Fall 2009

Fall 2009 IDEA Events

Ongoing

September-October 17, 2009
"Ex-Votos and Retablos: Miracles on the Border" Exhibit
El Museo Latino
Admission: $5
(1 unit for viewing of exhibit and blogging or emailing idea@creighton.edu your reflections on the experience)

September

September 9, 2009
Admitting Undocumented Students Online Seminar
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Noon-1:30pm
Harper Center, Hixson Lied Auditorium
(1 unit)

September 11, 2009
Battling the Khmer Rouge:  Cambodian American Rap and Genocide Remembrance
Sponsored by World Literature and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
12:30-1:30pm Office of Multicultural Affairs or
3:30-4:30pm Harper Center, Room 3048
(1 unit)

September 15, 2009
Kip Fulbeck’s “Hapa Project”
Sponsored by CSU Program Board
7-9pm
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
(1 unit)

September 15, 2009
 “Bringing Down a Dictator” film and faculty panel discussion
Sponsored by the Kenefick Humanities Chair
7-9pm
Harper Center, Room 3023
(1 unit)

September 17, 2009
John Guliano regarding El Salvador
Sponsored by El Legado de Compasion and CSU
7:30-9:30pm
Rigge Science, Room 120
(1 unit)

September 22, 2009
 “Confronting the Truth” film and faculty panel discussion
Sponsored by the Kenefick Humanities Chair
7-9pm
Harper Center, Room 3023
(1 unit)

September 29, 2009
 “Orange Revoluation” film and faculty panel discussion
Sponsored by the Kenefick Humanities Chair
7-9pm
Harper Center, Room 3023
(1 unit)

October

October 2, 2009
Dr. Kevin Tamashiro’s “The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools"
Sponsored by World Literature and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
3:30-5pm
Harper Center, Room 3047
(1 unit)

October 4, 2009
Dr. Martin Marty's "Beyond Fundamentalisms: Theirs and Ours" Lecture and Q&A
$10 suggested donation
7:00pm
Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street
RSVP: http://martinmartyomaha.eventbrite.com/martinmartyomaha.eventbrite.com 
(1 unit)

October 7, 2009
SIV Week presents Mark Dawson "Train the Trainers"
4:00-5:00pm
Harper Center, Room 3048
(1 unit)

October 7, 2009
SIV Week presents Mark Dawson "Hooking Up and Getting Some"
7:00pm
Harper Center, Auditorium
(1 unit)

October 8, 2009
SIV Week presents the movie "The Color Purple" 
7:00pm
Harper Center, Auditorium
(1 unit)

October 20, 2009                                                                                                                                                              South Omaha Introductory Community Orientation - Meatpacking plants tours and lunch discussion.  Please bring money to eat at Maria Bonita.
9am-1pm
Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) Office
Limited to 12 staff members.  Please RSVP by October 19 to idea@creighton.edu
(2 units)

October 21, 2009
"Win as Much as You Can" Game and Discussion
noon-1pm
HArper Ballroom B
Please RSVP by October 20th to idea@creighton.edu 
(1.5 units)

October 22, 2009
North Omaha Immersion - Street of Dreams Movie showing and walking tour of north Omaha
noon-4pm
Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) Office
Limited to 12 staff members.  Please RSVP by October 21 to idea@creighton.edu
(2 units)

October 25-26, 2009
Klutznik Symposium
October 25 events will be held at the Omaha Jewish Community Center - 333 S. 132nd Street
October 26 events will be held at the Harper Center
(1 unit for each session block attended, which is two sessions.  Max 3 units)

October 27, 2009

Black Jew DialogueSponsored by CSU Program Board, RSP and the Office of Multicultural Affairs7-9pmRyan Center, DJ Sokal Arena(1 unit, for attending the event and volunteering/ushering – please contact idea@creighton.edu to RSVP by October 23rd)

