News and Events

Upcoming Events

CHRISTINE AHN: TALK AND DISCUSSION

FEBRUARY 15, 2018, DETAILS TBA

Christine Ahn is the founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peace building. An award-winning, internationally recognized peace activist, she is the co-founder of the Korea Policy Institute, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island, and National Campaign to End the Korean War. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Huffington Post, Inter Press Service, Truthout and The NationShe is also the editor of Shafted: Free Trade and America’s Working Poor, author of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, and co-producer of Fashion Resistance to Militarism. She has appeared on Al Jazeera, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, Democracy Now!, NBC Today Show, NPR and Voice of America.

Co-hosted by the Political Awareness Committee and Race and Ethnic Studies. 

SORAYA MEMBRENO: “These Are the Things No One Tells You: On Navigating PWIs and What Comes After”

March 9, 2018 at 5-6 p.m., Tomson 280

Soraya Memebreno is the Director of Community at BitchMedia in Portland, Oregon. Hosted by Students for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsored by Race and Ethnic Studies, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Studies, English Department, and the Leeras Fund.

Cultural Union for Black Expression (CUBE) 50th Anniversary Exhibition

March 2018, Details tba, Flaten art museum

Curated by CUBE co-president and Art History/RACE major Lamar R. Gayles, this oral history project and art exhibition chronicles 50 years of CUBE at St. Olaf College.

Hosted by CUBE and Flaten Art Museum and co-sponsored by Race and Ethnic Studies.

RACE Senior Project Presentations and Reception

May 2018, Details TBA

Join the Race and Ethnic Studies community to celebrate our graduating senior majors’ capstone projects. Reception following.

Past Events

CONFEDERATE STATUE CONTROVERSY

September 15, 2017 at 4-5 p.m., Holland Hall main floor crossroads

Professor Michael Fitzgerald (History), Assistant Professor Lisa Moore (Social Work and Family Studies), and Flaten Art Museum curator Jane Becker Nelson lead a conversation. Co-sponsored by the History Department.

KAREN TEI YAMASHITA: A READING AND DISCUSSION OF LETTERS TO MEMORY

September 20, 2017 at 5-6 p.m., Viking Auditorium

Karen Tei Yamashita’s books include Letters to Memory, Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong–all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and received the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. Author book signing to follow. Co-sponsored by Asian Conversations and the Leeras Fund.

MAI NENG MOUA: A READING AND DISCUSSION OF THE BRIDE PRICE: A HMONG WEDDING STORY

OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT 4:30-5:30 P.M., Viking Auditorium

Author Mai Neng Moua ’95 is a writer, the founder of the Hmong literary arts journal Paj Ntaub Voice, and the editor of the groundbreaking anthology Bamboo Among the Oaks. Her memoir The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Author book signing to follow. Hosted by Asian Studies and Asian Conversations and co-sponsored by Race and Ethnic Studies.

AN EXHIBITION OF KEN GONZALES-DAY’S SHADOWLANDS

September 1-October 29, 2017 in Flaten Art Museum

This exhibition at St. Olaf’s Flaten Art Museum is a concise survey of Ken Gonzales-Day‘s career, including works from the Erased LynchingSearching for California Hang Trees, and Run Up series. His most recent work draws parallels between historical lynchings and high profile cases of police brutality affecting communities of color today. Hosted by Flaten Art Museum with programming co-sponsored by Race and Ethnic Studies.

FALL STUDENT ADVISING RECEPTION

October 23, 2017 at 3:30-4:30 p.m., Buntrock Commons 144

Meet the new RACE faculty advising team–Professors Vivian Choi, Kristina Medina-Vilarino, and Leon Narvaez–to learn about majoring or concentrating in Race and Ethnic Studies, discuss your RACE degree progress, or find out about upcoming curricular and event highlights for the year. Light refreshments. Open to all interested students.