Past Events

Previous Events
Nov 08 2019

					Book Conversation with Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury

Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury, author of HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE IN THE POST-9/11 AGE, talks about his new book in a conversation with Dr. Todd Lawrence. Read More

Nov 07 2019

					Let's Discuss Colorblind Racism

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Meghan Burke discusses her new book COLORBLIND RACISM and the experience and research that led her to write it. Read More

Nov 04 2019

					Troubling Waters

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:35 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

Oct 22 2019

					Be the Change: Interdisciplinary Programs Info Fair

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to check out a selection of College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary programs at this information fair. Read More

Sep 24 2019

					Celebrating the Life of Toni Morrison

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

We celebrate the life and works of Toni Morrison, the beloved author and giant of American literature who passed away in August. Read More

May 20 2019

					End-of-Year Celebration and Presentation

Monday, May 20, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

American Culture & Difference students and faculty are invited to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students and listen to a capstone presentation by senior Fru Ndemeno-Tegomoh. Read More

May 02 2019

					A Third Country: Immigration Advocacy at the U.S./Mexico Border

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Martha McKinley '16 shares her story about the work she did at the U.S./Mexico Border Read More

Apr 16 2019

					Celebrating Native Voices: Short Films by Indigenous Filmmakers

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of short films ranging from narrative fiction based on historical reality to documentary to youth produced work, enhanced by a live discussion with the filmmakers via Zoom. Read More

Apr 11 2019

					Troubling Waters

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 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

Mar 18 2019

					Screening of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and Discussion Panel

Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Filmmaker Raoul Peck offers this radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin's original words from an unfinished novel and a flood of rich archival material. Read More

Feb 27 2019

					2019 Slam Poetry Week

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM February 27-March 1st at Various Times

Join us for the 5th annual Slam Poetry Week, featuring slam poets George Yamazawa, Jasmine Mans, and Danez Smith, as well as returning slam poet workshop host Michael Mlekoday Read More

Feb 22 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019 (8:00 p.m.); Saturday, February 23, 2019 (8:00 p.m.); Sunday, February 24, 2019 (2:00 p.m.)

SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher releases a new musical work featuring an original poem by St. Thomas professor Chris Santiago and interviews with St. Thomas faculty and students. Read More

Jan 03 2019

					Student Diversity & Inclusion Services Book Club

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the J-Term book club, which will be reading and discussing THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas during four sessions. Read More

Dec 03 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A panel presentation featuring SPCO Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Lembit Beecher and St. Thomas faculty and students participating in a unique music project dealing with the concept of home. Read More

Nov 15 2018

					When They Blew the Levee: The Pinhook Disaster

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ESFL board member Todd Lawrence talks with Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury about his new book, WHEN THEY BLEW THE LEVEE: RACE, POLITICS, AND COMMUNITY IN PINHOOK, MISSOURI. Read More

Nov 05 2018

					Troubling Waters

Monday, November 5, 2018, 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

Oct 23 2018

					A Look At U.S.-Cuban Relations: Past, Present, and Desired Future

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C., talks about U.S-Cuban relations. Read More

Oct 17 2018

					Dog Whistle Politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Ian Haney López, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era, discusses his book DOG WHISTLE POLITICS. Read More

Oct 08 2018

					The Eagle and The Condor–From Standing Rock with Love

Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Augsburg University celebrates the international opening of this film, which includes stories from students, alumni and community members who participated in the fight against DAPL. Read More

Oct 08 2018

					When They Blew The Levee: The Pinhook Disaster

Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Todd Lawrence talks about his new book, WHEN THEY BLEW THE LEVEE, which describes the destruction of Pinhook, MO, due to a decision made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Read More

Oct 04 2018

					American Culture & Difference Program Information Session

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Students are invited to learn more about our unique interdisciplinary minor, a program that encourages us to look beyond current events headlines and to "See difference, Be the Difference." Read More