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Panther Catholic Week

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host Panther Catholic Week. This is an opportunity for all UNI students, whether Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, non-religious or any other Faith, to engage in the Christian Faith. Free events will be offered each day including a speaker, a band concert, Worship, and a free luncheon for students where they will have the opportunity to donate to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, as well as Operation Gratitude, along with other fun community events that will be taking place. All times and events are still TBD.

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.

 

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