About the Integrated Learning Series
Integrated Learning at St. Catherine University is a multidimensional expression of an active liberal arts pedagogy. Located at the intersection of creative energy and critical reflection, the Integrated Learning Series is one way we partner academics with activism, the paper with the performance, and the campus with the community. It is the array of courses, activities, speakers, events, performances, and exhibitions that coalesce into our ways of knowing. The Integrated Learning Series is the web that binds our learning experiences together and the narratives that connect our collective community.
The Integrated Learning Series Committee invites you to our fall series. We will continue our discussion of systemic racism and the ways a liberal arts pedagogy helps to dismantle and reimagine those systems.
A Focus on Suffrage: October 2020 Integrated Learning Series Events
Suffrage is not only a victory. Rather, it initiates and extends a larger conversation about the ways in which political activism intersects with art, our perceptions of history, our experiences of systemic inequality, and our engagement in activism/democracy.
Each week will feature two to three panelists engaging with suffrage from a different perspective. A moderator will facilitate the conversation.
Additional information will be shared throughout the month related to student work, voter engagement and external resources.
This month's topic is co-sponsored by Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Women's Education and Director of the Otte Initiative in Women's Education and the Office of Scholarly Engagement.
TPT Suffrage Documentary Sneak Peek and Q&A with Daniel Bergin
Thursday, October 1, 7–9 p.m.
- Welcome from Dean Tarshia Stanley
- Panelist Daniel Bergin
- Q&A with D'Ann Urbaniak Lesch and Rafael Cervantes
Citizen explores this multigenerational march of Minnesota women for the franchise and all they hoped would come with the vote. From pioneering activists like Sarah Burger Stearns to Progressive Era leaders like Nellie Griswold Francis, the vote was seen as a mark of fuller citizenship and tool of change for concerns like healthcare, children, and women’s rights. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton acknowledged the unique role women in Minnesota played in the fight for the women’s suffrage, “Minnesota is remarkable for its galaxy of superior women actively engaged as speakers and writers in many reforms.’’
But how did tensions between Black and white, native born and immigrant, and radical and moderate mar the movement? How did Minnesota’s suffragists mirror the national effort? This chronicle of Minnesotans’ role in achieving the 19th Amendment also suggests that the 70-plus years of activism was itself an important badge of change and true democracy.
Join us for this special pre-screening of Citizen and for a conversation with the filmmaker afterwards to learn more about the ways St. Kate’s students, faculty and staff were involved in the documentary. Daniel Bergin will also be sharing his insights on the creation of this documentary, the history of Suffrage in Minnesota, and current day impact and the way we see Suffrage as relevant today.
This event will kick off the month of learning and introduce themes to be explored in subsequent weeks.