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June 27, 2008

Speaking of Home: Immigration to Minnesota

Speaking of Home: Immigration to Minnesota
Tue., Aug. 12, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
Macy's Skyroom, 12th floor, 700 Nicollet Mall
Join us for a conversation about the experience of immigration to Minnesota, led by Donna Gabaccia and Ibé Kaba. This presentation is associated Speaking of Home (www.speakingofhome.org), which is on display in the Minneapolis Skyway between Macy's and the IDS Tower from July through October. Speaking of Home asks a cross-section of our new American community and communities of color from the Twin Cities the question "What does home mean to you?"
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June 18, 2008

IDEA Grants

Hey Everyone,

The Office for Equity and Diversity awards IDEA Grants quarterly in the amount of $1-5K which are designed to support innovative and transformative projects, programming, events, and research that support underrepresented and marginalized students, faculty, staff, and communities. Here is the link to the website if you are interested. http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/idea_grants.html

This grant might be a great way to support a project generated by our group...

Amy (AJ) Burger Sanchez

From the website...
"A potential IDEA Grants project should have as its outcome:
-creating a positive and inclusive institutional climate, and/or
-addressing student access, development, and success, and/or
-improving faculty and staff diversity, retention, and advancement, and/or
-supporting curricular transformation and pedagogical change"

June 17, 2008

Seeking female Somali students

Hi all: I am currently taking a class and a group of us is working on a case study of the experiences of female, East African immigrant students---if you know of any student(s) who might be willing to talk to us for an hour or so about her experience (positive, negative, whatever)...would you drop me an email at weber362@umn.edu so we can "talk" a bit more?

thank you!
Kendra

June 10, 2008

MONTHLY RESOURCE FAIR FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED ENGLISH

MONTHLY RESOURCE FAIR FOR PEOPLE WITH LIMITED ENGLISH
Second Tuesday of the month: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Anoka County Human Services Center, 1201 89th Ave NE, Blaine

There will be legal information and help from Judicare, Central Minnesota Legal Services, and Immigrant Law Project of Minneapolis Legal Aid. There will also be assistance available for paperwork and reading letters, including information for health and immunization, child care and community resource information.

5TH ANNUAL GIRLS GETTING AHEAD IN LEADERSHIP NETWORKING DINNER

5TH ANNUAL GIRLS GETTING AHEAD IN LEADERSHIP NETWORKING DINNER
Saturday, June 21, 2008 : 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Hamline University, Conference Center, Rm 106,1536 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

The networking dinner is an occasion for women and girls from diverse backgrounds to gather informally and empower one another through inspiration and support. Please come and share the knowledge of your career, profession and educational experience with aspiring immigrant high school girls from the Asian and African communities.

A suggested donation of $5 to go towards our College Scholarship. Please RSVP.

For more information visit: http://www.womenofwise.org/

(From Women of Wise)

The Latecomer

I just finished reading an AMAZING book about the Hmong experience chronicled from Laos to Thailand and finally to the US. The book was written by the cousin of two of my advisees and it is so eloquently written. This book is for anyone who wants to know more about their Hmong students and their family history AND for people who already think they know their Hmong students. You will learn so much more about your students and why/how they are who they are.

The Latecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
http://www.amazon.com/Latehomecomer-Hmong-Family-Memoir/dp/1566892082/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213122697&sr=1-1