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February

Thursday, Feb. 6th
5:00pm
Solidarity Group Meeting

First meeting of a new group dedicated to gathering to discuss gender issues and take action to promote and instill change in our community

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

KSC 266

Monday, Feb. 10th
10:00am-2:00pm
Tickets will go on Sale for 2013 Soul Food Dinner

Soul Food Dinner will take place on Saturday, February 15; 5:30pm. Cost $15 General, Students $8.00 and Children $5. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by Black Student Association and Office of Cultural Diversity

Lower Level Bookstore

Tuesday, Feb. 11th
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

One cup for $3 and 2 for $5. Flavors include Taro, Green Tea, Strawberry, and Black Tea.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Aoociation

Lower Level Bookstore

Wednesday, Feb. 12th
12:00 noon
Brown Bag: Radical Menstruation

Break the taboo and talk about periods! Come to this fun and informative event dedicated to raising questions about our culture's current attitudes towards menstruation. We will be talking about the different significance of this life dependent process meant to various cultures, alternative ways to feel about your time of the month, and sustainable products to deal with your flow.

Speakers Abbie Scheiderer and Sara Anderson

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

Kirby 355-57

Thursday, Feb. 13th
7:30-11:00pm
Date-A-Palooza

Sponsored by UMD Black Student Association and UMD Kirby Program Board

UMD Kirby Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 14th
7:00-10:00pm
Valentine's Event

Free Dance/Social

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Garden Room

Friday, Feb. 14th
8:30am-2:00pm
Share the Love Event

An event dedicated to celebrating love in all forms! Stop by the lower level book store for handmade chocolates being sold to raise funds for the Northern Central Windows Project. There will be condom flowers, a love board, and supplies to make a card for someone you love

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Student Union and the Women's Resource and Action Center

Lower Level Bookstore

Friday, Feb. 14th
11:00am
Self-Love Meditation

Become grounded and fill yourself with love with this guided meditation

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

TV Lounge KSC 273

Friday, Feb. 14th
12:00 noon
One Billion Rising

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, V-Day UMD, and United Campus Ministry

TBA

Saturday, Feb. 15th
5:00pm-9:30pm

Soul Food Dinner

Tickets will go on sale on February 10th from 10:00am-2:00pm in front of the UMD Bookstore. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Susana Pelayo-Woodward at 726-8444 or swoodwar@d.umn.edu. Checks should be made out to UMD Black Student Association. Cost $15.00 General, students $8.00 and Children $5.00

Sponsored by Black Student Association and African American Student Programs

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 18th
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

One cup for $3 and 2 for $5. Flavors include Taro, Green Tea, Strawberry, and Black Tea.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Anerucan Association

Lower Level Bookstore

Tuesday, Feb. 18th
6:30pm
Speaker: Islamic Scholar Ingrid Mattson

UMD Will host international recognized scholar Ingrid Mattson, Ph.D., to speak in a reading and discussion series called "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30pm in Kirby Ballroom. The book for discussion will be Dr. Mattson's "The Sotry of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life". This program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional funding from the UMD Stategic Initiative fund. For more information, call 218-726-8539.

Sponsored by the Kathryn A Martin Library

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Feb. 19th
12:30pm-1:15pm
Civil Rights: A Living History

Listen to the voices of civil rights leaders. The UMD students and staff going on the Spring Break Civil Rights History Tour invite you to step back in time and hear the stories of famous and unsung heroes. UMD Chancellor Black will introduce the group.

Sponsored by Black Student Association and Office of Cultural Diversity.

Rafters

Wednesday, Feb. 19th
6:00pm
Monthly Film Series: Sex and Money

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

TV Lounge

Saturday, Feb. 22nd
2:00-4:00pm
Taste of Korea

Korean cuisine will be served at the event, such as: Bibimbap, Kimchi Fried Rice, and so much more! Tickets can be purchased in Kirby Commons on February 10th through February 21st (except Feb. 13 and 19) from 11:00-3:00pm. $5 UMD Students; $10 Non-UMD Students

Sponsored by the Korean Student Association and UMD Catering Services

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 25th
8:00am-5:00pm
2014 UMD Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Summit Keynote Presentation by Dr. Angela Davis, Author, Educator and Activist. Please visit UMD Diversity Commission for registration and schedule.

Sponsored by UMD Diversity Commission, Office of Cultural Diversity, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Kirby Stucent Center, and Kirby Leadership Program.

