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Sociocultural Programming: Events

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012   |   8:30am - 7:00pm

    UWM Hefter Center

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writer s and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conferenc e in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@u wm.edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012   |   8:30am - 7:00pm

    UWM Hefter Center

    Free and open to the public

    The Returni ng the Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writ ers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a confere nce in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser @uwm.edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

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    Panther Resource Fair

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012   |   11:00am - 2:00pm

    Spaights Plaza (Rain location: Union Ballroom)

    Free and open to the public

    Join your fe llow Panthers to see what UWM has to offer you! This is a great chance to m eet and connect with the variety of student services available on campus. C heck out the live entertainment sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programmin g from 12-1pm!

    For more information, contact Lauren Less ac: 414-229-4486 / lpeyton@uwm.edu. Sponsored by the Fall Welcome Planning Committee and Union Sociocultural Programming.

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    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Woodland Pattern Book Center

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning th e Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writers a nd storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conference i n Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@uwm. edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

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    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Thursday, September 06, 2012   |   8:30am - 7:00pm

    UWM Hefter Center

    Free and open to the public

    The Returni ng the Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writ ers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a confere nce in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser @uwm.edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

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    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Thursday, September 06, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Marquette University Weasler Auditorium

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning t he Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conference in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@uwm .edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

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    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   All day!

    Indian Summer Festival Grounds

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning t he Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conference in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@uwm .edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   8:30am - 7:00pm

    UWM Hefter Center

    Free and open to the public

    The Returni ng the Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writ ers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a confere nce in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser @uwm.edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

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    Henna Tattoos (Fall Welcome)

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   3:00pm - 6:00pm

    UWM Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre

    Free and open to the public

    Want to t urn heads and experience cultural body art? Stop by and we will adorn your end-of-summer skin with temporary embellishments utilized by many Middle Ea stern cultures since the Bronze Age! No pain, no problem!

    For more information, contact Randy Yun Kruser : 414-229-5535 / rykruser @uwm.edu . Sponsored by Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre.

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    Restless City

    Friday, September 07, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    UWM Union Theatre

    $4 – UWM students

    $5 – UWM faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; seniors and non-UWM students

    \ n$6 – general public

    Restless City is one of the sexiest and most visually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A stor y of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. < br>
    For more information, contact UWM Union Theatre : (414) 2 29-4070 / cinema@uwm.edu . Sponsored by UWM Union Theatre.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Saturday, September 08, 2012   |   All day!

    Indian Summer Festival Grounds

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning t he Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conference in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@uwm .edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Restless City

    Saturday, September 08, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    UWM Union Theatre

    $4 – UWM students

    $5 – UWM faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; seniors and non-UWM students

    \ n$6 – general public

    Restless City is one of the sexiest and most visually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A stor y of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. < br>
    For more information, contact UWM Union Theatre : (414) 2 29-4070 / cinema@uwm.edu . Sponsored by UWM Union Theatre.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Returning the Gift Native Writers’ Festival

    Sunday, September 09, 2012   |   All day!

    Indian Summer Festival Grounds

    Free and open to the public

    The Returning t he Gift Native Writers’ Festival is a gathering of Native American writers and storytellers celebrating their 20th anniversary year with a conference in Milwaukee. Headliners include Joy Harjo and Joe Bruchac.

    \ n For more information, contact Kim Blaeser : 262-903-1336 / kblaeser@uwm .edu . Sponsored by Milwaukee Native American Literary Cooperative .

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Restless City

    Sunday, September 09, 2012   |   5:00pm - 7:00pm

    UWM Union Theatre

    $4 – UWM students

    $5 – UWM faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; seniors and non-UWM students

    \ n$6 – general public

    Restless City is one of the sexiest and most visually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A stor y of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. < br>
    For more information, contact UWM Union Theatre : (414) 2 29-4070 / cinema@uwm.edu . Sponsored by UWM Union Theatre.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Restless City

    Sunday, September 09, 2012   |   7:00pm - 9:00pm

    UWM Union Theatre

    $4 – UWM students

    $5 – UWM faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; seniors and non-UWM students

    \ n$6 – general public

    Restless City is one of the sexiest and most visually accomplished directorial debuts in recent history. A stor y of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk. < br>
    For more information, contact UWM Union Theatre : (414) 2 29-4070 / cinema@uwm.edu . Sponsored by UWM Union Theatre.

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    Simple Self Care Practices for Stress (Holistic Healing)

    Monday, September 10, 2012   |   12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Bolton 196

    free and open to the public

    Start the school year off on the right foot by learning a combination of simple stress-relieving techniques, perfect for that student with an action-packe d to-do list! This session is hosted by UWM alum, Marjorie Wilbur, a prog ram facilitator who offers workshops and trainings in multicultural wellnes s education practices for Capacitar International.

    For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming: 414.229.389 4 or sociocul@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming.

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    Union Expo

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012   |   11:00am - 2:00pm

    Union Concourse

    Free and open to the public

    Union Pro gramming is made up of six dynamic departments offering programs that will satisfy all layers of your personality, from distinguished lectures to liv e music. Come learn about the great programs planned for the fall semester!

