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Past Programs

2020-21

ANTHEM! - Sound Resilience During Hard Times

We find ourselves in a historical moment marked by a long overdue reckoning with structural racism, contentious political divide, and a global pandemic that has radically shifted our everyday lives. Year Anthem! will offer a series of events and programs focused on music (as well as other aspects of sound such as spoken word, poetry, podcasts, etc.) and the ways in which sound can be a sustaining force in our lives during hard times. The CVC will bring powerful and engaging scholars, artists, & change-agents whose work illustrates how music has proven to be a driving force in movements for social change. These events will also explore how music can function as an important site to examine identities, power, and imagining a more just future.

 


Date Event

Wednesdays from 2-3:00 p.m.

July 8th - August 12th, 2020

Faculty/Staff 6-Week Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop

The Cassandra Voss Center Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop is an opportunity for members of the St. Norbert College community to learn more about anti-racism and to analyze their ideas about race and racism. Our purpose is to help participants develop a deeper understanding of systematic racism and its manifestations on both a structural and interpersonal level. Ultimately, this work is aimed at developing skills to equip St. Norbert College faculty and staff to work towards racial justice.

This 6-week virtual workshop will include a one hour session each week with brief assigned work in between each session.

This space is committed to embodying the values of the Cassandra Voss Center, as we are: Scholarship Driven, Welcoming, Innovative, and Fun. We encourage all interested faculty and staff to register for this program, regardless of your background or previous knowledge around issues related to anti-racism.
 

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Thursday, October 1st

8:30-9:30 a.m. & 10:20-11:20 a.m. 

 

"Jose Limón: A Life Beyond Words." An interactive event with Dante Puleio

A widely respected former member of the Limón Dance Company for more than a decade, Puleio was appointed only the sixth Artistic Director in the Company’s 74-year history, a position that originated with Doris Humphrey. After a diverse performing career with the Limón Dance Company, touring national and international musical theatre productions, television and film, he received his MFA from University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on contextualizing mid 20th century dance for the contemporary artist and audience. He is committed to implementing that research by celebrating José Limón's historical legacy and reimagining his intention and vision to reflect the rapidly shifting 21st century landscape

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Thursday, October 8th

2:30-3:30 p.m. via Zoom

"Masculiminality: Reimagining Womanhood through Queer Black Womanist Masculinities" An interactive conversation with Nalo Zidan

Nalo (nah-low) A. K. Zidan (all pronouns) is a Queer Black writer, organizer and Trans-Masculinist whose work pushes at the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in Black experiences. The independent Black Masculinities scholar is the Founder and Creative Director of BlackGirlMasculine, a nonprofit organization and media space for Queer, Black masculine-identified women, Trans and Non-Binary people. Founded in 2016, the organization serves a global audience with a mission to expand and archive non-normative masculine experiences. Nalo is currently completing a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies at Louisiana State University, and is a 2019 TedxLSU speaker. Nalo has dedicated her life to starting conversations that shift how we see the world and everyone in it, while creating visibility and healing for Queer Black experiences along the way.
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Thursday, October 15th

2:30-4:00 p.m. via Zoom

"Music, Movements, and Manhood"

An interactive conversation with Kevin Powell


Kevin Powell is one of the most celebrated political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America today. Powell is  a poet and journalist and the author of 14 books, including When We Free The World, and his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. One of his upcoming books will be a biography of Tupac Shakur, who Kevin interviewed several times while a senior writer for Quincy Jones’ Vibe magazine. 

Kevin’s activism also includes a leadership role in the movement to re-define manhood away from sexism and violence; a deep responsibility to mentorship and development of people as agents for change; and a commitment to democracy, justice, diversity, inclusion, and equality for the American people. Kevin has lectured, worked, and traveled in all 50 American states and 5 of the world’s 7 continents; he is directing, writing, and producing his first documentary film, “What’s Going On,” about healthy manhood versus toxic manhood, about fathers and sons; and Kevin is the playwright of an upcoming stage play, based around his poetry and conversations about what it is to be a man. Kevin is a proud and long-time resident of Brooklyn, New York.

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2019-20

UNinvisible
Year UnInvisible will provide educational and interactive opportunities featuring powerful scholars, artists, and change agents who seek to focus on making UnInvisible the identity and visibility of voices and histories that are often considered invisible.


Date Event

2019-20 Program Theme

UNinvisible

Year UnInvisible will provide educational and interactive opportunities featuring powerful scholars, artists, and change agents who seek to focus on making UnInvisible the identity and visibility of voices and histories that are often considered invisible.

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Wednesday, Sept. 18

 

Cassandra Voss Celebration Concert 

Each year the Cassandra Voss Center celebrates the birthday of Cassandra Voss. This celebration hopes to honor her spirit and her legacy.

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience shared their energy as they incorporated songs into their setlist that audience members had requested.

Yesterday and Today

Thursday, Sept. 19

Friday, Sept. 20

Saturday, Sept. 21

 

Waqnahwew Ben Grignon 

The Cassandra Voss Center was thrilled to host visiting artist Waqnahwew Ben Grigno. Grignon is an incredible educator and activist committed to the preservation of indigenous language and culture through the arts. Grignon's passion for preservation of indigenous language through the arts in the classroom was recognized recently when he was named the 2018 Wisconsin High School Educator of the Year.

Grignon's first lecture, "Reclaiming Indigeneity Through the Arts," highlighted how his commitment to preserving indigenous culture has deeply impacted his artwork and teaching styles.

Grignon's second lecture, "Exploring Ancestral Memory," was an interactive time where participants created unique beadwork that reflected memories of relatives and ancestors. As Grignon shared traditional Menominee stories, participants learned how artwork can help one tell stories of their ancestors.

SNC Day was full of fun and educational moments as Grignon led families, students, and community members in beading projects and sculpting clay into animal effigies.

Ben Grignon

Friday, Oct. 25

 

Thursday, Nov. 21

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

A Year of Norbertine Women: Lunch and Learns

In collaboration with the Center for Norbertine Studies, we are looking forward to highlighting six important women in the Norbertine Order. Together we will be hosting six informal lunches to learn about forgotten Norbertine women who deserve to have their stories told. Each lunch will begin with a time information highlighting the life of each woman, followed by a time of engaging discussion.

No need to register - just bring your lunch! Beverages and dessert will be provided.

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Conversations in the Camper

Our resident scholar, Carol Bruess, Ph.D., for a new series serving up hot coffee, hot cookies and meaningful dialogue about today’s hot topics.

Follow the Cassandra Voss Center for updates regarding future conversations in the camper!

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Thursday, Oct. 17

 

 

"Sexuality, Gender, and Embodiment in the Catholic Tradition"

Dr. Brianne Jacobs, Ph.D., is currently an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Religious Studies. Jacobs work explores the areas of systemic theology, Catholic social teaching, and gender studies. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Jacobs as she shares a lecture at the Cassandra Voss Center as a part of the first annual Coming Out Week at St. Norbert College.

Co-sponsored by Killeen, Theology & Religious Studies.

Thursday, Oct. 24

 

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

We are pleased to announce that the brilliant Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. will be joining us on campus again this fall. The workshop led by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. will focus on how to have more effective and productive conversations regarding race and identity. S'mores will be available for all participants!

Co-sponsored by the Honors Program.

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

Dr. Alan Nadel

In collaboration with the English Discipline, we will be welcoming Dr. Alan Nadel, Ph.D, professor of American Literature and Culture at the the University of Kentucky. Dr. Nadel will be speaking about his work on race, national identity, and the theatrical productions of August Wilson.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

 

Ally-Ship and Bystander Workshop

This workshop will focus primarily on the development of skills that can help one to become an effective and active ally in situations where bullying, conflict, or harassment are occurring.

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Thursday, Feb. 13

 

 

 

Human Library

The Human Library is an innovative event which promotes dialogue, reduces prejudices, and encourages understanding. This year Human Books will share their story of the emotional demands of a job or volunteer position.

Human Library

March 8, 9, 10

 

 

 

Don McPherson

Don McPherson is an activist, educator, entrepreneur, and College Football Hall of Famer. Join us for a series of programs related to his book, You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity, which explores positive and nurturing ways of being a man.

