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Upcoming Events for Fall 2017


"Why Don't They Get Me? A View From the Other Side" A Dialogue with International Students

Thursday, September 21st

6:30 PM, CSB Gorecki 120


Organization of African American Students: “‘We've Only Just Begun’: Students' Experiences During the 1970s (History Department, McCarthy Center)

Thursday, September 28th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater


Central Minnesota: Take Back the Night

Thursday, September 28th

7:00 PM, Lake George

Stand up against violence against women and Take Back the Night! This event will be hosted by the Central Minnesota Sexual Assualt Center and in part by SCSU Women's Center, Zonta Club, Planned Parenthood, Anna Marie's Alliance, Cannery Row, and Kappa Phi Omega. Come early at 6:30PM for music and visiting, followed by esteemed influential speakers and a march.


The Arts, Empathy & Racial Justice: Reimagining Together What Is Possible, presented by Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture Lecture: Dr. Chris Pramuk 

Monday, October 2nd

7:30 PM, Gorecki 204

In his book Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters Across the Color Line, Dr. Christopher Pramuk suggests that racism and racial injustice are symptoms of a profound poverty and captivity of imagination. The poets and prophets, artists and saints – from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thomas Merton to Stevie Wonder, James Baldwin, and Sr. Thea Bowman – invite people of good will to stand together courageously in the breach between what is and what is possible, daring us to imagine a world of cross-racial friendship, justice, and solidarity. Drawing especially from the music of Stevie Wonder and the work of Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor, Dr. Pramuk will explore with us the fertile boundaries between the artistic and prophetic imagination bent toward racial justice.


French Film Festival: Fatima

Tuesday, October 10th

7:00 PM, Gorecki 204

The French Department's annual Tournées Film Festival will be showing Fatima on October 10th. This film is a story that touches on a variety of essential issues: everyday racism, illiteracy, the challenges of the French university system, and the clash between traditional, older immigrant generations and their assimilating children. The film showing will be followed by a post-film discussion facilitated by a Gender Studies and French student. This event will be sponsored in part by the Gender Studies Department. Refreshments and baked goods will be served!


17th Annual Red River Women's Studies Conference

Friday, October 20th

NDSU McGovern Alumni Center

Dear Women’s Studies/ Women and Gender Studies/Directors, Faculty, Staff, Students, Independent Scholars, and Community Members:

The North Dakota State University Women and Gender Studies program cordially invites you to attend the 17th annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference, to be held Friday, October 20, 2017, in NDSU’s McGovern Alumni Center. Due to parking constraints, and in an effort to be environmentally conscious, please consider carpooling; limited parking will be available free in the IFC or AD lots adjacent to the Alumni Center. Please register by Wednesday, October 11.

This year’s conference theme is “Transitions,” as our country, as well as our discipline, is engaged in transitions of many types (some good; some not so good). Our keynote speaker is feminist transgender activist, Janet Mock, who will speak and take questions the night before the conference, Thursday, October 19. Her presentation will be in the Music Education building, Festival Concert Hall at 7:00 pm, which will be free and open to the public. Ms. Mock will talk about both of her books, Redefining Realness and just-released, Surpassing Certainty. After the program, her books will be for sale, and she will be available to sign autographs.

For more information visit the above links and register by October 11th.


Why Don't "They" Get Me: A View At/From the "Other" Side (CSB and SJU Sustainability Offices)

 Thursday, October 19th

6:30 PM, Quad 170 (Founders Room)


Community Anti-Racist Education (C.A.R.E.) Workshop

Thursday, November 2nd

4:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Quad 170 (Founders Room)

Founded in 2004 as a St. Cloud State organization, C.A.R.E. builds an anti-racist university and community. C.A.R.E. helps students, employees and community members to bring positive change.


2nd Annual “Reaching Back, Moving Forward” (Experience and Professional Development, Alum Relations, Academic Advising, College Possible)

Tuesday, November 7th

6:30 PM, Quad 170 (Founders Room)


Why Don’t “They” Get Me: A View @/From the “Other” Side

Thursday, November 9th

6:30 PM, Gorecki 204


20th Annual Festival of Cultures

Saturday, November 18th

5:00 PM, HCC Fieldhouse

Intercultural and International Student Services invites students, staff, faculty, alums, and the public to a community festival of music, entertainment, food, and culture. Festival of Cultures celebrates and recognizes the diversity at CSB/SJU through student performances, cultural food sampling, and a fashion show.



 Spring 2018 Events


The American Men's Study Association's 26th Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities

March 22nd - 28th

Minneapolis, Minnesota with the University of Minnesota

The American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the University of Minnesota as its host institution March 22-25, 2018. The Conference theme is “Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities.” Questions? Email AMSA.



Past 2017 Events


The Black-Jew Dialogues

Thursday, September 7th

7:30 PM, Alumnae Hall 

The Black-Jew Dialogues is a provocative two-actor comedy which explores the absurdity of prejudice and racism.  This show teaches its audience members how to engage in cross-generational and cross-cultural dialogue.  It combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, puppets, a game show, and a post-show discussion.



Peace Studies Conference

Tuesday, September 12th

1:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Gorecki 204

Join us for the 30th Annual Peace Studies Conference in Gorecki 204 on Tuesday, September 12th. This year's topic at the conference is "Moving Beyond Stereotypes: The Somali Community in Minnesota" featuring keynote speaker, Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director of CAIR-MN (Council on American-Islamic Relations) in which he will be discussing, "The State of Civil Rights for Somalis and Other Muslims in Minnesota". This event will also feature two panels discussing, "An Overview of the Somali Population in Central Minnesota" and, "Somalis, Muslims, and Education" featuring various esteemed educators and faculty working througout Minnesota. This event will be free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Peace Studies Department, CSB/SJU Peace Studies Club, CSB Campus Ministry, Central Minnesota Community Empowerment Organization, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement, and Cultural Bridges in St. Joseph. For more information, contact Ron Pagnucco ( or Sheila Hellermann (


Why Don't "They" Get Me: A View At/From the "Other Side"

Thursday, September 14th

6:30 PM, Gorecki 204C


Leadership and Identity: Understanding Assumptions and Breaking Down the Walls that Divide Us with Justin Hager, J.D. and Dr. Sarah Korpi (Intercultural LEAD, Communication Department)

Tuesday, September 19th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Gorecki 204C

Being in a room filled with people who have similar physical attributes or identities as us, it can be easy to forget the wide diversity of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, beliefs, and values that may be present. While this sense of "shared identity" and "perceived unity" can be a powerful force for helping us feel safe, welcomed, and included, the assumptions that underlie these feelings are not always correct, and may lead us to be complicit in marginalizing people whom we otherwise consider friends or allies. Similarly, conscious and unconscious perceptions of visible difference may lead us to put up walls that divide us from potential friends and allies.  Both of these effects undermine our credibility as leaders; hinder our efforts to create safe, equitable, and just spaces; and may even lead to significant harm for the most marginalized in our own communities. Using mobile technology as a tool for anonymous interaction, this workshop aims to create a safe space for participants to defy assumptions and expectations and share the identities and experiences that make them feel marginalized, anonymously expose these identities, and challenge us to use leadership and communication tools to tear down the walls that divide us as a campus community.


PRiSM Club

Are you passionate about promoting equality on the CSB/SJU campuses? Attend PRiSM (People Representing the Sexual Minority) events, welcome to all, like the annual Drag Show and BBQueer. PRiSM also holds weekly LGBTQ+ educational meetings on Thursdays in Murray 150.