Recordings of Convocations
- Created 22 May 2015; Published 28 May 2015Convocation: Esera Tuaolo
Esera Tuaolo, who publicly came out as a gay man after retiring from a successful career in the NFL, describes his experience in his talk titled “Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL.”
- Created 15 May 2015; Published 18 May 2015Convocation: Chude Allen ’65
Chude Allen '65 shares her experiences as a student activist in the Civil Rights Movement and a Freedom School teacher in her presentation titled “Just Being There Was Against the Law.”
- Created 8 May 2015; Published 11 May 2015Convocation: Ragamala Dance
Aparna Ramaswamy ’97 and Ashwini Ramaswamy ’03 return to Carleton with Ragamala Dance Company to present "Sacred Earth"
- Created 1 May 2015; Published 5 May 2015Convocation: Kathyrn Harper
Kathryn Harper from the organization Let Girls Lead explains how even in the face of poverty, violence, and discrimination, girls are not victims but powerful leaders and inspiring agents of change in her presentation titled "Invest in Girls, Transform the World."
- Created 24 April 2015; Published 28 April 2015Convocation: Daniel Kurtzer
Daniel Kurtzer, a 29-year U.S. Foreign Service officer, talks about "Shifting Sands in the Middle East: Implications for American Policy."
- Created 17 April 2015; Published 24 April 2015Convocation: Arsalan Iftikhar
Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer and global media commentator talks about "The Future of Islam, Muslims, and the West."
- Created 10 April 2015; Published 15 April 2015Convocation: Becky Morrison
Becky Morrison, founder of Globetops, an online community that is redefining recycling, being creative about what we do with our technology hardware waste, talks about “Revolutionary Ideas: How to Achieve the Impossible.”
- Created 3 April 2015; Published 8 April 2015Convocation: Ysaye Barnwell
Ysaye Maria Barnwell, member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, talks about “Building Vocal Communities.”
- Created 27 February 2015; Published 5 March 2015Convocation: 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."
- Created 20 February 2015; Published 23 February 2015Convocation: 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?"
- Created 13 February 2015; Published 19 February 2015Convocation: 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."
- Created 6 February 2015; Published 10 February 2015Convocation: Javon Johnson
Javon Johnson is a spoken word poet whose presentation is titled "And, Your Kids Will Be Painted Black!"
- Created 30 January 2015; Published 5 February 2015Convocation: 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?”
- Created 23 January 2015; Published 30 January 2015Convocation: Lindsey Thomas
Lindsey Thomas, Assistant Hennepin County Medical Examiner, presents “CSI Minnesota: The True Story of Death Investigation.”
- Created 16 January 2015; Published 19 January 2015Convocation: Dawn Porter
Dawn Porter is an attorney, civil justice crusader and an award-winning documentary filmmaker who understands the deficiencies of the United States criminal justice system and what it takes to maintain the passion and commitment to be a public defender. Twelve million people are arrested in the U.S. each year and millions of those cases will proceed through the criminal justice system. Most will be represented by public defenders—lawyers who represent low income people accused of crimes. Often these lawyers receive little or no training, resources or support. What does that mean for our system of justice?
Lawyer turned filmmaker, Porter spent three and a half years following three public defenders working in the deep south. The result was Gideon's Army, a feature documentary about their work which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO Documentary Films in July of that year. The title of her presentation is “Defending America in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”