UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series to focus on culture, cuisine of Slovakia

UW-Green Bay Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston will share her insights into the country of Slovakia and its Roma communities during a UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture Series event Tuesday, March 31.

Meredith Livingston, Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, has performed, traveled in and brought students to the small Eastern European country, having served as a guest professor at the Academy of Music and Dance in its capital, Bratislava. Last summer, she and Nursing Associate Prof. Janet Reilly took a group of students to Slovakia to work with and offer aid to its marginalized Roma people. Meredith Livingston’s talk will explore how Slovakia is a place of truly rich musical traditions, and she will present art and sing songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will talk about the exciting possibilities ahead for this transformed country and why it is a place attendees should visit.

The menu for the March 31 event includes Privarok (heavy soup), Šošpvicový (lentil soup); Vepřo-Knedlo-Zelo (pork with dumplings and cabbage), Kurací Paprikáš with Halušky (chicken paprikash with potato gnocci); roasted root vegetables, beverages and a dessert of poppy seed cake with whipped cream topping.

The Dinner Lecture Series event, presented by UW-Green Bay Outreach, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 with a reception gathering, featuring live music by the Sounds of Silver Community Flute Choir, and cash bar in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The dinner and presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m.

Registration and additional information is available at www.uwgb.edu/outreach/dinner/.

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