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Winona State University Inclusion & Diversity Office Events

Winona State University is committed to cultural diversity and understanding on campus, and to prepare all members of our community for successful living in a global society. The Office of Inclusion & Diversity offers a variety of programs and initiatives for students, faculty, staff and the community.

List of 2014-15 Speakers

Juan Pacheco

Juan Pacheco

Hispanic Heritage Month: "From Gang Member to Pediatrician the Recycling and  Cultivation of Human Purpose

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: East Hall, WSU

Julia Walsh

Julia-Walsh

"What the Frack"

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: East Hall in Kryzsko Commons, WSU

"Renewable Revolution"

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2014
Time: 12pm
Place: East Hall in Kryzsko Commons, WSU

 

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline

National Coming out Day and Domestic Violence Awareness

Date: Tuesday, Oct.14, 2014
Time: 12pm
Place: Student Activity Center, WSU

OR

Time: 7pm
Place: East Hall, WSU

Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke

Native American Heritage Month

Date: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: East Hall, WSU

Dave Dennis

Dave Dennis

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Time: 12pm
Place: Winona Senior High School

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Time: 7pm
Place: East Hall, WSU

Joy DeGruy

Joy DeGruy

Black History Month

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Time: 2pm
Place:
TBA

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Time: 7pm
Place:
East Hall, WSU

 Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds

"The Time for Criminal Justice is Now: Race, Policing & the Criminal Justice System." Nekima Levy-Pounds

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: WSU East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law at the University of St. Thomas Law School and the founding Director of the Community Justice Project, civil rights legal clinic Professor Levi-Pounds is also a civil rights attorney, legal scholar, blogger, and national expert on issues at the innersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system.

Sponsored by WSU Keap Council and Student Senate

 

 

 Dr. Lee Pao Xiong 

"The Plight of the Hmong: 40 Years of Culturally Sustainability in Minnesota" 

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 7pm
Place: WSU East Hall, Kryzsko Commons

Lee Pao Xiong is currently the founding Director of the Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University, St. Paul and professor of American Government/Political Science and Hmong Studies. He is a co-founder of the Hmong Resource Fair, the Asian Festival (now Dragon Boat Festival in St. Paul), Hmong Academy (now Hmong College Prep Academy), Hmong Community School of Excellence, and the Asian Development Corporation (now Asian Economic Development Association). Currently, he serves on the board of the friends of the St. Paul Library, the Sunrise Community Bank Advisory Board and Change Inc. He is widely sought after as a speaker and trainer by many educational institutions, community organizations, as well as family members to speak about Hmong history, culture, and society as well as on leadership and board governance related topics.