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October 2019

Powell Center Seminar Series: Predicting Nature to improve environmental management: How close are we and how do we get there?

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Melissa Kenney—University of Minnesota

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November 2019

Dis – em – POWER – ed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Smith Hall, Room 100, 207 Pleasant Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us for a film screening and conversation with filmmaker Sandy Smith-Nonini and Dr. Cecilio Ortiz García, from the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability at the University of Puerto Rico about the root causes behind the longest blackout in U.S. history. 

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Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement Roundtable – Unci Maka: Our Relationship with Grandmother Earth: Selling the Earth and Everything on Her! A Lakhota Perspective on Climate Change, Colonization, Consumption, Healing and Healthy Environments!

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Join us with Cante Suta-Francis Bettelyoun as he will define what it means to be Lakhota, how that impacts our existence on Unci Maka, and the responsibility to Unci Maka that is embedded in our land-based cultures. This session will be held at the Native American Medicine Gardens.

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Screening and Q&A: The Sound of Silence

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Best Buy Theater, Northrop, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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$5 – $15

Come experience a thought-provoking film and auditory adventure for one night only..

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IAS Thursdays Spotlight Series | Legal Perspectives on Environmental Justice

November 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Best Buy Theater, Northrop, 84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

How can the legal concepts of copyright and common property be brought to bear on environmental justice issues?

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IonE Second Monday: On the Front Lines: Environmental Justice in the Classroom

November 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

How we're defining — and teaching — the issues at the U and beyond

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[DEI Brown Bag Series] Tribes, Sustainable Forestry and Land Use

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
R350 – Learning & Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
Free

How can the University of Minnesota support tribal sovereignty and foster collaborative and respectful research relationships with American Indian nations and community members?

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[Seminar] Hunger as a Weapon of War: Hitler’s Hunger Plan, Native American Resettlement and Yemen

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences, 1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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This presentation will consider the Nazi Hunger Plan as an instrument of annihilation and tool of war, its retrospective reliance on the American example of resettlement of indigenous peoples, and how these policies prefigured the use of starvation against the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, aided and abetted by US and British foreign policy. It is part of a growing literature on state-induced famines. This seminar will include a presentation followed by a Q & A session. When: Wednesday,…

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December 2019

Reception: Sketching the Invisible: Student Views from a Power Systems Journey

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Institute on the Environment, 1954 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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An energy revolution is underway, and needs to accelerate to support climate and economic goals. But the general citizenry does not understand our current energy systems, particularly the seemingly invisible phenomena of electricity, and its generation, distribution, and use. Addressing this challenge is the purpose of a grand challenge course called "Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible, Visible and Actionable." Co-instructors, Jonee Kulman Brigham and Paul Imbertson have curated an exhibit focused on sketches made by their students in the…

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5th Annual Sustunes

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learning and Environmental Sciences Building, 1954 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Free

Dancing, music, art, and more...

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