Recordings of Convocations

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Esera Tuaolo
    Created 22 May 2015; Published 28 May 2015
    Convocation: 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.”

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Chude Allen ’65
    Created 15 May 2015; Published 18 May 2015
    Convocation: 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.”

  • A placard image for media work Convocation Ragamala Dance Company Sacred Earth
    Created 8 May 2015; Published 11 May 2015
    Convocation: Ragamala Dance

    Aparna Ramaswamy ’97 and Ashwini Ramaswamy ’03 return to Carleton with Ragamala Dance Company to present "Sacred Earth"

  • A placard image for media work Convocation Kathyrn Harper
    Created 1 May 2015; Published 5 May 2015
    Convocation: 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."

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Daniel Kurtzer
    Created 24 April 2015; Published 28 April 2015
    Convocation: Daniel Kurtzer

    Daniel Kurtzer, a 29-year U.S. Foreign Service officer, talks about "Shifting Sands in the Middle East: Implications for American Policy."

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Arsalan Iftikhar
    Created 17 April 2015; Published 24 April 2015
    Convocation: Arsalan Iftikhar

    Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer and global media commentator talks about "The Future of Islam, Muslims, and the West."

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Becky Morrison
    Created 10 April 2015; Published 15 April 2015
    Convocation: 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.”

  • A placard image for media work Convocation: Ysaye Barnwell
    Created 3 April 2015; Published 8 April 2015
    Convocation: Ysaye Barnwell

    Ysaye Maria Barnwell, member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, talks about “Building Vocal Communities.”

  • 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 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.”

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