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Film & Discussion: "Up From the Bottoms"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Up from the Bottoms, the story of the massive migration of African Americans from the rural south to the prosperous north during World War II years and beyond.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.   The screening also serves as the culmination of the Campus/Community Book Discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.

UNI Connection Holiday Tea

UNI Connection unites faculty, staff and spouses of UNI, past and present. Join us to socialize with friends and colleagues and enjoy holiday sweets. Children are welcome. Cost: Free will donation. Memberships will be available for $15. UNI Scholarship gifts will be accepted. RSVP by Nov. 28 with the number of adults and children attending.

Film & Discussion: "Shellmound"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Shellmound about native bones and toxic waste under a shopping mall.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Capitalism Hits the Fan"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Capitalism Hits the Fan in which University of Massachusetts Economics Professor Richard Wolff breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Rod Library Open Access Week

Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access. Visit a display highlighting these issues outside of room 250 at  Rod Library.

Film & Discussion: "Children in No Man's Land"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Children in No Man’s Land which uncovers the plight of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the United States.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Maid in America"

Screening and discussion of the documentary film Maid in America about the Latinas who clean your homes and help raise your children.  This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

Film & Discussion: "Under the Same Moon"

Screening and discussion of the feature film Under the Same Moon (starring Kate Del Castillo of Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur) about a young Mexican boy who travels to the U.S. to find his mother after his grandmother passes away. This event is part of Dreams Deferred ... Dreams Held Fast, a film and discussion series sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the Rod Library in association with the UNI 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground project theme The Search for an American Dream.  Film will be used as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue in addressing the nature and meaning of “American Dream” relative to issues of marginalization and privilege. Participants will be challenged to examine their own beliefs and assumptions about being American today.

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