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 25th
12:00 noon
Film: March for Justice

Sponsored by UMD Diversity Commission, Office of Cultural Diversity, and Black Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Feb. 25th
10:00-11:30am
Ragamala Dance: Innovation Within Tradition

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Ragamala Dance (Ranee Ramaswamy & Aparna Ramaswamy, Artistic Directors) sees the classical South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam as a dynamic, living tradition. Deeply rooted in South Indian philosophy, spirituality, and myth, they use their art form as a rich language through which to speak with their own voices as 21st century American choreographers. Featuring live performance and discussion. Offered in conjunction with a full performance of Ragamala's Sacred Earth, Wed. 7:30 pm MPAC mainstage

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association, Asian/Pacific American Student Programs, Office of Cultural Diversity, and Theater Department

Marshal Performing Arts Center Mainstage

Wednesday, Feb. 26th
7:30pm
Ragamala Dance Performing "Sacred Earth"

South Indian classical dancing

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association, Asian/Pacific American Student Programs, Office of Cultural Diversity, and Theatre Department

Marshal Performing Arts Center

This activity is made possibl in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Thursday, Feb. 27th
12:00 noon
Film: 4 Little Girls

Sponsored by Black Student Association and Office of Cultural Diversity

KSC 273

Thursday, Feb. 27th
7:30pm
Super Gay Cabaret

Come and see perhaps the funniest musical event of the season...even the year! The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Allied Commission at UMD presents the "Super Gay Cabaret," a series of very, very funny musical theater songs. With this show, the GLBTQA Commission seeks to make itself known to the UMD community and beyond as well as to promote acceptance of sexually dissident people and, come to think of it, of everyone.

Sponsored by GLBTQA Commission

Marshall Performing Arts Center

Friday, Feb. 28th
7:30pm
Super Gay Cabaret

Come and see perhaps the funniest musical event of the season...even the year! The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Allied Commission at UMD presents the "Super Gay Cabaret," a series of very, very funny musical theater songs. With this show, the GLBTQA Commission seeks to make itself known to the UMD community and beyond as well as to promote acceptance of sexually dissident people and, come to think of it, of everyone.

Sponsored by UMD GLBTQA Commission

Marshal Performing Arts Center

March

Saturday, March 1st
5:00pm
46th Annual Feast of Nations

Featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe. For more information contact Anna Gilmore at 726-7305, or naug0026@d.umn.edu. Adults $15, Students (13 years old to college students) $10, Children (6-12 years old) $5, Under 6 Free

Show only: Adults $10; Students (13 years to college students) $6; Children (6-12 years old) $2; Under 6 Free

Sponsored by International Club

5:00pm Dinner and Fashion show Kirby Ballroom; 7:00pm Show MPAC

Tuesday, March 4th
12:00 noon
Oppression of Women in India by Dr. Anjaria Dhara

Dhara Anjaria's Ph.D. is from Royal Halloway College, University of London. She is a historian of the British Empire and has had three books on British India published by Oxford University Press. She is currently researching a comparative account of the different European colonial powers in South East Asia between 1800-1914. She is a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Historical Society. She lives in Mumbai, India.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Alworth Institute and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Library Rotunda

Tuesday, March 4th
5:00pm
Panel "Women of Character, Courage & Commitment"

Reyna Crow, activist and organizer, Northwoods Wolf Alliance, Idle No More, and Native Sisters Society; Donna Howard, activist and organizer, Loaves and Fishes, Nonviolent Peace Force, Homeless rights; Michele Naar-Obed, activist and organizer, Loaves and Fishes, Christian Peacemaker Team, Duluth-Rania Friendship; Shunu Shrestha, PAVSA, Trafficking and Prostitution Task Force Coordinator.

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

Library Rotunda

Friday, March 7th
11:00am - 2:00pm
International Women's Day

Celebrate the women's day with Karen Lohn - "Braiding Scarves of Peace", Food, Activities and Music

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Multicultural Center

Wednesday, March 12th
12:00 noon
Brown Bag: Tineke's Trip to Uruguay

Tinike Ritmeester shares her research on feminist activism in Uraguay from her travels

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

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Wednesday, March 12th
5:00-6:00pm
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) Speaker

LiNK is a grassroots organization devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. LiNK provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees hiding in China and, utilizing a modern-day undergraound railroad through Southeast Asian, rescues refugees and helps them to reach freedom. LiNK's global grassroots movement seeks to raise awareness of these crises and provides a way for concerned citizens to take part in bringing about effective change to help the North Korean people

Sponsored by the International Club

LSci 175

Friday, March 14th
12:00 noon
Lecture and Photo Exhibition by Manola Chavez

The Influence of the Inca Civilization in Peru and the World

Mr. Chavez is a Peruvian photographer born in Cusco Peru. He has published several books and his photographs have been exhibited at the National Museum of Qoricancha Cusco Peru, Muesem of the National Bank of Peru, Museum of the Andina University and in the Embassy of Peru in Helsinki Finland. Please join us for a reception following his lecture.

