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Inclusive Excellence site lists certificate details, Feb. 6 workshop, Mallett talk

Check out the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program webpage to register for interesting and informative workshops and lectures scheduled in February and March. Your RSVP will ensure that you have a seat at these popular lectures and workshops. The first workshop on Feb. 6 focuses on understanding how inclusive excellence is creating change at UWGB — with an engaging workshop experiences from the national “Stop the Hate” conference. The second workshop on March 5 addresses the difference between tolerance and inclusive acceptance. As part of the lecture series, on Feb. 17, Justin Mallett, director of the American Intercultural Center, will talk about “10 Factors Minority Students Face Attending Predominately White Institutions: Preparation for the Present and Future. There is no cost to attend, and if you register online and attend you can earn credit towards the Certificate Program.

Previous programs are archived online
If you wish to view previous programs in the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Series, you will find two videos of previous presentations archived online. Contact Stacie Christian, coordinator of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center with questions or suggestions for future programs at christis@uwgb.edu, or check the website at www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/.

Faulty note: Shelton

Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton of  Democracy and Justice Studies spent the past week as a Visiting Scholar for UW-Madison’s Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice. As part of the program, Shelton gave two public lectures which connected his research to contemporary politics. The talks were titled “’Compulsory Unionism’ in the Public Sector: Free Market Activism and the Eclipse of Labor-Liberalism” and “Teacher Strikes, the Public Interest and the Neoliberal Turn of the 1970s.” See video footage of the lectures.

Aldrete back from lectures at Iowa, Minnesota, Miami, DePauw and Oberlin

Historian and classicist Gregory S. Aldrete, professor of Humanistic Studies, is maintaining a busy schedule as one of two Joukowsky National Lecturers for 2014-15. The lectureship is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, the leading professional association of archaeologists. Last week, Aldrete delivered public lectures at the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, Miami University of Ohio, DePauw University and Oberlin College. Later this month the series continues with lectures in Oregon and California.

Paine actor, history prof to headline fall Historical Perspectives lecture events

UW-Green Bay’s long-running Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will feature live performance and academic discussion during its recently announced fall events, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 23. During the first event, dramatist and actor Ian Ruskin will perform his original play, To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine, at 2:15 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre. On Oct. 23, UW-Madison History Prof. William J. Reese will speak about his recent book, “Testing Wars in Public Schools: A Forgotten History,” also at 2:15 p.m. in the Christie. First organized in 1985, the lecture series brings in a wide variety of historians and social scientists who speak on relevant issues.

Beer here! Prof. Boswell to moderate Neville lecture series

Historian Caroline Boswell, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, will be the moderator of what should be an intellectually intoxicating lecture series at The Neville Public Museum in downtown Green Bay. The series relates to the Neville’s current social-history exhibit, “From Agriculture to Tavern Culture,” over the next several weeks.

The first talk is on “German Roots of Wisconsin Brewing: From the Iron Age to the Information Age,” by UW-Milwaukee anthropologist Bettina Arnold. That program takes place Tuesday (Aug. 19) with beer tastings offered at 6:30 p.m. and the talk to follow at 7 p.m. (For some reason, Neville organizers think this series will be popular, so they advise those interested in attending to arrive early.) More information on Tuesday’s talk.

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Boswell to discuss beer and democracy — Along with moderating the Neville series, Caroline Boswell will serve as presenter at the Sept. 9 session, “Alehouses, Inns, and Taverns and the Origins of a Democratic Society.” She’ll talk about the historic role of drinking houses as places of social and political subversion in early modern Europe and Revolutionary North America. Regarding the larger series, the Green Bay Press-Gazette carried an article earlier this week, read more.

More details — and a date change — for spring Historical Perspectives lectures

The man behind the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies, informs us of one date change (April 9 to April 16) and correct times for this spring’s lectures by distinguished visiting authors Sam Pizzigati and Julia Irwin. We have corrected our earlier post to reflect the updated info.