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March 4

 

 

March 27
CANCELED

 

 

 

You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity Book Discussion

This group will be discussing You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity written by Don McPherson. We hope to have meaningful discussions as we explore what McPherson refers to as aspirational masculinity.

Don McPherson

Wednesday, March 11

 

 

 

Norbertine Women Today

Experience the positive and profound impact of Norbertine women through all five senses. See, smell, touch and taste items produced by female Norbertine houses, and hear the inspiring stories of women making a difference locally and around the world. This event is an open house with an informal agenda. Come and go as you please!

Norbertine Women

 

Wednesday, March 11

 

 

Wednesday, March 25
CANCELED

 

 

 

"Plague" Podcast Discussion Group

This new group will feature discussion of episodes of America Magazine's podcast "Plague" which focuses on the "Untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church."

Plague

Thursday, April 16
CANCELED

 

A discussion about the making of Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church

Creator of America Magazine's podcast "Plague," Michael O'Loughlin, will be coming to campus to share about the process of the creation of the podcast.

Michael O'Loughlin

Tuesday, Feb 11

 

 

 Tuesday, Mar 31
Boook Discussion
CANCELED

 

 

Waking Up White: Greater Green Bay Community Book Read

Debby Irving's Waking Up White focuses on her journey of changing the way she thinks about racism, and racial tensions. After a series of two community book discussions, author Debby Irving will come to the St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center for a public talk.

Waking Up White

Thursday, April 30

CANCELED

 

 

Waking Up White: Debby Irving 

The series of community book discussions will culminate with a public talk featuring author of Waking Up White, Debby Irving.

Debby Irving Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 14
CANCELED

 

 

 Nun on the Run: The Fugitive Canoness Countess Katharina of Wurttemberg

Racha Kirakosian, a graduate of Oxford University and an associate professor of German and the study of religion at Harvard University, will present the 2020 St. Augustine lecture. A Norbertine scholar with a particular emphasis on medieval Norbertine women, Kirakosian will share her latest research on an influential 15th-century female Norbertine from Wurttemberg, Germany, who exercised economic power in a way that eventually put her at odds with the Pope.

Norbertine Women

 May 29,2020

4:00-5:00p.m.

 

WWHEL Daring Greatly Book Discussion and Breakout Sessions

Given the limitations presented by COVID-19, SNC was unable to host the annual SNC Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) event.


Instead, we are offered an online opportunity for women working at St. Norbert College to gather virtually during this difficult time and discussed Brené Brown's "Dating Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead."

Dr. Bridget Burke Ravizza led a discussion and participants gathered in small breakout groups to discuss the text.

Learn more about WWHEL here:https://sites.uwm.edu/wwhel/

2018-19

GREEN: Reimagine Environment
A year dedicated to all things 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


Date Event

2018-19 Program Theme 

GREEN: Reimagine

A year dedicated to all things 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

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Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018

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. 

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Friday Sept. 21, 2018
CANCELED

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. 
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Saturday Sept. 22, 2018


SNC DAY!

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. 

Part 3: SCREENPRINTING ALL DAY
Join in hands-on making of environmental screen-prints. Everyone gets to take home a beautiful print!

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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018


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. 

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

TWO SERVINGS OF GREEN:

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.

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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, Nov. 16, 2018


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!

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

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.

 

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019


Human Library 


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

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
 

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


Join visiting Scholar 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.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 


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


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

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2017-18

Spinning Stories
A year-long invitation to examine what story we want to tell with our lives. How do our identities influence how we interpret stories? To whose stories do we listen, and whose do we ignore or silence? And how does listening affect us, challenge us, and cause us to reinterpret our own stories? How can we spin new stories together?
Date Event
2017-18 Program Theme

Spinning Stories

A year-long invitation to examine what story we want to tell with our lives. How do our identities influence how we interpret stories? To whose stories do we listen, and whose do we ignore or silence? And how does listening affect us, challenge us, and cause us to reinterpret our own stories? How can we spin new stories together?

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Aug. 30, 2017

Cool It At the CVC: Your New Favorite Study Space

Freezy pops. Comfy chairs. Cool people. Chill. A Week of Welcome signature program.

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Sept. 16, 2017

Celebrating Stories Community Day

A day full of stories–reading, telling, sharing and connecting. A family-friendly open house on campus that had DIY books, bookmarks and more during the entire day.

Story-Thon
SNC students read aloud books about difference and diversity, connection and friendship.

StoryCorps Live
The nationally-recognized org visited campus to share their history and mission, as well as presented their year-long storytelling collaboration with the Cassandra Voss Center.

Academic Partners: Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation and the Center for Norbertine Studies
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Sept. 18, 2017

Cassandra Voss Center Benefit Concert featuring Deuves Wild! Dueling Pianos

A wonderful annual celebration with terrific music benefiting a transformative center.
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Oct. 2, 2017

Art as Subversive Storytelling: Eric J. Garcia

"My art is historically based and politically charged, with the goal of creating dialogue about contemporary issues. I try to visually examine the versions of "American" history that have been overlooked, whitewashed, or flat-out deleted."

Artist, air force veteran, and Alburquerquean Eric Garcia, MFA, is a multi-faceted and award-winning artist who uses posters, political cartoons and public murals to educate and challenge spectators. Garcia discussed the power of storytelling through art during his visit to campus.

Academic Partners: St. Norbert College Art Department
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Nov. 29, 2017 Chat and Chow

Students gathered over a family-style dinner to learn about and engage in authentic dialogue. The dinner provided tools for deep listening, asking open and honest questions and other cooperative dialogue methods. The event was part of the CVC Olive Branch Initiative, aimed at bridging divides and promoting genuine dialogue.
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Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Olive Branch Series: Fr. James Martin 

Bringing together members of the St. Norbert College and Green Bay community, this Skyped event engaged participants in conversation about LGBTQ persons and the Catholic church in order to foster a community of understanding and empathy. Co-sponsored with Titletown Publishing.

Fr. James Martin

Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018

Book Reception: The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations. 

A book reading, dialogue and reception with co-editors Norbert Hill and Kathleen Ratteree. Their newly published book brings together various writers from around the world who explore and grapple with what it means to be indigenous in the 21st century.  

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Mon., Feb. 12 or Tues., Feb. 13 Reclaiming Conversation Faculty/Staff Book Discussion

Discussion of the book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk In a Digital Age, written by digital-culture scholar and MIT professor, Sherry Turkle. This event focused on thinking about how to reclaim authentic conversation, relationship, empathy and productivity in the age of technology.
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Feb. 15, 2018 Human Library

Community members from around the Greater Green Bay area shared their stories from the margins as “human books.” Readers listened to human books and engaged in transformative conversations.
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March 21, 2018 Spinning Stories with Professor M. Shawn Copeland

M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology at Boston College. Copeland is recognized as one of the most important influences in North America in drawing attention to issues related to the religious, cultural and social experience of African American Catholics. Copeland focused on three questions related to our theme of Spinning Stories: What is your vocational story as a Catholic, womanist theologian? What are the stories that have most profoundly shaped your identity and vocation? And, whose stories do you think we must listen to today in order to do theology – and be church – in a compelling and authentic way?
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April 12, 2018 SNC StoryCorps Culminating Showcase

An immersive, community showcase where community members reflected on their experiences recording stories and those gathered listened to selected StoryCorps interviews – highlighting those related to identity, underrepresented voices and overlooked experiences.
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April 17, 2018

From Certainty to Faith: Sr. Joan Chittister in Dialogue

Joan Chittister, O.S.B., told stories alongside St. Norbert College alum, Breanna Mekuly '12. Sr. Joan shared her vocational story as a Benedictine nun, spiritual writer and prophetic peacemaker. She also reflected on whose stories need to be heard in order to live out gospels with authenticity.

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2016-17

Masculinity: Untied Now
Masculinity is trending. Think fathering, athletic risk, incarceration, gendered violence, evolving norms- all on our minds, among our families, in the news. What's new? We need public dialogue guided by experts to create a just community, together. Yearlong programs highlight Masculinities Studies: examining questions related to men, masculinity, and identity. #untied #masculinity now


Date Event
2016-17 Program Theme Masculinity: Untied Now

Masculinity is trending. Think fathering, athletic risk, incarceration, gendered violence, evolving norms - all on our minds, among our families, in the news. What’s next? We need public dialogue guided by experts to create a just community, together. Yearlong programs highlighted Masculinity Studies: examining questions related to men, masculinity and identity.
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Aug. 31, 2016

Cool It At The CVC: Your New Favorite Study Space

Freezy pops. Comfy chairs. Cool people. Chill. A Week of Welcome signature program. 

