Past Events

Previous Events
May 14 2018

					End-of-Year Celebration and Presentation

Monday, May 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

American Culture & Difference students and faculty are invited to congratulate graduating AC&D minors at this end-of-year celebration! Read More

Apr 17 2018

					We March for Justice Student Panel and Lecture

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This two-part event features students who recently participated in the We March for Justice trip and Mayor Johnny B. Thomas, founder of the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center. Read More

Apr 16 2018

					Beyond Words: The Impact of MLK Today

Monday, April 16, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Monday, April 16, 2018

Featuring Dr. Peniel Joseph, a renowned scholar, teacher and leading public voice on race issues Read More

Apr 12 2018

					Troubling Waters

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

Apr 11 2018

					Celebrating Native Voices: Short Fiction and Documentary Films by Native American Filmmakers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for a late afternoon of short films that include fantasy-drama, hybrid poetry, narrative, and documentary, including conversations with the filmmakers about their work. Read More

Feb 26 2018

					Slam Poetry Week

Monday, February 26, 2018, 11:17 AM - 11:17 AM February 26 - March 2, 2018

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend slam poetry performances by Neil Hilborn,Khary Jackson, and Ashley Haze, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest! Read More

Feb 22 2018

					Encountering the Dakota Worldview

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Encountering Religious and Cultural Traditions series offers a conversation with Bob Klanderud, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Minnesota. Read More

Feb 21 2018

					Movies That Matter: AN OUTRAGE Documentary

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Documentary filmmakers Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren screen their documentary AN OUTRAGE, a film about lynching in the American South, and participate in an audience discussion. Read More

Nov 14 2017

					Viet Thanh Nguyen Common Context Lecture: Sanctuary

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of the 2016 Pulizer Prize-winning novel THE SYMPATHIZER and the 2017 short story collection REFUGEES, gives a lecture and reading that explores the concept of sanctuary. Read More

Nov 02 2017

					Troubling Waters

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

Oct 17 2017

					Writing Blackness and Autism: Anand Prahlad

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Anand Prahlad reads from his new memoir THE SECRET LIFE OF A BLACK ASPIE and talks about issues of blackness and living with autism. Read More

Oct 03 2017

					American Culture & Difference Program Information Session

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to learn more about the American Culture & Difference interdisciplinary minor, a program that encourages students to "See Difference. Be the Difference." Read More

May 15 2017

					American Culture & Difference Student Capstone Presentations

Monday, May 15, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Graduating senior students will present their final capstone projects. Read More

Apr 06 2017

					Troubling Waters

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

Apr 03 2017

					The Boston Massacre: An Intimate History

Monday, April 3, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Serena Zabin of Carleton University offers this lecture about the famous 1770 massacre of Americans by British troops. Read More

Mar 30 2017

					Sacred Arts Festival: Creative Writers in Conversation

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as Minnesota writers Bao Phi and Sequoia Nagamatsu read from their work and discuss what "sacred spaces," the 2017 theme of the Sacred Arts Festival, means in terms of the Twin Cities. Read More

Mar 16 2017

					Native American Film Series: THE SEVENTH FIRE

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM

The American Culture & Difference program and Augsburg College offer a special screening of this documentary film about gangs and the violent drug culture in the Ojibwe community. Read More

Mar 01 2017

					Student Diversity & Inclusion Services Lecture: Reyna Grande

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reyna Grande, author of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, discusses her memoir and the issue of immigration Read More

Feb 14 2017

					Slam Poetry Week

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 14th - Friday, February 17th, 2017

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend a slam poetry performance by Sarah Ogutsu and Donte Collins, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest! Read More

Nov 18 2016

					TU Dance Performance

Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM November 18 at 8:00pm; November 19 at 8:00pm; and November 20 at 2:00pm

TU Dance opens its 13th performance season with an evening of choreographic responses to contemporary tensions of race, culture and identity Read More

Nov 09 2016

					Troubling Waters

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

May 05 2016

					MAESTRA Film & Discussion on the Cuban Literacy Campaign

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Featuring visiting Cuban education scholar, Dr. Felipe Perez Cruz Read More

Apr 21 2016

					Native American Film Series: MARCH POINT

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The American Culture & Difference program and Augsburg College offer a special screening of this film by Native youth that focuses on wellness and environmental issues. Read More

Apr 05 2016

					Troubling Waters Series

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

Apr 05 2016

					Current Social Issues Brown Bag Discussion

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice sponsors this brown bag discussion series. Read More

Feb 17 2016

					Slam Poetry Week

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 17-Friday, February 19, 2016

Participate in slam poetry workshops, attend a slam poetry performance by Sister Outsider Poetry, and enter the St. Thomas slam poetry contest! Read More

Feb 02 2016

					The Immigration Crisis: Background and Ideas for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Mary Jane Friel will discuss the conditions that motivate men, women, and unaccompanied children to enter the United States as illegal immigrants, only to live with the constant fear of deportation. Read More

Nov 11 2015

					Troubling Waters Series

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this ongoing American Culture and Difference program series of interdisciplinary discussions on representations of power, race, gender, and class in American popular culture. Read More

Nov 03 2015

					Current Social Issues Brown Bag Discussion

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Also held on November 17

The Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice sponsors this brown bag discussion series. Read More

Oct 13 2015

					Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Alfredo Lopez will discuss the Garifuna people’s struggle against the negative impacts of tourism and other mega-projects in Honduras, and the role of state security forces in their displacement. Read More

Sep 18 2015

					Celebrating the New Academic Year

Friday, September 18, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

American Culture & Difference faculty and students are invited to kick off the new school year! Read More