All of these and other events are listed on the Sabo Center Events Calendar.
September 25, 2018, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Hagfors 151
Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy at the Sabo Center, served as a field secretary for Rev. Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the southern freedom movement. He will lift up lessons from the movement, including the key role young people played, and relate them to our current crisis in democracy.
A Personal Look into the Opioid Epidemic: Loss, Empathy, and a Call to be Better
Bridget Duffy Undergraduate Student University of Minnesota, Neuroscience
October 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Hagfors Center 150A
October 23, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Augsburg Room, Christensen Center
Bridget grew up watching her older brother’s addiction progress from his age of 15 until his sudden death last year at age 30. This is an intimate view into the life of a Minnesota resident and one of the 72,000 overdose deaths of 2017. She will speak of how addiction impacts the person suffering as well as those that love them, and tie this into her passion for healthcare and incarceration in hopes to educate, create more empathy, and de-stigmatize addiction.
South Africa’s First Democratic Election: Recollections from the Field
Health Inequity: Looking at Symptoms and Root Causes
CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED
This session will explore how the current role of the “helper” and “expert driven” community engagements can further divide communities and led to worsening health inequities as well as promote a culture of extremes as it constrains individual and collective agency.
Democracy Augsburg Teach-in: Public Achievement in Japan
Harry Boyte and Marie Ström
CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED
Speakers will talk about lessons from Japan, where they recently traveled to deliver workshops on public work and learned about the practices used by large numbers of students at Tokai University doing Public Achievement style education. The Japanese educators and students have developed a way of using community mapping to become civic innovators.
October 15, 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Oren Gateway Center Room 201
Elizer Darris and Anika Bowie, both Organizers with the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss their experiences with the Minnesota criminal justice system and their organizing work through the Smart Justice Campaign.
Andy Aoki, Political Science
October 19, 2018, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Oren Gateway Center, Room 100
A discussion of the potential consequences of the midterm elections, including redistricting and its implications for control of Congress and the presidency; presidential-congressional relations; the Supreme Court, and some public polices.
For a full list of Sabo Center workshops see our Events Calendar.
One-to-one Relational Meetings
September 19, 3:10-5:10 p.m., OGC 100
September 25, 3:40-5:40 p.m., Augsburg Room
October 24, 3:10-5:10 p.m., OGC 100
October 25, 3:40-5:40 p.m., Marshall Room
Basics of Organizing: Public vs. Private, Power, Self Interest
October 10, 3:10-5:10 p.m.
October 11, 3:40-5:40 p.m.
Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop
October 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Old Main Room 105
November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Hagfors Center
November 14, 4:30-5:40 p.m., OGC 200
November 15, 3:40-4:50 p.m., Marshall Room, Christensen Center
This event will feature a diversity of voices and an opportunity to purchase a copy of Awakening Democracy Through Public Work: Pedagogies of Empowerment, a new book written by Harry C. Boyte which tells many stories of Public Achievement and public work in the United States and around the world.