Past Events

Previous Events
Nov 14 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Monday, May 15, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Apr 06 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 16 2016
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Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Members of the American Culture & Difference community are invited to congratulate graduating AC&D minors at this end-of-year celebration! Read More

May 05 2016
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Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Apr 21 2016
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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
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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

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
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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
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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
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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

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

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
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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