 

CVCatNight

Sept. 16, 2016

 

Cassandra Voss Center Benefit Concert

An annual celebration with terrific music that benefits a transformative center. Featured Andy Davis & Street Corner Symphony. 

Collaborator: AmeriLux International

 

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Sept. 17, 2016

 

Wonder Crew Toy Midwest Launch: Featuring CEO & inventor Laurel Wider

Exclusive Midwest toy launch: Wonder Crew, targeted to boys with the adventure of an action figure + emotional connection of a stuffed animal.


Corporate Sponsor: Immel ConstructionAcademic Sponsor: SNC Schneider School of Business

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Fall Semester 2016

Dr. Harry Brod: Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Masculinity Studies

Dr. Harry Brod was the first ever Distinguished Visiting Scholar for a semester at St. Norbert. A Masculinity Studies founding figure and author/editor of eight books, Brod taught the College’s first ever Masculinities courses and study groups as well as gave talks on violence, anti-racism, & Judaic Studies..

Learn more: Masculinity Study Group for SNC faculty/staff

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Nov. 2-3, 2016

 

Masculinity Summit

Masculinities Studies founders Harry Brod, Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, this historic two-day summit started with a historic founders dialogue and continued with a community conversation and workshop series with community partners on how masculinity impacts our lives.


Co-sponsor: SNC Counseling & Psychological Services NCAA GrantCollaborators: SNC Athletics, Fox Valley Voices of Men

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Feb. 4, 2017

 

LSE's Student Leadership Conference

Juan Ramos of "A Call to Men", an anti-violence organization, discussed networking, skill-building and leadership training while on campus for the annual Student Leadership Conference.


Sponsored by: SNC's Office of Leadership, Student Engagement and First Year Experience
Co-sponsored by Cassandra Voss Center. 

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Feb. 15, 2017

SNC Human Library

Green Bay community members shared stories from the margins as “human books,” readers listened & engaged toward transformation.

Co-sponsor: SNC Mulva Library

 

 

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March 3, 2017

 

 

Power Yak 2017

Robyn Davis, President of Freedom House Ministries, talked about connecting Greater Green Bay women leaders and SNC female students to yak: talk and learn from one another. 

 

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March 3-5, 2017

Green Bay Film Festival

A regional film festival held at St. Norbert College. The Cassandra Voss Center sponsored a special advanced screening that featured two short films "Solitary" and "If I Retaliate" followed by a panel of experts.

 

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April 3-7, 2017

bell hooks Residency 2017

Social justice scholar and writer of over 40 books, bell hooks returned for her final visit in a four-year historic residency series with SNC's Cassandra Voss Center, sister center to the bell hooks Institute at Berea College. hooks spoke about identity, loveand spirituality. She also discussed her dialogues with artists, scholars and writers.

 

 

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May 6, 2017

OpEd Project Part II

Michele Weldon, Ph.D, in a returned seminar hosted by the Cassandra Voss Center. 

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2015-16

Delight in the Fight
We're obsessed with funny. Clips, tweets, vines, books, snaps, meme - all going viral. But how do we think about humor, its limits, and its power? Do we see comedy and joy working in the midst of violence or revolution? Who resists, laughs, and survives in the face of injustice? Yearlong programs explore comedians, creators, tricksters, and outlaws as models of gumption, hilarity, resilience. 


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2015-16 Program Theme Delight in the Fight

We’re obsessed with funny. Clips, tweets, vines, books, snaps, memes-- all going viral. But how do we think about humor, its limits, and its power? Do we see comedy and joy working in the midst of violence or revolution? Who resists, laughs, and survives in the face of injustice? This yearlong programs explored comedians, creators, tricksters and outlaws as models of gumption, hilarity, resilience. Disarming injustice with humor and joy.
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Sept. 18, 2015

Mirrors, Monsters, & Webcams: Consequences of Tweenage Twerking on YouTube

Dr. Kyra Gaunt shares research on tweenage twerking from the segregated spaces of black girls to the networked economy of YouTube. How do girls fare in the mobile web?

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Sept. 18, 2015

Cassandra Voss Center Celebration Benefit Concert

Benefit concert that featured Street Corner Symphony.

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Sept. 19, 2015

SNC Day: Jump Around! Double Dutch Delight Day/ Whose Turn in the Ropes

SNC Day featured an interactive day with Milwaukee team "Double Dutch to Dreams" including demos, double dutch, songs, and tricks! Dr. Kyra Gaunt, a TED Talk Fellow & singer, teaches
at Baruch College, CUNY., discussed "Whose Turn in the Ropes?" on the history of double dutch and how race and gender influence the game.

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Sept. 25, 2015

Who’s Laughing Now!?: On Gender & Humor

Dr. Regina Barreca, columnist and professor of English and Feminist Theory at University of Connecticut, joined the Cassandra Voss Center to discuss how gender and humor function in the workplace, classroom, and media.

In partnership with the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

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Oct. 2, 2015

That’s Not Funny!: Humor, Satire, & Sexual Violence

Joe Samalin is Senior Program Manager at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. Samalin has worked with the U.S. National Committee for UN Women as well as national organization Men Can Stop Rape. He is also featured in digital publications of "The Good Men Project" and "Masculinity U."

From rape jokes to Amy Schumer, how do we talk about sexual violence? Joe Samalin led discussion with comedy clips exploring wher/if/how and to what effect comedy works when talking about violence.

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Nov. 11, 2015

You just tweeted WHAT?!: race, gender, & comedians in the digital age

Social media has had a sweeping impact on the comedy industry, from changing interactions between fans and comics to altering the actual content of comedy. How do women, LGBTQ comics, and comdians of color fare in the new media age as performers and humor producers?

Featured Dr. Beck Krefting, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Skidmore College in New York and Dr. Micia Mosely, a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley and University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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Jan. 18, 2016

"Freedom is a Constant Struggle": Reading & Hearing civil rights icon Dr. Angela Davis

Reading Group + Community Lecture

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Feb. 25, 2016

Human Library

Co-sponsor: SNC Mulva Library

Wisconsin's First Human Library, of International Human Library Organization

National Coverage of SNC Human Library: Today.com

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March 14, 2016

Sasheer Zamata Video Fest

Featured Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata

 

Video Fest
April 1, 2016

Power Yak 2016 

Check out past Power Yak's here.

Sponsored by Schneider National 

 

Power Yak 2016
April 18-22, 2016

bell hooks Residency 2016 

Featured bell hooks in dialogue with Parker J. Palmer and Hari Kondabolu.

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2014-15

Kapow: Who’s Your Hero?
Yearlong programs focusing on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow! Wonder Woman. Batman. Storm. Hulk. Amidst capes, masks, and spandex unfold epic tales of our heroes and their stories. Through the lens of fantastical identity narratives, superheroes and comics provide a vehicle to talk about gender, race, sexuality, and class. These heroes are poised to speak. Who's your hero? 


Date  Event

2014-15 Program Theme

Kapow: Who's Your Hero?

Yearlong programs focusing on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow! Wonder Woman. Batman. Storm. Hulk. Amidst capes, masks, and spandex unfold epic tales of our heroes and their stories. Through the lens of fantastical identity narratives, superheroes and comics provide a vehicle to talk about gender, race, sexuality, and class. These heroes are poised to speak. Who's your hero?

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Sept. 12, 2014

SkypeTacular! "Super Black" Pop culture and Black Superheroes

Dr. Adilifu Nama, Associate Professor in African American Studies from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles joined us for our first program of the year. Dr. Nama is also the author of Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes & Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film.

Dr. Nama’s conversation focused on black racial identity and superheroes- from Storm, to Blade, to pop culture imagery of a hero-ified Barack Obama. Dr. Nama discussed constructed notions and myths about black racial formation.

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Sept. 13, 2014

 

SuperHero SuperFun Action Fest

Calling all superheroes, comic fans, and fun people: join the Cassandra Voss Center for a drop-in day for all ages featuring hero-themed games, art projects, face painting, capes, and more. Reimagine heroes. Part of the Cassandra Voss Center’s yearlong focus on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow!

