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MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement?

Organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization.

This symposium features an address by Phil Zuckerman, professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, with responses by Jacqui Frost and Evan Stewart of the University of Minnesota.

A panel of community organizers and elected officials, moderated by Penny Edgell, will follow the address.

Wednesday, February 28th
6:00-8:00pm
Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion

This event is free and open to the public.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: Election 2016: From Lines in the Sand to Governing Together?

Martin Sabo once said that the most important quality in an elected official isn’t how well they speak but how well they listen. At this symposium, panelists will consider how to come together to get this done in a climate of divisive politics.

Panelists:

Former United Senator, David Durenberger

Minnesota House District 65A Representative, Rena Moran

Minneapolis Ward 5 City Council Member, Blong Yang

Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist, Lori Sturdevant (moderator)

Tuesday, October 25th
7:00-8:30pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

This event is free and open to the public.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT


A conversation about Pope Francis’s Encyclical

October 27, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Rev. Mark Hanson, former Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Church of America, and Dr. Frances Homans, Professor of Applied Economics and Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota will offer their reflections on Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si, On Care for our Common Home”, then participate conversation moderated by Tom Berg.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE DEBATE


In partnership with the League of Women Voters Minnesota, the Sabo Center hosted a debate of the four candidates for Secretary of State one week before the election.

October 28, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

At this forum Steve Simon (DFL), Dan Severson (R), Bob Helland (I) and Bob Odden (L) debated on topics ranging from Voter ID, military participation in voting, expanded and improved business services, and early voting.

Click here to view a video of this event.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: BUILDING THE SOCIETY WE WANT, HOW WILL WE GET THERE?

A conversation on society, culture, and the economy with Mitch Pearlstein, president of the Center of the American Experiment, and Dane Smith, president of Growth and Justice.

March 25, 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

MITCH PEARLSTEIN

Pearlstein, PhD, is founder and president of Center of the American Experiment, a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, public policy and educational institution which brings conservative and free market ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing Minnesota and the nation. Pearlstein served two years in the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan and (first) Bush administrations.

DANE SMITH

Since 2007, Smith has been president of Growth and Justice, a nonpartisan policy research and advocacy organization focused on achieving a more inclusive prosperity for Minnesota, and supporting investments and policies that foster both business growth and economic justice. Smith’s career includes 30 years as a journalist for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, where he developed a solid reputation reporting and writing about state, local, and federal government and politics.

This Symposium was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Minnesota.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

A symposium on how to create policy change, drawing on advice from those with extensive experience working on climate change, the Minnesota Dream Act, and marriage equality.

November 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. | Sateren Auditorium, Charles S. Anderson Music Hall

Three panelists will speak about their experience working for policy change.

KATE KNUTH runs the Boreas Environmental Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Knuth is a citizen member of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board and served three terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

JUVENTINO MEZA is a founding member of NAVIGATE, a network of immigrant youth and allies seeking to widen the path to higher education for immigrant youth. Meza recently worked as a program assistant at the Citizens League.

SENATOR SCOTT DIBBLE became the third openly gay legislator to serve in the Minnesota Legislature in 2000. After serving one term in the House, Dibble ran for State

Senate in 2002 where he is now serving in his third term.

MARTIN OLAV SABO SYMPOSIUM: FUNDING MINNESOTA’S FUTURE: STATE GOVERNMENT AND ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COMMUNITIES

March 13, 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  | Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Featured speaker:

Myron Frans, Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue

Respondents:

Sara Carlson, Mayor and former City Council member of Alexandria, Minnesota

Peggy Ingison, CFO, Minnesota Historical Society and former CFO, Minneapolis Public Schools

Video: Funding Minnesota’s Future