Winona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity Office will host speaker Colette Hyman and the exhibit “Dakota Culture and Gender Roles: From Contact to Exile” from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Student Activity Center of Kryzsko Commons.

This presentation will examine gender roles among the Dakota in Minnesota, and the different ways in which contact with Europeans and European-Americans affected Dakota men and women.

Hyman, professor in the WSU History Department, teaches history and women’s studies. She is the author of “Staging Strikes: Workers’ Theatre and the American Labor Movement” and “Dakota Women’s Work: Creativity, Culture, and Exile.”

The event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by WSU Rochester, WSU Winona, WSU College of Education, Southeast Technical College, and Anoka Ramsey Community College.

For more information, contact Alex Hines at 507-457-5595 or email

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