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February

Monday, Feb. 2nd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Mantra Bracelets

To create a mantra themed bracelet which can be worn as a reminder of what you can manifest/celebrate in your life. A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating, or it can be a word or phrase that is repeated often or over and over to express someone's basic beliefs. By creating your own mantra you can acknowledge what you want in your life as well as celebrate your journey towards healing. Come 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

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Wednesday, Feb. 4th
12:00pm
WRAC Brown Bag:Healthy Relationships

Our local Planned Parenthood organization is bringing us an interactive presentation on the topic of healthy relationships and will also be providing more information about their organization. Come and join us with your lunch to have a stimulating discussion

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

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Thursday, Feb. 5th
7:00pm
Lecture: "Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World."

Kevin Dawson of the University of California, Merced, an award-winning historian whose research explores how Atlantic Africans and members of the African diaspora used water as a cultural space, will give a public lecture at UMD on Thursday, February 5, at 7:00pm in the fourth-floor Library Rotunda. The title of the lecture is "Enslaved Underwater Divers: Challenging Concepts of Race and Slavery in the Atlantic World." It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Scott Laderman in the Department of History (laderman@d.umn.edu , X7207).

Professor Dawson's visit is sponsored by the Department of History, African American Studies Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Alworth Institute for International Studies, Office of Cultural Diversity and College of Liberal Arts.

4th Floor Library Rotunda

Monday, Feb. 9th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Loving Ourselves

Making a collage about loving ourselves seemed to be a wonderful way to celebrate Valentines Day, so I quickly gathered some frilly ribbon, sequins, feathers, red buttons, glue, paper, magazines, etc. and also cut out loving words (to get the main idea started). 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

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Tuesday, Feb. 10th
10am-2pm
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, Feb. 12th
11am-12pm
Bystander Intervention Workshop

Come learn how to intervene against sexual assault.

Sponsored by UMD Health Services

Solon Campus Center 120

Thursday, Feb. 12th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Saturday, Feb. 14th
5:00pm
Soul Food Dinner

For more information please contact Jordon Moses at 726-6187 or moses078@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the UMD Black Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Feb. 16th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Monday, Feb. 16th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Expression Masks

Utilizing this mask process will allow participants to think about violence in a visual way. The mask will demonstrate how people look when they are in a abusive relationship and are feeling angry, scared, sad, jealous, happy, in love, or having a combination of feelings. It can be beneficial to first discuss the dynamics of an abusive realtionship. Whenever Mardi Gras is celebrated, the mask is key. Behind the best masks, they can't tell whether you are laughing or crying, so the pain and the violence can be hidden for a short time. The mask helps erase consequence. "Well, I didn't see you on Mardi Gras!" claims Iota Louisiana mask-maker Jackie Miller. "Then they can say, "Oh yes, you did; you just didn't recognizeme." 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.

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Tuesday, Feb. 17th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Wednesday, Feb. 18th
12:00pm
WRAC Brown Bag: How to Date a Feminist

Facilitated by George Hoagland. Join us as we engage in the topic of Feminism - Let's analyze how Feminism works and is applied in our everyday life. From power dynamics to socialization. Let us raise our counsciousness!

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

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Thursday, Feb. 19th
9am-3pm
Consent Week

Come visit MPIRG and WRAC at our informational table on consent. Take your photo, make your own consent button, or stick stickers all over your computer to spread awareness of consent. Did I mention free condoms, alternative contraceptive information, and other cool freebies will be handed out to?

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and Kirby Program Board

Kirby Commons

Thursday, Feb. 19th
4:30pm-5:30pm
BDSM, Kink, and Consent: A Sex-Positive Presentation on Consent

Join MPIRG and WRAC in creating a sex-positive consent culture at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. This hour long presentation by UMD students will begin by discussing what consent entails, what current policies at UMD regarding consent look like, and provide you with information on bystander intervention

Sponsored by the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, the Women's Resource and Action Center, and the Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the Kirby Program Board

KSC 202 (Griggs Center)

Thursday, Feb. 19th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Monday, Feb. 23rd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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.