    For more information, contact Melissa Marthol: mm arthol@uwm.edu or Gabby Urquizo : gurquizo@uwm.edu. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming .

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    Sister Talk: Multicultural Women’s Circle

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012   |   1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Bolton Hall 196

    Free and open to the public

    S ister Talk is a multicultural discussion group for UWM women students that provides space for self-exploration, personal growth and development, lea rning and fun. Sister Talk is time for self and sisterhood to openly discus s various joys and concerns in a diverse, comfortable and supportive envir onment.

    Sept. 12 & 26
    Oct. 10 & 24
    Nov. 7
    Dec. 5

    For more information, contact Sue McC arthy, UWM Women’s Resource Center: 414-229-2852 / suzimac@uwm.edu. Sponso red by UWM Women’s Resource Center, Union Sociocultural Programming and th e Multicultural Student Centers.

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    Expression is Contagious Workshop (Ed Mabrey)

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Union 179

    FREE writing and performance workshops

    Join the Lyrical Sanctuary featured artist before the show for an interacti ve and fun way to polish your creative writing skills and hone in on the ar t of performance. The new “Expression is Contagious!” workshop series takes place before each performance in Union 179 from 7-8pm.

    \ n For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming: 414.22 9.3894 / sociocul@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming.

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    Ed Mabrey (Lyrical Sanctuary)

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012   |   8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Union Art Gallery

    Open mic and performance |
    Free and open to th e public

    Ed Mabrey is a former Individual World Poetry Slam Champion (2007) and a nationally published poet. He brings a deep and intimate bravado to the microphone as his spoken word paints vivid pictures of reality. A motivational speaker, life coach and actor, Ed hails from North Carolina and is the founder and CEO of Black Pearl Productions.

    For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Progr amming: 414.229.3894 / sociocul@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural P rogramming.

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    Study Abroad Fair

    Thursday, September 13, 2012   |   9:00am - 2:00pm

    UWM Union Concourse

    Free and open to the public

    Come and learn about all of the exciting UWM international academic opportunitie s available for UWinteriM and Spring 2013 terms! UWinteriM program leaders\ , financial aid representatives, and semester-long program representatives will be available to answer your questions.

    For more informa tion, contact the Center for International Education Study Abroad Office : 414-229-5182 / overseas@uwm.edu . Sponsored by the Center for Internationa l Education Study Abroad Office .

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    Constitution Day-Voting in Wisconsin

    Friday, September 14, 2012   |   11:00am - 2:00pm

    Union Concourse

    Free and open to the public

    Everyone shou ld be able to vote! For Constitution Day, there will be information and ed ucation about how to register, where and how to vote, what kind of ID is needed, and other basics for those who want to vote for the first time, o r those wondering what might have changed. No campaigning or partisanship!

    For more information, contact Eric Edwards: 414-229-6996 / edwardse@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Programming.

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    Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

    Saturday, September 15, 2012   |   All day!

    Various times and locations

    Free unless otherwise indicated

    The U niversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Roberto Hern á ndez Center presents its 9th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a variety of cultural a nd educational events.

    For more information, visit www.herna ndezcenter.uwm.edu or call 414-229-6156. Sponsored by the UWM Roberto Hern á ndez Center.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Daniel Asia: Breath in a Ram’s Horn - The Jewish Spirit in the Arts

    Saturday, September 15, 2012   |   8:30pm - 9:30pm

    Helen Bader Concert Hall

    Free and open to the public

    Chamber Music Milwaukee, in collaboration with the Jewish Community Center and the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, showcases the music of composer Daniel Asia in a concert/lecture-type event with the composer.

    \ n For more information, contact the Peck School of the Arts box offic e: 414-229-4308 or visit arts.uwm.edu. Sponsored by Peck School of the Arts , the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Communi ty Center.

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    LA Rebellion Series

    Monday, September 17, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Union Theatre

    Free and open to the public

    Beginni ng in the late 1960s, a number of promising African and African American s tudents entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, recruite d under a concerted initiative to be more responsive to various communities of color. From that first class through the late 1980s, and continuing we ll beyond their college days, these filmmakers came to represent the first sustained undertaking to forge an alternative Black Cinema practice in the United States. Along the way, they created fascinating, provocative and visionary films that have earned an impressive array of awards and accolade s at festivals around the world, in addition to blazing new paths into the commercial market.

    Sept. 17
    Oct. 11
    No v. 7
    Dec. 5

    For more information, contact UWM U nion Theatre : (414) 229-4070 / cinema@uwm.edu . Sponsored by UWM Union The atre, Department of Film and Community Media Project .

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    Intersections: Gender & Multicultural Film Series

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012   |   1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Bolton Hall 196

    Free and open to the public

    Thi s film and discussion series explore aspects of diversity, identity and so cial justice issues (i.e., gender, ethnicity, race, religion, body siz e, disability and class). The series offers a wide variety of highly-prais ed, thought-provoking and often riveting films each semester. Each screeni ng is followed by a lively discussion led by a skilled facilitator or an ex pert guest host.

