Special & Co-sponsored Events

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Special Events

The Alworth Institute co-sponsors events or hosts occasional programs that do not fit into its other categories of programs. 

Please note the following:

Monday, January 22 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Kirby Student Ballroom – Kathryn A. Martin Library “Reading Without Walls” Program Keynote Lecture - We Need Diverse Books - Presented by Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and national spokesperson for the Reading Without Walls Program – the Alworth Institute will have an information table at the event


Monday, January 29 – 7:00 p.m. – Bohannon Hall 90 – Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day - Lecture - My Memories of Fascism: A Childhood in Hitler’s Germany - Presented by Mrs. Leonore Baeumler, Founder of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee


Monday, March 19 – 7:00 p.m. - Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th Floor Rotunda – UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library Lecture – Exploring Laponia . . . A Cultural Landscape of Global Significance – Presented by Dr. Thomas Beery, Assistant Extension Professor, UMD Minnesota Sea Grant (rescheduled from February 12, 2018)


Wednesday – April 18 – 7:00 p.m. – Solon Campus Center - Supported Event – Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee Program - And Then They Came For US - Film Screening followed by a discussion led by John Matsunaga, Minneapolis based visual artist, educator, and activist and Sally Sudo, retired Minneapolis public school teacher