Program Summary

Spring 2022 Chronological Program Summary

All events are at UMD and free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

  

March

Wednesday, March 16 – Virtual - 12:00 PM - Purim: The Most Fun Jewish Holiday - Presented by Dr. Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Communication- Register at z.umn.edu/PurimS22 or sign in at noon

Thursday, March 17 – Virtual - 4:00 PM - Weaving Movements Together: Immigration, Environment, Labor, Women’s Rights, and LGBTQ Equality - Presented by Dolores Huerta, Founder and President, Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder (with Cesar Chavez) of the United Farm Workers of America - Register at z.umn.edu/dolores or sign in 4:00 PM (Co-sponsored by the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center; Kathryn A. Martin Library; Commission for Women; Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Latinx, Chicanx Student Association; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and, AFCSME 3801)

Monday, March 21 – In person - UMD Library 4th Floor Rotunda - 6:30 PM - Spotlight on the Ukraine/Russia Conflict - Panel discussion featuring Dr. Natalie Belsky, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Political Science and International Studies, UMD; Dr. Thomas Morgan, Director Emeritus, Alworth Center for the Study of Peace & Justice and Associate Professor Emeritus of Russian, College of St. Scholastica; Dr. Daniel Nolan, Assistant Professor of German Studies, Department of World Languages and Cultures, UMD; and, Dr. Paul Sharp, Professor of Political Science, Department of History, Political Science and International Studies, UMD (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of History, Political Science and International Studies, UMD Political Science Association, and the CSS Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice)

Tuesday, March 28 – In person - Cina Hall 316 - 4:30 PM - Internships and careers with the US State Department - Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US State Department Foreign Service Officer and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence

Thursday, March 31 – Virtual - 12:00 PM - Midwifery is the Answer in the US and Globally - Presented by Dr. Melissa Saftner, Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, and Director, Midwifery Program, University of Minnesota - Register at z.umn.edu/MidwiferyS22 or sign in at noon (Co-sponsored by the UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center; Kathryn A. Martin Library; Commission for Women; Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Latinx, Chicanx Student Association; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and, AFCSME 3801)

April

Tuesday, April 5 – In person and Virtual - Life Science 175 - 7:00 PM - The Case for a New Development Paradigm in Africa - Presented by Dr. Raymond Gilpin, Chief Economist and Head of Strategy at Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - to attend virtually, register at z.umn.edu/GilpinS22 or sign in at 7:00 PM (Funded in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice at the College of St. Scholastica, UMD Africa and African American Studies Porgram, and the League of Women Voters Duluth as part of the series, “The World Beyond Our Borders”)

Wednesday, April 6 – Virtual - 12:00 PM - The ArtiVist: a personal journey to loving my language and culture again - Presented by Sandjock Likinè, Founder of Language Attitude and graphic novelist - Register at z.umn.edu/SandjockS22 or sign in at noon  (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, and the Kathryn A. Martin Library)

Thursday, April 7 – In person - EduE Atrium - 11:00-11:50 AM and 12:00-12:50 PM (two sessions offering the same program) - Our Stories Carried Us Here: Developing Awareness of My Embodied Brain (interactive talk and image theater based on the Green Card Voices graphic novel anthology on immigrant communities) - presented by students in UMD Education course on Brain Developments and relationships (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, and the Kathryn A. Martin Library)

Thursday, April 7 – Virtual - 5:00 PM - Zedes: A New Form of Colonialism in Honduras – Presented by Diego Aguilar, Witness for Peace Midwest/Solidarity Collective - Register at z.umn.edu/ZedesS22 (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures, UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Witness for Peace Midwest - Solidarity Collective)

Tuesday, April 12 (Encore Program) In person - EduE Atrium - 11:00-11:50 AM and 12:00-12:50 PM (two sessions offering the same program) - Our Stories Carried Us Here: Developing Awareness of My Embodied Brain (interactive talk and image theater based on the Green Card Voices graphic novel anthology on immigrant communities) – presented by students in UMD Education course on Brain Developments and relationships (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, and the Kathryn A. Martin Library)

Thursday, April 14 – Virtual - 2:00 PM - Opening Graves and Seeking Closure: Remembering the Dismembered Beloved While Seeking Justice through International Law in Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s 2018 Documentary 'The Silence of Others' - Presented by Dr. Maureen Tobin-Stanley, Professor of Hispanic Studies, UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures - Register at z.umn.edu/SilenceS22 or sign in at noon (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Literatures)

Thursday, April 18 – Virtual - 5:00 PM - The War on Cuba - Presented by Liz Oliva Fernández, Cuban journalist - Register at z.umn.edu/CubaS22 - (Co-sponsored by the UMD Department of World Languages and Cultures, UMD College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Witness for Peace Midwest - Solidarity Collective)

Thursday, April 21 – In person and Virtual - Life Science 185 - 7:00 PM - The United States and the World Outside Our Borders: Challenges, Opportunities, and Fateful Contradictions - Presented by Thomas Hanson, retired US State Department Foreign Service Officer and Alworth Institute Diplomat in Residence - to attend virtually register at z.umn.edu/HansonS22 (Co-sponsored by the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice at the College of St. Scholastica and the League of Women Voters Duluth as part of the series, “The World Beyond Our Borders”)

Thursday, April 28 – Virtual - 12:00 PM - Some Birding Hotspots in Costa Rica - Presented by Professors Marty and Carol Bock, formerly of the UMD English Department - Register at z.umn.edu/CostaRicaS22 or sign in at noon

Note: The Alworth Institute is also supporting two events sponsored by the UMD Public History and Museum Studies Programs as part of the Twin Ports Festival of History. These feature Dr. James Curry, Historian in Residence, Dublin City Council, and 2015-2016 Alworth Institute International Fellow.

1) Wednesday, April 6 - Glensheen - 5:00 PM - Jack Carney and the Duluth Irish Felon (1919)

2) Saturday, April 9 - Carmody Irish Pub – 4:00 PM - Patrick O'Connell: The Dublin soccer manager who saved FC Barcelona