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Oct. 31, 2014

 

SkypeTacular! “Ms. Marvel and the League of Marvel Women Speak”

Sana Amanat is an Editor at Marvel Entertainment and co-creator of the internationally renowned Ms. Marvel, the first solo-series featuring a Muslim female superhero. Ms. Amanat develops and manages creative content for Marvel’s various publishing lines including the first African-American and Latino Spiderman, as well as the breakout hit Captain Marvel, a series that changed the image of the female super hero.

This second event in the three-part “SkypeTacular” series featured Ms. Marvel founder Sana Amanat and other women makers at Marvel in discussion about identity in the comics industry- from creating Muslim heroes to marketing biracial characters to making mass-consumed media content as women.

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Nov. 7, 2014

“People of the Comic Book”: It’s a Man! Is He Jewish? It’s Supermensch!

Dr. Harry Brod is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa and is widely recognized as a founding figure in the field of Masculinities Studies. Brod has written and edited several books and speaks internationally on issues of masculinities, anti-racism and privilege, sexual consent, and Jewish studies. He is most recently the author of “Superman is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way.”

Come learn how Clark Kent and Superman embody the real and fantasy lives of their creators, two Jewish teenagers in Depression era Cleveland as we explore themes of gendered power and powerlessness, of immigrant uncertainties & longings these men included in their superhuman creations.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Flame On!': Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and Queer History of 'The Fantastic Four.'


Dr. Ramzi Fawaz is Assistant Professor of English at UW Madison. His work explores how traditionally underrepresented groups like women, queer folks, people of color, and the disabled use popular literature and culture to engage in American political life. His book The New Mutants: Comic Book Superheroes and Popular Fantasy in Postwar America is forthcoming, at NYU Press.

Join the conversation on how "The Fantastic Four" offered a key contribution to queer literary history in the 1960s by using the mutated bodies of its four heroes to depict the transformation of the normative types of the 1950s nuclear family - the breadwinning father, doting wife, and bickering male siblings - into icons of 1960s radicalism.

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Feb. 19, 2015

 Guitar Hero Workshop: Write Lyrics Like you Mean It


Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter and performer who, as noted by Rolling Stone, “asks all the right questions.” From performances in Carnegie Hall to Kenya, from penitentiary workshops in Indiana to studying with classical masters in India, Newcomer’s eclectic repertoire melds social justice with skillful writing for a purpose.

This lunch writing workshop involved discussion about tools for driving home a message in your songs with lyrics that pack a punch and a voice that matters.

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
3 p.m. 

 SkypeTacular! Behind the Mask: (Re)Creating the first Asian-American Superhero


Gene Luen Yang is a Chinese American writer and artist of comics and graphic novels. He has just written the comic for the first ever asian-american superhero, “The Shadow Hero.” His 2006 book American Born Chinese, named Best Comic of the Year by Publishers Weekly, is the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.  His most recent book, “Boxers and Saints” has also been nominated for a National Book Award. Yang has also written for the series “Avatar: the Last Airbender” and his life as a Catholic and a former schoolteacher have greatly influenced his work. Yang teaches at Hamline University as part of their MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Gene Luen Yang discusses racial identity in comic books and how to illustrate it all to a national audience.

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March 4, 2015

 Human Library


Featured community members as "books." Don't Judge a Book by its Cover!

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March 6, 2015

 Gender & Comics: The Hero you Think you Need


The Lady Drawers Comics Collective researches, performs, and publishes comics and texts about how economics, race, sexuality, and gender impact the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. Their comics journalism has been featured nationally in The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Chicago Reader, Bitch, and Jezebel. With art that is research-oriented and evidence based- the Collective strives to think about the world we live in and reimagine comics that represent & explore a multiplicity of identities rather than a narrow one.

Featured Professor Anne Elizabeth Moore.

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March 27, 2015

 Power Yak 2015


Featured Kavita Carlson

Speed networking with Green Bay women leaders & SNC women students in STEM.

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April 20-24, 2015

 bell hooks Residency 2015


Featured bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Beth Richie

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May 9, 2015

 Power to the Pen: OpEd Project Workshop


Featured Deborah Siegel, Ph.D.

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2013-14

Year of bell hooks

This year of programming is centered around feminist scholar, bell hooks. The Year of bell hooks will explore different aspects of her work and create a dialogue on the issues of racism, sexism, classism, love and violence. The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to conclude the Year of bell hooks with a two-day long panel with bell hooks. 


Date  Event

2013-14 Program Theme

Year of bell hooks

This year of programming is centered around feminist scholar, bell hooks. The Year of bell hooks will explore different aspects of her work and create a dialogue on the issues of racism, sexism, classism, love and violence. The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to conclude the Year of bell hooks with a two-day long panel with bell hooks.

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Sept. 20, 2013
Build a Movement: How to Invent a Toy, Launch a Business and Start a Revolution in 30 Days

A talk with GoldieBlox CEO, Debbie Sterling.
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Sept. 21, 2013 Disrupting the Pink Aisle: Gender, Toys, & How We Play

The Midwest launch of GoldieBlox with a talk by GoldieBlox CEO, Debbie Sterling.
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Oct. 11-13, 2013
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

This event featured Billy Korinko '09, former founding Director of SNC's Men's Initiative, and Ph.D. candidate in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. He engaged in conversation with special guest, Troy Landry, violence prevention advocate and member of Advancing Wisconsin policy initiative. This panel explored questions related to masculinities, love, and creating tools for men to imagine spaces outside of dominant narratives about masculinity.
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Oct. 14, 2013 Making Masculinity: Men, masculinities, and a future without homophobia

This interactive discussion included special guest Doug Cassel '12. Former VP of both TKE Fraternity and SNC's Interfraternity council, Doug was the Men's Initiative Student Director while at SNC. This program gave a historical look at how men & masculinity have been created throughout American history---leading towards a contemporary discussion about how homophobia and "policing one another's masculinity" have become central to the experiences of many men.
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Oct. 28, 2013

You Don't Know MACK[lemore]

An analysis. A contest. A response.

4 Macklemore Concert Tickets were the Grand Prize for a student who submitted an analysis of a selected Macklemore song via an essay, creative writing, art, music, dance, or any other proposed medium. The winner was selected after applicants presented their arguments and analysis of a Macklemore song, featuring scholarly journals and news pieces, to a panel of judges.

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Nov. 22, 2013

Lean In: Is that what it takes?


Book discussion

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Dec. 4, 2013

Reel to Real: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story"


A movie screening, discussion and treats.

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Feb. 21, 2014

Trans 101

This series featured Professor Helen Boyd of Lawrence University. Professor Boyd led a book discussion of her work, "She's Not the Man I Married." Additionally, she gave a public talk focusing on transgender issues, specifically focused on issues on campus and in the classroom. 

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March 13, 2014

 

Writing Beyond Race

Book discussion led by St. Norbert alum, Billy Korinko ’09.

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March 13, 2014

Unlearning Homophobia


Talk by St. Norbert alum, Billy Korinko '09.

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March 26, 2014

Prof, PJs and the Prez


A reading of children's books by feminist scholar, bell hooks and President Kunkel of St. Norbert College.

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April 1, 2014

"Fear of Black Bodies and the Problem of Whiteness"

George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, shared a lecture co-sponsored by the Killeen Chair & the Cassandra Voss Center. His lecture discussed race, whiteness, and philosophy as it applies to primarily white colleges.

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April 1, 2014

Undergraduate Research Forum Presentation

Featured George Yancy 

April 15-17, 2014

year of bell hooks


In its inaugural year, the Cassandra Voss Center presented programs that celebrate bell hooks, the prolific scholar, social justice advocate, feminist and canonical writer, culminating with her visit to St. Norbert College.

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May 2, 2014

Power Yak 2014

Keynote by Celestine Jeffreys, Networking Facilitated by CVC staff. 

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May 20, 2014

 Home Base


The Cassandra Voss partnered with the Sport & Society Conference at St. Norbert College to bring players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to visit campus.

