Spring 2017 Colloquia and Guest Speakers
The Institute for Ethnic Studies offers regular colloquia in which a panel of our faculty members discusses issues relevant to current events and to their own research and then facilitates a community discussion of the topic. The Institute also regularly hosts guest speakers who talk on a variety of topics. All our events are free and open to the public.
Each Spring, the Institute for Ethnic Studies celebrates another year of success and service with our Spring Celebration, which brings nationally recognized speakers to campus for lectures and receptions with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
Join us this Spring 2017 and hear Lakota environmental justice activist Leo Yankton, who has been engaged with the #NoDAPL protests and who will deliver the timely public lecture, "Is It a Good Day to Be Indigenous? A Worldwide Awakening of Our Connection to Nature & Each Other." The talk will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska City Campus.
On Wednesday, April 5 the Institute for Ethnic Studies Colloquium Series presented the 4th Annual Prison Panel. Moderting by Victoria Smith, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, the panel included Steve Fannon, Reentry Program Manager, Nebraska Department of Corrections; Renee L. Kaskisto, Administrative Law Paralegal, Legal Action of Wisconsin; Grant Tietjen, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Ambrose University; Frances W. Kaye, Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Clint Robinson, Undergraduate Spanish Major, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Also on Wednesday, April 5 Professor Luis Othoniel Rosa talked about his most recent novel Caja de fractales / Fractals in a Box. Professor Rosa is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The talk was sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.