Global Brown Bag Events Archive

Presentations and information from the 2012 and 2013 Global Brown Bags. The content of presentations and handouts (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter not the Minnesota Department of Health.

On this page:
December 17, 2013: After the Fall: HIV Grows Up
November 26, 2013: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)
October 22, 2013: Welcome to Shelbyville
September 17, 2013: Hispanic Heritage Month
August 27, 2013: Ethiopia
July 23, 2013: Refugee Arrivals in Minnesota
June 25, 2013: LGBT Community
May 28, 2013: Tanzania: Beyond the Safari!
April 23, 2013: Women's History Month
March 26, 2013: Ireland
February 19, 2013: African American History
January 22, 2013: Karen People and New Life
December 20, 2012: Tribes, Treaties and Sovereignty

November 27, 2012: MDH's Indian Health Director
October 31, 2012: "The Germans"
September 25, 2012: Latino communities in Minnesota
August 28, 2012: Iraq
July 24, 2012: The Unreturned
June 26, 2012: The Beauty Academy of Kabul
May 22, 2012: The New Americans
April 24, 2012: The New Americans
March 27, 2012: Empowering Women
February 21, 2012: Rain in a Dry Land
January 24, 2012: Place Matters

December 17, 2013: After the Fall: HIV Grows Up

  • Video
    After the Fall: HIV Grows Up chronicles the early days of HIV and AIDS in Romania. With a lack of medicine and very limited knowledge of the disease, many health care workers risked their lives to help over 12,000 children infected with HIV and AIDS, some of whom were adopted into Minnesota families. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Presentation
    HIV in Foreign-born Persons in Minnesota (PDF: 199KB/9 pages)
    Allison LaPointe from the MDH HIV/STD section shared data on HIV/AIDS in foreign-born persons in Minnesota.

November 26, 2013: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council (MIAC)

October 22, 2013: Welcome to Shelbyville

  • Video
    This documentary follows the diverse residents of a southern town as they grapple with their beliefs, their histories, and their evolving wasys of life.

September 17, 2013: Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Video
    Viewing of the PBS documentary A Class Apart in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This documentary tells the story of a group of Mexican-American lawyers in the 1950s and their fight to bring a landmark case to the Supreme Court to stop discrimination against Mexican Americans. Attention: Non-MDH link

August 27, 2013: Ethiopia

  • Presentation
    Dr. Tedla Kefene talked about the Ethiopian community in Minnesota and the health beliefs and concerns of the community.

July 23, 2013: Refugee Arrivals in Minnesota

June 25, 2013: LGBT Community

  • Presentation
    Rebecca Waggoner from OutFront Minnesota will talk about the organization and the programs and services they provide for Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied communities. Attention: Non-MDH link

May 28, 2013: Tanzania: Beyond the Safari!

April 23, 2013: Women's History Month

  • Video
    Makers: Women Who Make America Attention: Non-MDH link
    The April Go Global Brown Bag featured the first video of a three-part documentary film about the struggle for women's equality in the United States. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Makers: Women Who Make America features interviews with women from all social strata, including politicians, celebrities, flight attendants, coal miners, and more to gain a view of women's roles in the fight for equal opportunities.

March 26, 2013: Ireland

  • Presentation
    Ireland (PDF:3.1MB/32 pages)
    MDH staff Pat O'Reilly and Chris Conway shared information about the history, culture, and traditions in Ireland.

February 19, 2013: African American History

  • Presentation
    Shvonne Johnson from the Minnesota African American Museum (MAAM) talked about the history of African Americans in Minnesota and the work the MAAM does to educate Minnesotans through museum exhibits and educational/artistic programs. Attention: Non-MDH link

January 22, 2013: Karen People and New Life

December 20, 2012: Tribes, Treaties and Sovereignty

November 27, 2012: MDH's Indian Health Director

  • Presentation
    The Minnesota Department of Health's first Indian Health Director, Jacqueline Dionne, spoke about her new role at MDH. She acts as a liaison between MDH and the tribes. Commissioner Ehlinger established this new position to work with MDH to accomplish its mission of protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.

October 31, 2012: "The Germans"

  • Video
    Cornerstones: The Germans Attention: Non-MDH link
    This video from WGTE (Greater Toledo Educational Television) highlightes the history of German immigrants coming to the midwest.

September 25, 2012: Latino communities in Minnesota

  • Presentation
    Killa Martinez Aleman, JD, is a Hamline University Law School graduate on staff as the Legislative and Community Relations Manager at the Chicano Latino Affairs Council of Minnesota (CLAC). She shared some information about her work with the Latino community.

August 28, 2012: Iraq

July 24, 2012: The Unreturned

  • Video
    The Unreturned Attention: Non-MDH link
    This video follows five Iraqi refugees from different ethnicities and religions and highlights the struggles of living in an urban setting.

June 26, 2012: The Beauty Academy of Kabul

  • Video
    The Beauty Academy of Kabul Attention: Non-MDH link
    The documentarty The Beauty Academy of Kabul shares the story of American volunteers who travel to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban to open an American-style beauty school.

May 22, 2012: The New Americans

  • Video
    The New Americans Attention: Non-MDH link
    This month we watched another segment from the PBS video series The New Americans. The segment featured the story of an Indian Technical worker in Silicon Valley. The series follows immigrants and refugees from Nigeria, Palestine, Dominican Republic, India, and Mexico.

April 24, 2012: The New Americans

  • Video
    The New Americans Attention: Non-MDH link
    We viewed a segment from the PBS video series The New Americans. The segment featured a newly arrived Mexican immigrant working in rural Kansas and struggling to reunite his family. The series follows immigrants and refugees from Nigeria, Palestine, Dominican Republic, India, and Mexico.

March 27, 2012: Empowering Women

  • Presentation
    Natalie Johnson Lee from the African/African American Health Alliance (AAAHA) talked about her work as a life coach. She is the founder of Sisters in Power (SIP), an organization developed to re-power women to lead and pursue their destinies. She coaches women to discover their talents and realize their full potential.

February 21, 2012: Rain in a Dry Land

January 24, 2012: Place Matters

  • Video
    Unnatural Causes Attention: Non-MDH link
    We viewed the segment "Place Matters" from the series Unnatural Causes...is inequality making us sick? This segment explores how where you live predicts your health.

Updated Wednesday, 22-Jan-2014 10:17:03 CST