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2020-21

ANTHEM! - Sound Resilience During Hard Times

We find ourselves in a historical moment marked by a long overdue reckoning with structural racism, contentious political divide, and a global pandemic that has radically shifted our everyday lives. Year Anthem! will offer a series of events and programs focused on music (as well as other aspects of sound such as spoken word, poetry, podcasts, etc.) and the ways in which sound can be a sustaining force in our lives during hard times. The CVC will bring powerful and engaging scholars, artists, & change-agents whose work illustrates how music has proven to be a driving force in movements for social change. These events will also explore how music can function as an important site to examine identities, power, and imagining a more just future.

 


Date Event

Wednesdays from 2-3:00 p.m.

July 8th - August 12th, 2020

Faculty/Staff 6-Week Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop

The Cassandra Voss Center Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop is an opportunity for members of the St. Norbert College community to learn more about anti-racism and to analyze their ideas about race and racism. Our purpose is to help participants develop a deeper understanding of systematic racism and its manifestations on both a structural and interpersonal level. Ultimately, this work is aimed at developing skills to equip St. Norbert College faculty and staff to work towards racial justice.

This 6-week virtual workshop will include a one hour session each week with brief assigned work in between each session.

This space is committed to embodying the values of the Cassandra Voss Center, as we are: Scholarship Driven, Welcoming, Innovative, and Fun. We encourage all interested faculty and staff to register for this program, regardless of your background or previous knowledge around issues related to anti-racism.
 

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Thursday, October 1st

8:30-9:30 a.m. & 10:20-11:20 a.m. 

 

"Jose Limón: A Life Beyond Words." An interactive event with Dante Puleio

A widely respected former member of the Limón Dance Company for more than a decade, Puleio was appointed only the sixth Artistic Director in the Company’s 74-year history, a position that originated with Doris Humphrey. After a diverse performing career with the Limón Dance Company, touring national and international musical theatre productions, television and film, he received his MFA from University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on contextualizing mid 20th century dance for the contemporary artist and audience. He is committed to implementing that research by celebrating José Limón's historical legacy and reimagining his intention and vision to reflect the rapidly shifting 21st century landscape

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Thursday, October 8th

2:30-3:30 p.m. via Zoom

"Masculiminality: Reimagining Womanhood through Queer Black Womanist Masculinities" An interactive conversation with Nalo Zidan

Nalo (nah-low) A. K. Zidan (all pronouns) is a Queer Black writer, organizer and Trans-Masculinist whose work pushes at the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in Black experiences. The independent Black Masculinities scholar is the Founder and Creative Director of BlackGirlMasculine, a nonprofit organization and media space for Queer, Black masculine-identified women, Trans and Non-Binary people. Founded in 2016, the organization serves a global audience with a mission to expand and archive non-normative masculine experiences. Nalo is currently completing a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies at Louisiana State University, and is a 2019 TedxLSU speaker. Nalo has dedicated her life to starting conversations that shift how we see the world and everyone in it, while creating visibility and healing for Queer Black experiences along the way.
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Thursday, October 15th

2:30-4:00 p.m. via Zoom

"Music, Movements, and Manhood"

An interactive conversation with Kevin Powell


Kevin Powell is one of the most celebrated political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America today. Powell is  a poet and journalist and the author of 14 books, including When We Free The World, and his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. One of his upcoming books will be a biography of Tupac Shakur, who Kevin interviewed several times while a senior writer for Quincy Jones’ Vibe magazine. 

Kevin’s activism also includes a leadership role in the movement to re-define manhood away from sexism and violence; a deep responsibility to mentorship and development of people as agents for change; and a commitment to democracy, justice, diversity, inclusion, and equality for the American people. Kevin has lectured, worked, and traveled in all 50 American states and 5 of the world’s 7 continents; he is directing, writing, and producing his first documentary film, “What’s Going On,” about healthy manhood versus toxic manhood, about fathers and sons; and Kevin is the playwright of an upcoming stage play, based around his poetry and conversations about what it is to be a man. Kevin is a proud and long-time resident of Brooklyn, New York.

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2019-20

UNinvisible
Year UnInvisible will provide educational and interactive opportunities featuring powerful scholars, artists, and change agents who seek to focus on making UnInvisible the identity and visibility of voices and histories that are often considered invisible.


Date Event

2019-20 Program Theme

UNinvisible

Year UnInvisible will provide educational and interactive opportunities featuring powerful scholars, artists, and change agents who seek to focus on making UnInvisible the identity and visibility of voices and histories that are often considered invisible.

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Wednesday, Sept. 18

 

Cassandra Voss Celebration Concert 

Each year the Cassandra Voss Center celebrates the birthday of Cassandra Voss. This celebration hopes to honor her spirit and her legacy.

Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience shared their energy as they incorporated songs into their setlist that audience members had requested.

Yesterday and Today

Thursday, Sept. 19

Friday, Sept. 20

Saturday, Sept. 21

 

Waqnahwew Ben Grignon 

The Cassandra Voss Center was thrilled to host visiting artist Waqnahwew Ben Grigno. Grignon is an incredible educator and activist committed to the preservation of indigenous language and culture through the arts. Grignon's passion for preservation of indigenous language through the arts in the classroom was recognized recently when he was named the 2018 Wisconsin High School Educator of the Year.

Grignon's first lecture, "Reclaiming Indigeneity Through the Arts," highlighted how his commitment to preserving indigenous culture has deeply impacted his artwork and teaching styles.

Grignon's second lecture, "Exploring Ancestral Memory," was an interactive time where participants created unique beadwork that reflected memories of relatives and ancestors. As Grignon shared traditional Menominee stories, participants learned how artwork can help one tell stories of their ancestors.

SNC Day was full of fun and educational moments as Grignon led families, students, and community members in beading projects and sculpting clay into animal effigies.

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Friday, Oct. 25

 

Thursday, Nov. 21

 

Friday, Dec. 6

 

A Year of Norbertine Women: Lunch and Learns

In collaboration with the Center for Norbertine Studies, we are looking forward to highlighting six important women in the Norbertine Order. Together we will be hosting six informal lunches to learn about forgotten Norbertine women who deserve to have their stories told. Each lunch will begin with a time information highlighting the life of each woman, followed by a time of engaging discussion.

No need to register - just bring your lunch! Beverages and dessert will be provided.

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Conversations in the Camper

Our resident scholar, Carol Bruess, Ph.D., for a new series serving up hot coffee, hot cookies and meaningful dialogue about today’s hot topics.

Follow the Cassandra Voss Center for updates regarding future conversations in the camper!

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Thursday, Oct. 17

 

 

"Sexuality, Gender, and Embodiment in the Catholic Tradition"

Dr. Brianne Jacobs, Ph.D., is currently an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer at Santa Clara University in the Department of Religious Studies. Jacobs work explores the areas of systemic theology, Catholic social teaching, and gender studies. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Jacobs as she shares a lecture at the Cassandra Voss Center as a part of the first annual Coming Out Week at St. Norbert College.

Co-sponsored by Killeen, Theology & Religious Studies.

Thursday, Oct. 24

 

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

We are pleased to announce that the brilliant Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. will be joining us on campus again this fall. The workshop led by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. will focus on how to have more effective and productive conversations regarding race and identity. S'mores will be available for all participants!

Co-sponsored by the Honors Program.

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

 

Dr. Alan Nadel

In collaboration with the English Discipline, we will be welcoming Dr. Alan Nadel, Ph.D, professor of American Literature and Culture at the the University of Kentucky. Dr. Nadel will be speaking about his work on race, national identity, and the theatrical productions of August Wilson.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

 

 

Ally-Ship and Bystander Workshop

This workshop will focus primarily on the development of skills that can help one to become an effective and active ally in situations where bullying, conflict, or harassment are occurring.

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Thursday, Feb. 13

 

 

 

Human Library

The Human Library is an innovative event which promotes dialogue, reduces prejudices, and encourages understanding. This year Human Books will share their story of the emotional demands of a job or volunteer position.

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March 8, 9, 10

 

 

 

Don McPherson

Don McPherson is an activist, educator, entrepreneur, and College Football Hall of Famer. Join us for a series of programs related to his book, You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity, which explores positive and nurturing ways of being a man.

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March 4

 

 

March 27
CANCELED

 

 

 

You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity Book Discussion

This group will be discussing You Throw Like a Girl: The Blindspot of Masculinity written by Don McPherson. We hope to have meaningful discussions as we explore what McPherson refers to as aspirational masculinity.