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity

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Monday March 17-21st
Spring Break!
Tuesday, March 25th
1:00pm
BOLD Choice Theatre "Earthlings From Outer Space"

BOLD Choice is a local non-profit Duluth company which helps people with disabilities with jobs and community involvement. The play is about an intergalactic journey from planet to planet, discovering unique ways of living and being and what others have to teach us. Aliens, Space Invaders, Astronauts, Space Queens, Evil Overlords, Henchmen - this show will be chock full of fun, exciting characters to explore! This play revolves around the topic of disability, but instead the topic is reframed into a topic of ability. Donations will be accepted.

Sponsored by Access for All

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, March 26th
12:00 noon
Brown Bag: Traditional Herbalism and Women's Health presented by Tina Fox

Learn about women's traditional role as healers with plant based medicine. Tina will be discussing her own path to herbalism, the top ten herbs for women's health, and tips for making your own herbal concoctions!

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

KSC 264

Monday, March 31st
7:00pm
Book Club Discussion Earth Democracy

Sponsored by Alworth Institute Book Club

Library Rotunda

April

Tuesday, Apr. 1st
10:00am-2:00pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

One cup $3 and 2 for $5. Flavors include Strawberry, Black Milk Tea, Coconut and Honey Dew.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association

Lower Level Bookstore

Thursday, Apr. 3rd
1:00pm
Emotional Violence and Racism

A panel presentation from staff in the Office of Cultural Diversity

Sponsored by the EVA Student Group, Commission for Women, and Health Services

KSC 268

Friday, Apr. 4th
7:00-9:00pm
APAA Open Mic/Talent Show

All Talents are welcome. Sign-ups are at 6pm in front of the Rafters, limit 10 minute performances.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Rafters

Saturday, Apr. 5th
QASU's Proud Prom!

Time, Tickets and Theme TBA!

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Rafters

Monday, Apr. 7th
11:00am-1:00pm
Enough is Enough Kickoff & Pledge

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police, and Men as Peace Makers

Kirby & Lake Superior Hall Lobby

Monday, Apr. 7th
2:00-4:00pm
Intimate Partner Violence Presentation

Facilitated by Sara Beyer from Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police and Men as Peacemakers

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Apr. 8th
11:00am-1:00pm
Enough is Enough Pledge

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police, and Men as Peace Makers

Cina & Lake Superior Hall Lobby

Tuesday, Apr. 8th
noon
Gender Violence Brown Bag

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Polics and Men as Peacemakers

Rafters

Tuesday, Apr. 8th
2:00pm
Emotional Violence and Disabilities

A presentation by ARC Northland

Sponsored by EVA Student Group, Commission on Women, and Health Services

Rafters

Tuesday, Apr. 8th
6:00pm
Dr. Vandana Shiva

Dr. Shiva is the foremost ecofeminist scholar and activist in the world. In her lecture Dr. Shiva will be making the argument that wars against the earth become wars against people, and that sustainable use of resources is the way toward peace and justice.

Sponsored by Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women's Resource and Action Center, Commission for Women, Asian American Student Programs, The Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies, MPIRG, UM Medical School, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, Alta Oben and the College of Liberal Arts

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Apr. 8th
6:30-8:30pm
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Rumi: Poet and Mystic by Reynold A. Nicholson

The fifth and final program will discuss Reynold A Nicholson's compilation of Rumi's poetry, translated directly from the Persian language. Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73), popularly known simply as Rumi, was the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language, famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi-yi Ma'navi (spiritual couplets), which influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. Rumi's poetry is widely popular with American readers, and collections of his poetry are available in a variety of editions. They are amoung the most authentic versions of these poems available to English-language readers.

UMD Martin Library- 4th Floor Rotunda

Wednesday, Apr. 9th
12:00 noon
Brown Bag: PAVSA- Jennie Backus

PAVSA is dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence in Southern St. Louis County through supporting victims, educating the community, and advocating for change. PAVSA's core values include free and accessible services that are victim-centered and victim-driven. They are committed to providing support services for victims of sexual violence, education and building awareness in the community and advocating for social change in the many systems that interact with victims following a sexual assault.

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

KSC 264

Wednesday, Apr. 9th
11:00am-1:00pm
Enough is Enough Pledge

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police, and Men as Peace Makers

Kirby & Lake Superior Hall Lobby

Wednesday, Apr. 9th
Noon
Self Defense Training

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police and Men as Peacemakers

Lake Superior Lobby

Wednesday, Apr. 9th
4:00pm
Emotional Violence and GLBT/Homophobia

Presented by Rebecca Waggoner

Sponsored by EVA Student Group, Commission for Women, and Health Services

Rafters

Wednesday, Apr. 9th
4:30-6:30pm
Film: Very Young Girls - Rachael Lloyd as Co Executive Producer

Very Young Girls is an expose of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using verite and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry.

