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2015 Food for Thought Series Lineup

Author: Casey M Fryda

Sunday August 9, 2015
A veteran talks about the faces of war, a look at how one culture helped shape our nation, a discussion on race and other topics will be featured this year as part of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s 2015 Food for Thought Speaker Series, sponsored by the NWTC Student Involvement Office.
 
​Each year, NWTC’s Food for Thought series brings interesting discussions and nationally recognized speakers to NWTC’s Green Bay campus. 
 
All events in the series are open to the public. Current NWTC students will receive a free lunch.

 “Portraits of Courage: Latinos Shaping a Nation” 

Tuesday, September 29   |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC132
 
Portraits of Courage: Latinos Shaping a Nation presents a live play that showcases the lives of several Latinos who have made vital contributions to American culture and society. It is awe-inspiring work that will open your eyes to the amazing people who helped make America what it is today.

Make a Difference - Get educated on Sexual Assault Prevention and Bystander Intervention with Dr. Brian Van Brunt

Tuesday, October 13  |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC132
 
Dr. Brian Van Brunt has worked in the counseling field for over fifteen years. He has presented hundreds of training seminars and classes about school violence, mental health, and campus sexual violence. Brian will be presenting on gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, and bystander intervention. 

Witness for Peace, Garifuna’s Struggle for Rights in Honduras

Thursday, October 22   |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC132
 
Alfredo López works with OFRANEH (La Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña/The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras) to protect and defend the Garífuna people’s right to their culture and their ancestral land on the Caribbean coast. Lopez will discuss his people’s struggle against the negative impacts of tourism and other mega-projects, and the role of state security forces.
 

Native Rules of Racial Standing and Invisibility, presented by Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet) 

Wednesday, November 4   |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC128​​

Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet) is a writer and attorney. He has spoken at dozens of campuses nationwide and will share his knowledge and experience with NWTC. Gyasi will speak on topics related to Native America as well as a broader discussion on race, racism and white privilege.​

 “Faces of War: My Struggle. My Survival. My Story.”

Wednesday, November 11  |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC132
 
Veteran Stephen Otero presents Faces of War:  My Struggle, My Survival, My Story.  Stephen has a rare and powerful insight into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His story of struggle, survival, and success is one that exemplifies living a full life, and is a great example for others to follow. 

Mystical Arts of Tibet, Tibet Today: The History of a Diaspora

Tuesday, November 17   |  11:30 a.m.  |  SC132
 
This lecture focuses on the contemporary Tibet situation: the invasion by Communist China in the 1950s, the efforts of the refugees in exile to preserve their civilization, and the situation in occupied Tibet.
 

Film & Food:  “The Dialogue” 

Thursday, November 19  | 12:30 p.m.  |   SC132
 
The Dialogue is a 68 minute documentary that follows four American and four Chinese university students as they travel together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. 
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