Don McPherson

Wednesday, March 11

 

 

 

Norbertine Women Today

Experience the positive and profound impact of Norbertine women through all five senses. See, smell, touch and taste items produced by female Norbertine houses, and hear the inspiring stories of women making a difference locally and around the world. This event is an open house with an informal agenda. Come and go as you please!

Norbertine Women

 

Wednesday, March 11

 

 

Wednesday, March 25
CANCELED

 

 

 

"Plague" Podcast Discussion Group

This new group will feature discussion of episodes of America Magazine's podcast "Plague" which focuses on the "Untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church."

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Thursday, April 16
CANCELED

 

A discussion about the making of Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church

Creator of America Magazine's podcast "Plague," Michael O'Loughlin, will be coming to campus to share about the process of the creation of the podcast.

Michael O'Loughlin

Tuesday, Feb 11

 

 

 Tuesday, Mar 31
Boook Discussion
CANCELED

 

 

Waking Up White: Greater Green Bay Community Book Read

Debby Irving's Waking Up White focuses on her journey of changing the way she thinks about racism, and racial tensions. After a series of two community book discussions, author Debby Irving will come to the St. Norbert College Cassandra Voss Center for a public talk.

Waking Up White

Thursday, April 30

CANCELED

 

 

Waking Up White: Debby Irving 

The series of community book discussions will culminate with a public talk featuring author of Waking Up White, Debby Irving.

Debby Irving Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 14
CANCELED

 

 

 Nun on the Run: The Fugitive Canoness Countess Katharina of Wurttemberg

Racha Kirakosian, a graduate of Oxford University and an associate professor of German and the study of religion at Harvard University, will present the 2020 St. Augustine lecture. A Norbertine scholar with a particular emphasis on medieval Norbertine women, Kirakosian will share her latest research on an influential 15th-century female Norbertine from Wurttemberg, Germany, who exercised economic power in a way that eventually put her at odds with the Pope.

Norbertine Women

 May 29,2020

4:00-5:00p.m.

 

WWHEL Daring Greatly Book Discussion and Breakout Sessions

Given the limitations presented by COVID-19, SNC was unable to host the annual SNC Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) event.


Instead, we are offered an online opportunity for women working at St. Norbert College to gather virtually during this difficult time and discussed Brené Brown's "Dating Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead."

Dr. Bridget Burke Ravizza led a discussion and participants gathered in small breakout groups to discuss the text.

Learn more about WWHEL here:https://sites.uwm.edu/wwhel/

2018-19

GREEN: Reimagine Environment
A year dedicated to all things 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


Date Event

2018-19 Program Theme 

GREEN: Reimagine

A year dedicated to all things 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

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Tuesday Sept. 18, 2018

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. 

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Friday Sept. 21, 2018
CANCELED

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. 
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Saturday Sept. 22, 2018


SNC DAY!

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. 

Part 3: SCREENPRINTING ALL DAY
Join in hands-on making of environmental screen-prints. Everyone gets to take home a beautiful print!

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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018


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. 

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Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

TWO SERVINGS OF GREEN:

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.

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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

 

 

 

 

 



Friday, Nov. 16, 2018


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!

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

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.

 

 

Sarah

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019


Human Library 


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

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
 

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


Join visiting Scholar 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 


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


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

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2017-18

Spinning Stories
A year-long invitation to examine what story we want to tell with our lives. How do our identities influence how we interpret stories? To whose stories do we listen, and whose do we ignore or silence? And how does listening affect us, challenge us, and cause us to reinterpret our own stories? How can we spin new stories together?
Date Event
2017-18 Program Theme

Spinning Stories

A year-long invitation to examine what story we want to tell with our lives. How do our identities influence how we interpret stories? To whose stories do we listen, and whose do we ignore or silence? And how does listening affect us, challenge us, and cause us to reinterpret our own stories? How can we spin new stories together?

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Aug. 30, 2017

Cool It At the CVC: Your New Favorite Study Space

Freezy pops. Comfy chairs. Cool people. Chill. A Week of Welcome signature program.

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Sept. 16, 2017

Celebrating Stories Community Day

A day full of stories–reading, telling, sharing and connecting. A family-friendly open house on campus that had DIY books, bookmarks and more during the entire day.

Story-Thon
SNC students read aloud books about difference and diversity, connection and friendship.

StoryCorps Live
The nationally-recognized org visited campus to share their history and mission, as well as presented their year-long storytelling collaboration with the Cassandra Voss Center.

Academic Partners: Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation and the Center for Norbertine Studies
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Sept. 18, 2017

Cassandra Voss Center Benefit Concert featuring Deuves Wild! Dueling Pianos

A wonderful annual celebration with terrific music benefiting a transformative center.
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Oct. 2, 2017

Art as Subversive Storytelling: Eric J. Garcia

"My art is historically based and politically charged, with the goal of creating dialogue about contemporary issues. I try to visually examine the versions of "American" history that have been overlooked, whitewashed, or flat-out deleted."

Artist, air force veteran, and Alburquerquean Eric Garcia, MFA, is a multi-faceted and award-winning artist who uses posters, political cartoons and public murals to educate and challenge spectators. Garcia discussed the power of storytelling through art during his visit to campus.

Academic Partners: St. Norbert College Art Department
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Nov. 29, 2017 Chat and Chow

Students gathered over a family-style dinner to learn about and engage in authentic dialogue. The dinner provided tools for deep listening, asking open and honest questions and other cooperative dialogue methods. The event was part of the CVC Olive Branch Initiative, aimed at bridging divides and promoting genuine dialogue.
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Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Olive Branch Series: Fr. James Martin 

Bringing together members of the St. Norbert College and Green Bay community, this Skyped event engaged participants in conversation about LGBTQ persons and the Catholic church in order to foster a community of understanding and empathy. Co-sponsored with Titletown Publishing.

Fr. James Martin

Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018

Book Reception: The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations. 

A book reading, dialogue and reception with co-editors Norbert Hill and Kathleen Ratteree. Their newly published book brings together various writers from around the world who explore and grapple with what it means to be indigenous in the 21st century.  

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Mon., Feb. 12 or Tues., Feb. 13 Reclaiming Conversation Faculty/Staff Book Discussion

Discussion of the book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk In a Digital Age, written by digital-culture scholar and MIT professor, Sherry Turkle. This event focused on thinking about how to reclaim authentic conversation, relationship, empathy and productivity in the age of technology.
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Feb. 15, 2018 Human Library

Community members from around the Greater Green Bay area shared their stories from the margins as “human books.” Readers listened to human books and engaged in transformative conversations.
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March 21, 2018 Spinning Stories with Professor M. Shawn Copeland

M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology at Boston College. Copeland is recognized as one of the most important influences in North America in drawing attention to issues related to the religious, cultural and social experience of African American Catholics. Copeland focused on three questions related to our theme of Spinning Stories: What is your vocational story as a Catholic, womanist theologian? What are the stories that have most profoundly shaped your identity and vocation? And, whose stories do you think we must listen to today in order to do theology – and be church – in a compelling and authentic way?
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April 12, 2018 SNC StoryCorps Culminating Showcase

An immersive, community showcase where community members reflected on their experiences recording stories and those gathered listened to selected StoryCorps interviews – highlighting those related to identity, underrepresented voices and overlooked experiences.
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April 17, 2018

From Certainty to Faith: Sr. Joan Chittister in Dialogue

Joan Chittister, O.S.B., told stories alongside St. Norbert College alum, Breanna Mekuly '12. Sr. Joan shared her vocational story as a Benedictine nun, spiritual writer and prophetic peacemaker. She also reflected on whose stories need to be heard in order to live out gospels with authenticity.

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2016-17

Masculinity: Untied Now
Masculinity is trending. Think fathering, athletic risk, incarceration, gendered violence, evolving norms- all on our minds, among our families, in the news. What's new? We need public dialogue guided by experts to create a just community, together. Yearlong programs highlight Masculinities Studies: examining questions related to men, masculinity, and identity. #untied #masculinity now


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2016-17 Program Theme Masculinity: Untied Now

Masculinity is trending. Think fathering, athletic risk, incarceration, gendered violence, evolving norms - all on our minds, among our families, in the news. What’s next? We need public dialogue guided by experts to create a just community, together. Yearlong programs highlighted Masculinity Studies: examining questions related to men, masculinity and identity.
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Aug. 31, 2016

Cool It At The CVC: Your New Favorite Study Space

Freezy pops. Comfy chairs. Cool people. Chill. A Week of Welcome signature program. 