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center

TV Lounge (KSC 273)

Thursday, Apr. 10th
12:00-2:00pm
Enough is Enough Fair

Connect with community wide organizations that offer education and support. Get involved and be a part of the movement to end societal and domestic violence.

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police, and Men as Peacemakers.

Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Apr. 10th
3:00-4:30pm
Emotional Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships

Facilitated by Jon Barry, MSW, LICSW; and Blair Moses, Primary Prevention Coordinator at Men as Peacemakers

Sponsored by Office of Student Life Community Council, Women's Resource and Action Center, Safe Haven Shelter, UMD Campus Police, Men as Peacemakers

Griggs Center

Thursday, Apr. 10th
4:30-6:30pm
APAA Presents: Miss America

APAA has invited Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 to speak at UMD for Asian Awareness Month to share her platform: Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency. As the first Indian American women to take the crown, Miss America will share her personal challenges and obstacles that she had to overcome on her journey to winning the pageant. We hope that Miss America will help inspire other Asian/Pacific Americans, young leaders, as well as the whole community to continue fighting for one's own goals no matter what difficulties may arise. We also hope that Miss America will help raise awareness of Asian/Pacific American presence in Duluth as well as the United States. This event will include a speech, some time for Q/A, and photos with Miss America for the first 100 people to enter the Ballroom. FREE EVENT.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association, Asian/Pacific Student Programs, International Club, Commission for Women, and Kirby Plaza Board.

Doors open at 4:00pm Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Apr. 10th
7:00pm
Mixed Blood Theatre presents "Deaf Duckling" FREE

Mixed Blood Theatre is a Minneapolis based theatre company. Their mission is to invite & promote change in the form of theatre. The play is about a deaf child born into an all hearing family and the implications that this has on the individual and on the family as a whole. This play touches on the barriers people who identify as deaf face and ways to make a change or to help. Donations will be accepted. ASL Interpreted.

Sponsored by Access for All and in collaboration with College of St. Scholastica's AAEO organization.

College of St. Scholastica, Mitchell Auditorium

Saturday, Apr. 12th
5:00pm
African Night Event

Join us in our Annual African Night! With delicious cultural foods and delightful entertainment. Featuring "Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir". Tickets will go on sale on April 7th from 10am-2pm in front of the UMD bookstore. Tickets can also be purchased by mail by contacting Susana Pelayo-Woodward, KSC 233, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 or by calling 218-726-8444. Checks should be made out to UMD Black Student Association, Cost $10 General,Students $7 and Children $5 .

Sponsored by the UMD Black Student Association, African American Student Programs, and Music Department.

Kirby Ballroom

April 14-18th
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 and Action Center and the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Kirby Bus Hub

April 14-18th
Lantern Making Contest - FREE

All Organizations in the Multicultural Center are invited to participate in APAA's Asian lantern making contest. Winners of the Contest will have their lanterns displayed at the front of the Multicultural Center. Remaining Lanterns will be on display throughout the Multicultural Center.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Multicultural Center

Monday, Apr. 14th
2:00pm
Emotional Violence in Family Relationships

Presented by Safe Haven Shelter and Resources

Sponsored by EVA Student Group, Commission for Women, and Health Services

Kirby 355-37

Monday, Apr. 14th
7:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd is the founder and executive director of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) in addition to being a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking in the United States. She will speak to the community on needs and solutions to underage sex trafficking in the US.

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, PAVSA, and Community Organizations.

Bohannon Hall 90

Tuesday, Apr. 15th
12:00-1:30pm
Book Club: Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

Check out a book from the Women's Resource and Action Center in Kirby Student Center 266 and join us for a discussion about sex trafficking and the experiences of Rachel Lloyd. Please read beforehand and bring any questions you may have! SNACKS PROVIDED.

Resident Dining Center (RDC 311)

Tuesday, Apr. 15th
5:00pm
Linsanity Documentary Showing FREE

Free food and refreshments

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Life Science 175

Thursday, Apr. 17th
3:00pm
Mock Rape Trial

Was it consensual or was it rape? You decide. The Honorable Judge Tarnowsky will be presiding over the trial, based on actual events. The jury will be composed of student volunteers from the audience.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Library Rotunda

Thursday, Apr. 17th
5:00pm
Shaolin Soccer Movie Showing FREE

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Assocation

Life Science 175

Saturday, Apr. 19th
5:30pm
25th Annual Fiesta

Join us in our 25th Annual Fiesta! With delicious goods and delightful entertainment. Tickets will go on sale on April 8th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in front of the UMD Bookstore. Tickets can also be purchased by mail by contacting Chris Davila, KSC 235, 1120 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 or by calling at 218-726-8389. Checks should be made out to UMD Latino/Chicano Student Association. Cost $15 General, Students $10 and Children $8.00.

Sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association, Latino Chicano Student Programs

Kirby Ballroom

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

One cup for $3 and/or 2 for $5. Flavors include strawberry, black milk tea, coconut, and honey dew.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association

Lower Level Bookstore

Wednesday, Apr. 23rd
10:00am-2:00pm
Asian Awareness Month Tabling

APAA will be tabling in front of the lower level bookstore (Kirby Commons). Stop by to play games and learn about more events.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Apr. 23rd
12:00 noon
Brown Bag: Man Up!

A presentation on masculinity by Nathaniel Schulz

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

KSC 264

Wednesday, Apr. 23rd
7:30pm
Speaker: Chris Kluwe

Sponsored by Kirby Program Board and Office of Cultural Diversity

Kirby Rafters

Thursday, Apr. 24th
12:00 noon
Take Back the Night

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Downtown Duluth

Thursday, Apr. 24th
5:00pm-7:00pm
April Food Festival FREE

Play games to win tickets for food.

Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Ballroom

Friday, Apr. 25th
6:00pm
V-Day UMD Presents the Vigina Monologues

Student tickets $6 and Adult tickets $8.

Sponsored by V-Day UMD

Doors open at 6:00 and the show starts at 6:30pm

UMD Rafters

Saturday, Apr. 26th
4:00pm
V-Day UMD Presents the Vigina Monologues

Student tickets $6 and Adult tickets $8.

Sponsored by V-Day UMD

Doors open at 4:00 and the show starts at 4:30pm

UMD Rafters

Saturday, Apr. 26th
7:00-10:00pm
UMD Spring Drag Show 2014!

Tickets at the door $5.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Ballroom

May

September

Tuesday, Sept. 24
10:00pm-4:00pm

National Voter Registration Day

MPIRG in partnership with the Office of Civic Engagement and Student Association, will be registering people to vote and offering information on the candidates for Duluth City Council and the Duluth School Board

Sponsored by MPIRG, OCE, and SA

Kirby Tables and Bus Hub

Tuesday, Sept. 24
5:00pm
MPIRG Fall Kick-Off Meeting

Join MPIRG for its fall kick-off and learn about the organization, meet current members, and find ways in which you can get involved on campus and in the community to fight for economic, environmental, and social justice

Garden Room

Wednesday, Sept. 25th
6:00pm
Film: North Country

Watch this award winning movie "North Country" based on the 2002 book Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment about a northern Minnesotan woman's determination to work in an environment free from sexual harassment.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

Kirby Stucent Center 273

Thursday, Sept. 26th
10:00am-2:00pm
RAINN Day Bake Sale!

The Women's Resource and Action Center joins forces with RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) for RAINN DAY 2013. The Women's Resource and Action Center will be educating students and selling treats to raise money for this important organization. This event provides vital information about sexual violence prevention and recovery. University of Minnesota Duluth is one of more than hundreds of college campuses across the country participating in RAINN DAY, which has educated thousands of students nationwide.

Kirby Commons

Saturday, Spet. 28th
6:00pm
International Night at AMSOIL

The University of Minnesota Duluth Women's Hockey Team is excited to kick-off the 2013-14 season as they host the Japanese National Team. International music will be played throughout the game and fans are encouraged to bring small flags and wear shirts/jerseys from differenct countries to show support for the Bulldogs! FREE for UMD students and kids age 10 and under! For more information or to order discounted group tickets: https://umdbulldogs.d.umn.edu/cart/index.php?main_page=info&cPath=32&products_id=457

Amsoil Arena

October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Tuesday, Oct. 5th
6:30pm
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam By F. E. Peters

Please join Humanities Scholar Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, Ph.D., and Nik Hassan, Ph.D., for a free, five-part reading and discussion series exploring the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Books are available for checkout at the UMD Library Circulation Desk or at Duluth Public Library.

UMD Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Monday, Oct. 7th
5:00 pm
Clothesline Project Workshp

Have the opportunity to design your own t-shirt to be added to the Clothesline Project Display to help raise awareness and promote healing about violence against women.

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

KSC 264

Monday, Oct 7th-Oct. 28th
Queer History Exhibit Display

Sponsored by the UMD GLBT Services and QASU

Multicultural Center

Tuesday, Oct. 8th
12:00-1:00pm
National Coming Out Day Luncheon

Must register to attend for head count. Please email Angie Nichols, GLBT Services Director at anichols@d.imn.edu

Sponsored by the UMD GLBTQA Commission

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct 9th
12:00noon
Brown Bag: Presentation about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Presented by Erika Leis from the Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA)

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

KSC 268

Wesnesday, Oct. 9th
6:00pm
Hate Crimes Vigil

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Student Union

TV Room

Thursday, Oct. 10th
12:00pm
Brown Bag: "The US, Drugs and Guns in Mexico: Lessons from the Mexican Human Rights Organization Comite Cerezo"

Presented by Francisco Cerezo. Mr. Cerezo is a founding member of Comite Cerezo, an organization committed to promoting and defending the human rights of victims of political repression in Mexico. Three of Francisco's brothers were targeted for their student activism in Mexico City and were placed in federal prison where they were physically and psychologically tortured. The Comite is active as part of a national campaign against enforced disappearances and provides protection to human rights defenders.