    Sept. 19
    Oct. 3, 17 & 31
    Nov. 14 & 28

    For more information, contact Sue McCar thy, UWM Women’s Resource Center: 414-229-2852 / suzimac@uwm.edu. Sponsore d by UWM Women’s Resource Center, Union Sociocultural Programming and the Multicultural Student Centers.

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    LGBT+ Welcome Reception

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012   |   5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Union Fireside Lounge

    Free and open to UWM students, staff and faculty
    Hey UWM students, this welcome reception is for you! Attn: LGBT+ an d Allied students, the UWM LGBT Resource Center and other UWM LGBT campus partners are hosting this reception for you – so tap into your community on campus, come here! Meet folks, enjoy refreshments, celebrate our 10 yea rs on campus, and get to know so many things LGBT+ at UWM.

    F or more information or accommodations, contact Andy: 414-229-4116 / peerou t@uwm.edu . Sponsored by the UWM LGBT Resource Center.

  • Sociocultural Programming

    Live Music Thursday: King Solomon

    Thursday, September 20, 2012   |   9:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sociocultural

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    Women Graduate Student Welcome Reception

    Friday, September 21, 2012   |   5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Union Fireside Lounge

    Free and open to UWM women graduate students, faculty and staff

    This annual tradition for women graduate studen ts at UWM will begin and end with time for refreshments, socializing and c ommunity building with each other and UWM faculty and staff. A panel discus sion will inspire all for a successful school year! Learn about campus reso urces available to support you.

    For more information, co ntact Sue McCarthy, UWM Women’s Resource Center: 414-229-2852 / suzimac@uw m.edu. Sponsored by UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Graduate School .

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    Sister Talk: Multicultural Women’s Circle

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012   |   1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Bolton Hall 196

    Free and open to the public

    Siste r Talk is a multicultural discussion group for UWM women students that prov ides space for self-exploration, personal growth and development, learnin g and fun. Sister Talk is time for self and sisterhood to openly discuss va rious joys and concerns in a diverse, comfortable and supportive environme nt.

    Sept. 26
    Oct. 10 & 24
    Nov. 7
    \ n Dec. 5

    For more information, contact Sue McCarthy, U WM Women’s Resource Center: 414-229-2852 / suzimac@uwm.edu. Sponsored by UW M Women’s Resource Center, Union Sociocultural Programming and the Multicu ltural Student Centers.

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    Distinguished Lecture Series: Firoozeh Dumas | A Year of the Arts e vent

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012   |   7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Union Wisconsin Room

    Advance tickets at the UWM Bookstore:
    $5 – UWM students
    $8 – non-UWM students
    $10 – UWM faculty, st aff and alumni
    $12 – general public

    Door ticke ts (evening of event):
    $8 – all students with ID
    $12 – UWM staff, faculty and alumni
    $14 – general public

    A sign language interpreter will be provided.
    A reception an d book signing will follow the lecture.

    Mining her rich P ersian heritage with dry wit and a bold spirit, Firoozeh Dumas puts her ow n unique mark on the themes of family, community and tradition in the best seller, Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America . The co llection of stories makes light of culture clashes and translation snafus, using humor to remind us that our commonalities far outweigh our differenc es.

    Dumas’ talk is presented in partnership with UWM’s in augural First-Year Common Reading Experience of Persepolis , a memoir in g raphic novel form, by Iranian novelist Marjane Satrapi. Both writers exper ienced the Iranian Revolution as young girls and strive to “shed light on t he human side of Iran, the one not covered in the evening news.” The poign ant and optimistic perspectives of their youth compel readers to draw the d elicate connection between humor and suffering, laughter and tears, and t o appreciate “our shared humanity.”

    Funny in Farsi was on the San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times bestseller lists and was a finali st in 2005 for an Audie Award for best audio book. (It lost to Bob Dylan.) Dumas was also a finalist for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Hu mor, the first Middle Eastern woman ever to receive this honor. (She lost to Jon Stewart.) The Persian version of Funny in Farsi is currently one of the bestselling books in Iran. Dumas is a contributor to NPR, the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and other publications.

    \ n For more information, contact Claudia Guzman: 414-229-6998 / guzman c@uwm.edu. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Program ming, the First-Year Common Reading Experience, Peck School of the Arts, the UWM Bookstore and other campus partners. Tickets may be purchased at t he UWM Bookstore or by calling 414.229.4201 or 1.800.662.5668.

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    Student Parent Welcome Reception

    Sunday, September 30, 2012   |   3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Union Fireside Lounge

    Free and open to UWM student parents

    A networking and family-friendly event for UWM students who are also parent s. Student parents, their partners and their children gather for refreshme nts, activities and information about resources available to student paren ts at UWM.

    For more information, contact Sue McCarthy, UWM Women’s Resource Center: 414-229-2852 / suzimac@uwm.edu. RSVP appreciat ed. Sponsored by UWM Women’s Resource Center, Life Impact Program, Childr en’s Center and Union Sociocultural Programming.

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