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Viewing of TRAPPED - a film by Dawn Porter

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tues, April 19, 6-9pm, 2-470 Phillips Wangensteen Bldg (515 Delaware Street SE)TRAPPED follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. The screening will be followed by a a Q&A session with Dr. Siri Suh, Dept. of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Dr. Steve Miles, UMN Center for Bioethics; and Connie Lewis, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, and SD. This event is hosted by the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and cosponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and Women's Center, and NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota. See the Facebook event.



The Beginning and End of Rape | Author Talk with Sarah Deer

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs/Cowles Auditorium. Sarah Deer, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline, delivers a talk on the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. Her latest book, The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, was published in fall 2015 by the University of Minnesota Press. Book signing to follow. For more information and to register.


Critical Conversations in Chicano and Latino Studies Spring 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

March 25-April 8. Critical Conversations in Chicano and Latino Studies: Cafe, Pan y Plática is an intellectual space for scholars to workshop new research, to discuss pedagogical strategies, and contemplate new issues within the field. Everyone on and off campus is welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Department of Chicano Studies. See details on the flyer and Facebook event.

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A talk with Dr. Shakeer Abdullah, U of M Assistant Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Monday, March 21, 2016

Not unlike most mothers of her generation, Dr. Shakeer Abdullah’s mother pushed him early in life to put him on the career path that over two years ago, brought him to the University of Minnesota. The school’s assistant vice president for Equity and Diversity since December 2013 easily and proudly call his mother “the most influential” in his life. Read the full story on the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder website.


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