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

4th Floor Library Rotunda

Monday, Oct. 14th
2:00pm-4:00pm
Permaculture Workshop: Applying the principles of sustainable design locally

Presented by Starhawk

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and Zenith City Weekly, LLC

Garden Room

Monday, Oct. 14th
6:00pm
Solidarity with the Web of Life: A Round Table Discussion About Working Cooperatively to Preserve our Watershed

Panelist include: Reyna Crow, Northwood Wolf Alliance, and Karen Diver, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Linda Krug, Duluth City Counselor, Paula Maccabee, Water Legacy and Adam Ritscher, Labor Organizer. Spiral Dance to Follow, Featuring the Puppets of Mary Plaster

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and Zenith City Weekly, LLC

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Oct. 14-18th
Exhibition Display: Progression & Transition

The Exhibit, Progression & Transition: An Art Exhibit, will feature art works by survivors participating in the many outreach programs NCWP provides the Duluth/Superior community, clients from CSDA in Superior, North Shore Horizons in Two Harbors, Life House in Duluth, and NCWP in Superior all have works in the show, along with personal work from Superior artist Chelsea Branley

Sponsored by UMD Women's Resource and Action Center and North Central Windows Program (NCWP)

Multicultural Center

Tuesday, Oct. 15th
10:00-2:30pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and flavors such as Green Milk Tea, Taro, Black Milk Tea, and Mango. Buy one for $3 or two for $5.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Tuesday, Oct. 15th
6:30pm
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters.

Please join Humanities Scholar Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, Ph.D., and Nik Hassan, Ph.D., for a free, five-part reading and discussion series exploring the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Books are available for checkout at the UMD Library Circulation Desk or at the Duluth Public Library. Come that day or sign up in advance: http://z.umn.edu/muslimjourneys

UMD Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Tuesday, Oct. 15th
7:00pm
I Heart Female O

Join us to laugh and learn about the "Big O," the most popular topic sex educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart teach about! Orgasn aficionados and beginners of all genders 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, haw to have better ones, or how to help your girlfried, they cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment.

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, Sexual Health Educators, Commission on Women, Kirby Program Board and Students in Transition

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct 16th
10:00am-2:00pm
Love Your Body Day!

Tell us why you love your body and have fun in our interactive photobooth! Let's celebrate the many beautiful shapes and sizes of all people on campus with music, treats, and the Women's Resource and Action Center

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 16th
6:00pm
Pumpkin Carving

Join BSA as they carve pumpkins for you to take home, give away, or just for fun!

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

Cina 202

Saturday, Oct. 19th
7:00pm-10:00pm

13th Annual Fall Drag Show!

Tickets are $5 at the door

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Ballroom

Oct. 21st-Friday, Nov 8th

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

Sponsored by Latino/Chicano Student Programs, Latino/Chicano Student Association, Art Education

Multicultural Center

Monday, Oct. 21st
6:00-8:00pm
Get Smart Workshop

Same Sex Relationships and Domestic Violence/Abuse

Sponsored by GLBT Services, Queer and Allied Students Union, and Women's Resource and Action Center

October 26-31st
All day Exhibit
Clothesling Project Display

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

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

UMD Kirby Bus Hub

Monday, Oct. 28th & Tuesday, Oct. 29th
11:00-300pm
Tabling: Femicide Awareness Display

Display from Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women

Sponsored by Women's Resource and Action Center

Outside UMD Bookstore

Wednesday, Oct. 30th
12:00pm
Brown Bag: Healthy Relationships 101

Bring a lunch and learn about healthy relationships from Sarah Bayer, a community educator from Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women

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

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November

Saturday, Nov. 2nd
2:00pm-4:00pm
International Taste of UMD

Come Sample delicious food from around the world! Suggested donation of $1 for students and $3 for non-students.

Sponsored by International Club

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

Saturday, Nov. 2
7:00pm
Night of the Dead Latin Dance

Come dressed up in custumes and enjoy a night of dancing with LCSA! If wearing a costume, admission is free; if not wearing a costume, admission is $3.

