Hmong women student group celebrates, challenges tradition with New Year celebration

Friday, November 15, 2019

More than 200 people gathered at the University of Minnesota Friday to attend a Hmong New Year celebration hosted by Viivncaus, a Hmong women’s student group. 

The Hmong New Year is a traditional celebration marked by a resting period at the end of the harvest season, taking place in areas where Hmong communities are located. Traditionally, the New Year is a time for members of the Hmong community to cleanse themselves and their homes from bad spirits and experiences, bringing in a new energy for the year ahead.


Chatty Wednesday: Solo Traveling as a Woman

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Women’s Center presents, “Chatty Wednesday: Solo Traveling as a Woman” on November 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at 64 Appleby Hall.  Join us them as they discuss the stigma of traveling as a woman, discover helpful tips about traveling and network with other travelers. 

This discussion will be led by Keetha Vue (she/her/hers), Women’s Center Graduate Intern, avid solo traveler and lover of matcha lattes!


Tongues Untied: Plan Your Finals With Bullet Journals

Friday, November 15, 2019

Tongues Untied presents its third program of the year Wellness Wednesday, Tongues Untied: Plan Your Finals With Bullet Journals, at the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (40 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE). The Tongues Untied program is designed to enhance and center the experiences of queer Indigenous people and people of color.


Measuring Value: Counting the Uncounted

Friday, November 15, 2019

This event, which takes place on November 20 from 7 to 9 pm at Weisman Art Museum, is part of the "Art and Finance" project through the Weisman Art Museum Collaboration Incubator. In this unique collaboration, artists Rachel Breen and Vienne Chan collaborate with Susanna Gibbons of the Carlson School of Management. Learn more about this event.


Immigration Response Team Available to Assist DACA Students, Staff, and Faculty

Friday, November 15, 2019

These are stressful times for DACA students, staff, and faculty. There are people at the University of Minnesota who are here to help. If you have not already, please email or visit the Immigration Response Team's Drop-In Hours so they can discuss your situation.


Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDCS) Foundations Series: "Skin, Tooth, and Bone: The Basis of Movement is our People"

Friday, November 8, 2019

Don't miss the Critical Disability Studies Collective for our fourth and final reading group of the semester on Friday, December 6 from noon to 2 pm in the Crosby Room of Northrop

Light refreshments will be provided (feel free to bring your lunch).

Culture is Power: Reclaiming Our Education

Friday, November 8, 2019

This event, presented by the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Walter Library, Room 402.

Don't miss this powerful discussion led by Asian American educators and teachers on how our identities, cultures, and histories are important, especially in the education system.


Steps Forward, A Campus Conversation | Our University History: Understand, Acknowledge, Engage

Friday, November 8, 2019

Steps Forward, A Campus Conversation – Our University History: Understand, Acknowledge, Engage

A collective conversation about how we can understand and acknowledge our University institutional history as we continue in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming campus. Through facilitated roundtable discussions, we hope we can together generate suggestions for a path forward. This event will take place on November 14 from noon to 1:30 pm at Coffman Memorial Union in the Mississippi Room. 

Hate/Bias Response Symposium: Harnessing Radical Hope for Collective Action

Friday, November 1, 2019

December 3–4, 2019
Hosted at UW-La Crosse

The event will be held on December 3 & 4 at UW-La Crosse in the Student Union. This year's theme is Harnessing Radical Hope for Collective Action inspired by Carolina DeRobertis's book Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times.

Objectives include:

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