September 25 Events & Activities

Community Engagement Day Schedule for September 25

For questions about individual events, please reach out to the sponsoring departments. View the Community Newsroom article here
Time Event & Description

9-11 a.m.

Canoeing on Lake Sagatagan with Outdoor University

Meet at the Lake Sagatagan Beach, SJU
Registration is required at this link

Outdoor U staff and students will facilitate canoe outings for community members on
Lake Sagatagan. All attendees will receive a short safety briefing before hitting the water.

11 a.m.-Noon

8:46 Conversations In Memoriam of George Floyd’s Death on
May 25 with Intercultural & International Student Services and
SJU Campus Ministry

This event will now take place virtually.
Please register at this link to receive the Zoom link.

Eight minutes and 46 seconds is the amount of time former Minneapolis Police
Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the neck of George Floyd. In memoriam of
Floyd’s death, 8:46 Conversations involves a series of exercises in listening,
discussing and personal reflection where BIPOC and non-BIPOC students, faculty
and staff can share experiences of race on campus with the goal to learn and
grow together to create a more unified community.

Noon-1 p.m.

Protest, Racial Justice and the Language of (Dis)Order with
the Communication , History, Gender Studies and
Peace Studies departments

Join the Discussion via Zoom at this link

An interdisciplinary panel of faculty experts and community members will hold
a discussion about protest, racial justice and social movement history. The panel
will include Shannon Smith (History), Aric Putnam (Communication), Kelly Kraemer
(Peace Studies), and Muqkadeen Poole (SJU ’19). This panel will provide space for
reflection, education and openness.

2 p.m.

Signature Community Engagement Day Event

14th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Presented via the McCarthy Center's Youtube and Facebook pages

Dr. Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for
Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and director of the university’s
Annenberg Public Policy Center. She will speak on “Russian hackers, trolls and
#DemocracyRIP.” Her lecture will synthesize what is known about the impact of
the Russian interventions in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, outline the contours
of the #DemocracyRIP, Russian plans to undercut the presidency of Hillary Clinton
if she had been elected and ask what’s next and what can we do about it.

3:30 p.m.

Women’s Voices hosted by the Drama Club

Streamed via Youtube

CSB students will use their voices to express their modern views of women and
voting rights while acknowledging historical movements through spoken-word.

4-5 p.m.

Drawing from Nature with Associate Professor of Art Rachel Melis
and Fine Arts Programming

Gorecki Gallery, Benedicta Arts Center, CSB
Register for the workshop at this link.

Join Melis for an afternoon session observing and drawing natural objects. This
session will be a fun, restorative and engaging way to get outside and in touch
with nature (and your creativity!) at the end of your first block. Participants do not
need any previous art experience – all abilities and ages welcome and encouraged.
This event has limited availability.

6-7:20 p.m.
9-10:20 p.m.

“Spinning Into Butter” by Rebeccca Gilman; Directed by Kaarin S. Johnston

This event has been postponed to a later date.

This year, our community celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. It should be aknowledged that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg played an integral role in the fight for gender and voting rights and her loss is felt across the nation. Please take a moment to watch the video tribute below from the voices of an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and Mary Geller, Vice President for Student Development. For mre information on what the campuses are doing to recognize the 100th Anniversary, please visit this page.