MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2016) — The Asian American Studies Program, of the College of Liberal Arts, at the University of Minnesota has released its updated calendar of events.
On March 4, Asian American Studies, Asian American Student Union, Hmong Minnesota Student Association, and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders collaborated to host API ACTIVATE, a networking/career-speed-dating event for U of MN students, community members, and APIA professionals from various fields (Arts, Education, Policy, Business, Nonprofit). It was a space for students and community members to build professional connections, learn from each other, and to explore personal and leadership development.
Givens Conference Room, 120 Elmer Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis
America’s long history of violence began with the killing and displacement of its indigenous peoples. Later, largely as a result of slavery, the Civil War nearly tore the country apart. The U.S. is a world leader in gun ownership per capita, in murders committed by guns and in numbers of citizens incarcerated. Domestic violence, sexual harassment, and sex trafficking continue to be serious, yet often ignored problems, and places we expect to be safe – homes, schools, theaters, hospitals – have sometimes experienced bloodshed and murder. Violence in video games, television, and film has become more graphic and explicit, and extreme aggression in professional sports now results in brain and other life-shortening injuries. Join a discussion about potential factors implicated in violence including: changes in popular culture; a public/private prison industry focused more on profit than rehabilitation; pervasive attitudes regarding mental health; and the systemic roles of sexism and racism. In addition to understanding causal links, learn more about potential solutions. How can we create a society focused on conflict resolution through pragmatic, peaceful means?
Comstock Ballroom, U of MN campus
Reserve for the Spring Retreat using this link or the “Ticket URL” above:
Come join Viivcnaus’ Spring Retreat 2016! We have lots of great things in store for you all. This is a retreat and workshop in one. This is FREE of cost! Lunch will be serve from 11-11:30am (lunch will be potluck style, provided by Viivncaus boards. However, if you want to show off your awesome cooking skils and want to bring something to share, feel free to do so!). The first half will be a workshop related to divorce women which Xibfwb Bee will be leading. The second half will be consisting of games and bonding time.
Social Sciences Building #614, West Bank, U of MN
It’s conference season, a time when scholars travel far and wide to convene with their peers to present their research, promote their latest book, or exchange resources. Four Asian American Studies Graduate students will share their conference papers, followed by a brief discussion of the nuts and bolts of the conference experience. Come experience what it is like to present at the Association for Asian American Studies national conference!
Moderated by AAS Faculty Dr. Elliott Powell. Light refreshments provided.
Thursday, April 21 :: 6pm-9pm
Immigration History Research Center, 311 Elmer L. Andersen Library (U of MN), 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis
In an exciting book launch event, award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang will also read from her new book The Song Poet, a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children’s future in America. A light reception will take place in between the two events, with a book signing with Kao Kalia Yang following her reading.
Please register at: z.umn.edu/SeekingRefuge
Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together envisions a world where Hmong women and girls are valued and supported to achieve their highest potential in all of their roles. We work hard to address the disparities of gender inequity by working with our allies to empower Hmong women. Through our Hmong Women’s Leadership Institute, we cultivate leaders and give them tools to seek solutions that inspire the lives of others and better their communities. Our intergenerational retreats bridge gender and generational divides. Our reach and impact in the community is transformational, but we need your help to sustain this very important work. Please join us in supporting and strengthening the foundation for Hmong women and their families. Join us for the 6th Annual Fundraiser in Celebrating a New Day for Hmong Women to support our programs and operations.
The mission of Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together is to be a catalyst for lasting cultural, institutional, and social change to improve the lives of Hmong women.
Tickets are $18 General Admission // $15 Groups of 10 or more // $12 Students and Seniors.
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