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Cultural & Social Awareness

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Cultural Events

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CULTURAL EVENTS - SPRING 2021  |  SESSION 1

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Tuesday, Feb. 9   |   11:30 a.m. – 12:30.p.m.
Food for Thought: The Transformative Power of Education & Sustainable Development with Noelle Coursaris Musunka

 
In 2007, Philanthropist and international model Noella Coursaris Musunka founded Malaika, a nonprofit grassroots organization that empowers Congolese girls and their communities through education and health programs. Malaika’s projects are impacting thousands of lives in the community of Kalebuka and in Congo and are all offered completely free of charge.  Join us to discuss the roots of these projects, as well as Noella’s plan for the future of Malaika.

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Wednesday, Feb. 17   |   11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
“The Langston Hughes Project”

 
A multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” (Hughes’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s). By way of videography, this concert performance links the words and music of Hughes’ poetry to topical images of people, places, and events, and to the works of the visual artists Langston Hughes admired or collaborated with most closely over the course of his career.

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Tuesday, Feb. 23  |  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Global Spotlight: Understanding Wisconsin's International Trade with Brazil and Mexico


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Tuesday, March 2, 2021   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness with the Jackie Nitschke Center

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Tuesday, March 30  |  1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Changing the Way We See Native America with Project 562 Founder Matika Wilbur

 
Matika Wilbur, a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington, for the past several years has been traveling and photographing Indian Country in pursuit of one goal: To Change the Way We See Native America. The Project 562 creator will share share stories about overcoming historical inaccuracies, stereotypical representations, and silenced Native American voices in mass media.

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Tuesday, April 6  |  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jessi Beyer: How To Safely and Successfully Support Someone Who’s Struggling With Their Mental Health

 
Author Jessi Beyer will share her knowledge from personal experience, expert interviews, and published research about the best ways (and worst ways) of safely and successfully supporting someone who’s struggling with their mental health.

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