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March 2017

Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

March 23, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Africa Today: The Revival of Neo-Colonialism James Warhola, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Ezra Chapola, who was educated in Zimbabwe and completed his Ph.D. dissertation in Education at UMaine in 2016 on comparative educational policy in several contemporary African nations. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

March 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

BUDDHIST PRINCIPLES OF NONHARMING/NONVIOLENCE AND BUDDHIST MILITARISM IN JAPAN, SRI LANKA, AND MYANMAR Hugh Curran, Professor of Peace and Reconciliation Studies Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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April 2017

Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

April 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

DEMOCRACY FOR WHOM? THE IMPERATIVE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION Rhonda Y. Williams, Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Dr. Williams is the author of Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century. At 7:30 p.m., April 6, in the Minsky Recital Hall, Prof. Williams will deliver the annual memorial Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecture on "Concrete Demands: Black Power History and Legacies in the 21st Century." Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

April 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

LET’S MAKE THE EARTH GREAT AGAIN: A GANDHIAN RESPONSE TO OUR GLOBAL CRISIS J. Gray Cox, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Political Economics, History, and Peace Studies, The College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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Socialist and Marxist Studies Series

April 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

TOWARD A HUMBLE ECOLOGY: PHENOMENOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF DEPTH IN DEEP ECOLOGY Don Beith, Professor of Philosophy Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NAME: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY ceremony, film, discussion. PRESENTED BY: Judaic Studies Program, Hillel, Office of Multicultural Student Life, WIlson Center, Honors College, Student Heritage Alliance Council DATE:  Monday, April 24 TIME: 3 p.m. LOCATION: Martin Luther King Plaza, followed by FFA Room in Memorial Union. SPONSOR:   Judaic Studies Program, Hillel, Office of Multicultural Student Life, Wilson Center, Honors College, Student Heritage Alliance Council CONTACT:  arielle.frank@maine.edu

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The Lipstick Project: Contributing to a Very Good Death

April 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

"The Lipstick Project: Contributing to a Very Good Death" Tuesday, April 25 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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The Role of Ethnicity in Kenyan Politics

April 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Speaker: Paul Kunoni, UMaine MA in Global Policy candidate and author of The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity (iUniverse, 2015) Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: 235 North Stevens Hall Paul Kunoni is the author of The Breaking Spears: A Culture at Crossroads with Modernity (iUniverse, 2015), a detailed account of how his tradition and family background shaped his resolve to acquire formal education while simultaneously going through the rites of passages of the Massai, an indigenous pastoralist community in Kenya. After earning his undergraduate…

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September 2017

Jerusalem From Antiquity to the Present

September 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Jerusalem From Antiquity to the Present.” Lecture by Prof. Roger Brooks Thursday, Sept. 7 12:00 p.m. Bangor Room, Memorial Union Free and open to the public An illustrated lecture and brown-bag lunch in the Bangor Room of the University of Maine’s Memorial Union, to be followed by a discussion. Part of the Marxist-Socialist Studies Controversies Series, co-sponsored by Judaic Studies and the Jewish Community Endowment Associates. Roger Brooks is Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Connecticut College, a widely published scholar of both…

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Making Sense of the North Korea Crisis

September 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Making Sense of the North Korea Crisis Monday, September 11 5:00-6:30pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Panel Discussion by: Kristin Vekasi, PhD University of Maine Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs Topic: Politics of the North Korean nuclear program Asif Nawaz, PhD University of Maine Department of Political Science Topic: Nuclear proliferation and strategy Jiwon Nam Graduate student in University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs Topic: Politics on the Korean peninsula Presented by…

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Canadians Teaching in the United States

September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Canadians Teaching in the United States” Thursday, September 14 12:00–1:00pm Coe Room, Memorial Union A panel discussion examines the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities faced by Canadian scholars who research and teach in the United States, featuring: Sharrona Pearl Assistant Professor of Communication Core Faculty in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Annenberg School of Communication University of Pennsylvania 2017 Geddes W. Simpson Lecturer, University of Maine Mark McLaughlin Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies University of Maine Frédéric Rondeau Assistant…

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Decolonizing Academic Spaces: Women of Color Speaking on Student Success, Allyship and Motherhood

September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Decolonizing Academic Spaces: Women of Color Speaking on Student Success, Allyship and Motherhood Thursday, September 28 12:00 - 2:00 pm Coe Room, Memorial Union UMaine Women in Academia and the Women and Gender Studies will host a live stream of a panel of five Women of Color (WoC) Scholars taking place in Baton Rouge, LA. The purpose of the panel is to amplify the voices of women of color in academia and shed light to the struggles they face in academic,…

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Sanctuary: How We Prepare for Living That Commitment?

