La Crosse Global Initiatives Week

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La Crosse Global Initiatives Week

 November 4-11, 2016

Kick off Friday! November 4th, 2016

INCREASING AWARENESS:

– Highlight the connections our region has with communities around the world – Educate individuals in our community regarding global issues – Be a catalyst for conversations, ideas and initiatives

INSPIRING ACTION:

– Inspire and motivate people to become involved in global issues locally and abroad – Improve our community through increased cultural competency – Contribute to our region’s economic growth

Nov
3
Thu
2016
Kransikia and Abelskiver: A lesson in Danish baking @ People's Food Co-op Community Room
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kransikia and Abelskiver: A lesson in Danish baking @ People's Food Co-op Community Room | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Kransikia and abelskiver: A lesson in Danish baking! Spend an evening with PFC member services manager Linda Riddle as she shares two recipes and stories from her Danish heritage: we will mix, shape, and bake the rings of almond paste into kransikia and whip up some abelskiver (round pancakes with a jam or applesauce filling) for our snack.

This class will be part demo and part hands-on. There will be kransikia to sample, but the finished product will become part of the Global Initiatives Week Kick-off event on Friday, November 4, at the Myrick Center. RSVP required. Call 608 784-5798 or register at the store customer service desk.

Nov
4
Fri
2016
Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists @ UW-La Crosse
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day
Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists @ UW-La Crosse | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latin Americanists
Ties that Bind: Latin American Studies in a Global World

November 4-5, 2016
UW-La Crosse
Cartwright Center (Friday) from 8:30am-8:15pm, and
Centennial Hall (Saturday) from 8am-1:30pm

Link to conference program: http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/nccla/conference16/pdf/NCCLA_Program_2016_revised_9-12-2016.pdf

This year’s North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference is going to be held at UWL Nov. 4-5, 2016. We’ve got an exciting program lined up, including papers and presentations on migration, ethnicity, and teaching Latin American Studies in the classroom and abroad. Dr. Omar Granados will give the plenary session lecture on his research on the Mariel exodus and Cubans at Ft. McCoy. Dr. Victor Macias-Gonzalez will talk about his work at UWL with the Eagle Mentoring Program and ILAS. Our free keynote lecture, open to the public, will be given by Dr. Brendan Jamal Thornton, who will discuss his research on Pentacostal conversion, constructions of masculinity, and youth gangs in Latin America. De La Buena, an Afro-Caribbean jazz band, will give a free performance at The Root Note in downtown La Crosse. And finally, Saturday afternoon is reserved for a special workshop dedicated to teaching Latin American Studies in the classroom.

For more information about these events or the NCCLA conference, please contact Dr. Christine Hippert, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (chippert@uwlax.edu).

Program updates available at the NCCLA website
http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/nccla/index.cfm

Global Initiatives Week Store Discounts @ Various Locations (See Below)
Nov 4 – Nov 11 all-day
Global Initiatives Week Store Discounts @ Various Locations (See Below)

Mention “Global Initiatives Week” for discounts at the following businesses:

Dim Sum (10%)                                Hmong Golden Eggrolls (15%)

Dublin Square (10%)                        Iguana’s Mexican Street Café (15%)

Gracie’s (10%)                                  International Bake Shoppe (10%)

Grand Bluff Running (15%-Janji)      The Mint (15%)      

Hackberry Bistro (10%)                    New Taste of India (15%)

Lunch Around The World & Latin Jazz Performance @ Mayo Clinic Health System
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lunch Around The World & Latin Jazz Performance @ Mayo Clinic Health System | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Help celebrate Global Initiatives Week and spice up your lunch hour with a visit to the Market Place (Cafeteria) at Mayo Clinic – La Crosse Campus.

Food representing various parts of the world will be served between the hours of 11am-6pm with a special Latin Jazz music performance from 12-12:45pm.

