Provost's Conversation Series

Constructing Community--Identity, Opportunity, and Place

A year-long speaker series focused on human rights

November 16, 2016

Moustafa Bayoumi

Moustafa Bayoumi is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation, The London Review of Books, and The Village Voice, Moustafa Bayoumi has served on the American Studies Association's National Council and currently teaches English at Brooklyn College. In eye-opening lectures based on his award-winning book How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?, he highlights challenges facing young Arab- and Muslim-Americans today.

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February 6, 2017

Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez is the author of the widely acclaimed novel The Book of Unknown Americans, which has been called, “a flawlessly written book about immigration.” Henríquez brings to life the varied human stories behind the ongoing debate about immigration through the eyes of characters from all over Latin America. She speaks about identity and the immigrant experience as well as the craft and nature of the writing process.

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March 7, 2017

Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel Homegoing. Gyasi's brilliant and relevant novel moves through histories and geographies and captures—with outstanding economy and force—the troubled spirit of our own nation. An illuminating speaker, Gyasi captivates audiences with her sincerity and compassion.

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Through an Engaged Lens Book Club

Hosted by the Office for Public Engagement and University Bookstroes, Through An Engaged Lens Book Club explores books featured in this year's Provost's Converstation Series from a publicly-engaged viewpoint.

For Details and Registration information visit engagement.umn.edu

Event Dates

  • Friday, 12/16

    How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi

  • Friday, 2/10

    The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

  • Friday, 3/10

    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Time: Noon to 1:30pm

 

Moustafa Bayoumi

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
at 2:00pm

Free admission, Open to the public
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Cristina Henríquez

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Monday, February 6, 2017
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
at 2:00pm

Free admission, Open to the public

 

Yaa Gyasi

Event Details

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
at 2:00pm

Free admission, Open to the public
Go to web-stream

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