Luther College's Africana Studies department is celebrating Black History Month with a visit by hip-hop scholar Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Rose will deliver the lecture, "Making Black Lives Matter," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, with a reception to follow.
A university student searches for the two heroes who saved her from drowning as an infant. A Swedish man conquers all 178 peaks of the storied Jämtland mountain range. A young British man and his wife cope with the onslaught of early-onset Alzheimer's. These are just a few of the "stories" from near and far that attendees of the 2016 Oneota Film Festival will have the chance to experience March 4–6 at Luther College.
In times of change and uncertainty, human minds turn towards the age-old questions that have plagued them since the beginning of human thought. Who are we? Why are we here? And what are we here for? Gereon Kopf, Luther College professor of religion, will discuss how we develop identities and their psychological, political, moral and religious dimensions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.
To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 26 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 12-14. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe.