Event Calendar

This year we are considering Equity as a Human Right from every angle. Programming events include music, theatre, dancing and many more ways to explore how we can build Equity as a Human Right together.

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wellness Wednesday

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 3pm

WSU Health and Wellness will host "Be The Friend They Need" as part of Wellness Wednesdays. This event is also presented by the Re Initiative.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

WSU University Theme Kick-Off

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 11am

WSU will host the University Theme Kick-Off from 11am - 4pm Thursday, Sept. 10, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

There will be a community fair and activities designed around fostering constructive conversations about issues of equity.

This year's theme is Equity as a Human Right. Visit the University Theme webpage for more information and upcoming events.

For more information, contact Alex Paulson, Sue Groth, or Aaron Camacho.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Doctrine of Discovery Event; 7pm

Winona State University 2015 Theme Committee and WSU Inclusion and Diversity Department with Winona Dakota Unity Alliance and St. Paul Episcopal Church will host the Doctrine of Discovery, a symposium to bring the attention to and promote reconciliation and healing from the traumatic legacies of the legal Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Boarding School Policy, with Reverend Canon Robert Two Bulls as the guest speaker.

The Doctrine of Discovery; 7pm

A symposium cosponsored by Erma Vizenor, Chairwoman of the White Earth Nation, and the Episcopal Church of Minnesota to bring attention to and promote reconciliation and healing from the traumatic legacies of the legal Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Boarding School Policy. The Doctrine of Discovery refers to 16th Century church pronouncements that gave absolute legal title to European monarchs, as they hired explorers to "discover" lands in the Americas.

Monday, September 14, 2015

American Born Chinese —Special Features

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 7:30pm

Winona State University will host Gene Luen Yang for the 2015 Common Book Project keynote speech "American Born Chinese —Special Features."

Yang is the author of American Born Chinese, a graphic novel that combines three unrelated stories and explores issues caused by identity crises and cultural stereotyping.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rochester University Theme Kickoff; 9am

Please join us at our Rochester University Theme Kickoff event for courageous (Warrior) conversations and a free continental breakfast. The 205-16 theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, is about upholding people's rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice.

Common Book Presentation: Asian Americans and Comics

Winona State University - Haake Hall - Conference Room; 10am

The WSU Common Book Project will host author Gene Luen Yang to present on Asian Americans and Comics.

Health Hut

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 11am

WSU's Student Health and Wellness Advocates will host "Yes? No? Got Consent?"

Community Justice Forum: Responding to Hate in Winona

Maplewood Townhomes - Maplewood Townhomes - Assembly Room; 7pm

The Winona Human Rights Commission and Winona State University are sponsoring a community forum in response to the recent displays of the Confederate Flag.  Presenters will discuss the history of the flag; its past and current uses as a tool of political intimidation and domestic terrorism; its impact on community members; and how we, as a community, can positively respond to symbols of hate and intimidation. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CLASP Series: Jenna Chernega

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Lecture Series will host "Dealing With Rapid Change: Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in Norway" with Jenna Chernega as part of the 2015-16 University Theme, "Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community." 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Speaker: Frank Meeink

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

The WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office will host Frank Meeink. Meeink will tell his story of downfall into America's Nazi underground network and triumph over hatred.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Speaker: Dr. Becky Martinez

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall

The WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office will host Dr. Becky Martinez. Martinez is an expert on breaking systems of oppression specifically focused on organizations. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Health Hut

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 11am

WSU' Student Health and Wellness Advocates will host "I Got 99 Problems, but Debt Ain't One."

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wellness Wednesday

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 3pm

WSU Health and Wellness will host "Cute or Creepy" as part of Wellness Wednesdays. This event is also presented by the Re Initiative. 

CLASP Series: Assets vs. Deficits

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

Winona State University will host "Assets vs. Deficits" with Robert Howman as part of the 2015 CLASP Lecture Series.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tres Vidas

Winona State University - Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall; 4pm

WSU's global studies and world languages department will host Tres Vidas, performed by the Core Ensemble in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre work based on the lives of Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Salvadoraan peasant activist Rufina Amaya. 

This performance is also part of the 2015-16 University Theme, "Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community."

Monday, October 5, 2015

Coming Out Week: Safe Space Training

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - 248-249; 4pm

WSU's Full Spectrum will host Safe Space Training as part of Coming Out Week. The training educates participants about how to be an inclusive and supportive ally to people in the LGBT community. Participants will sign a pledge that states their lifelong commitment to remaining safe space trained.

This event is part of Coming Out Week, sponsored by Full Spectrum, Oct. 5 through 10. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coming Out Week: GLBT Faculty Panel

Winona State University - Minné Hall - 110; 7pm

WSU's Full Spectrum will host a GLBT Faculty Panel featuring GLBT faculty and staff of Winona State University, specifically focusing on personal experiences within the GLBT and education community. 

This event is part of Coming Out Week, hosted by Full Spectrum, Oct. 5 through 10. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coming Out Week: Movie Night

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 12am

WSU's Full Spectrum will host a movie night, featuring Out Late, which focuses on five individuals who made a change later in life by coming out as lesbian, gay or transgender after age 55. 

This event is part of Coming Out Week, hosted by Full Spectrum, Oct. 5 through 10. 

Wellness Wednesday

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 3pm

WSU Health and Wellness will host "An Essential Guide to Mental Health" as part of Wellness Wednesdays. This event is presented by WSU Counseling Services.

CLASP Series: Dia Yang

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Dia Yang, as she presents "Beyond the Model Minority." 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Alan Schwarz

Winona State University - Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall; 7pm

Schwarz is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated National Correspondent at The New York Times. He received his BA in mathematics from University of Pennsylvania.  

He is probably best-known for his revolutionizing, investigative reporting on concussions cover-ups in the NFL while with the Times. One of Mr. Schwarz’s early articles profiled Andre Waters, a former NFL player who committed suicide after being diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease sometimes known as “punch-drunk syndrome.”  His series put concussion conversations on the front burner and eventually included not just the NFL, but head trauma and safety in all college and high school sports. As a direct result of his reporting, and under significant legislative and public pressure, the NFL ended its denials of the long-term risks of football.

Coming Out Week: Shannon Murray- Riot Folk

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 7pm

WSU's Full Spectrum will host Shannon Murray, a folk/punk musician from northern Minnesota. Murray is also part of the Riot Folk Collective. 

This event is part of Coming Out Week, hosted by Full Spectrum, Oct. 5 through 10. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Coming Out Week: Fall Fling

Bub's Brewing Co. - Lower Level; 8pm

WSU's Full Spectrum will finish Coming Out Week with a middle school dance themed Fall Fling in celebration of National Coming Out Day. This event will feature mid-2000s style tunes, and participants are encouraged to wear their favorite fashion from age 12. 

This event is part of Coming Out Week, hosted by Full Spectrum, Oct. 5 through 10.

Monday, October 12, 2015

When...

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 7pm

Winona State University will host "When..." This interactive play is about sexual and relationship violence and bystander prevention.

This play was written by Megan Rae and is a product of Advocacy Productions. This performance is sponsored by the RE initiative, SVAC and the Affirmative Action/Equality Office. 

This event is part of a series and includes performances on both Oct. 12 and 13.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Historical Amnesia: Symbols and Representation

Winona State University - Minné Hall - 334; 1:30pm

WSU's 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, will host a teach-in for University Improvement titled "Historical Amnesia: Symbols and Representation," in collaboration with the Frozen River Film Festival.

This teach-in will discuss erasure of political movements, including the terrorist intent of the Confederate flag and political movements to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

J Mase III; 7pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office will host New York based poet and LGBTQ activist J Mase III. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Toki Wright workshops; All Day

The Mid West Music Festival Sounds Like School will host Toki Wright for hip-hop and spoken workshops with high school and college students. Wright was raised in a Buddhist household and has immersed himself in Black history, world culture and community work. 

Participants will have the opportunity to perform with Wright at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in, East Hall of Kryzsko Commons at WSU.

Wellness Wednesday

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 3pm

WSU Health and Wellness will host "Your Life, Your Money" as part of Wellness Wednesdays. 

CLASP series: Kathryn Lammers & Jennifer Timm

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Kathryn Lammers & Jennifer Timm, as they present "Five Generations in the Workplace: Gen Z, Y, X, BB’s and TRADS – Will we crash or unite?"

This event is part of the 2015-16 University Theme, "Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community."

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Casual Conversation with Toki Wright

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - KEAP Diversity Resource Center room 162; 7pm

WSU's KEAP Diversity Resource Center will host Toki Wright for a casual conversation about Equity as a Human Right. Wright was raised in a Buddhist household and has immersed himself in Black history, world culture and community work. 

Participants will have the opportunity to perform with Wright at 7pm Friday, Oct. 23 in, East Hall of Kryzsko Commons at WSU. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Toki Wright Performance

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

The Mid West Music Festival Sounds Like School will host Toki Wright for a performance with participants from the WSU and Winona community. 

Toki Wright will also be on WSU's campus for hip-hop and spoken workshops with high school and college students Oct. 21 and 22. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Native Americans and the Mascot Issue; 7pm

WSU will host the mother-daughter pair of Dr. Donna Brown and Chelsey Luger as they present "Native American's & the Mascot Issue: We can walk and chew gum at the same time." The duo will discuss why it is not OK for people on both sides of the debate to demand a pan-Indian consensus and how Native activists can tackle the issue despite there being "bigger things to worry about."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CLASP Series: Paul Johnson

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Paul Johnson as he presents "Screening American Sniper on the 21st Century College Campus."

Johnson's talk will also highlight the 2015-16 University Theme, "Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community." 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Taking Control of Your Financial Life: Jill Schlesinger

Winona State University; 7pm

WSU's Lyceum Series and the College of Business will host "Taking Control of Your Financial Life" with Jill Schlesinger.

Schlesinger is an Emmy-nominated CBS News Senior Business Analyst.  She appears regularly on the CBS Evening News, CBS Morning News, and CBS Sunday Morning. Schlesinger has a nationally syndicated radio show called “Jill on Money.”  Prior to her current role, she was Editor-at-Large for CBS MoneyWatch.com.  Prior to jumping into the world of media, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner of and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dr. Kay McGowan and Dr. Faye Givens

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU will host Dr. Kay McGowan and Dr. Fay Givens for Native American Heritage Month. The twin sisters will discuss their collaboration on working for the interests of Indigenous peoples, including the documentary, "Indian Boarding School: A Survivor's Story," which aims to be a tool for survivors and their families to understand inter-generational trauma. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

"A Cacophony of Voices: Agency and Digital Pedagogy"

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 120; 7pm

WSU's Digital Humanities Speakers Series will host "A Cocophony of Voices: Agency and Digital Pedagogy," with digital humanities professor Jesse Stomel from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stomel is the founder, director and CEO of Hybrid Pedagogy. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons; All Day

WSU will host the 2015 Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference. This conference aims to engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community in conversations and activism about the issues facing lesbian, gay, trans*, bisexual, queer, intersex and asexual persons on university campuses and in the community. The theme of this year's conference is "Equity as a Human Right: The Evolution from Equality to Equity."

This even occurs on a custom schedule, occurring Nov. 13 through 15. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wellness Wednesday

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 3pm

WSU Health and Wellness will host "Think Before You Post" as part of Wellness Wednesdays.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Health Hut

Winona State University - Integrated Wellness Complex - 138; 11am

WSU's Student Health and Wellness Advocates will host "Think Before You Post."

Spring 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Beyond Statements of Racism: Equity Theme Teach-in

Winona State University - Maxwell Hall - 257, Winona State University-Rochester - Science and Technology (ST) - 114; 10am

WSU's Equity Theme team will host a teach-in for the community to come together with President Scott Olson and other administrators to talk about ways to listen, act, and work together to fulfill the vision of equity and inclusiveness of WSU. 

