. Her journey to get there as well as response from the rest of the force.

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