 

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Sept. 16, 2016

 

Cassandra Voss Center Benefit Concert

An annual celebration with terrific music that benefits a transformative center. Featured Andy Davis & Street Corner Symphony. 

Collaborator: AmeriLux International

 

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Sept. 17, 2016

 

Wonder Crew Toy Midwest Launch: Featuring CEO & inventor Laurel Wider

Exclusive Midwest toy launch: Wonder Crew, targeted to boys with the adventure of an action figure + emotional connection of a stuffed animal.


Corporate Sponsor: Immel ConstructionAcademic Sponsor: SNC Schneider School of Business

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Fall Semester 2016

Dr. Harry Brod: Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Masculinity Studies

Dr. Harry Brod was the first ever Distinguished Visiting Scholar for a semester at St. Norbert. A Masculinity Studies founding figure and author/editor of eight books, Brod taught the College’s first ever Masculinities courses and study groups as well as gave talks on violence, anti-racism, & Judaic Studies..

Learn more: Masculinity Study Group for SNC faculty/staff

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Nov. 2-3, 2016

 

Masculinity Summit

Masculinities Studies founders Harry Brod, Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel, this historic two-day summit started with a historic founders dialogue and continued with a community conversation and workshop series with community partners on how masculinity impacts our lives.


Co-sponsor: SNC Counseling & Psychological Services NCAA GrantCollaborators: SNC Athletics, Fox Valley Voices of Men

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Feb. 4, 2017

 

LSE's Student Leadership Conference

Juan Ramos of "A Call to Men", an anti-violence organization, discussed networking, skill-building and leadership training while on campus for the annual Student Leadership Conference.


Sponsored by: SNC's Office of Leadership, Student Engagement and First Year Experience
Co-sponsored by Cassandra Voss Center. 

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Feb. 15, 2017

SNC Human Library

Green Bay community members shared stories from the margins as “human books,” readers listened & engaged toward transformation.

Co-sponsor: SNC Mulva Library

 

 

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March 3, 2017

 

 

Power Yak 2017

Robyn Davis, President of Freedom House Ministries, talked about connecting Greater Green Bay women leaders and SNC female students to yak: talk and learn from one another. 

 

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March 3-5, 2017

Green Bay Film Festival

A regional film festival held at St. Norbert College. The Cassandra Voss Center sponsored a special advanced screening that featured two short films "Solitary" and "If I Retaliate" followed by a panel of experts.

 

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April 3-7, 2017

bell hooks Residency 2017

Social justice scholar and writer of over 40 books, bell hooks returned for her final visit in a four-year historic residency series with SNC's Cassandra Voss Center, sister center to the bell hooks Institute at Berea College. hooks spoke about identity, loveand spirituality. She also discussed her dialogues with artists, scholars and writers.

 

 

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May 6, 2017

OpEd Project Part II

Michele Weldon, Ph.D, in a returned seminar hosted by the Cassandra Voss Center. 

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2015-16

Delight in the Fight
We're obsessed with funny. Clips, tweets, vines, books, snaps, meme - all going viral. But how do we think about humor, its limits, and its power? Do we see comedy and joy working in the midst of violence or revolution? Who resists, laughs, and survives in the face of injustice? Yearlong programs explore comedians, creators, tricksters, and outlaws as models of gumption, hilarity, resilience. 


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2015-16 Program Theme Delight in the Fight

We’re obsessed with funny. Clips, tweets, vines, books, snaps, memes-- all going viral. But how do we think about humor, its limits, and its power? Do we see comedy and joy working in the midst of violence or revolution? Who resists, laughs, and survives in the face of injustice? This yearlong programs explored comedians, creators, tricksters and outlaws as models of gumption, hilarity, resilience. Disarming injustice with humor and joy.
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Sept. 18, 2015

Mirrors, Monsters, & Webcams: Consequences of Tweenage Twerking on YouTube

Dr. Kyra Gaunt shares research on tweenage twerking from the segregated spaces of black girls to the networked economy of YouTube. How do girls fare in the mobile web?

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Sept. 18, 2015

Cassandra Voss Center Celebration Benefit Concert

Benefit concert that featured Street Corner Symphony.

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Sept. 19, 2015

SNC Day: Jump Around! Double Dutch Delight Day/ Whose Turn in the Ropes

SNC Day featured an interactive day with Milwaukee team "Double Dutch to Dreams" including demos, double dutch, songs, and tricks! Dr. Kyra Gaunt, a TED Talk Fellow & singer, teaches
at Baruch College, CUNY., discussed "Whose Turn in the Ropes?" on the history of double dutch and how race and gender influence the game.

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Sept. 25, 2015

Who’s Laughing Now!?: On Gender & Humor

Dr. Regina Barreca, columnist and professor of English and Feminist Theory at University of Connecticut, joined the Cassandra Voss Center to discuss how gender and humor function in the workplace, classroom, and media.

In partnership with the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

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Oct. 2, 2015

That’s Not Funny!: Humor, Satire, & Sexual Violence

Joe Samalin is Senior Program Manager at Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. Samalin has worked with the U.S. National Committee for UN Women as well as national organization Men Can Stop Rape. He is also featured in digital publications of "The Good Men Project" and "Masculinity U."

From rape jokes to Amy Schumer, how do we talk about sexual violence? Joe Samalin led discussion with comedy clips exploring wher/if/how and to what effect comedy works when talking about violence.

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Nov. 11, 2015

You just tweeted WHAT?!: race, gender, & comedians in the digital age

Social media has had a sweeping impact on the comedy industry, from changing interactions between fans and comics to altering the actual content of comedy. How do women, LGBTQ comics, and comdians of color fare in the new media age as performers and humor producers?

Featured Dr. Beck Krefting, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Skidmore College in New York and Dr. Micia Mosely, a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley and University of Massachusetts in Boston.

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Jan. 18, 2016

"Freedom is a Constant Struggle": Reading & Hearing civil rights icon Dr. Angela Davis

Reading Group + Community Lecture

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Feb. 25, 2016

Human Library

Co-sponsor: SNC Mulva Library

Wisconsin's First Human Library, of International Human Library Organization

National Coverage of SNC Human Library: Today.com

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March 14, 2016

Sasheer Zamata Video Fest

Featured Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata

 

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April 1, 2016

Power Yak 2016 

Check out past Power Yak's here.

Sponsored by Schneider National 

 

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April 18-22, 2016

bell hooks Residency 2016 

Featured bell hooks in dialogue with Parker J. Palmer and Hari Kondabolu.

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2014-15

Kapow: Who’s Your Hero?
Yearlong programs focusing on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow! Wonder Woman. Batman. Storm. Hulk. Amidst capes, masks, and spandex unfold epic tales of our heroes and their stories. Through the lens of fantastical identity narratives, superheroes and comics provide a vehicle to talk about gender, race, sexuality, and class. These heroes are poised to speak. Who's your hero? 


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2014-15 Program Theme

Kapow: Who's Your Hero?

Yearlong programs focusing on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow! Wonder Woman. Batman. Storm. Hulk. Amidst capes, masks, and spandex unfold epic tales of our heroes and their stories. Through the lens of fantastical identity narratives, superheroes and comics provide a vehicle to talk about gender, race, sexuality, and class. These heroes are poised to speak. Who's your hero?

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Sept. 12, 2014

SkypeTacular! "Super Black" Pop culture and Black Superheroes

Dr. Adilifu Nama, Associate Professor in African American Studies from Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles joined us for our first program of the year. Dr. Nama is also the author of Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes & Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film.

Dr. Nama’s conversation focused on black racial identity and superheroes- from Storm, to Blade, to pop culture imagery of a hero-ified Barack Obama. Dr. Nama discussed constructed notions and myths about black racial formation.

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Sept. 13, 2014

 

SuperHero SuperFun Action Fest

Calling all superheroes, comic fans, and fun people: join the Cassandra Voss Center for a drop-in day for all ages featuring hero-themed games, art projects, face painting, capes, and more. Reimagine heroes. Part of the Cassandra Voss Center’s yearlong focus on heroes, power, comics, and identity. Kapow!

