"Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Erika Lee is an American historian and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. She is the author or co-author of the award winning books Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, (with Judy Yung, Oxford University Press, 2010) and At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). She has given invited lectures to universities, media outlets, and community organizations throughout the United States and Canada. She is currently working on Asian Americas, a global history of Asians in the Americas. click here to see streaming video of lecture
"The Power and Practice of Medicinal Art"
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ricardo Levins Morales is a social movement artist and activist. He uses his art to engage with communities and movements and to help them counter the toxic messages that keep them from developing their power. He was born in the coffee growing regions of western Puerto Rico, moving to the U.S. as he entered his teen years during a time of political upheaval. He works out of a studio/storefront in Minneapolis. click here to see streaming video of lecture.
Jane Rhodes is Dean for the Study of Race & Ethnicity and Professor and Chair of American Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Rhodes holds an M.A. in Communication from Syracues University and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from the University of North Carolina-Chapel HIll. Her latest book is Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon (The New Press, 2007). Prior to joining the Macalester faculty, Rhodes taught in the Ethnic Studies department at the University of California-San Diego, in the School of Journalism at Indiana University, and in the Communication Studies department at SUNY Cortland. Rhodes specializes in the study of race and mass media, the black press, media and social movements, and cultural studies.
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