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Augsburg University Virtual Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation is on January 18th, 2021, from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.
The virtual gathering will include student and alumni performances. Our theme is ‘Art is Activism and Healing.’ There will be a small art gallery in the library and the Christensen Center on the first floor. This gallery will be available for the Augsburg Community from Jan. 18th – Jan. 22nd. If you are not able to come to campus, we have a 60 piece virtual gallery available on the Pan-Afrikan Website and MSS Facebook page. Which will be available from Jan. 18th – March 1st, 2021.
“The time is always right to do what is right,” Martin Luther King Jr.
Use the link below to register.
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Have you ever thought about working for The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI)? This Friday, January 15th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm a representative from the FBI will host a virtual table for Auggies! Stop by and stay for as long as you like!
The FBI has a wide variety of career paths for individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. They are looking for Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, Forensic Accountants, Technology and IT professionals, and much more! They are looking for all majors, so join this Zoom tabling event with Recruiting Special Agent Brenda Kane to learn more!
For more information about the FBI and jobs, follow this link.
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Please join us in Hoversten Chapel or by Zoom for chapel today at 11:30 am to hear Pastoral Intern Jenn Luong preach as we continue our series on “A Change is Gonna Come,” from the civil rights song by Sam Cooke. Chapel is live streamed via Zoom.
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Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 4:00- 5:00 pm CST
Format: Zoom Webinar
Interfaith at Augsburg invites you to join in reflecting upon how various religious and secular traditions call for our engagement in loving and serving the neighbor, working for healing, justice, peace and mercy, and the care of creation in a divided and often distrustful nation and world.
Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will moderate a conversation with:
Imam Makram El-Amin, Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis
Professor Lori Brandt Hale, chair of Augsburg University’s Department of Religion and Philosophy
Rabbi Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg, Assistant Rabbi, Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis
Following the presentations we will hear from student respondents, and there will be time for Q&A.
Farhan Latif is a philanthropic leader, social entrepreneur and cross sector mobilizer on minority inclusion. He is the President of the El-Hibri Foundation, focused on cross sector approaches to foster inclusion across religious and political divides.
Imam Makram El-Amin has worked for more than two decades as a religious and community leader, firmly rooted in the principle of our inherent human dignity. Imam El-Amin leads Al Maa’uun (Neighborly Needs) Community Outreach Services that addresses food insecurity, affordable housing, career services, and mentoring.
Lori Brandt Hale is Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Augsburg University, where she has taught since 1998. Brandt Hale has devoted her academic career both to teaching and to studying the life and legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Rabbi Arielle LeKach-Rosenberg serves as Assistant Rabbi at Shir Tikvah with a focus on music, prayer and activism. She was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in June 2017. She spent her final two years of rabbinical school working as a full-time rabbinic fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.
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When: January 21, 2021 11:00 am CST
Presenters: Maureen Berkner Boyt, M.Ed, The Moxie Exchange | Stephanie Douglass, MA, Vungle | Becca Gelenberg, MBA, Upstart
How do we create a more inclusive normal? The convergence of the global pandemic and racial justice movement has shifted the way we work in ways we are just beginning to understand. In the midst of the unknown, what we do know is there is an unprecedented opportunity to focus on people; who is on our teams and how we can evolve company systems and cultures to be more innovative, productive, inclusive and equitable.
Two innovative leaders, Stephanie Douglass, VP of People, Vungle and Becca Gelenberg, Head of People Operations, Upstart have doubled down on their respective companies commitments to DE&I during this environment of change. In this webinar we’ll share how they engaged executive leadership to their newest hires, partnered with The Moxie Exchange to digitize their learning and tools, and as a result have been able to make significant progress in a short period of time.
How to leverage this moment to engage your executive team in committing to a meaningful DEI strategy
How to capitalize on employee’s ‘what can I do?’ enthusiasm to drive real change behavior change
Hear how to take a multimodal approach to delivering DEI tools, knowledge and resources