September 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

“Sanctuary: How We Prepare for Living That Commitment?” A lecture by Dr. Joseph Cistone Dr. Joseph Cistone, CEO of IPM (International Partners in Mission), working across borders of faith, culture, and economic circumstance to create partnerships that build justice, peace, and hope, and a lecturer in Social Ethics at Yale Divinity School and Pastor of Seaside UCC on MDI. Thursday, September 28 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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October 2017

Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan

October 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

"Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan: From Pork to Foreign Policy” A lecture by Amy Catalinac Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University and author of Electoral Reform and National Security in Japan: From Pork to Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Thursday, October 19 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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Unpacking the Caste System: India & the United States

October 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

“Unpacking the Caste System: India & the United States” A lecture by Mahesh Upadhyaya Mahesh Upadhyaya, based in Ahmedabad, India, serves as IPM (International Partners in Mission) South Asia Regional Director, working to bring people together regardless of caste, religion, and gender to the goal of peace, justice, and reconciliation. Thursday, October 26 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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November 2017

Student Activism in 2017

November 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

“Student Activism in 2017” Organized by Olivia Ruhlin of the Maine Peace Action Committee (MPAC) and the Student Women’s Association (SWA), with students involved with such issues as violence, war, sexism, racism, and environmental destruction. Thursday, November 2 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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National Symbols, Airport Kitsch, and Canadian History

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Donald Wright, Professor of Political Science, University of New Brunswick, will deliver a lecture titled "National Symbols, Airport Kitsch, and Canadian History." Wednesday, November 8 12-1:30pm Coe Room, Memorial Union A limited number of boxed lunches will be provided.

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The Election of Trump: One Year Later

November 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

“The Election of Trump: One Year Later” Organized by Doug Allen, Professor of Philosophy. Thursday, November 9 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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Native American Heritage Month Events

November 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month! Multicultural Thanksgiving Thursday, November 9 5:00pm North Pod, Memorial Union Tan Katostanin (How Strong Are You?) Thursday, November 9 6:00pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Sponsored by Native American Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Life

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The WWII Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The WWII Japanese American Incarceration and Why It Matters Today with Tom Ikeda, director of Densho Monday, November 13 7:00pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union

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Four Foundational Theories of Labor Activism in Maine

November 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

“Four Foundational Theories of Labor Activism in Maine: The Knights of Labor, the AFL, the IWW, and the Socialist Party of Eugene Debs” A lecture by Marc Cryer Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education, UMaine. Thursday, November 16 12:30-1:45pm Bangor Room, Memorial Union Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series.

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October 2018

Take Back the Night

October 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event will take place in the Union North Pod. Free and open to the public. Contact Laurie Cartier, laurie.cariter@maine.edu with any questions.

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November 2018

Native American Crafts and Artistry – Moccasin making class

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every year, in collaboration with the American Indian Student Organization and the Wabanaki Center the Office of Multicultural Student Life, is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Traditionally, Native American Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of First Nations and Indigenous communities. Previous celebrations at UMaine have included flag-raising ceremonies, student socials, performing arts showcasing Native American theatre, as well as engaging students in thought-provoking discussions as part of the Office of Multicultural Student Life’s Lunch & Learn Series. Native…

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Lunch and Learn: Indigenous People’s Day

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us as we welcome Maulian Dana Tribal Ambassador Penobscot Nation to discuss Indigenous People’s Day across our state and country as well as the continued effort to eliminate Native Mascots & Costumes from pop culture and society. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Multicultural Center, Memorial Union 12:00 pm

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Native American Crafts and Artistry Class – Beading class

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hosted by American Indian Student Association Wednesday, Nov. 14 Multicultural Center, Memorial Union 6:00 pm

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Multicultural Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Special guest speakers include John Bear Wabanaki Center and Dylan Smith President American Indian Student Organization who will join us to discuss the significance of this day for Native Americans & Indigenous Communities Thursday, Nov. 15 North Pod, Memorial Union 5-7 pm

