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2018-19 Programs

GREEN: Reimagine Environment
What is our environment? Is it as simple as nature, parks, oceans? Or as complex as environmental racism, climate change, food deserts and land rights? Year GREEN brings bold, tenacious scholars, artists, and innovators shifting environmental paradigms and stewarding a new world. #CVCGreen19

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Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018
7-9 p.m.
Walter Theater

Cassandra Voss Center Celebration Concert 

Gather a group and join this annual celebration with terrific music benefiting a transformative center! Join us as we celebrate Cassie's 33rd birthday and the 5th birthday of the Center with an interactive, energetic performance from Recycled Percussion. Purchase tickets at the St. Norbert box office. 


Friday Sept. 21, 2018

Ag of the Future: Good Food Now and for the Next Generation

FARMER, GENIUS AND BALLER - all traits of the MacArthur "genius grant" winner, professional basketball player, author and founder of Growing Power, one of the country's preeminent urban, non-profit farms in Milwaukee, WI. Will Allen shares his agricultural journey, his knowledge for cultivating good food for all populations, and his food justice philosophy. Learning from his sharecropping and farming roots, Allen transformed the production and delivery of healthy foods to underserved populations. 

Saturday Sept. 22, 2018
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cassandra Voss Center


Professor Katie Ries, Smokey Bear, Prizes and More! 

Part 1: Public Talk @ 11 a.m. 
Prof. of Art Katie Ries presents on innovative Land Scouts Program with a special guest. 

Part 2: Smokey Bear @ 2 p.m.
Smokey's first time at SNC, the official Smokey Bear that is! Learn how you can protect your land, cultivate nature and prevent wildfires. 

Join in hands-on making of environmental screen-prints. Everyone gets to take home a beautiful print!


Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
5-6 p.m.
Cassandra Voss Center

Farmer in Residence: De Pere Farmer’s Market Tour 

Join our Farmer in Residence, Sarah Valentine, for an interactive tour of the De Pere Farmer's Market as we explore who the farmers are, why it is important to support local farmers, shopping local and more!

We will meet in the Cassandra Voss Center first and then walk over to the Market together. The event will be done just in time to catch the Killeen Lecture with Carol Bruess, Ph.D at 7 p.m. in Walter Theater. 


Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

4:30-6 p.m.
CVC Kitchen

7-8:30 p.m.
CVC Main Floor


CVC Master Chef: Food Ethics Edition feat. Ben Chan, P.h.D. and Joel Mann Ph.D.
From coast to coast, thousands and thousands of talented amateur cooks lined up to take the most intense culinary competition on earth but we have the top chefs right here at SNC! This live food demo will showcase cooking techniques and methods for decolonizing your diet while also exploring ideas about ethical food consumption. RSVP here

Multicultural Gardener's Community Conversation 
Facilitated by our Farmer in Residence Sarah Valentine, we join a few local, small-scale farmers as they describe and discuss what is grown in the area community gardens and share their knowledge of gardening and small-scale farming as it relates to their personal cultural histories.


Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
Cassandra Voss Center

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fort Howard Theater, F. K. Bemis International Center

Original Local: Indigenous Ways, Foods, Poetry with Heid E. Erdrich

Heid Erdrich, Ph.D. is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. Heid is an Augsburg College Low-residency MFA faculty mentor and author of five books of poetry, including Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest. The CVC, in partnership with UW-Green Bay, hosts Erdrich for discussion centered around stories of native food using home-tested recipes alongside stories from food researchers, tribal activists, families, and chefs. Get your golden spoons ready!

Curator of Ephemera: A Night of Poetry with Heid E. Erdrich 
Watch Here!

Indigenous Innovation: Returning to and Revising Indigenous Ways and Recipes 
Watch Here!


Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
5-7 p.m.
Cassandra Voss Center 


How to Eat Local in the Winter

Join SNC Farmer in Residence Sarah Valentine for tips and tricks to eat healthily in the frozen tundra.




Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
6-8 p.m. 
Mulva Library 

Human Library 

Green Bay community members share stories from the margins as “human books”; readers listen, engage, and are transformed.


Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
7-8 p.m. 
Cassandra Voss Center

Conscious Experiential Learning: What It Is. How to Do It. Best Practice.

Jay Roberts, Professor of Education at Earlham College and author of
Experiential Education in the College Context, explains how to make experiential learning profound and life-changing.

Jay Roberts

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 
5-7 p.m. 
Cassandra Voss Center

Get Your Green Thumb On: Seed-Starting a Mini Herb Garden

Join SNC Farmer in Residence Sarah Valentine for growing small, delicious plants indoors.


Friday, April 12-Saturday, April 13, 2019
St. Norbert College

Registration and more info available Feb. 1, 2019


Loving Justice: Asserting Human Dignity & Forging Bold Action

Symposium participants learn about the history of privilege in this country and explore ways to advance equity. With the help of keynote speakers and workshops, we explore issues such as income inequality, disparities in the justice system, barriers to education and employment as impediments to progress. This is not about blame; this is about listening deeply, talking with each other and increasing awareness that leads to the understanding we all desire. All are invited! Your attendance is an investment in the future of our communities, which are enriched by diverse experiences.

Hosted by The Privilege Institute and St. Norbert College


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 
3-6 p.m.
F. K. Bemis International Center

Power Yak: The Conference
Building Women’s Leadership in the Upper Midwest

Connecting Greater Green Bay women leaders + college women students to yak: talk and learn from one another. Featuring a keynote by CVC
Resident Scholar, Dr. Carol Bruess, unveiling her new TED Talk.

Sponsored by AAUW and Humana 

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