This event will also be on the WSU-Rochester campus via Rochester ITV. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Exhibit: Why Treaties Matter

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - Art Tye Lounge; All Day

WSU's Inclusion & Diversity Office will host the exhibit Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations by artist and activist Gabrielle Wynde Tateyuskanskan. The exhibit has provided a vehicle for authentic Dakota and Ojibwe stories of sovereignty, adaptability and sustainability. This exhibit is made in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. 

This event occurs as part of a custom schedule from Jan. 12 through 24 and is also part of the 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dr. Haki Madhubuti

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

The WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office will host "Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-first Century America, Fighting Terrorism, Stopping Violence and Seeking Healing" featuring award winning poet and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Dr. Haki Madhubuti.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gabrielle Wynde Tateyuskanskan: Artist Talk

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - KEAP Diversity Resource Center room 162; 3pm

WSU will host an artist talk with Gabrielle Wynde Tateyuskanskan, a visual artist, poet and teacher, and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation.  She works in oils and watercolor, and also in the Dakota arts of beadwork, traditional pottery, and contemporary textiles. 

As part of this visit, her work will be exhibited in the KEAP Center in conjunction with a traveling exhibit entitled “Why  Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nation in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council."

This exhibit will be on the WSU campus from Jan. 11-24, 2016. Tateyuskanskan will present Confronting the Conscience of American through the Dakota Arts at 7pm later this day as part of the Lyceum Series.

Confronting the Conscience of America through the Dakota Arts

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU will host Confronting the Conscience of American through the Dakota Arts with Gabrielle Wynde Tateyuskanskan, a visual artist, poet and teacher, and a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation.  She works in oils and watercolor, and also in the Dakota arts of beadwork, traditional pottery, and contemporary textiles.

As part of this visit, her work will be exhibited in the KEAP Center in conjunction with a traveling exhibit entitled “Why  Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nation in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council."

This exhibit will be on the WSU campus from Jan. 11-24, 2016. Tateyuskanskan's presentation is also part of the Lyceum Series.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CLASP Series: "Building Inclusive Community"

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103, Winona State University-Rochester - Atrium (AT) - 102; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host "Building Inclusive Community," presented by Jeanne E. Danneker, associate professor in WSU's special education department; Nancy Dumke, associate director for WSU's Access Services; Amy Gross, special education student; Laura D. McCauley, special advisor in the WSU's science and engineering department; Mindy Reinardy, transition coordinator at Winona Area Public Schools; and Anne Riddle, graduate assistant at WSU's Access Services. 

This talk will discuss E-College, a new Minnesota State initiative to help increase college completion rates of students with disabilities. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Film Screening: Precious Knowledge

Winona State University - Science Laboratory Center - 120; 7pm

WSU's Common Book Project will host a film screening of the documentary Precious Knowledge. This film interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School, which has become a national model of educational success, with 100 percent of enrolled students graduating. 

The 2015-16 common book is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CLASP Series: Colette Hyman

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Colette Hyman as she presents, "How Teaching at a Tribal College Changed My Life—Or at Least My Teaching." Hyman will discuss her experience of teaching this past summer at Sisseton Wahpeton College on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in Sisseton, S.D. and how that reshaped her thinking and teaching of U.S. history and scholarship on Dakota Women. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Realizing Resiliency for Students of Color

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - Oak Rooms; 2pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity will host Realizing Resiliency for Students of Color with Dr. Ronald Ferguson. Ferguson will discuss various factors contributing to the success and well-being of students of color, and within this frame, Ferguson will provide insights into some of the challenges and opportunities in the realization of resilience. 

Ferguson is an assistant professor of sociology at Luther College, with education, methods, and global issues. His scholarly interests include multicultural children and families, African American masculinity, and Native American education. 

This event is co-sponsored by WSU Inclusion and Diversity, Success Coach Program, SILCC Mentoring Program, WSU's Equity Theme Team, and Minnesota Southeast Technical College.

Speaker: Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall, Winona State University; 7pm

The WSU Inclusion and Diversity Office will host a Black History Month Program featuring Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu. Kunjufu is a scholar, author and consultant in African American relations and perceptions. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fresh Off the Boat screening

Winona State University - Science Laboratory Center - 120; 6pm

WSU's Common Book Project and Asian American Club will host a screening of the TV show Fresh Off the Boat, followed by a culture panel and discussion. 

The 2015-16 Common Book is American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dark and Light: Out History Matters

Winona Senior High School; 7pm

WSU's University Theme: Equity as a Human Right is sponsoring Winona Senior High School's FORTITUDE presentation of "Dark and Light: Our History Matters." This play was written, arranged, choreographed and performed by students, recent graduates and community members, comprised of short skits, poetry, video clips, monologues, songs and dances. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CLASP Series: Zach Strassburger, Esq.

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Zach Strassburger, Esq., as he presents "Valuing Whose Voices? Medical Decision Making for Youth in Foster Care." Strassburger will discuss how race, education, cisgender privilege and beliefs about who has a legitimate claim on the body of a youth all play into our beliefs on the legal and medical decisions of youth in the foster care system. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Frozen River Film Festival: University Theme Event

Winona State University - Science Laboratory Center - Atrium; 12pm

In partnership with WSU's Art Department, Project FINE, WSU's KEAP Center and the WSU Theme Team, Frozen River Film Festival will host tables, booth displays, artwork and photograph displays that reflect WSU's 2015-16 theme, Equity as a Human Right by from 12 - 5pm.

From noon to 3:30pm the WSU Equity Theme Team, Kendra Weber, Sue Groth and the KEAP Center students will host Warrior Conversations and promote the university theme. 

Frozen River Film Festival is a film festival each February in Winona. This year the event is Feb. 24-28. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Frederick Ndabaramiye

Winona State University - Science Laboratory Center - 120; 10am

In partnership with WSU and its equity theme team, WSU will be hosting Frederick Ndabaramiye. Ndabaramiye will discuss overcoming obstacles as a young man in Rwanda, that resulted in his hands being cut off. Through the help of his mentor, Zachary Dusingizimana, he help found the Ubumwe Community Center, which aims to empower people with disabilities through education and job training. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Islamophobia in America: How Did We Get Here?

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office will host "Islamophobia in America: How Did We Get Here?" with Sheihk Dr. Odeh Muhawesh. Muhawesh has authored many books and essay on world religions and the history of religious development. He is an adjunct professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Film Screening: No! The Rape Documentary

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

In celebration of Women's History Month, WSU's Women of Color Student Association, MSUSA, and RE Initiative Club will host No! The Rape Documentary, followed by a panel discussion. This award-winning film features testimonials from Black women rape survivor stories who defy victimization. 

This event is also a part of the 2015-16 University Theme. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CLASP Series: Elizabeth Zold

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Elizabeth Zold as she presents "Why the Past Matters: Racist Ideologies in 18th Century Discourses of Knowledge." Zold will focus of the racist descriptions and ideologies found in 18th-century British discourses of knowledge, specifically those surrounding travel narratives that helped justify the transatlantic slave trade. Through the utilization of modern examples, Zold will show how these ideologies still appear in U.S. culture. 

This event is in celebration of Women's History Month and the 2015-16 University Theme. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tunnel of Oppression

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons; 8am

WSU will host the Tunnel of Oppression, featuring various workshops aimed at providing people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. The exhibits and workshops are as follows: 

Dining Room B: Asian American Club - #NotYourAisanSidekick
Dining Room C: Hmong American Student Association - Where Are You Really From?
Dining Room D: Women of Color Association - It's Not the Same Race
Oak Room 223 - East Hall: Full Spectrum - Toilet Trainers 
Oak Room 224: Turtle Island Student organization - TBA
Oak Room 224 Minnesota State University Student Association - Mental Health Support and Awareness: Simulator of different mental health disorders
Oak Room 225: Somali Student Association - Dhaqan Celiis: Life of the Somali Diaspora

Every evening there will be an intensive workshop in the KEAP Diversity Resource Center. Events and times can be found on the WSU Calendar.

