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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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3rd Annual Midwest Ethnic Studies Conference

Thursday, April 4th, 2013


3rd Annual Midwest Ethnic Studies Conference, Harmonizing Indigenous and Immigrant Voices, Thursday, April 4, 9:30 a.m., Ostrander




9:30 a.m.



Welcome: Hanh-Huy Phan, Department of Ethnic Studies

Smudging Ceremony:

Erinn Wilson, (Cherokee) Director of American Indian Affairs

Elizabeth Murphy, (Choctow) President of the American Indian Student Association

CSU 150

Ostrander Auditorium

9:40 a.m.

Introduction of speaker: Dr. Sherrise Truesdale-Moore, Department of Sociology and Corrections

Speaker: Vincent DeLusia, Emeritus Minneapolis Community Technical College

“The Black Holocaust: Lynching & Oppression of Jim Crowe in America

CSU 150

10:25 a.m.

Jonathon Lofgren

“State of Educational Achievement for Students of Color”

CSU 150

11:00 a.m.

Introduction of Speaker: Erinn Wilson

Speaker: Dr. Antony Stately (Ojibwee/Oneida), Director of mental health, Chemical Health and Employee Assistance Programs at Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

“Historical Trauma”

CSU 150

12:30 p.m.


12:35 p.m.

Free Buffet Lunch, Basement of Lutheran Campus Center

Introduction: Dr. Michael T. Fagin, Special Advisor to the President

Welcome: Dean Henry Morris, Dean of Diversity Institute

Lutheran Campus Center

12:40 p.m.

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Wayne Allen, Department of Ethnic Studies

Speaker: Tom Heffernan, Ethnic Studies

“Afro-Punk: Double Jeopardy Status in Subcultural Enclaves”

Lutheran Campus Center

2:00 p.m.

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Michael T. Fagin, Special Advisor to the President

Speaker: Sam Hernandez, Community Leader

“The Role of the Comfort Zone on Student of Color Educational Achievement”

CSU 150

3:30 p.m.






Reception and Closing Session

Ethnic Studies Faculty and student panel.

“Issues and Concerns of New Immigrants”

Panel Chair: Dalton Crayton

Panelist: Ahmed Bani Ahmed, Lero Odola, Gatwech Ring, Dr. Akway Cham, Lindsey Bolstad, Irma De La Guardia, Song Yang

CSU 253/4/5



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