Monday, September 21, 2015

Events you should know about

Several events coming up in our area that might be of interest to Coulee Progressives:

Mission to Gaza: A Surgeon's Journey 

Dr. Ahmad Nassr is a spinal surgeon and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.   Dr. Nassr has been involved as a visiting surgeon working with the Palestinian Childrens Relief Fund (PCRF) since 2011. He is currently on his sixth surgical mission trips to care for underserved children in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in the Palestinian occupied territories. He will discuss the details of these trips and the current medical situation in Gaza on Tuesday, September 29, 7pm at UW-LaCrosse Cartwright Center, Ward Room, Cartwright Center (State Street & Campbell Rd), UWL.


Multicultural and Diversity Calendar of Events includes

September 22 - The Quest for our Work that Matters with Wes Moore, author of "The Other Wes Moore" and PBS host (Coming Back). 7 pm Fine Arts Center, Viterbo University. Tickets = FREE

September 23 - No más bebés Dir. Renee Tajima-Peña. A film presented by the students of Mujeres Orgullosas. A discussion will follow facilitated by Dr. Nicholas Villanueva (UWL Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies) and Dr. Julia McReynolds-Pérez (UWL Department of Sociology).  5 pm Graff Main Hall Auditorium, UWL FREE

September 28 - LGBTQ Discrimination in the workplace and enforcement protections for LGBT employees. 3 to 4 pm English Lutheran Church, 16th and King. More info from 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection.

September 29 - Cultural Coffee Hour at UW-L: The United Kingdom. 5 to 6 pm Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall, UW-L. FREE

September 30 - A conversation with Dr. Hilda Lloréns author of Imaging The Great Puerto Rican Family: Framing Nation, Race and Gender during the American Century. Noon, UWL - check link for location details. FREE

September 30 - Out in America presented by UW-L Pride Center. 7 pm Room 337 Cartwright Center. FREE 

October 6 - Building better care within multicultural communities conference. 8 am to 5 pm Rasmus Center, Gundersen Health System. Click link to register.

October 6 - Tibet's Stolen Child sponsored by UW-L Students for a Free Tibet. 7 pm 1309 Centennial Hall, UW-L. FREE

October 12 - National Coming Out Day. Noon Clock Tower, UW-L

October 12 - Indigenous People's Day Celebration of Music and Culture featuring Wade Fernandez (Wiciwen Apis-Mahwaew) 5:30 to 7 pm Graff Main Hall Auditorium, UWL

October 14 - Diversity and Exclusion? Anti-Black Racism and the Challenges of Diversity Work 7:30 pm 1309 Centennial Hall, UWL FREE

October 15 - Tasha Schuh: Little is Huge 7 pm Valhalla, Cartwright Center, UWL 

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