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Decolonizing Our Hearts and Minds

November 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot). Mitchell will speak on issues of indigenous rights, environmental justice, and spiritual change. Monday, Nov. 19 Bangor Room, Memorial Union 1:00 pm

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Lunch and Learn: Native Heritage Month

November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come and support our Native students, staff, & faculty as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month and the significance of this important month with those who identify as Natives. Wednesday, Nov. 28 Multicultural Center, Memorial Union 12:00 pm

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American Indian Student Organization Social

November 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come meet our Native student group and enjoy Native music and food. Friday, Nov. 30 Bangor Room, Memorial Union 1:00 pm

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March 2019

Pancake Breakfast & Feminist Crafting

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pancake Breakfast & Feminist Crafting Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Tuesday, March 5 Memorial Union Lobby 9:00 - 11:00 am

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Lunch & Learn Series: Almut Rochowanski, A Global Perspective and The Status of Women

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn Series: Almut Rochowanski, A Global Perspective and The Status of Women Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Wednesday, March 6 Multicultural Lounge, Memorial Union 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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LGBTea Party: Feminism and Queerness

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LGBTea Party: Feminism and Queerness Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Thursday, March 7 RRC, Memorial Union 2:00 - 3:00 pm

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History of the Women’s Resource Center

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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History of the Women’s Resource Center Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. March 11-15 Walker Room, Memorial Union 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn the history and significance of Women’s Centers at UMaine with a visual timeline.

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History of the Women’s Resource Center

March 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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History of the Women’s Resource Center Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. March 11-15 Walker Room, Memorial Union 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn the history and significance of Women’s Centers at UMaine with a visual timeline.

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History of the Women’s Resource Center

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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History of the Women’s Resource Center Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. March 11-15 Walker Room, Memorial Union 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn the history and significance of Women’s Centers at UMaine with a visual timeline.

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History of the Women’s Resource Center

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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History of the Women’s Resource Center Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. March 11-15 Walker Room, Memorial Union 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn the history and significance of Women’s Centers at UMaine with a visual timeline.

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Dine-In Discourse: “Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics”

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Dine-In Discourse: “Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics” Part of Women’s History Month. Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Thursday, March 14 Multicultural Lounge, Memorial Union 12:30 - 1:45 pm Free dinner and film screening of “Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics,” followed by a group discussion.

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History of the Women’s Resource Center

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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History of the Women’s Resource Center Part of Women's History Month. Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. March 11-15 Walker Room, Memorial Union 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn the history and significance of Women’s Centers at UMaine with a visual timeline.

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Looking for the Vote

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Looking for the Vote Part of Women’s History Month. Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Tuesday, March 26 Lown Room, Memorial Union 12:00 - 2:00 pm Get a deeper look at who was excluded from Maine voting rights in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Maine.

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Tunnel of Oppression

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tunnel of Oppression Part of Women’s History Month. Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Wednesday, March 27 Memorial Union 9:00 am - 4:00 pm The Tunnel of Oppression is an immersive experience for our community to step into the realities of groups that are oppressed, right here on UMaine’s campus. This program is intended to make the participants feel uncomfortable — to challenge their views and opinions on a multitude of topics. While participants…

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LGBTea Party: Femininity & Identity

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

LGBTea Party: Femininity & Identity Part of Women’s History Month. Sponsored by Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studiies and the Rising Tide Center. Thursday, March 28 RRC, Memorial Union 2:00 - 3:00 pm Join the RRC as they will be talking about how femininity plays out in identity, performance, and queer bodies.

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April 2019

Clipped Wings: Feminist Legacies & Their Consequences for Domestic Violence Intervention Programs

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Clipped Wings: Feminist Legacies & Their Consequences for Domestic Violence Intervention Programs A talk by Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong, UMaine School of Social Work Tuesday, April 2 FFA Room, Memorial Union 12:30 pm Part of the Spring 2019 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium Series

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What it Means to be Jewish Today

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

What it Means to be Jewish Today Featuring a panel of faculty and students, moderated by Jessica Miller, Chair of the Department of Philosophy Wednesday, April 3 FFA Room, Memorial Union 2:00-3:15 pm Sponsored by the Norman Minsky Fund for Judaic Studies

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