11:30 am - 1:15 pm: Native American Friendship Lunch. (1112 7th Street)
6:00 - 7:30 pm : Constitution Day Panel Discussion: "The viability of third parties in the United States of American and beyond.” Sacajawea Hall Room 115. A panel of LC State professors – Leif Hoffmann and Kylee Britzman in political science, Amanda Van Lanen in history, and Gene Straughan in criminal justice – will open the discussion. They will also talk about how other electoral systems, such as proportional representation and mixed-member proportional presentation, allow for a greater number of parties to be successfully elected to a parliamentary body. After the panel discussion, the audience will be invited to participate.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Keynote: "Indigenous Perspective on the Climate Change in the Himalayas". LCSC Alumna, Dr. Pasang Y. Sherpa. Meriwether-Lewis Hall Room 100.Sherpa, who is a 2007 graduate of LC State, will open with a discussion on globe indigeneity and indigenous perspectives on Himalayan communities. She will give an overview of climate change effects, focusing on the melting of glaciers. She will also discuss how anthropological research can better assist in responding to contemporary ecological challenges.
3:30 - 5:00 pm: Discover Culture! LC State international students will give presentations on their country of origin. Location TBA.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Food & Culture Night Potluck. Bring a dish and/or bring a friend to sample flavors from around the world at this free potluck event at the Williams Conference Center.
We hope you will be able to attend.
Multicultural Awareness Week is sponsored by the following at LC State: Anthropology Club; Humanities Division; International Programs; Native American, Minority & Veterans’ Services; Native American Club; the dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Social Sciences Division; and the Spanish Club.