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Wednesday, Feb. 25th
8:00am-5:00pm
2015 UMD Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Please visit UMD Diversity Commission for Registration and Schedule

Sponsored by UMD Diversity Commission, Office of Cultural Diversity, Kirby Leadership Program

Kirby Ballroom

Thursday, Feb. 26th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

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

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Ballroom

March

Monday, Mar. 2nd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, 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. To give students an opportunity to explore feelings and issues and gain self-awareness by creating a personal shield that symbolizes their power - abilities and strengths he/she has and/or hopes to have. A suit of armor or power shield will represent the emotional walls they have built in order to survive. To notice what the variety of tools he/she uses to operate in our world and cope with the things aroung them (i.e. stress, school, relationships, family, friends, bullying, etc.). To explore the difference between inner and outer strengths, what they expose to the world and what they are protecting or hiding inside. To explore the positive and negative aspects of having a suit of armor, and consider what it might be like to take it down. To notice the kind of boundaries one has or needs to have.

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

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Wednesday, Mar. 4th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag Series: Feminism in Uraguay

Join us as we travel with Women's Studies professor Tineke Ritmeester on her recent sabbatical in Uraguay studying feminist organizations.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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Tuesday, Mar. 4th
10am-2pm
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, Mar. 4th
5:30pm
Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

Katja von Garnier's sexy, exuberant tour de force tells the amazing story of fierce young suffragettes fighting for a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Headlining the stellar cast are Hilary Swank as brainy, charismatic Alice Paul, and Frances O'Connor as smart, cheeky Alice Burns - real-life women who mobilized a defiant vanguard that gave Congress a run for its money.

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

Montague Hall 70

Thursday, Mar. 5th
5:30pm-7:00pm
Self Defense Workshop

Ever wonder where to learn some cool defense moves? WRAC invites you to this four session Self Defense Workshop. These classes will be taught by Chris Shovein our Campus Police Officer.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SPHC 33

Monday, Mar. 9th
10am-1:30pm
International Women's Day

During this event we will like to celebrate women from various backgrounds. We are in need of students who would like to participate during the event. Students can dress up or present artifacts from their different backgrounds or culture. If students are willing to perform poetry, music or dance, they should stop by the WRAC office at KSC 266 or email wrac@d.umn.edu to sign up

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

Bus Hub

Monday, Mar 9th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

Come and join Susan Meyer and psychology student, Abby Splittstoesser, 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. To help each person, realize how much strength it took to survive their abusive situation. To affirm the power they have and took with them when they left. They DID NOT leave it behind. To say "goodbye" to their "I Can'ts" - the fears they face as they think about building a new life (I can't drive, I can't get a job, I can't finish school, I can't find a place to live, etc.) Studies from Keith and Whitaker (1981) indicate that "families change less and more slowly when children are not part of the process" (p. 244). Art and Play techniques can engage parents and children in enhanced communication, understanding, and emotional relatedness, and can assist facilitators in their important work, and thus should be considered a viable and pivotal part of the family healing.

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

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Monday, Mar. 16th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

KSC 268

Monday, Mar. 23rd
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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Wednesday, Mar. 25th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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Wednesday, Mar. 25th
5:30pm
Film Series: Makes - Women Who Make America

Tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.

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

Montague Hall 70

Monday, Mar. 30th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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April

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

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

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Commons

Saturday, Apr. 4th
5:30pm-9:00pm
47th Annual Feast of Nations

Featuring a worldly selection of foods to feast on and performers from around the globe. Ticket prices: Children 7yrs + and Students $10; Community Members and Others (staff & faculty): $15; Children 6 yrs and under Free. Tickets go on sale March 23 - Friday March 27th - 10am-2pm Across from the Kirby Bookstore Tabling. For more information please contact Kamila Xiong at xiong875@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the UMD International Club

Romano Gym

Monday, Apr. 6th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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Wednesday, Apr. 8th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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Friday, Apr. 10th- Sunday April 12th
All day
Upper Midwest Queer People of Color Conference

For and by QPOC communities in the Upper Midwest, this first annual QPOCC seeks to empower marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and community building. The mission is to organize an annual traveling Midwest conference for LGBTQ People of Color by creating a sustainable platform for QPOC voices, experiences and stories. The Upper Midwest includes cities and regions in: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconcin. The vision for this conference will be to build capacity for QPOC through connecting and strengthening ties. By sharing knowledge, best practices and education through discussions, tools learned from this conference will assist and aid QPOC to better navigate and bring excellence to the communities where we work, live and learn. For more information, please contact Angie Nichols at anichols@d.umn.edu.