This event is a multi-day event occurring March 21-23.

Tunnel of Oppression: Borrowing or Appropriation

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - KEAP Diversity Resource Center room 162; 5pm

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression will host its evening workshop "Borrowing or Appropriation: Where is the Line?" following the completion of day one of the Tunnel of Oppression. 

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression features various workshops aimed at providing people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. This event occurs on a multi-day event schedule from March 21-23. A full list of events can be found on the WSU Calendar.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tunnel of Oppression: Building Racially and Diverse Collective Communities

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - KEAP Diversity Resource Center room 162; 5pm

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression will host its evening workshop "Building Racially Diverse Collective Communities Conversation" following the completion of day two of the Tunnel of Oppression. 

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression features various workshops aimed at providing people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. This event occurs on a multi-day event schedule from March 21-23. A full list of events can be found on the WSU Calendar.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tunnel of Oppression: Speak Up

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - KEAP Diversity Resource Center room 162; 5pm

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression will host its evening workshop "Speak Up: How to be an Ally" following the completion of day three of the Tunnel of Oppression. 

WSU's Tunnel of Oppression features various workshops aimed at providing people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. This event occurs on a multi-day event schedule from March 21-23. A full list of events can be found on the WSU Calendar.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dr. Rochelle Brock Workshop

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - Oak Rooms; 1pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office will host "Fifty Shades of Brown: Mentoring Women of color in the Academy," with Dr. Rochelle Brown. 

Later in the day, Brock will present "Recovering from 'Yo Mama is So Stupid': (en)gendering a critical paradigm on Black feminist theory and pedagogy." This presentation will focus on an analysis of the dozens using Black feminist theory.

This event is part of WSU's 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right and WSU's celebration of Women's History Month.

Recovering from 'Yo Mama is So Stupid'

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office will host "Recovering from 'Yo Mama is So Stupid': (en)gendering a critical paradigm on Black feminist theory and pedagogy," with Dr. Rochelle Brock. This presentation will focus on an analysis of the dozens using Black feminist theory. 

Brock will also be presenting the workshop "Fifty Shades of Brown: Mentoring Women of color in the Academy," earlier in the day. 

This event is part of WSU's 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right and WSU's celebration of Women's History Month. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Beyond the Binary: Gender-Based Violence and LGBTQ Communities

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 7pm

WSU will host "Beyond the Binary: Gender-based Violence and LGBTQ Communities," with Megan Rae, the founder of When... Advocacy Productions. Rae and WSU students will actively discuss addressing community challenges and how to support, raise awareness, and make a difference. 

This event is part of WSU's celebration of Women's History Month and the 2015-16 University Theme. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

CLASP Series: Craig Upright

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Craig Upright as he presents, "Cooperative Enterprises: Promoting the Common Good." Upright's presentation will explore how formal cooperatives have participated in economic markets to help address the shortcomings of capitalism and serve the common good. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Power in Pluralism Retreat

Winona State University - Tau Center; 1pm

WSU's Inclusion and Diversity Office, KEAP Diversity Resource Center and Minnesota Southeast Technical College Student Affairs will host the Power in Pluralism Retreat V. This retreat aims to analyze student activism, contextualize incidents surrounding civil unrest, propose strategies for addressing violence and many other objectives. 

The retreat will feature "Dangerous Minds: Student Leadership, Activism & Identity in a Climate of Inequity," with Dr. Bryant K. Smith. This presentation is a historical examination of the student activist experience in America. 

This event is part of the 2015-16 University Theme "Equity as a Human Right."

Monday, April 4, 2016

WSU-Rochester: Safe Space Training

Winona State University-Rochester - Coffman Hall (CF) - 206/208; 4:30pm

WSU's GLBTA Faculty Association Committee and Full Spectrum Student Alliance will host Safe Space Training. This presentation will discuss the needs of safe spaces to promote visibility, awareness and acceptance for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff.

