NOVEMBER 4th- DIVERSITY FEAST & FILM
NOVEMBER 10th- INTERSECCIONES: GIFT OF PACHAMAMA
12-1:30PM | Stamp Student Union 1121 (MICA/LCSL Conference Room)
Join us to watch Gift of Pachamama with a critical lens at how indigenous people of Bolivia are portrayed in this recent film.
November 11th Anti-Cultural Appropriation Brown Bag
12-1:30PM | Stamp Student Involvement Suite Room 0207D
Come join the American Indian Student Union as they discuss the It Means More Campaign.
Cultural appropriation is much bigger than Halloween. Year-round, we often see celebrities profiting off of components of marginalized cultures, getting praised for expressing what actual members of these cultures are ridiculed and even punished for. We see braids and dreadlocks, moccasins, and henna tattoos, for example, turned into fashion statements and trends. There is a fine line between cultural appreciation and appropriation, and with this campaign, We hope to start a campus-wide dialogue about how to discern between the two.
The “It Means More” campaign aims to put an end to cultural appropriation on UMD’s campus. Cultural appropriation is a widespread issue; it extends beyond Native American appropriation. This is why we have created a series of posters, representing other cultures that are often appropriated. We want to let viewers know that our culture means more than just a costume or a fashion statement. Often, appropriated items have deep spiritual and cultural meanings, and they are a part of our values and our lives. We hope that as a result of our campaign, there will be no more culturally themed parties, and no more offensive and racist Halloween costumes. We also hope that our posters inspire viewers to speak up when they see cultural appropriation, educating others on why it is unacceptable. Finally, we hope to see other cultural and religious organizations on campus come together to fight against the common cause in the future.
~American Indian Student Union (AISUSponsors: Indian Student Union, MICA, ODI
November 12th Queer Open Mic
11:30-1PM | Stamp North Atrium (By the Art & Learning Center & Terpzone)
Sponsors: MICA, Pride Alliance
November 16th Healthy Relationship Tea Talk
6:30-8:30PM | Stamp Atrium
November 19th Food for Thought
6:45PM | Nyumburu Multipurpose Room
Themed dinner with a focus on mental health awareness
Sponsor: Alpha Theta Sigma Multicultural Fraternity, Inc
November 20th Native Roots Monologues Feat. Supaman & TOTUS Spoken Word Experience
6:30-9:30PM | Hoff Theater, Stamp Student Union
Come join us for an amazing evening of spoken word, dance and music feat. Native American Rapper Supaman and TOTUS Spoken Word Experience students. Free and open to the public. T-shirts, buttons, stickers, TOTUS notebooks and food giveaways while supplies last (Student ID required).
Sponsors: MICA, American Indian Student Union, TOTUS, Hoff Grant