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Wyman Series Starts Oct. 13

SEPT. 28, 2009 | The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Wyman Series during the academic year features a leading anti-sexist male activist, a group of cultural musicians, an inspiring author, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet with Flamenco Dancer, and an intimate jazz concert.

Jackson KatzOn Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Jackson Katz, one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists, will lecture in North Hall Auditorium. An educator, filmmaker, and author, Katz is internationally recognized for his work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports and military cultures. Katz is the author of “The Macho Paradox, Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help,” and the creator of the film: “Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity.” Tickets are free for UWRF students and 18 and under, $5 for seniors (65+) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are sold at the door starting at 4:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. four astonishing musicians will be performing in their native tongues inSpeaking in Tongues Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts building on campus. Speaking in Tongues combines a pipa player from China, a bassist from Mexico City, a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Ghana, and a percussionist from Minnesota. Free for UWRF students and 18 and under. Tickets are free for UWRF students and 18 and under, $5 for seniors (65+) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are sold at the door starting at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Kao Kalia Yang, author of “The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir,” will be holding a lecture in the Riverview Ballroom Kao Kalia Yangof the University Center on campus. Yang will talk about the history involved with her book, tracing the heartbreaking history of her Hmong family from the bomb-infested forest of Laos to the treacherous territory as a first generation Hmong family in America. The “Latehomecomer” will be sold in the Falcon Shop in the University Center as well as at the lecture. Tickets are free for UWRF students and 18 and under, $5 for seniors (65+) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are sold at the door starting at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform with Flamenco Dancer Collette Illarde in the North Hall Auditorium on campus. The group offers repertoire ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Collette IllardeSpanish, Latin American, and contemporary works. In collaboration with flamenco dancer Colette Illarde, this production features Spanish composers Enrique Granados and Joaquin Rodrigo with music arranged by the MGQ and choreography by Illarde. Tickets are free for UWRF students and 18 and under, $5 for seniors (65+) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are sold at the door starting at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, April 29, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Galen Abdur-RazzaqGalen Abdur-Razzaq and his jazz quartet will perform the Jazz Club Cabaret in the Falcon’s Nest in the University Center. Join Abdur-Razzaq and his jazz quarter for live music in an intimate, jazz-club setting. Back by popular demand, Galen is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer. Performing nationally and internationally for 30 years, he has recorded with world famous artists, delivering a dynamic jazz performance. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided with cash bar available. Free for UWRF students and 18 and under. Tickets are $10 for seniors (65+) and $12 for general public (or two for $20). Advance tickets available at the Information Desk in the University Center on April 1, 2010. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information on the Wyman Series events, contact the Information Desk at the University Center at 715-425-4444.

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Last updated: Thursday, 22-Apr-2010 16:09:50 Central Daylight Time

 

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