Recordings of Convocations

Convocation: Adam Falkner

Created 30 January 2015; Published 5 February 2015

Adam Falkner, founder of the Dialogue Arts Project, an organization dedicated to using creative writing and the arts as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference, presents “How Can Writing Change the World?”

Other Items

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Saru Jayaraman
    Created 27 February 2015; Published 5 March 2015
    Convocation: Saru Jayaraman

    Saru Jayaraman, founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers, draws attention to restaurant workers struggling to support themselves and their families under the often shockingly-exploitative conditions in her presentation titled "Behind the Kitchen Door."

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Kelsey Timmerman
    Created 20 February 2015; Published 23 February 2015
    Convocation: Kelsey Timmerman

    Kelsey Timmerman, an investigative journalist who has trekked the planet, puts a human face on the global economy in his presentation titled "Where Am I Wearing? Where Am I Eating?"

  • A placard image for media work 2015_02_13_Convocation_Raadt.m4v
    Created 13 February 2015; Published 19 February 2015
    Convocation: Sam Polk

    Sam Polk, founder of Groceryships, a program that provides families with scholarships for groceries along with health and nutrition education, talks about "Redefining Ambition."

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Javon Johnson
    Created 6 February 2015; Published 10 February 2015
    Convocation: Javon Johnson

    Javon Johnson is a spoken word poet whose presentation is titled "And, Your Kids Will Be Painted Black!"

  • A placard image for media work 2015_1_30_Convo Jan 30_Raadt.mp4
    Created 30 January 2015; Published 5 February 2015
    Convocation: Adam Falkner

    Adam Falkner, founder of the Dialogue Arts Project, an organization dedicated to using creative writing and the arts as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference, presents “How Can Writing Change the World?”

  • A placard image for media work 2015_23_1_ConvocationJan23.mp4
    Created 23 January 2015; Published 30 January 2015
    Convocation: Lindsey Thomas

    Lindsey Thomas, Assistant Hennepin County Medical Examiner, presents “CSI Minnesota: The True Story of Death Investigation.”

  • A placard image for media work 2015_1_16_Convocation_Raadt.mp4
    Created 16 January 2015; Published 19 January 2015
    Convocation: Dawn Porter

    Dawn Porter, civil rights attorney turned filmmaker, sheds light on the work of public defenders who are “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Michael Shermer
    Created 9 January 2015; Published 12 January 2015
    Convocation: Michael Shermer

    Michael Shermer, science historian with degrees in psychology, examines "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time." 

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Waneek Horn-Miller
    Created 7 November 2014; Published 31 December 2014
    Convocation: Waneek Horn-Miller

    Waneek Horn-Miller, Canadian Olympic athlete and Native rights activist, discusses how she embraces her heritage in her presentation titled "First Nations Rights.

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Charles Kernaghan
    Created 24 October 2014; Published 30 December 2014
    Convocation: Charles Kernaghan

    Charles Kernaghan, director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, dedicated to the promotion and defense of internationally recognized worker rights in the global economy, warns of "The Race to the Bottom in the Global Economy." 

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Robert Paarlberg ’67
    Created 17 October 2014; Published 21 October 2014
    Convocation: Robert Paarlberg ’67

    Robert Paarlberg ’67, a researcher on food and agricultural policy, with a focus on farming technologies and poverty in the developing world, discusses "The Political Fight over Food and Farming: Who is Winning?" 

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Jake Porway
    Created 10 October 2014; Published 21 October 2014
    Convocation: Jake Porway

    Jake Porway, founder of DataKind, connects nonprofits, NGOs, and other data-rich social change organizations with data scientists willing to donate their time and knowledge to solve social, environmental, and community problems, “Using Data for the Greater Good.” 

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Daisy Hernández
    Created 3 October 2014; Published 20 October 2014
    Convocation: Daisy Hernández

    Daisy Hernández, author and columnist, shares her story of growing up in a Cuban/Colombian family in New Jersey, in her presentation titled "Feminism, Sofia Vergara, and Writing about Familia: A Talk on Media Representations." 

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Stephen Strand
    Created 26 September 2014; Published 29 September 2014
    Convocation: Stephen Strand

    Economics Professor Stephen Strand presents the annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar Convocation.

  • A placard image for media work Opening Convocation: R.T. Rybak
    Created 15 September 2014; Published 11 December 2014
    Opening Convocation: R.T. Rybak

    Carleton’s Opening Convocation is an annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the academic year and recognizing academic achievement. This year’s address was presented by former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.

    A three-term mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 to 2013, Raymond Thomas “R.T.” Rybak, Jr. is currently head of Generation Next, a partnership of education, community, government and business leaders aimed at closing the achievement gap between white and minority students. 

    During his tenure as mayor, Rybak led efforts to make Minneapolis a national leader in innovative, cradle-to-career approaches to youth development, and worked to highlight the crisis of our region’s achievement gap and advance effective strategies for ending it. As mayor, Rybak founded the Minneapolis Promise, an innovative cluster of coordinated efforts to get students college- and career-ready and put them on the path to success. 

    Rybak has been recognized as a national “Afterschool Champion” by the Afterschool Alliance—not only for his leadership of the Minneapolis Promise, but for founding the Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, an innovative public-health approach that has dramatically lowered youth involvement in violent crime, for being a champion of the youth-led Minneapolis Youth Congress, and for his active involvement in Minneapolis’ Youth Coordinating Board. 

    A Minneapolis native, Rybak graduated from The Breck School in 1974 and from Boston College in 1978. In the 1970s and ‘80s he worked as a journalist for the Minneapolis Tribune, then went on to run the Twin Cities Reader. For a few years he headed Internet Broadcasting Systems, which started as an online division of Minneapolis Television station and CBS-affiliate WCCO and runs websites for many stations across the United States. Following his job there, Rybak was an Internet strategy consultant, and assisted on projects with Minnesota Public Radio and Public Radio International. 

    Rybak also serves on the board of directors of Nice Ride Minnesota, a public bicycle sharing program.

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