Fall 2020 Virtual Programming

The CSB & SJU Senates Present:

In Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Becoming an Antiracist, Multicultural Community

Friday, October 23 @ 3:30 p.m.
Live Streamed Event

This event is FREE but tickets are required.
BAC Box Office: 320-363-5777 or
Tickets are available beginning at 12:30pm on Wednesday, Oct 14.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped From The Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist. His relentless and passionate research puts into question the notion of a post-racial society and opens readers' and audiences' eyes to the reality of racism in America today. Kendi's insights are sharp, informative, and hopeful, serving as a strong platform for any institution's discussions on racial discrimination.

This is the Signature Event of the Community Engagement Day.

The full schedule for the day can be found here.

The CSB and SJU Student Senates are sponsoring an in-person viewing party in classrooms on both campuses. If you would like to participate in the in-person viewing and discussion opportunities, please register here.

There will be a Q&A at the end of this live stream – questions are being gathered in advance.
If you have a question you’d like to submit, please enter it here.

This event is presented in partnership with Fine Arts Programming and Student Development.


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Videos available to view on Gender

Global Gender Issues Conversations: Dr. Jennifer Piscopo


Join the Gender Studies Department for our first Film Series: Making Hope

The Gender Studies Film Series; Making Hope, strives to promote activism and social justice. We have the power to make hope; for ourselves, for others, and for the world. 

These films will be streamed synchronously over Zoom with time for introductions and discussion by faculty members listed below.  Links will be sent out via email.  All films will be streamed at 7 p.m.

October 27 “Knock Down the House,” Facilitator: Pedro dos Santos

November 18 “The Central Park Five,” Professor Jonathan Nash

December  8 “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” Professor Kelly Kraemer

For more information, click here.


Tuesday, October 20
Farry Lecture: Catherine (Cate) H. Palczewski, Ph.D.
"Parades, Pickets, and Prison: Embodied Arguments for Woman Suffrage, 1913-1919."

The 1913 D.C. woman suffrage parade; the 1917-1919 pickets, protests, and arrests of the Silent Sentinels; and the 1919 Prison Special are complex discursive and presentational arguments in which women enacted their citizenship while simultaneously exposing their vulnerability to the state and to ostensible male protectors. The National Woman’s Party’s rhetorical actions in parades, pickets, and imprisonment constitute eloquent verbal and visual responses to the complex set of arguments levied against suffrage.

Catherine (Cate) H. Palczewski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also served as the Director of Debate from 1994-2009. She teaches courses in rhetorical theory and criticism, the rhetoric and performance of social protest, argumentation, gender in communication, and political communication. She received her B., MA, and PhD from Northwestern University.  

Sponsored by Political Science Department