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April 26, 2007

Two Events About White Privilege

Here are two interesting events coming up at the University that are free and open to the public:

Race Is Not a Card: White Privilege, Racism, and the Culture of Denial
A lecture by writer and activist Tim Wise
Friday, April 27, 2007, 7-9 p.m.
University of Minnesota Law School, 25 Mondale Hall [PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE - WAS PREVIOUSLY IN COWLES AUDITORIUM, HUMPHREY INSTITUTE]
229–19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Free and open to the public
Wheelchair accessible
Reception and book signing following talk

FFI: Lisa Albrecht, School of Social Work (612-624-3669 or lalbrech@umn.edu)


White Privilege Workshop
Racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism and other forms of oppression have damaged us all. If the above statement triggers some feelings or thoughts for you, please share those with us. Join us for an interactive discussion about white privilege, racism, racial justice, community-building and social change.

Monday, April 30, 2007
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Coffman Union, room 204

There will be free snacks available for participants.

This event is co-sponsored by the American Indian Student Culture Center and the Women’s Student Activist Collective. For more information: wsac@umn.edu or 612-625-1611.


April 17, 2007

Wireless Broadband for the World

Community Wireless Around the World was the title of Professor Gary Chapman's keynote at the Wireless Cities Conference. Prof. Chapman is with LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Here's the summary. Powerpoint presentation should be available shortly.

The talk focused on work in Africa where innovative methods are bringing wireless broadband to remote areas.

April 14, 2007

Citizens League: Policy & a Pint

America's Checkbook: Overdrawn

US Comptroller General David M. Walker discusses the state of America's finances.

Register at the link above.

Thursday, April 19th
Doors open at 5:00, program starts at 5:30
Solera, 900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Cost: $10, $5 for students with valid ID
Appetizers from Solera included

April 11, 2007

Wireless Cities

Upcoming conference at the U: Wireless Cities

April 16 & 17 in Walter Library. $75 for U people.

I will be on a panel called Media & Wireless Communities. Read more about it at my other blog.

April 3, 2007

Spring Etiquette Dinner

from Annie. Wow. Three course meal for $14!

Spring Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? U of M faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and students will learn the answers to these questions and more at the Spring 2007 Etiquette Dinner. Darcy Matz, vice president of Profile Resource Organization, will teach attendees how to professionally handle any dining situation. The $20 registration fee for non-students and $14 for students includes a three-course meal catered by D'Amico. Register at www.alumni.umn.edu/etiquette.