"If I Was President: Liberation for a New Generation"

Winona State University - Somsen Hall - Harriet Johnson Auditorium; 7pm

WSU's Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department will host "If I was President: Liberation for a New Generation," with Rosa Clemente. Clemente will discuss intersections of Black Lives Matter, #SayHerName, Afro-Latino organizing and prison abolition while envisioning what it will take to build a multicultural social justice movement. 

Clemente is a community organizer, freelance journalist, and hip hop activist. She ran for Green Party Vice President in the 2008 U.S. election with congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, making the duo the first women of color ticket in American History. 

Clemente is WSU's Women's History Month Keynote Speaker, and this event is part of the 2015-16 University Theme. This event is also sponsored by WSU's Departments of Philosophy and Communication Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, Inclusion and Diversity, Equity Theme Team and the IFO GLBTA Committee. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Understanding the Insidious Effects of Positive Stereotypes: Nicholas Hartlep

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU will host "Understanding the Insidious (and Ironic) Effects of Positive Stereotypes: How Best to Nurture Asian/Americans in Higher Education," With Dr. Nicholas Hartlep. An alumnus of WSU, Hartlep will delve into killing the Model Minority stereotype by exploring the complex permutations of the Asian model minority myth, exposing the ways in which stereotypes of Asian/Americans operate in service of racism. 

This event is hosted by the KEAP Diversity Resource Center, Minnesota Southeast Technical College and the WSU Equity Theme team. 

This event is part of the 2015-16 University Theme "Equity as a Human Right." 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Author Heid Erdrich

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 7pm

WSU will host author Heid E. Erdrich (Turtle Mountain of Ojibwe) as she reads and presents from her book Original Local, ​ which focuses on stories of indigenous foods used in the Upper Midwest. She encourages everyone to be aware of their food traditions, and her work relates plant knowledge and relationship to animals as cultural practice and a basis for tribal sovereignty as part of the Food Sovereignty movement.

This event is co-sponsored by the WSU Equity Theme, Inclusion & Diversity Office, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History and Department of English.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Take Back the Night

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - Student Activity Center; 6pm

WSU and the Women's Resource Center of Winona will host Take Back the Night to raise awareness surrounding the issue of sexual violence in the community. There will be a short informational session on gender-based violence at WSU, and audience members will be invited to participate in the SpeakOut. 

Refreshments will be served. 

This event is also sponsored by WSU's FORGE, RE Initiative and its club, and the women's, gender and sexuality studies department. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CLASP Series: Jim Armstrong

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

WSU's CLASP Series will host Jim Armstrong as he presents, "Bruno Latour and the Parliament of Things: The Modern Crisis of Representation." Armstrong will discuss Bruno Latour's ideal that politics must negotiate power-sharing agreements with more things that make up nature, infusing nature into politics. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Film Screening: A Thousand Voices

Winona State University - Stark Hall - 103; 7pm

Turtle Island Student Organization, Gathering Thunder Foundation, Star Nations Organization and the Winona Dakota Unity will host a film screening of A Thousand Voices. In this film, the voices of strong tribal women mingle to tell the history of Spanish, Mexican and U.S. invasions of the American Southwest. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Safe Space Training

Winona State University - Minné Hall - 334; 4pm

WSU's GLBTA Faculty Association Committee and Full Spectrum Student Alliance will host Safe Space Training. This presentation will discuss the needs of safe spaces to promote visibility, awareness and acceptance for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.

Monday, April 25, 2016

University Theme Celebration

Winona State University - Kryzsko Commons - East Hall; 3pm

WSU's University Theme Committee will host a celebration to recognize individuals and community partners who have helped spread the theme. The celebration will feature remarks from Chuck Ripley, Colette Hyman and President Scott Olson. 

The University Theme is a series of events that encompass the theme the university is trying to promote that year. The 2015-16 theme is Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community.