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Students Union

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Saturday, Apr. 11th
5:30pm-7pm
African Night

A celebration of the different cultures and nations of Africa

Kirby Ballroon

Monday, Apr. 13th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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Saturday, Apr. 18th
5pm-9pm
26th Annual Fiesta

This event features lively entertainment that represents all Latin American cultures. Enjoy an authentic Latin American Buffet. Have snacks at the silent aution which begins at 5pm where you'll be able to purchase many Latin American items such as art, pottery, purses and other items. The proceeds of the silent auction will go toward sending memebers of the LCSA to leadership conferences the following year.

Sponsored by the Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday. Apr. 20th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

KSC 268

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

Monday, Apr. 27th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

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May

Monday, May 4th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enichment Workshop

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.

KSC 268

Wednesday, May 6th
12pm
WRAC Brown Bag

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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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

Monday, Sept. 15th
7:30pm
Tres Vidas: Legendary Latina Musical Theater Performance

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (UMD), Department of Global Languages and Cultures (St. Scholastica), Latino/Chicano Student Association, Office of Cultural Diversity, Royal D. Alworth, Jr. Institute for International Studies

Bohannon 90

Monday, Sept. 22nd
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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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. 24th
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

Wednesday, Sept. 24th
10am-2pm
Brown Bag: What is Feminism?

Facilitated by Tineke Ritmeester. Join us as we engage in the topic of Feminism - Let's delve into the historical & political context while breaking down the many misconceptions which permeate the movement. Let us raise our conscoiusness!

Sponsored by Women'sResource and Action Center

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Monday, Sept. 29th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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October

All month

Domestice Violence Awareness Month

Sponsored by WRAC

Multicultural Center

All month
Queer History Month

Saturday, Oct. 4th
12:00 Noon
UMD Women's Soccer's "Kicks for a Cause" Game to Support Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the UMD Women's Soccer team and Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center! Information and materials about domestic violence and Safe Haven's free and confidential services will be available at the game, and free-will donations will also be accepted.

Sponsored by: UMD Soccer Team and Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center

James S. Malosky Stadium

Oct. 6-Oct. 8
10am-3pm
Tabling: Femicide Awareness Display

Display from Safe Haven for Battered Women, symbolizing victims of domestic violence.

Sponsored by Women's Recource and Action Center

Kirby Tabling Area

Monday, Oct. 6th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

KSC 268

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

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

Monday, Oct. 13
3pm-5pm
Clothesline Project Workshop

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 Womens Resource and Action Center

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Monday, Oct. 13th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

KSC 268

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
10am-2pm
Love Your Body Day!

Come and join WRAC, MPIRG and Health Services in celebration of Love Your Body Day. Get informed about healthy foods, healthy sexuality and safety while taking a picture in our photo booth.

Sponsorec by the Women's Resource and Action Center, MPIRG and Health Services

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

Tuesday, Oct. 14th
1pm-3pm
S.T.I.C.H.E.D. Workshop by Climbing Poe Tree (Pre-registration is required for the workshop) Register at: http://z.umn.edu/climbingpoetry

S.T.I.C.H.E.D. is a story-gathering project that Climbing PoeTree started during their 2005 national tour. This incredible multi-colored tapestry holds more than 5,000 Stories, Testimonies, Intentions, Truths, Confessions, Healing, Expressions, & Dreams written by audience members and workshop participants Alexa and Naima have met across the nation. The magic of S.T.I.C.H.E.D. comes from declaring our truths, and baring witness to others'. When we tell our own stories, we reclaim the power to write our own futures. When we recognize ourselves in each other, we begin to dispell the myths that are created to keep us divided. Our goal is nothing short of transforming a culture of cynicism into a culture of caring. This project is one stitch in the patchwork of our collective liberation. More information can be found here: http://www.climbingpoetree.com/experience/projects/stitched/

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Oct. 15th
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: Fearless

A reflection on Domestic violence from a Miss Minnesota USA contestant.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