Sponsored by the Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Nov. 6th
12:00pm
Brown Bag: Women Living with HIV in India: Stories of pain, power, and agency

Learn about the research Professor Rebecca de Souza is doing on understanding the importance of community education and communication in preventing HIV and AIDS.

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

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Wednesday, Nov 6th
6:30 pm
Film: Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women

Jean Kilbourne's film Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and contemporary politics. See her film before she comes here!

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

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Thursday, Nov. 7th

Social Hour 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Program 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: Jean Kilbourne

Deadly Persuasion: How Advertising Affects our Kids

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is a feminist author, speaker, and filmmaker who is internationally recognized for her work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising.

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

UMD Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 11th
4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Mandy Carter"Winning Back the House, 2014 followed by a panel

Mandy Carter is one of the leading African American lesbian activists in the country. She has a 42-year movement history of social, racial and LGBT justice organizing since 1968. Committed to multi-racial, multi-issue organizing, Carter attributes the influences of the Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee, the former Institute for the Study of Nonviolence, and the pacifist-based War Resisters League to her longtime sustained activism. Most recently, Carter has been named the American Civil Liberties Union-North Carlina's 2011 Frank Porter Graham Award winner.

Panel to follow: Panilists include:
Nevada Littlewolf, City Councilor, Virginia MN.
Emily Larson, City Councilor, Duluth, MN.
Beth Petersen, City Councilor, Eveleth, MN.
Rep. Carly Melin, Minnesota (District 06A)
Lorrie Janatopoulos, Ran for MN House in 2012 (6B)
TBA: Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, Minnesota (District 63)

The event is free/open to the public and sponsored by: UMD Queer and Allied Students Uniion, UMD Black Student Association, the Commission on Women, Rural American Indian Leadership (RAIL) Project, Equity Education Services Grants, the GLBT Northland Elder Group, MPIRG, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, GLBT Services and Office of Cultural Diversity.

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov 11-15
International Education Week

Please visit the following link for a detail list of events:
http://www.d.umn.edu/ieo/additional/iew-2013.html

Tuesday, Nov. 12th
10:00-2:30pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and flavors such as Green Milk Tea, Taro, Black Milk Tea, and Mango. Buy one for $3 or two for $5.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Tuesday, Nov. 12th
6:30 p.m.
Mandy Carter is speaking at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN "The Religious Right's Anti-Gay Organizing Tactics in Black Communities"

Mandy Carter is one of the leading African American lesbian activists in the country. She has a 42-year movement history of social, racial and LGBT justice organizing since 1968. Committed to multi-racial, multi-issue organizing, Carter attributes the influences of the Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee, the former Institute for the Study of Nonviolence, and the pacifist-based War Resisters League to her longtime sustained activism. Most recently, Carter has been named the American Civil Liberties Union-North Carlina's 2011 Frank Porter Graham Award winner.

Sponsored: UMD Queer and Allied Students Union, UMD Black Student Association, the Commission on Women, Equity Education Services Grants, the GLBT Northland Elder Group, MPIRG, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and GLBT Services

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, MN.

Tuesday, Noc. 12th
6:30pm
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A.C. Brown

Please join Humanities Scholar Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, Ph.D., and Nik Hassan, Ph.D., for a free, five-part reading and discussion series exploring the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Books are available for checkout at the UMD Library Circulation Desk or at the Duluth Public Library. Come that day or sign up at: http://z.umn.eud/muslimjourneys

UMD Library 4th Floor Rotunda

Friday, Nov. 15th
TBA
Friday Fun Night!

Join BSA for a night of fun with games, snacks, and interaction with one another

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

TBD

Friday, Nov. 15th - Sunday, Nov. 17th
MPIRG Statewide Fall Retreat, Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI

Please RSVP with MPIRG before the end of October

Each year, MPIRG students and staff from across the great state of Minnespta gather together at the Annual Fall Retreat to celebrate the victories of the previous year, discuss the issues the organization is currently working on, gain valuable skills in grassroots organizing and advocacy, and network with all the people that make this organization great

The cost to attend is $10 - which covers travel, food and lodging for the weekend. Of course MPIRG is committed to bringing everyone to the Fall Retreat so if funding is an obstacle, please talk to Steve Wick, MPIRG Campus Organizer.

Saturday, Nov. 16th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Korean Night

Join the Korean Student Association for the 1st Annual Korean Night hosted at UMD. They are going to have Korean food served at the event, performances, activities, silent auction, and more awesome things! Get to know Korean culture in a great "fun" way! Tickets will be available on Nov 4th~Nov 15th in front of lower UMD bookstore (11am-3pm). 

$10 for UMD students (must have a U-card)and $12 for others.
Contact Losa Jung (jungx284@d.umn.edu) for any questions!