What's so funny about two American minorities that have slavery, the KKK, and chicken livers in common? That's what you'll find out in this extraordinary two-actor play on the history and absurdity of prejudice and racism within the context of the American Black-Jew experience. The Black Jew Dialogues combines fast-paced sketches, improvisations, and multi-media to create a show that has gained praise across the U.S. and the U.K. Sponsored by the CSU Program Board, Ratio Studiorum Program, and the Office of Multicultural AffairsContact Info: IDEA@creighton.edu to volunteer

November

Monday, November 2

“For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska" film and discussion
Noon-2pm
Office of Multicultural Affairs (Harper 3006)
(1 unit)

This program tells the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights. Elizabeth Peratrovich—a young, unassuming Tlingit Indian mother of three testified before the Alaska State Senate in 1945 and swayed the floor vote with her compelling testimony in favor of the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Bill, the first civil rights bill passed in the United States since the Civil War. Program Website: www.alaskacivilrights.org

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Studies, and Native American Public Telecommunications - Producer: Jeffry Silverman, Blueberry Production (Film 60 min.)

Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu, (402) 280-2469

Wednesday, November 4
                                                                                                                               “Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete” film and discussion
Noon-2pm
Office of Multicultural Affairs (Harper 3006)
(1 unit)

A biography of the athlete who became a sports icon in the first half of the 20th century, Jim Thorpe represents one of the greatest machines known to man. Beginning with Thorpe's boyhood at the Sac and Fox Nation, to his rise to athletic stardom at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, the story follows Thorpe as he won two gold medals at the 1912 Summer Olympics to his fall from grace in the eyes of the amateur athletic establishment, and his rebound in professional baseball and football. Thorpe retired from pro sports at age 41 just before the stock market crash of 1929. Later becoming a representative for Indian extras in Hollywood, Thorpe also fought for equal pay for Native Americans in the movies and crisscrossed the nation advocating for Indian self-determination in the 1940s. Trailer and program website: www.jimthorpefilm.com.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Studies, and Native American Public Telecommunications

Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu, (402) 280-2469

Thursday, November 5

Intercultural Expo 
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
11am-4pm 
Skutt Student Center, Ballroom
(.5 unit)

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Join Creighton University cultural organizations as they share and present to you ethnic cuisines, entertainment and much more! Stop by for a great lunch! Jay Bucks will be accepted

Contact Info: Office of Multicultural Affairs, (402) 280-2459

Monday, November 9

"Power Paths” film and discussion 
5:00-6:30 p.m. 
(Harper Center Auditorium)
(1 unit)

Producers: Bo Boudart, Norman Brown (Navajo) and Chris Philipp (Film 60 min.)An exploration of energy through the eyes of Native Americans as they reveal their quest to tap wind, solar, biomass and other power sources for their communities and cities across the country. From the Lakota Lands across the Great Plains to the Navajo and Hopi desert lands of the Southwest, "Power Paths" shows how tribes face fierce opposition in changing the energy habits of traditional fossil fuel dependent utilities and electric cooperatives. Program website: powerpaths.org.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Studies, and Native American Public Telecommunications

Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu,(402) 280-2469

Wednesday, November 11

12:00-12:50 p.m. 
Bio-information Center G10.  
(1 unit)

Student Empowerment Network presents guest speaker, Brady Beran, a physical and occupational therapy expert who spent over 3 years in therapy following an almost life-threatening injury playing high school sports. 

