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Guest Lecturer: Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books, including his latest, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority." Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 colleges and high school campuses, including UNI, and to community groups across the nation. He has provided antiracism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted training sessions with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism at their institutions, and has served as consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise speaks on topics such as the civil rights movement, electoral politics, white privilege, youth/student activism and multiculturalism. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and has ben featured on ABC’s 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans.

 

Guest Lecturer: Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books, including his latest, "Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority." Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 colleges and high school campuses, including UNI, and to community groups across the nation. He has provided antiracism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted training sessions with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism at their institutions, and has served as consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise speaks on topics such as the civil rights movement, electoral politics, white privilege, youth/student activism and multiculturalism. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and has ben featured on ABC’s 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University and received antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans.

 

Guest Lecturer: Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is UPS foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. She is a political theorists who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology and the history of political thought.  Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient  Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of "Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education"; :Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality," among others. She is the co-editor of the award-winning "Education, Justice, and Democracy" and "From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age." She is a recipient of the so-called “genius award,”, i.e., the MacArthur Fellowship.

 

Guest Lecturer: Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is UPS foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology and the history of political thought.  Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of "Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education;" "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality," among others. She is the co-editor of the award-winning "Education, Justice, and Democracy" and "From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age." She is a recipient of the so-called “genius award,”, i.e., the MacArthur Fellowship.

 

Erica Littlewolf: The Loss of Turtle Island

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. She works for the Mennonite Central Committee (Central States) with the Indigenous Visions Center, where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship, and healing. She has a B.S. in Psychology and American Indian Studies, and applies her schooling to social justice issues and Indigenous people.  

She is a member of the White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church which is located in Busby, Mont. She currently serves on the MC USA Women in Leadership Steering Committee, MC USA Peace and Justice Support Network Accountability Council, Return to the Earth Committee, and Roots of Justice Accountability Circle. She has also served on numerous other committees and boards throughout the broader Mennonite community since 1999. 

Littlewolf revisits us; last year, she participated as a presenter for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Human Rights Conference.

 

Erica Littlewolf: The Loss of Turtle Island Exercise

Erica Littlewolf is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of southeastern Montana and currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. She works for the Mennonite Central Committee (Central States) with the Indigenous Visions Center, where she is committed to the work of decolonization, authentic relationship, and healing. She has a B.S. in Psychology and American Indian Studies, and applies her schooling to social justice issues and Indigenous people.  

She is a member of the White River Cheyenne Mennonite Church which is located in Busby, Mont. She currently serves on the MC USA Women in Leadership Steering Committee, MC USA Peace and Justice Support Network Accountability Council, Return to the Earth Committee, and Roots of Justice Accountability Circle. She has also served on numerous other committees and boards throughout the broader Mennonite community since 1999. 

Littlewolf revisits us; last year, she participated as a presenter for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Human Rights Conference.

 

"Super-Leaders" Muliticultural Retreat

The Multicultural Leadership Retreat is a conference geared towards helping student leaders, in multidisciplinary aspects of campus life, become better, passionate, and more effective leaders.  Conference participants will engage in half a dozen workshops that will: challenge their perception of a leader; help them understand their recruitment and retention issues; learn to be more inclusive for diverse, multicultural populations; and re-ignite that passionate leader flame that is dimmed. The Multicultural Leadership Retreat is for all levels of leadership, ranging from beginner to advanced. It is FREE of charge to all who are interested. (This includes: student organizations and community groups, sororities, and fraternities; participants must be at least a junior in high school.)  Breakfast/Lunch is also included.  Sign-up TODAY to guarantee your shirt and lunch!

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Panopticon: The Documentary about your Privacy"

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. 

This evening Panopticon: The Documentary about your Privacy will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.  The film was made in Holland and uses local examples such as their train system. The Rotterdam tram, face recognition cameras scan passengers before they can board. The purpose is to identify “unwanted” passengers but most people boarding the trolleys are completely unaware of that this invasive system not only exists but can even record your conversations.  Other Dutch examples include: highways lined with cameras as part of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Then there’s Deep Packet Inspection that analyzes electronic traffic, and keeps tabs of your Internet activity.“

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.

RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Miss Representation"

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.  

This evening Miss Representation will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue: “Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.”

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.


RHG Film & Discussion Series: "Terms and Conditions May Apply"

The Reaching for Higher Ground Film & Discussion Series explores topics related to the 2014-15 RHG theme Media and Social Media: A Networked Society.  

This evening Terms and Conditions May Apply will be screened and serve as the basis for personal reflection and dialogue:   “A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.”  (IMDb)

The RHG Film & Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Multicultural Education and UNI Rod Library.  All series events are free and open to the public.


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