Winona State University will host the teach-in seminar “Historical Amnesia: Symbols and Representation” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, Minne Hall, room 334.

“Historical Amnesia” is described as the glossing over or erasure of political and historical moments. This seminar will cover issues such as the terrorist intent of the confederate flag, Indigenous representations in the Winona Community, Halloween costumes as gendered and raced with cultural ramifications, and the political movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

This event is a part of WSU’s 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community and is presented in collaboration with the Frozen River Film Festival.

The 2015-16 University Theme, Equity as a Human Right: Building Inclusive Community, is about upholding people’s rights, valuing diversity, challenging intolerance, and making institutional change around issues of social justice. For WSU and its communities partnering around a university theme has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students, and community members to the engagement table. The year-long focus will enable students, faculty, staff, and members of the wider Winona and Rochester communities to explore the intersections of identifies, cultures, and abilities.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Jo Klinker at or Collette Hyman at

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