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Winona State University Inclusion & Diversity Office

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.

 

January 2014

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program: 

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 

Speaker: Al Leston

Evening Keynote: “Bayard Rustin: The Untold Story of a Civil and Gay Rights Pioneer” 

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

Free & Open to the Public

August 28th, 1963 will forever be tied to Martian Luther King Jr.'s hallowed "I Have a Dream" Speech. This historic moment would probably have never come to fruition if it weren't for a man standing in King's shadow, Mr. Bayard Rustin. Rustin was a man with a number of seemingly incompatible labels: black, gay, Quaker… identifications that served to earn him as many detractors as admired. Although he had numerous passions and pursuits, his most transformative act, one that certainly changed the course of American history, was to counsel MLK on the use of non-violent resistance. Al Leston takes the audience to a specific time in history that shapes the way we live now. 

http://www.alletson.com/bio.php
http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Al+Letson


February 2014

Black History Month Program: 

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 

Speaker: Bryant K. Smith 

Evening Keynote: “History Before and Beyond the Dream”

Time: 7:00 

Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

Free & Open to the Public

U.S. history is generally taught before 1865 and after 1865. Black History is taught before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and after him. This multimedia presentation takes the audience on a journey where they see and hear proof positive that black history is world history. Bryant K. Smith is a man with a vision. He is an expert in identifying, cultivating, and maximizing human potential. Bryant has served as an administrator and faculty member at 5 different colleges and universities and has helped thousands of students to graduate and find their purpose.

http://www.smithcan.com/bio


March 2014

(Tentative) Women’s History Month & Holocaust Remembrance Program: 

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 or Tuesday, March 25, 2014 

Speaker: Esther Bauer

Evening Keynote: "Energetic, Life Affirming Holocaust Survivor"

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

http://www.consciouscampus.com/portfolio/esther-bauer/


April 2014

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program: 

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 

Speaker: Helen Zia 

Evening Keynote: "Building Bridges Across Communities or The Asian American Emergence"

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Helen+Zia

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September 2013

Lyceum Series Workshop for Students 

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Workshop Title: Engaging Students on Campus and in Communities

Speaker: Paul Loeb

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Kryzsko Commons – East Hall - Dining Rooms E, F, & G


Lyceum Series Evening Keynote 

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Speaker: Paul Loeb

Evening Keynote: Soul of A Citizen – The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Winona State University – Somsen Auditorium


Inclusion and Diversity Series Workshop for Students 

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Workshop Title: Leadership and Diversity in the 21st Century

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Winona State University – Kryzsko Commons East Hall – Dining Rooms E, F, & G


Inclusion and Diversity Series Evening Keynote

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Evening Keynote: Who  Moved My Cheese: Managing Organization Change

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Winona State University – Stark Hall – Stark Auditorium

Inclusion and Diversity Series Workshop for Students 

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Speaker: Bakari Kitwana

Workshop Title: The Art of Resistance

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Winona State University – Kryzsko Commons East Hall – Dining Rooms E, F, & G


Poetry Reading

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Speaker: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

Event: Poetry Reading

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kryzsko Commons, Lower-Hyphen – Student Activity Center


Inclusion and Diversity Series Evening Keynote

Date: Tuesday, September, 24, 2013

Speakers: Bakari Kitwana and Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti  

Evening Keynote: An Intergenerational Dialogue between the Civil Rights and Hip-Hop Generations

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons


October 2013

National Coming Out Day Program:
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 
Evening Keynote: Dykeopolis (also titled The Gayness: Love and Hate in America) or “Is that a Dude?” Lesbian Gendering: There’s More To It Than You Think! or “Dykeotomy”
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

http://kimberlydark.com/bio/

 
Hispanic Heritage Month Program:
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 
Speaker: Felipe Luciano
Evening Keynote: The Power and Impact of the Young Lords and Today’s Struggle for Identity and Social Justice”
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons

http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Felipe+Luciano


November 2013

Native American Heritage Month 
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 
Speaker: Jon Greendeer, President - Ho Chunk Nation
Evening Keynote: Civic Engagement Becoming Your Environment 
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Winona State University – East Hall – Kryzsko Commons