University of Minnesota Duluth, Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 18th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Diwali Night

FREE! Join the Indian Student Association for the 2nd annual Diwali Night. A night of Indian food, drama, dances, and an after party with a DJ!
Email Shiva (chitt015@d.umn.edu) or Vidya (attiv002@d.umn.edu)with any questions.

University of Minnesota Duluth, Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Nov. 20th
10:00am-2:00pm
Transgender Day of Remembrance

Tabling, Kirby

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union

Wednesday, Nov. 20th
10:00-2:00pm
Brown Bag: You're the Man! Exploring Male Gender Roles

This workshop delves into masculinity and the ways that men and women treat each other in our society. Learn about how men are portrayed in the media and how these messages about masculinity affect their relationships and connections with others.

Presented by Nathaniel Schultz and sponsored by WRAC and the UMD Women's Studies Department.

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Saturday, Nov. 23rd
5:00pm
APAA Culture Show: Far East Movement

Learn how the Asian Pacific American culture has changed through time and the influences it has had and created in modern day. For more information, please contact Kaohlee Vue at vuexx112@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Ballroom

Sunday, Nov. 24th
Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you need a place to go, or a hot meal, or just want some company, join us as we have a dinner for Thanksgiving. All are welcome!

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

TBD

Monday, Nov. 25th
TBA
International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women

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

TBD

December

Monday, Dec. 2nd
10:00am-2:00pm
World AIDS Day

QASU Tabling with free condoms, testing info

Sponsored by QASU

Kirby Commons

Monday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 6
Kwanzaa Celebration

Celebrate and learn more about Kwanzaa during the first week of December!

Sponsored by the Black Student Association

Tuesday, Dec. 10th
10:00-2:30pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and flavors such as Green Milk Tea, Taro, Black Milk Tea, and Mango. Buy one for $3 or two for $5.

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Saturday, Dec. 14
6:00pm
KWANSAA

Join us as we celebrate Kwanzaa. For more information, please contact Susana Pelayo Woodward at swoodwar@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by Black Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

January

Friday, Jan. 10th
6:30pm
Friday Night with MLK: Duluth' Got Talent

A showcase of Duluth's diverse talent.

Duluth East HS Auditorium - 301 North 40th Ave. E.

See www.mlk-duluth.org for info on performing.

Saturday, Jan 18th
7:00pm
MLK and the Expansion of his Dream A night of readings, writings, and remembering.

Music and dramatic readings contemplating the influences on Dr. King in the struggle for Civil Rights

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth - 835 College Street

Sunday, Jan. 19th
4:00pm
Community Ecumenical Worship Service

Featuring Dr. Betty Jo Webb, former assistant superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools and founder of WISE Charter School

St. Mark AME - 530 North 5th Ave. East

Monday, Jan. 20th
7:00am
MLK Holiday

FREE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Featuring Donna Brazile, adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, and veteran Democratic political activist.

Holy Family Catholic Church - 2430 W. 3rd St.

7:00 am Breakfast begins
7:15 am Local Program
8:00 am Broadcast of Donna Brazile's speech from Minneapolis

Funding for the breakfast from the General Mills Community Foundation

Monday, Jan. 20th
10:45am
March and 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 begins at 11:45 am with local rally to follow.

Featuring Dr. Roger Gregoire, Jireh Mabamba, and Chang'aa Mweti. The rally will be interpreted into American Sign Language and broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radion - 91.3.

Sponsored by: African American Men's Group; ISD #709 - Office of Educational Equity; UMD Office of Cultural Diversity; St. Mark AME; Duluth YWCA; Church of Restoration Christ Temple; Holy Family Catholic Church; NAACP; Peace United Church of Christ. For complete list of sponsors and more info, visit www.mlk-duluth.org

Monday, Jan. 27th
6:00pm-7:16pm
"Gender Begins at Home"

"Is it a boy or a girl?" Our society begins crafting a child's gender well before birth. In this workshop, we will begin with the theoretical aspects of gender, Butler's "Performance of Gender", and Lorber's "Social Construction of Gender" and move into more contemporary concepts surrounding the fluidity of gender. We will take a personal view of how we determine who we are as a "gendered" person. From this perspective, we will explore why individuals do not fit neatly into a binary gender system. This is a interactive workshop and you will be given the opportunity to look at yourself through the lens of gender formation and identity.

Featured Speaker: Nicole Garcia speaks on gender from a trans*gender Latina perspective.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union (QASU) and the Latino Chicano Student Association (LCSA). For info please contact Angie Nichols.

Griggs Center

Wednesday, Jan. 29th
TBD
Brown Bag: TBA

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

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

Office Information

Mailing Address
Office of Cultural Diversity
University of Minnesota Duluth
270 Kirby Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3085
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Email Address
swoodwar@d.umn.edu
Telephone Number
(218) 726-6522
Fax Number
(218) 726-6724
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