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Oct. 31, 2014

 

SkypeTacular! “Ms. Marvel and the League of Marvel Women Speak”

Sana Amanat is an Editor at Marvel Entertainment and co-creator of the internationally renowned Ms. Marvel, the first solo-series featuring a Muslim female superhero. Ms. Amanat develops and manages creative content for Marvel’s various publishing lines including the first African-American and Latino Spiderman, as well as the breakout hit Captain Marvel, a series that changed the image of the female super hero.

This second event in the three-part “SkypeTacular” series featured Ms. Marvel founder Sana Amanat and other women makers at Marvel in discussion about identity in the comics industry- from creating Muslim heroes to marketing biracial characters to making mass-consumed media content as women.

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Nov. 7, 2014

“People of the Comic Book”: It’s a Man! Is He Jewish? It’s Supermensch!

Dr. Harry Brod is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Northern Iowa and is widely recognized as a founding figure in the field of Masculinities Studies. Brod has written and edited several books and speaks internationally on issues of masculinities, anti-racism and privilege, sexual consent, and Jewish studies. He is most recently the author of “Superman is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way.”

Come learn how Clark Kent and Superman embody the real and fantasy lives of their creators, two Jewish teenagers in Depression era Cleveland as we explore themes of gendered power and powerlessness, of immigrant uncertainties & longings these men included in their superhuman creations.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Flame On!': Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and Queer History of 'The Fantastic Four.'


Dr. Ramzi Fawaz is Assistant Professor of English at UW Madison. His work explores how traditionally underrepresented groups like women, queer folks, people of color, and the disabled use popular literature and culture to engage in American political life. His book The New Mutants: Comic Book Superheroes and Popular Fantasy in Postwar America is forthcoming, at NYU Press.

Join the conversation on how "The Fantastic Four" offered a key contribution to queer literary history in the 1960s by using the mutated bodies of its four heroes to depict the transformation of the normative types of the 1950s nuclear family - the breadwinning father, doting wife, and bickering male siblings - into icons of 1960s radicalism.

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Feb. 19, 2015

 Guitar Hero Workshop: Write Lyrics Like you Mean It


Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter and performer who, as noted by Rolling Stone, “asks all the right questions.” From performances in Carnegie Hall to Kenya, from penitentiary workshops in Indiana to studying with classical masters in India, Newcomer’s eclectic repertoire melds social justice with skillful writing for a purpose.

This lunch writing workshop involved discussion about tools for driving home a message in your songs with lyrics that pack a punch and a voice that matters.

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
3 p.m. 

 SkypeTacular! Behind the Mask: (Re)Creating the first Asian-American Superhero


Gene Luen Yang is a Chinese American writer and artist of comics and graphic novels. He has just written the comic for the first ever asian-american superhero, “The Shadow Hero.” His 2006 book American Born Chinese, named Best Comic of the Year by Publishers Weekly, is the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.  His most recent book, “Boxers and Saints” has also been nominated for a National Book Award. Yang has also written for the series “Avatar: the Last Airbender” and his life as a Catholic and a former schoolteacher have greatly influenced his work. Yang teaches at Hamline University as part of their MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

Gene Luen Yang discusses racial identity in comic books and how to illustrate it all to a national audience.

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March 4, 2015

 Human Library


Featured community members as "books." Don't Judge a Book by its Cover!

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March 6, 2015

 Gender & Comics: The Hero you Think you Need


The Lady Drawers Comics Collective researches, performs, and publishes comics and texts about how economics, race, sexuality, and gender impact the comics industry, other media, and our culture at large. Their comics journalism has been featured nationally in The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Chicago Reader, Bitch, and Jezebel. With art that is research-oriented and evidence based- the Collective strives to think about the world we live in and reimagine comics that represent & explore a multiplicity of identities rather than a narrow one.

Featured Professor Anne Elizabeth Moore.

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March 27, 2015

 Power Yak 2015


Featured Kavita Carlson

Speed networking with Green Bay women leaders & SNC women students in STEM.

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April 20-24, 2015

 bell hooks Residency 2015


Featured bell hooks, Gloria Steinem, and Beth Richie

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May 9, 2015

 Power to the Pen: OpEd Project Workshop


Featured Deborah Siegel, Ph.D.

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2013-14

Year of bell hooks

This year of programming is centered around feminist scholar, bell hooks. The Year of bell hooks will explore different aspects of her work and create a dialogue on the issues of racism, sexism, classism, love and violence. The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to conclude the Year of bell hooks with a two-day long panel with bell hooks. 


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2013-14 Program Theme

Year of bell hooks

This year of programming is centered around feminist scholar, bell hooks. The Year of bell hooks will explore different aspects of her work and create a dialogue on the issues of racism, sexism, classism, love and violence. The Cassandra Voss Center is thrilled to conclude the Year of bell hooks with a two-day long panel with bell hooks.

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Sept. 20, 2013
Build a Movement: How to Invent a Toy, Launch a Business and Start a Revolution in 30 Days

A talk with GoldieBlox CEO, Debbie Sterling.
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Sept. 21, 2013 Disrupting the Pink Aisle: Gender, Toys, & How We Play

The Midwest launch of GoldieBlox with a talk by GoldieBlox CEO, Debbie Sterling.
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Oct. 11-13, 2013
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

This event featured Billy Korinko '09, former founding Director of SNC's Men's Initiative, and Ph.D. candidate in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. He engaged in conversation with special guest, Troy Landry, violence prevention advocate and member of Advancing Wisconsin policy initiative. This panel explored questions related to masculinities, love, and creating tools for men to imagine spaces outside of dominant narratives about masculinity.
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Oct. 14, 2013 Making Masculinity: Men, masculinities, and a future without homophobia

This interactive discussion included special guest Doug Cassel '12. Former VP of both TKE Fraternity and SNC's Interfraternity council, Doug was the Men's Initiative Student Director while at SNC. This program gave a historical look at how men & masculinity have been created throughout American history---leading towards a contemporary discussion about how homophobia and "policing one another's masculinity" have become central to the experiences of many men.
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Oct. 28, 2013

You Don't Know MACK[lemore]

An analysis. A contest. A response.

4 Macklemore Concert Tickets were the Grand Prize for a student who submitted an analysis of a selected Macklemore song via an essay, creative writing, art, music, dance, or any other proposed medium. The winner was selected after applicants presented their arguments and analysis of a Macklemore song, featuring scholarly journals and news pieces, to a panel of judges.

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Nov. 22, 2013

Lean In: Is that what it takes?


Book discussion

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Dec. 4, 2013

Reel to Real: "42: The Jackie Robinson Story"


A movie screening, discussion and treats.

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Feb. 21, 2014

Trans 101

This series featured Professor Helen Boyd of Lawrence University. Professor Boyd led a book discussion of her work, "She's Not the Man I Married." Additionally, she gave a public talk focusing on transgender issues, specifically focused on issues on campus and in the classroom. 

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March 13, 2014

 

Writing Beyond Race

Book discussion led by St. Norbert alum, Billy Korinko ’09.

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March 13, 2014

Unlearning Homophobia


Talk by St. Norbert alum, Billy Korinko '09.

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March 26, 2014

Prof, PJs and the Prez


A reading of children's books by feminist scholar, bell hooks and President Kunkel of St. Norbert College.

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April 1, 2014

"Fear of Black Bodies and the Problem of Whiteness"

George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, shared a lecture co-sponsored by the Killeen Chair & the Cassandra Voss Center. His lecture discussed race, whiteness, and philosophy as it applies to primarily white colleges.

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April 1, 2014

Undergraduate Research Forum Presentation

Featured George Yancy 

April 15-17, 2014

year of bell hooks


In its inaugural year, the Cassandra Voss Center presented programs that celebrate bell hooks, the prolific scholar, social justice advocate, feminist and canonical writer, culminating with her visit to St. Norbert College.

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May 2, 2014

Power Yak 2014

Keynote by Celestine Jeffreys, Networking Facilitated by CVC staff. 

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May 20, 2014

 Home Base


The Cassandra Voss partnered with the Sport & Society Conference at St. Norbert College to bring players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to visit campus.

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