Lineup for spring 2014 Historical Perspectives Lecture Series

Prof. Harvey Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies shares this reminder for fans of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series regarding the scheduled third and fourth programs of the academic year. Here’s the lineup:

Wednesday, April 16 (note new date) — Veteran labor journalist Sam Pizzigati, an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., will discuss his book The Rich Don’t Always Win and the view that the middle class “triumphed over plutocracy” for much of the eight decades between 1890 and 1970. The lecture begins at 3:45 p.m. in the Christie Theatre on the lower level of the University Union.

Thursday, April 24 — Julia Irwin, a faculty member with the University of South Florida, will address the topic of her new book, Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening, in which she talks about the degree to which charities and relief efforts effect American diplomacy. 
Her presentation begins at 2 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.

UW-Green Bay hosts innovative Argentine ‘cartonera’ publishers

Two principals of the Buenos Aires-based publishing house Eloísa Cartonera — which pioneered a new economic model with the unique art form known as cartonera books — are visiting UW-Green Bay this week for workshops, presentations and readings.

Founders María Gómez and Washington Cucurto will begin their five-day stay with a presentation at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, on the topic “Eloísa Cartonera: Ten Years of Artisanal Publishing in Latin America.” The event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Richard Mauthe Center, located near the central campus at 2418 Leon Bond Drive.

The Eloísa Cartonera cooperative originated in the early 2000s with the Argentine economy in crisis and people taking to the streets to scratch out a living. Among them were the so-called cartoneros, who scrounged containers and cardboard to recycle and re-sell. A group of artists, designers and writers — also hard hit by the economy but willing to lend support — developed a plan for a cooperative that would pay reasonable wages to the cartoneros and transform the waste cardboard into handmade art books to be sold at inexpensive prices.

Within a few years, Eloísa Cartonera had refined its concept of making literature more accessible, and both upcoming and established Latin American writers agreed to donate novels, stage plays and poems. The texts are manually bound inside creatively designed, individually painted cardboard covers.

In 2012, the cooperative was honored with a Prince Claus Award presented by a charitable foundation of the Dutch Royal Family to recognize outstanding achievement in cultural development. “Eloísa Cartonera came up with a collective response to a context of crisis, by combining art and creativity to promote expression and generate social and economic welfare,” the citation read. The cartonera model has now spread to dozens of cardboard publishers in Latin America and Africa.

Gómez and Cucurto will be featured in the following public programs:

•  5-7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 8) — Presentation and poetry reading on the topic “Eloísa Cartonera: Ten Years of Artisanal Publishing in Latin America,” at the Mauthe Center

•  7:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) — “Resistance and Memory in Latin American Art,” at the public WC Gallery located in the residence of UW-Green Bay Curator of Art Stephen Perkins, 908 Talbot Ave., De Pere

•  5-7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 11) — A workshop, “How to Make Cartonero Books,” in the 1965 Room of the University Union

The visitors will also speak to the UW-Green Bay classes Latin America Today, and World Literature, on Tuesday.

The visit by Gómez and Cucurto ties in with a series of ongoing events and activities addressing the University’s 2013-14 Common Theme, “Global Citizenship in an Evolving Word.” Support was provided by the Office of International Education and the Humanistic Studies academic unit. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, assistant professor of Humanistic Studies, organized the visit.

For a video that describes Eloísa Cartonera, its history and work, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2lVI-ai68A

Jim Crow, March on Washington will be fall lecture topics

We’ll have full details later, but just wanted to share these dates for future reference, as the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series has scheduled two lectures for fall. They are:

Monday, Oct. 21, 2:15 p.m. — Jonathan Holloway, professor of history and African American Studies and master of Calhoun College, Yale University, will speak on his new book, Jim Crow Wisdom.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2:15 p.m. — Will Jones, associate professor of history at UW-Madison, will discuss his new book on civil rights and The March on Washington.

Both lectures take place in the Union’s Christie Theatre.