Oct 9, 2012

Diversity events

The Office of Diversity and Equity, Student Life, and the Center for Life Long Learning at Central Lakes College have announced three Brainerd campus events for the public: Monday, Oct. 22 -- Mixed Blood Theater Performance: "Theory of Mind," (shown) Chalberg Theatre, 11 a.m.;  Thursday, Oct. 25 -- Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Chalberg Theater, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 1 -- The Honorable Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Melanie Benjamin,  Chalberg Theater, noon.

Monday, October 22nd at 11:00 in the Chalberg Theater:

Mixed Blood Theater Performance: Theory of Mind centers on Bill, a college-bound 17 year-old with Asperger's Syndrome. He is equipped with scholastic brilliance but low emotional intelligence, keen self-awareness yet an inability to read social cues, and a charming directness yet prone to taking everything literally. His outing with a young woman becomes a memorable, insightful look at the tugs, shifts, and about-faces found on the autism spectrum.

Written by the same playwright as Mixed Blood's On the Spectrum and Vestibular Sense, Theory of Mind is not a primer on autism, a catalogue of family turmoil or a list of treatment options. It is simply a sensitive yet unsentimental portrait of a young adult on the autism spectrum.

Thursday, October 25th, 10:00 and 11:00, in the Chalberg Theater:
Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

10:00 Hot Topics Facing Minnesota's Human Rights: Commissioner Lindsey will discuss economics as a human rights issue, voting as a human rights issue, and Amending the State Constitution...Voter ID Amendment and the Marriage Amendment as human rights issues.
11:00 Community Forum and Dialogue on above topics

Thursday, November 1st at 12:00 in the Chalberg Theater:
The Honorable Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Melanie Benjamin
(Co-sponsored by Cultural Thursdays)

Tribal Law and Order Act: The Tribal Law and Order Act helps address crime in tribal communities and places a strong emphasis on decreasing violence against American Indian and Alaskan Native women. Chief Executive Benjamin will examine the Act and relate the Act to issues facing American Indian women in Minnesota and the Mille Lacs Band community.

For more information contact Mary Sam: 855-8159