Issues & Ideas
The Issues & Ideas committee is responsible for programming contemporary issues and topics in a variety of formats such as lectures, debates, forums, open seminars, interpretive readings, and multicultural art, utilizing campus, local, regional, and national talent.
For more information concerning issues and ideas, contact the Issues & Ideas Coordinator or the Campus Attractions staff at 231-7221.
September 17, 2014
Beckwith Recital Hall, Reineke Fine Arts Center
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
This one-act play tells the story of impoverished immigrants who come to Minnesota to seek a better life and to help their family in Mexico. Three actors playing multiple roles present scenes depicting life in Mexico, a dangerous border crossing, unionizing efforts, detention by the INS, and demonstrations in support of the hotel workers. This satirical piece demonstrates the plight of workers whose labor is needed in Minnesota, but who risk harsh treatment and inequities when trying to fill this need. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Programs and Campus Attractions Issues and Ideas Committee.
October 21, 2104
“Family Guy” & “South Park” are examined anew and mined for gold as Matt identifies the ways in which these programs break down stereotypical attitudes and behavior regarding people’s differences. Matt’s interpretation of these popular cultural icons educates, but most importantly encourages a fresh look at life around us.
Ethlie Ann Vare
November 18, 2014
Memorial Union Great Room
Women inventors have fallen through the cracks of history. Ethlie Ann Vare has made it her mission to drag them out, dust them off, and shine a spotlight on them. Her inspiring, entertaining and often humorous presentation puts to rest the preconception that “women don’t invent things.”
OPEN- Issues & Ideas Coordinator
Issues & Ideas Committee Meetings
CA Office (MU 124A)