Oct. 3- On Being Puerto Rican-American Michelle and Oscar Gonzalez will be speaking on the history of Puerto Rico and the current state of affairs. Please join us for this talk to gain some insight on what it is like to be Puerto Rican-American (U.S. Citizen) both in Puerto Rico and here on the mainland. Thursday, Oct. 3rd 12 noon in the Chalberg Theatre
Nov. 7- Jingle Dresses of the Mille Lacs People In conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, Adrienne Benjamin will be our Dec. 5 presenter. Amikogaabawiikwe (Adrienne Benjamin) grew up in Chiminising, one of the district offshoots of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. She has received numerous artistic fellowships, programmatic awards, and recognitions for her community work. Her artistic work is currently on display in the Ziibaaskaa’igaanigooday exhibit at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum, which highlights the four colors of jingle dresses that came to the Mille Lacs people in a dream. Amik will tell this story of how the jingle dress came to be and how the tradition still exists and flourishes. Thursday, Nov. 7 12 noon in the Chalberg Theatre.
Dec. 5 – Insights into Deaf Culture Emily Smith-Lundberg of Lake Shore speak to the college community on the deaf culture. Smith-Lundberg was reappointed to the state Commission on Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans as an at-large member in 2016. Thursday, Dec. 5th 12 noon in the Chalberg Theatre.
These events are being co-sponsored by the CLC Office of Equity and Inclusion.