Wednesday, November 11

“River of Renewal” film and discussion
7-9pm 
(Harper Center Auditorium)
(1 unit)

Producer: Jack Kohler (Yurok/Karuk/Hupa) (Film 60 min.)Jack Kohler journeys through California's Klamath River basin, which is in crisis over wild salmon and scarce water. River flow management that benefits utility companies, farmers and ranchers along the Klamath River have brought this vital eco-system to near collapse, endangering several species of wild salmon. Kohler travels through the country of his ancestors where he witnesses the contentious quest for balance between economics, environment, and sustaining the spiritual center of the Basin's Native inhabitants.www.trxtrproductions.org/index.html

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Studies, and Native American Public Telecommunications

Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu, (402) 280-2469

Thursday, November 12

"Behind the Swoosh" 
7-9 p.m. 
Harper Center Auritorium  
(1 unit)
 
Note: Event to be started with fair trade soccer ball and Frisbee raffle! Must be in attendance to win prizes!                                                                               
Jim Keady, theologian, activist, educator, and elected official, is a founding director of Educating for Justice, Inc. Jim has spoken across the United States and at international venues to thousands of interested audience members. He has been sought out by members of the U.S. Congress, as well as various university administrators, religious and union leaders and student groups to offer his personal and professional experience and critiques on the issues of sweatshops, globalization and social justice.

Jim holds a masters degree with distinction in theology from St. John’s University (NYC) where he concentrated his studies in social ethics and pastoral theology. Along with studying theology, Jim also coached with St. John’s Men’s Soccer team, at the time, the NCAA Division I National Champions. He was eventually forced to resign from his job because he refused to wear and promote Nike’s products as part of the school’s $3.5 million dollar endorsement deal with the sportswear giant.

He then spent time in Indonesia with a friend, learning first-hand what sweatshops were all about. He faced days with decisions between food and Advil for a skyrocketing fever.

Come learn about Jim's experience and his continued activism as a speaker and union organizer.

Sponsored by:
Amnesty International--Creighton Chapter
Campus Ministry
Kripke Center
Jays 4 Christ
Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN)
Peace and Justice Cooperative
Creighton Students Union

Please contact Ken Homan with any questions!!

Wednesday, November 18

To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey” film and discussion
12:00 pm – 1:30pm   
Office of Multicultural Affairs (Harper 3006)
(1 unit)

Producers: Reaghan Tarbell (Mohawk) and Paul Rickard (Omuskego Cree) (Film 60 min.)In parallel stories, Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell lives follows the steps of her late grandmother and interviews Mohawk women who helped build Little Caughnawaga, the legendary Mohawk ironworking community that lived in Brooklyn in the mid 1900s.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Studies, and Native American Public Telecommunications

Contact Info: Ricardo Ariza, ariza@creighton.edu, (402) 280-2469

November 18,  2009 

"Introduction to The Native American Center" by Taylor Keen
4-5:15pm
Harper 3048
(1 unit)

Mr. Taylor Keen, Interim Director of the Native American Center at Creighton, will share his own personal story and reflections of how other Universities are building Native American Centers to help retain students—and ultimately empower Native students to succeed at college.  Mr. Keen will also share his current plans and efforts underway at Creighton.  This will be a fun session with heavy dialogue and discussion.

December

Friday, December 4

Women and Gender Studies Showcase
12:30-4:00pm
Skutt Student Center, Room 104
(.5 unit)                                                                                                            

Contact Info: Sue Calef, Ph.D., scalef@creighton.edu, (402) 280-5807 

Monday, December 14

Creighton Greeks and Jesuit Values 
noon-1pm 
Harper Center 2066 
(1 unit)

This program is designed to help attendees further understand the Jesuit Mission of Creighton University.  Further, by using the Creighton Fraternity and Sorority Community as a case study, it should help Student Services employees consider how they can better integrate that mission into their work each day.

Wednesday, December 16

"Win as Much as You Can" Game and Discussion
noon-1pm
Skutt Student Center 105
Please RSVP by December 11th to idea@creighton.edu
(1.5 units)

Programming Notes:

  • Please check with the program sponsor(s) prior to attending the event in case times and locations change.
  • If there is no sign in sheet at the event, please email idea@creighton.edu to register your units.
  • Additional events may be accredited, so please check the website for new events throughout the semester.
  • Interested in learning more about the programs listed above and what will be covered?  Please visit the University's Diversity Calendar for additional infromation on the above events and additional campus events.

 

 

Last updated November 30, 2009