Ananya Chatterjea and Ananya Dance Theatre artists dressed in green sleeveless tops and green capris. All are standing, and Ananya is in the middle, holding her award certificate.

ICYMI: Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly

Ananya Chatterjea, Professor of Dance, the 2017 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar honoree, gave a lecture and performance, Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly, at the Barker Center for Dance on November 1. Ananya Chatterjea is a choreographer, dancer, and thinker whose work brings together contemporary Indian dance, social justice choreography, and a philosophy of #occupydance. She is Artistic…

Stereotype

*This post is written by blog contributor Zuhrat Inam* I have lived in the States for more than two years now, and while I have experienced stereotyping before, NEVER have I experienced it to this extent as I did tonight. I was attending the Indian Student Association’s fall show- Masakali at Northrop. Before the show,…

Indigenous Peoples Day is Monday, Oct. 9

Minneapolis renamed Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day in 2014: Indigenous Peoples Day supporter and Lakota activist Bill Means told Minnesota Public Radio that the story that Columbus discovered America was “one of the first lies we’re told in public education.” … “We discovered Columbus, lost on our shores, sick, destitute, and wrapped in rags. We…

ICYMI: AHA! Gallery Fall Opening with Saeide Mirzaei

In case you missed it, the Appleby Hall Art (AHA!) Gallery debuted “Other”, a collection of oil paintings by Saeide Mirzaei, hosted by the Women’s Center in collaboration with Saeide and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) – University of Minnesota. Saeide is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota and holds an…

Farewell and best wishes to Peg Lonnquist!

Thank you and farewell, Peg!   Left: Cake reads “Pegstravaganza! We’ll miss you!” Right: Women’s Center past and present staff at Peg-Stravaganza We bid farewell to Peg Lonnquist at “Peg-Stravaganza” earlier this summer. In honor of Peg’s nearly 10 years of service to the Women’s Center, Women’s Center staff and reception guests surprised Peg with…

On a light blue background, white handwritten text says "Grieve on your own terms, in your own ways." A hand drawn white rose is blooming, with two petals falling down.

Nabra, Charleena, Philando.

We are saddened and outraged at the murders and injustices that unfolded over this weekend. Earlier today, the Gender and Sexuality Center and the Women’s Center held a space for folks to grieve and take care of one another. As other spaces are hosted on campus, we will share info about these gatherings via our…