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Calendar of Events

  1. February
  2. March
  3. April
  4. May
  5. September
  6. October
  7. November
  8. December
  9. January

February

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

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Ballroom

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

April

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

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Rafters

May

September

All Semester, Latino/Chicano Heritage Celebration
Wednesday, Sept. 10
4pm-7:30pm

LCSA's Sabor Latino

Enjoy free samples of various foods from the Latin American Culture. The theme this year is "Latin American Street Foods!" Test your knowledge and skills by participating in culturally relevant games, trivia, music and fun!

Sponsored by Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Tuesday, Sept. 23
10am-2pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

Come purchase delicious bubble tea with tapioca pearls and various flavors

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Sept. 2th
11am-1pm
Multicultural Center Open House 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!

Join us in the Multicultural Center for Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity

Multicultural Center

October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Thursday, Oct. 2nd
Location & time TBD
Speaker/Workshop: Bill Woodson, University of St. Thomas MBA program

Thursday, Oct 9th
12:00noon
These Roses Have Thorns: Flowers Workers and US Free Trade with Columbian

Speakers: Josefa Gomez is a former flower worker who spent almost a decade in the industry. She became involved in Cactus through its outreach programs, and she eventually joined the organization's administrative team. With her experience as both a worker and organizer, she brings a unique perspective to the analysis of the current situation. Leonardo Luna Alzate is an expert on territorial issues and social movements. As the leader of the Cactus program directed toward building solidarity among women flower workers, their families and youth of the savannah, he offers an annalysis of the benefits and challenges of creating a unified movement in the fact of powerful economic interests.

Sponsored by UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, and Women's Resource and Action Center

Rafters

Tuesday, Oct. 14th
10am-2pm
APAA Bubble Tea Fundraiser

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

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Tuesday, Oct. 14th
7pm-9pm
Climbing PoeTree Performance

Celebration of the 10 year Anniversary of the Multicultural Center

Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul-sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing, and personal transformation. Poets, performance artists, print makers, video and graphic designers, muralists, and new media architects, Alexa and Naima create compelling works at the service of their vision for a more just and livable world.

Sponsored by UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, Kirby Program Board, Latino/Chicano Student Association, Black Student Association, Asian Pacific American Association, International Club, QASU.

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Oct. 20th-Friday, Nov, 7th
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 UMD Latino/Chicano Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, & Art Education students

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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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