March 19 Events & Activities

Community Engagement Day Schedule for March 19 

For questions about individual events, please reach out to the sponsoring departments.
Time Event & Description

9:00 a.m.

Signature Event:
Pillsbury House Theatre: Breaking Ice
presented by the CSB/SJU Fine Arts Series  

Register for this Zoom event here.

Breaking Ice is an entertaining, thought-provoking, virtual theatre experience
designed to foster better understanding and communication with one another.

Each Breaking Ice performance is unique to the organization hosting the performance.
Pillsbury House Theatre met with students, faculty and staff for listening sessions
and these sessions will inform some of the dramatized interactions portrayed during
this streamed theater experience.

Breaking Ice uses the drama, humor, poetry and monologue to explore how
systemic inequities, unconscious bias and misperceptions show up in relationships
and highlights how we can mindfully improve our every day interactions to spur positive
change in our communities.

There will be post-performance facilitated discussion.

*Space is limited for this activity. Be sure to register in advance at the link above.

11 a.m.

Signature Event
The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America
presented by Chef Sean Sherman
Founder/CEO The Sioux Chef,
co-founder of North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS)
presented by the Nutrition Department, Indigenous Student Association and
CSB Culinary Services with funding support from Becoming Community  

Join this streamed discussion at this link

Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman is the founder of The Sioux Chef and is
nationally and internationally renowned in the culinary movement of Indigenous
foods. During this presentation, Chef Sean shares his journey of discovering, reviving
and reimagining Native cuisine through conversation and demonstration.

Sherman’s focus is the revitalization and evolution of Indigenous foods systems throughout
North America. In 2014, he opened The Sioux Chef as a caterer and food educator in the
Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. The Sioux Chef team continues with their mission to educate
and make Indigenous foods more accessible to as many communities as possible through
the recently founded nonprofit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS).

In partnership with this event, CSB Culinary Services will feature a selection of Chef Sean’s
Native foods recipes throughout the day at GDCC and copies of his cookbooks will be available
in the bookstores on both campuses.

11:00 - 4:00

CSB/SJU 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition
Gorecki Gallery, Benedicta Arts Center, CSB

Ten art professors are participating in a mixed media exhibition through May 20, 2021
Held every two years at rotating campuses, this show is anticipated by both our students and
staff. Samuel Johnson - ceramics & painting, Mary Johnson - large sculpture, Dennis Frandrup, OSB
- ceramics, Joseph Singewald - ceramics, Rachel Melis - book arts, Scott Murphy - photography 
& Art-O-Matic small scale photography/sculpture, Andrea Shaker - photography, Elaine Rutherford -
painting, Simon-Hoa Phan, OSB - video, Carol Brash - art history presentation (TBA) and co-host
of Artist Talks. FAE credit will be offered during the open gallery hours.

Gallery capacity: 12 visitors, masked and socially distanced for 15-minute intervals.

1:00 p.m.

Authentic Leadership: Speak Up and Stand Out
presented by Anne Doepner '01
Organized by XPD, CSB Alumnae Relations, and SJU Alumni Relations

Register for the Zoom here

Anne Doepner, CSB/SJU Class of 2001, will discuss her career journey as a female NFL executive
and share the lessons learned along the way about the importance of understanding your worth
and taking ownership of your career - particularly as those lessons pertain to any under-represented
populations. Anne will discuss topics of self-advocacy, bringing allies along on the journey and the
importance of women advocating for each other. Participants will walk away from the presentation
equipped with tangible ways to embrace what makes them unique and leverage it into career growth.
Allies will learn methods for speaking up and how to be an active participant in the journey to equity.

Doepner is the director of inclusion and employee investment fo the Minnesota Vikings. She is the
first full-time person dedicated to diversity and inclusion working for an NFL team. In her previous
role as the director of football administration for the Vikings, Doepner negotiated NFL player contracts
and was responsible for matters of salary cap compliance. At the time of her transition into diversity
and inclusion, she was one of the only two women across the NFL working as a contract negotiator.

2:30 p.m.

Signature Event
The CSB & SJU Senates present:
Dr. Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility

Reserve your ticket here.

In this talk, race and social justice educator Robin DiAngelo helps audiences understand the
dynamics of White Fragility, how we come to engage in them, and how we can move beyond them.
Based on her #1  New York Times bestselling book  White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for
White People to Talk About Racism
, Dr. DiAngelo helps audiences and organizations develop
an antiracist framework based on education, self-awareness, and engaged practice.

There will be a Q&A session following Dr. DiAngelo's conversation. If you'd like to submit a question,
please visit this link.

5:00 p.m.

Tournees Film Festival: "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"

Register to watch the film here. Once you register, you will receive a
follow up email from Cultural Events with instructions.

Join us for the last film of this year's virtual series! The visually stunning 2019 French
drama, directed by Celine Sciamma ("Girlhood"), follows Marianne, a free-spirited
painter, who must paint a portrait of Heloise in secret, since she refuses to sit for a
painting that will be offered to her future husband. The film has been described as a
"poignant feminist revision of the historical romance" and poses provoking questions
about perspective, self-representation and personal choices.

7:30 p.m.

TALKING WITH by Jane Martin
directed by Kaarin Johnston
presented by the Theater Department

Gorecki Family Theater: Live in-person for a limited number/socially distanced.
You can also reserve tickets to watch a stream of the performance.

Reserve tickets here

TALKING WITH is a series of ten short stories in the form of monologues. Each is unique,
looking at life from different perspectives. The female characters range from a homeless
woman who wants to in McDonald's to a woman cleaning house while dressed as a character
from Oz. Each character reflects the tension between the individual "alone" and life as an
individual in society.