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(Re)Claiming AAPI Stories: Showcase

April 8, 2019, 6:00 pm
This performance and exhibit showcase is the culmination of a series of storytelling workshops during the winter of 2019. The workshop series, led by award-winning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, invited students to explore their AAPI identities, histories, and experiences through photography, film, movement, spoken word, and literary story making.

This showcase features student artist participants from the workshops, giving them a chance to share their work, expressions, and narratives with the UMN and Twin Cities community. Find more information about the series and showcase here.

Co-organized by Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, and the Women's Center, with support from a Campus Climate Micro-Grant and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

IWWOC in STEM Networking

April 2, 2019, 5:00 pm
Meet and network with indigenous women & women of color (IWWOC) in a variety of STEM professions. Use this opportunity to gain insight about their experience and pathways to their current positions.

Students can drop-in to this event at any time to network, ask questions, and learn from professional women in STEM. The event consists of informal small group/table discussions and is open to students from the U of M and other area colleges and universities. Dinner will be provided.

IWWOC in STEM networking event is co-hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center, College of Science and Engineering WISE Initiative, and North Star STEM Alliance.

How to Survive the End of the World Live Podcast

March 28, 2019, 6:30 pm
The Women's Center presents How to Survive the End of the World, a live podcast from the Brown Sisters, on learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.  

Please check our website for the latest information about this event.

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

(Re)Claiming AAPI Stories: The Things We Carry

March 27, 2019, 4:30 pm
About This World is Ours to Build: (Re)claiming AAPI Stories
This workshop series, led by award-winning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, invites students to explore their AAPI identities, histories, and experiences through photography, film, movement, spoken word, and literary story making. The series will culminate in a storytelling showcase on April 8th, where students will share their work, expressions, and narratives with the UMN and Twin Cities community. Find more information and pre-register here.

The Things We Carry featuring Kevin Yang
Throughout the first chapter of The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien describes the many physical objects American soldiers lugged around during their time in Vietnam, noting their careful decisions weighing the practical and emotional significance of each item in their pack. A gun, a radio, a photograph. Refugees throughout the continent made similar decisions under different circumstances as they fled away from their homes. A pot, a toy, a necklace. Within each of these items lives a story worth telling. Using memories and common household items, participants will recreate representations of an artifact that speaks to their history. Participants will then use these artifacts as inspirations to create a didactic explaining and reflecting the significance of the item in their lives.

Co-organized by Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, and the Women's Center, with support from a Campus Climate Micro-Grant and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

(Re)Claiming AAPI Stories: Writing Our Own Love Letters

March 13, 2019, 4:30 pm
About This World is Ours to Build: (Re)claiming AAPI Stories
This workshop series, led by award-winning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, invites students to explore their AAPI identities, histories, and experiences through photography, film, movement, spoken word, and literary story making. The series will culminate in a storytelling showcase on April 8th, where students will share their work, expressions, and narratives with the UMN and Twin Cities community. Find more information and pre-register here.

Writing Our Own Love Letters featuring Tori Hong
In a country that tries to homogenize Asian Americans and our experiences, having access to our own stories, intuition, and knowledge is crucial. "Writing Our Own Love Letters" encourages exploration of our own narratives of self-love and self-worth. This workshop will include stories from the artist, skill shares, and time to write in a boundaried space. 

Co-organized by Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, and the Women's Center, with support from a Campus Climate Micro-Grant and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

(Re)Claiming AAPI Stories: My-Body-Meant

March 11, 2019, 4:30 pm
About This World is Ours to Build: (Re)claiming AAPI Stories
This workshop series, led by award-winning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, invites students to explore their AAPI identities, histories, and experiences through photography, film, movement, spoken word, and literary story making. The series will culminate in a storytelling showcase on April 8th, where students will share their work, expressions, and narratives with the UMN and Twin Cities community. Find more information and pre-register here.

My-Body-Meant: Embodying Meaning, Memory, and Metaphor featuring Kealoha Ferreira
What does it mean to give our bodies meaning, weight, visibility? What does holding space/claiming space look like? What does it mean to move our stories? How do we express complexity that goes beyond representation or fact to tell the truths that are our lived, inherited, and imagined experiences. In this #MinneAAPIStories workshop, dance artist Kealoha Ferreira guides participants through exercises and explorations of space, intentionality, and agency to embody the stories that live in our bodies. Comfortable, movement-friendly clothes encouraged. 

Co-organized by Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, and the Women's Center, with support from a Campus Climate Micro-Grant and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

P&A Women Read

March 6, 2019, 12:00 pm
Join the P&A Women's Council for an article reading and discussion in advance of their April 2019 panel discussion on becoming an ally in stopping sexual harassment. Please visit the Women's Center website or email panda@umn.edu for more information. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

(Re)Claiming AAPI Stories: We Are the Other

February 25, 2019, 4:30 pm
About This World is Ours to Build: (Re)claiming AAPI Stories
This workshop series, led by award-winning Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, invites students to explore their AAPI identities, histories, and experiences through photography, film, movement, spoken word, and literary story making. The series will culminate in a storytelling showcase on April 8th, where students will share their work, expressions, and narratives with the UMN and Twin Cities community. Find more information and pre-register here.

We are the Other. Photography Workshop featuring Wing Young Huie
What are the ethical, aesthetic, and cultural challenges of photographing thousands of strangers? Good photographs are like life, loaded with suggestion yet open to interpretation. But how much of what we see is shaped by our daily interactions and how much is shaped by the countless pop culture images we’ve consumed? How we look at photographs shows us how we look at life. What do you see?

These questions and more will be addressed as Wing will show photos from his many projects, demonstrate his expanding photographic toolkit, while facilitating a group discussion that will complicate and challenge initial perceptions, opening up multiple perspectives. Participants will then go onto the street and photographically engage others..  

Co-organized by Asian American Studies, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, and the Women's Center, with support from a Campus Climate Micro-Grant and the Coalition of Asian American Leaders. 

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Feminist Friday: The Solidarity Question

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Feminist Friday - The Solidarity Question: A Conversation Between Black and Indigenous Communities
This Feminist Friday features a conversation between two women interested in exploring the solidarity between Indigenous and Black communities. Stephanie Chrismon, Afrofuturist Innovations, LLC, and Sasanehsaeh Pyawasay, Native American Student Success Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin System will explore the following question: Considering the unique relationship Indigenous and Black people have to colonization in the United States, why aren’t we in solidarity with one another? In the process of answering this question, the similarities of Native boarding schools and plantation politics will be introduced. The conversation will focus specifically on the settler colonial project - a project which utilized plantations and boarding schools as mechanisms of control working to maintain White supremacy.

To request a disability-related accommodation (please allow two weeks advance notice), contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.