KSC 268

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

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

Monday, Oct. 20th through Oct. 25th
All Day Exhibit
Clothesline 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. 20th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Tuesday, Oct. 21st
7:00pm
Solitaire By Dalia Basioun

Solitaite 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 Basioun is an Egyptian writer, theatre artist, and scholar 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

Martin Library Rotunda

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd
7:00pm
Alworth Lecture on "Art and Revolution" by Dalia Basioun

Dalia Basioun is an Egyptian writer, theatre artist, and scholar 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

Martin Library Rotunda

Thursday, Oct. 23
"Undocumented, Unafraid & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity" Antonio Gutierrez, organizer with the Immigrant Youth Justice League and the Mexico-US Solidarity Network

The Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) is a Chicago-based group let 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. On 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, and Office of Cultural Diversity

Monday, Oct. 27th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Thursday, Oct. 30th
5:00pm
Mock Rape Trial

St. Louis County Judge Tarnowsky will preside over a mock trial based on actual events. Student volunteers from the audience will compise the jury.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

Kirby Ballroom

November

Saturday, Nov. 1st
8pm-12am
Night of the Dead Latin 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.

Sponsored by the Latino Chicano Student Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 3rd
12:00-1:00pm
FagBug Trailer (film) and Discussion with Erin Davies

Here the story of FagBug with filmmaker and motivational speaker, Erin Davies.

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Monday, Nov. 3rd
7pm-8:30pm
FagBug Nation Film, and Q & A filmaker Erin Davies

"FagBug Nation" takes you behind the wheel of what it's like to drive the once vandalized, now famous "FagBug". With six years of touring under her belt, director Erin Davies ("FagBug," 2009, Netflix) has her mind set on getting her car to all 50 states, Hawaii and Alaska being the final two. To pull this off, Erin went 54 days without a car, put her car on 5 boats, and flew on 14 planes. The FagBug gets leis'd in Hawaii and drives through the midnight sun to Alaska, but first makes a pit stop at the Equality House in Topeka, Kansas. Watch as this rainbow colored Beetle serves as a catalyst for our nation on the road to equality.

Solon Campus Center 120

Monday, Nov. 3rd
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Tuesday, Nov. 4th
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, Nov. 5th
12pm-2pm
Film: Miss Representation

Join us as we watch the film "Miss Representation" and have a discussion afterwards.

Sponsored by Women's Resource & Action Center

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Monday, Nov. 10th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Wednesday, Nov. 12th
6:30pm-8:00pm
Fired Up: Survivors Stories of Trauma Hope and Change

Written by Cordelia Anderson, a nationally known Minnesota prevention activist, with cast members Stacey Chambers, Michael Frear, Tim Hammond, Guadalupe Lopez, and Chris Stark. Fired Up is based on cast member's powerful, personal stories of child sexual abuse trauma transformed into action to end the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center and Kirby Board

Kirby Ballroom

Friday, Nov. 14th
7:00pm-11:00pm
Date-A-Palooza 90's 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

Kirby Rafters

Saturday, Nov. 15th
1:00pm-3:00pm
International Taste of UMD Potluck

Come sample delicous food from around the world!

Sponsored by International Club

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

Saturday, Nov 15th
7pm-10pm
Fall Drag Show

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 17-20th
10:00am-2:00pm
EBOLA AWARENESS WEEK

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

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Multicultural Center

1st Floor Kirby Student Center

Monday, Nov.17th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Tuesday, Nov. 18th
4:00pm
Speaker: Miss LaBelle Nambangi from the Minnesota Task Force Against Ebola

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity and the Multicultural Center

Kirby Ballroom

Wednesday, Nov. 19th
12pm-2pm
Classism: An Immersion Activity

Come join us in an immersion activity in which audience will be expected to participate and learn more about the inequalities in socioeconomic classes

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

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Thursday, Nov.20th
10am-2pm
Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

Sponsored by the Queer and Allied Student Union

UMD Kirby Commons

Saturday, Nov. 22nd
5:30 p.m.
APAA Culture Show: Celebrations of Asia

Learn how the Asian Pacific American culture has changed through time and the influences it has had and created in 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 10am - 2pm. Advanced tickets are $7 for UMD Students/Staff/Faculty and $10 for community members. All tickets are $10 at the door. For more information on ticket reservations or disability accommodations, please contact Kaohlee Vue at vuexx112@d.umn.edu

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Association

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Nov. 24th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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December

Monday, Dec. 1st
10:00am-2:00pm
World AIDS Day

Stop by the table to learn about HIV/AIDS, get free condoms, and find out where you can get tested.

