2016-17 Events

10th Annual Global Friends Coalition Community Picnic

Saturday, September 24th, 4:00-7:00 pm, University Park (Shelters 1 & 2)

community-picnicJoin us as we gather at University Park (Shelters 1 and 2) for our annual picnic! Great food, games, music, and conversation. Come and meet your newest neighbors! This is free to all. In case of rain we will be at Wesley United Methodist Church 1600 4th Avenue North. For more information please go to http://www.gfcoalition.org.  Click here to share this event with your friends.

He Named Me Malala, Free Public Screening

Sunday, October 2nd, 4:00-6:00 pm, Empire Arts Center

Join us at the Empire Arts Center for a free public viewing of the critically-acclaimed documentary, He Named Me Malalasponsored by UND’s Honors Program. This film tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, a young woman who stood up to the Taliban in support of girls’ education and was subsequently shot in the head. An optional panel discussion will follow the film to provide viewers an opportunity to present questions/comments to community experts regarding the social issues presented in the film (gender inequality, girls’ education, human rights, etc.). Click here to share the event!

“Other Ways of Looking at Africa”

Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00 pm, Ferguson Books & More


UND’s Center for Human Rights & Genocide Studies hosts an event to discuss the history, culture, and politics of the African continent. More details coming soon! Click here to share the event with your friends!

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Free Public Screening

Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00, Empire Arts Center

Join us at the Empire Arts Center for a free public viewing of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), which celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fancy cars, a ladies’ man, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and freedom fighter.  The film is an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.

Reading by NoViolet Bulawayo

Thursday, March 23rd, 8:00 pm, Ballroom, Memorial Union, UND Campus


As part of the 48th Annual UND Writers Conference, NoViolet Bulawayo will be reading from her work at 8 pm on Thursday, March 23rd. Her reading will be followed by a book signing, as well as a reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art.  Ms. Bulawayo will also participate in other Conference events, the complete schedule of which can be found here. All UND Writers Conference events are free and open to the public. Free parking is also available.

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