Anyone can participate, cost varies depending on your order. Menu options are listed below:

Italian Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Coconut Curry and Peanut Encrusted Pork Chop
Japanese Beef Teriyaki
Alaskan Salmon Patty
served with cucumber Relish

Irish Parsley Boiled Red Skin Potato

Asian Stir Fry Vegetables
with sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds

Mediterranean Roasted Asparagus

 

Global Celebration Kickoff – Global Initiatives Week @ Myrick Park Center
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Global Celebration Kickoff - Global Initiatives Week @ Myrick Park Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Help us kick off Global Initiatives Week at the Myrick Park Center from 4pm-7pm on November 4th!

There will be plenty to offer and is family-friendly. The night will include: Free food samples, multi-lingual story time, and cultural performances

Sponsored by La Crosse Community Foundation Global Awareness Fund

Ties that Bind: Churches, Youth Gangs, and the Management of Everyday Life in Urban Latin America @ Valhalla, Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Ties that Bind: Churches, Youth Gangs, and the Management of Everyday Life in Urban Latin America @ Valhalla, Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Dr. Brendan Jamal Thornton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Ties that Bind: Churches, Youth Gangs, and the Management
of Everyday Life in Urban Latin America

Pentecostal churches and transnational youth gangs have more in common than simply their increasing popularity in urban neighborhoods across Latin America and the Caribbean. In a remarkably short period of time these emergent institutions have become regular fixtures in the social and cultural life of urban communities throughout the region. This lecture considers these institutions as similar and related with two goals in mind: first, to reflect on the simultaneous popularity of two seemingly irreconcilably different institutions; and second, to probe what this shared popularity might say about contemporary social life in urban barrios today.

Event is sponsored by UWL’s College of Liberal Studies Dean’s Office, Department of Archaeology/Anthropology, and the Institute for Latin American Studies, as well as the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For more information about these events or the NCCLA conference, please contact Dr. Christine Hippert, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (chippert@uwlax.edu).

Program updates available at the NCCLA website
http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/nccla/index.cfm

De La Buena: An Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble Performance @ The Root Note
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm
De La Buena: An Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble Performance @ The Root Note | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Please join us for De La Buena, an Afro-Caribbean Jazz ensemble performance and dancing at The Root Note.

Event is sponsored by UWL’s College of Liberal Studies Dean’s Office, Department of Archaeology/Anthropology, and the Institute for Latin American Studies, as well as the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For more information about these events or the NCCLA conference, please contact Dr. Christine Hippert, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology (chippert@uwlax.edu).

Program updates available at the NCCLA website
http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/nccla/index.cfm

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Global Friendships Celebration @ La Crosse Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Global Friendships Celebration @ La Crosse Public Library | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Discover the world! Experience world cultures through dance, crafts, games, language and traditional attire with international students from the UW-L. Kids can pick up a “passport” and have it stamped at each station! This special family morning is free.

Nov
6
Sun
2016
Fair Trade Fair @ People's Food Co-op
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fair Trade Fair @ People's Food Co-op | New York | New York | United States

Fair Trade Fair is being held Sunday, November 6th at the La Crosse Food Co-op. This event will feature People’s Food Co-op fair trade items, vendors, samples, and information about the importance of fair trade.

Nov
7
Mon
2016
Ultra-American: A Patriot Act starring Azhar Usman, American Muslim Comedian @ Valhalla, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm
Ultra-American: A Patriot Act starring Azhar Usman, American Muslim Comedian @ Valhalla, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

On behalf of the Anti-Islamophobia working group, please join us for a thought-provoking comedy performance by American Muslim comedian Azhar Usman.

Monday, November 7, 2016 5:30pm Valhalla, Cartwright Center Discussion to follow Free and open to the public.

“ULTRA-AMERICAN: A Patriot Act” is the newest creative project from American Muslim comedian Azhar Usman. The Chicago-based comic’s brutally honest, unflinching one-man show explores the tensions and paradoxes of American Muslims living in an ever-polarizing modern world. The show blends comedy with serious intellectual firepower, and will challenge the audience to re-think their assumptions about religion, race, and culture in America.