Sponsored by Queer and Allied Students Union

Kirby Commons

Monday, Dec. 1st
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Wednesday, Dec. 2nd
10am-6pm
Access for All Movie Day

Join us for a full day of movies which attest to the dispelling of myths and stereotypes surroung disability and disability issues. There will be free food throughout the day?

Sponsored by Access for All

TV Lounge

Wednesday, Dec. 3rd
12pm-1pm
Brown Bag: Women & Immigration

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

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Wednesday, Dec. 3rd
5pm-6pm
Self Defense Class

Come learn ways to defend yourself. This is an intro self defense class facilitated by one of our Campus Police Officers Chris Shovein in preparation for a 3 session class during the spring.

Sponsored by the Women's Resource and Action Center

SpHC 135 (Spin Room)

Saturday, Dec. 6th
12pm-4pm
Show Your Abilities Talent Show

Everyone has a special ability or talent they're proud of. Now you have a chance to show your ability off to others and surprise them with the wonderful gift you've been given! This is not only a talent show, but an educational event to showcase the talents of everyone and rid the myths surrounding the work "disability".

Sponsored by Access for All

Kirby Ballroom

Saturday, Dec. 6th
6:00pm
Kwanzaa Celebration

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

Sponsored by the Black Student Association and Office of Cultural Diversity

Kirby Ballroom

Monday, Dec. 8th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Monday, Dec. 15th
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences 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

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Monday, Dec. 22nd
5:30pm-7:30pm
Art Enrichment Workshop

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 experiences or ability, who wish to use art as a healing tool in a safe setting.

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January

Thursday, Jan. 15
6:30pm
Mayor's MLK Reception

A chance for the community to come together in unity amidst our diversity.

The Underground - 506 W. Michigan St. - Lower Level

Saturday, Jan. 17th
7:00pm
Jam'n with MLK

A Night of Celebration of the Contributions of People of African Heritage

Peace United Church of Christ - 1111 North 11th Ave. East

Sunday, Jan. 18
5:00pm
Community Ecumenical Worship Service

Speaker Christopher Little and a community choir led by Dr. Rederquita Moore

Christ Temple Victory Center - 330 North 59th Ave. W.

See www.mlk-duluth.org for more details

Monday, Jan. 19th
7:00am
MLK Holiday

Free Community Breakfast featuring Vernon Jordan

First United Methodist Church - 230 East Skyline Parkway

7:00 am Breakfast Begins; 8:00 am Broadcast of Vernon Jordan's speech from Minneapolis

Funding from the General Mills Community Foundation

Monday, Jan. 19
10:45 am
March & Rally

Gather at 10:45 at Washington Center (corner of 4th St. & 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 broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio 91.3 FM

Sponsored by Twin Ports African-American Men's Group; ISD #709 - Office of Educational Equity; The Office of Cultural Diversity; St. Mark AME; City of Duluth; The Underground; Christ Temple; First United Methodist Church; NAACP; Peace United Church of Christ. For complete list of sponsored and more info, visit www.mlk-duluth.org .

Monday, Jan. 26th
5:30pm-7pm
Art Enrichment Workshop: Conversation Heart Shrinky Dinks

To give participants the words to express llving feelings. It is a reminder of how special they are and how much others appreciates them. 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 PYSD, 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 the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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Wednesday, Jan. 28th
6:oopm
Sex + Money Film

In accordance to January being the month of Sex-Trafficking the Women's Resource and Action Center is planning to show this documentary. Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth is a documentary about domestic minor sex trafficking and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. Since September 2009, the crew has traveled to over 30 states and conducted more than 75 interviews with federal agents, victims, politicians, activists, psychologists, porn-stars, among others.

Sponsored by the Women's Resouce and Action Center and the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies department

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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
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Monday through Friday
Email Address
swoodwar@d.umn.edu
Telephone Number
(218) 726-6522
Fax Number
(218) 726-6724
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