Artist’s Bio: CNN called Usman “America’s Funniest Muslim,” and Georgetown University identified him as “one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World.” Standup icon Dave Chappelle, for whom Usman has opened over 50 times, said “Azhar Usman is untouchable.” As the co-founder of the international comedy showcase “Allah Made Me Funny,” he has toured over 20 countries on five continents. His comedy has been profiled/reviewed by over 100 major world media outlets including The New York Times, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, NPR, TIME Magazine, Al-Jazeera, USA Today, and Fox News. Most recently, he served as creative consultant on Hannibal Buress’ new Netflix comedy special, “Comedy Camisado,” and also appeared in Robert Smigel and Conan O’Brien’s “Triumph’s Election Special 2016” for Hulu.

Sponsored by: UWL Anti-Islamophobia Working Group, La Crosse Community Foundation grants from the Global Awareness Fund and the June Kjome Justice and Peace Fund, UWL Provost Office’s Visiting Artist of Color Grant Program, Campus Activities Board, College of Liberal Studies, & College of Business Administration

Community Partners: La Crosse Interfaith Justice and Peace Network, La Crosse Area Synod (ELCA), & La Crosse Muslim Community

UWL Offices/Organizations/Departments: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ethnic and Racial Studies; History; Affirmative Action Office; International Education & Engagement; Institute for Social Justice; Campus Climate; Asian, Latina, African, Native American Women (ALANA); Hmong Organization Promoting Education (HOPE); Communication Studies; Economics; Exercise & Sport Science; Health Education & Health Promotion; Psychology; Sociology; Student Affairs & Administration; Theater; Archaeology; Art; English; & Philosophy

Please visit https://www.uwlax.edu/international-education/ for more information.

 

Connected By Coffee Documentary Screening @ Viterbo University Nursing Center RM 196
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm
Connected By Coffee Documentary Screening @ Viterbo University Nursing Center RM 196 | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Connected by Coffee follows two North American coffee roasters on a 1,000-mile journey across Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua to listen to the stories of the people who grow their coffee. On the way they meet with soldiers who have become growers, powerful women who are controlling thier own destinies and countless farmers joining together to form cooperatives. Viewers will witness how coffee is changing from a tool of oppression into a tool for empowerment, and how it is transforming small-scale growing communities across the world.

Conversations with Economists: Impacts of International Trade and Globalization @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Graff Main Hall Auditorium
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm
Conversations with Economists: Impacts of International Trade and Globalization @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Graff Main Hall Auditorium | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Conversations with Economists: Impacts of International Trade and Globalization at UW-La Crosse invites you to come join a discussion with economists on the impact of trade and globalization.

Nov
8
Tue
2016
Cultural Coffee Hour @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - 1300 Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cultural Coffee Hour @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse - 1300 Cameron Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Please join us for great conversation around the theme of business from around the world over free coffee and cookies. International students and study abroad alumni will have the opportunity to share their experiences.

This Cultural Coffee Hour program is sponsored by International Education & Engagement and the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Nov
9
Wed
2016
Connected by Coffee Documentary Screening @ Gundersen Health System, Main Clinic- Basement Conference Room 1
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Connected by Coffee Documentary Screening @ Gundersen Health System, Main Clinic- Basement Conference Room 1 | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Connected by Coffee tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how our daily brew is deeply connected to a troubles past and hopeful future.

Following a 1000-mile journey from Mexico to Nicaragua, the film will show how equitable trading relationships are empowering communities and bringing social justice.

This event is sponsored by Gundersen Global Partners and Viterbo University and will be held at Gundersen Health System La Crosse Clinic. Please park in the Green parking ramp, lower level. There will be signs to help guide you.

Sister Helen Prejean at La Crosse Public Library @ La Crosse Public Library
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sister Helen Prejean at La Crosse Public Library @ La Crosse Public Library | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

The La Crosse Public Library in Partnership with The La Crosse Big Read present a speaking engagement with Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Prejean is a renowned speaker and a leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Her first efforts to end capital punishment started in 1981 when she agreed to be the spiritual advisory to a death row inmate. She published Dead Man Walking in 1993, which is a non-fictional recount of her time spent as the spiritual adviser to two death row inmates. It has since been turned into a feature film, an opera, and a play. Sister Prejean will be speaking about her past and her mission towards ending the death penalty, discussion to follow.

Visit the La Crosse Public Library for more information: http://lacrosselibrary.org/.

Nov
10
Thu
2016
Building Bridges: Workplace and Community @ Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Building Bridges: Workplace and Community @ Black River Beach Neighborhood Center | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council Annual Half-Day Conference Presents: Building Bridges: Workplace and Community

How can we make the La Crosse Area a great place to work and live for people of all backgrounds and identities? Join us at our annual conference as we hear about promising practices on diversity, inclusion and equity from local employers.

The Human Rights commission will share its purpose and its recent activities aimed at listening and learning from diverse populations in the community, and conference participants will have opportunities for sharing ideas and building connections.

To register please visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed71p2cd4fdcca26&llr=mhryolwab.

How to Travel the World with Andy Stoll @ Viterbo Nursing Center, Room 196
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How to Travel the World with Andy Stoll @ Viterbo Nursing Center, Room 196 | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

How to Travel the World with Andy Stoll is a “60-minute, high-energy, inspirational presentation that motivates listeners to explore the world with their eyes wide open. The talk culminates in his 4-year, 40-country solo trip around the world, while drawing lessons learned from some of Andy’s early life experiences that led him to undertake this seemingly impossible journey.

Andy’s presentation is much more than just a travel slideshow, its an insightful, inspiring, entertaining and often hilarious look at what it takes to find our place in the world and make our biggest dreams come true–whether that is to travel around the world, or something a little closer to home.” -http://www.andystoll.net/collegetour/

International Family Dance Night-A Night in Nicaragua @ Northwoods International Elementary School
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
International Family Dance Night-A Night in Nicaragua @ Northwoods International Elementary School  | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Bring the whole family, and join us for a night of cultural immersion through dance, food, and fun. Families will have the opportunity to learn international dances–this year we are focusing on Nicaragua. A full meal will be available for purchase, and Gundersen Global Partners will be providing FREE healthy brownies! Food will be available for sale throughout the evening.

There will 2 separate sessions:

5:30-6:15–Session 1:
Welcome and Introduction
Nicaraguan Games
Dance Lesson
Brownies

6:15-7:00–Session 2:
Welcome and Introduction
Nicaraguan Games
Dance Lesson
Brownies

College of Business International Faculty Panel @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Hall of Nations (1300 Centennial Hall)
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
College of Business International Faculty Panel @ University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Hall of Nations (1300 Centennial Hall) | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States

Come join discussions with a panel of international faculty from the College of Business Administrations on culture and life in their home countries and also about their experiences in the U.S.

Nov
11
Fri
2016
Dr. Stephen Merry at Mayo Clinic Health System @ Mayo Clinic Sally Olson Conference room
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Stephen Merry at Mayo Clinic Health System @ Mayo Clinic Sally Olson Conference room

Dr. Stephen Merry will be visiting the La Crosse Mayo Clinic Health System on Friday, November 11th. He will be giving a presentation on the Top 10 Reasons and Lessons From Global Health Involvement. Please join us for this special presentation. No cost, for more information please contact Barb Frahm at 608-392-9590.

Night (out) at the Museum
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Night (out) at the Museum

Supervised Museum play for ages 3-9 without adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. $11/member child; $16/non-member child.

Liz Arnold, MPH

Administrative Director, Global Partners

Direct: 608-775-3833 | Cell: 608-385-1409

ejarnold@gundersenhealth.org

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