Global Brown Bag Events
These monthly presentations began in 2008 as a way to highlight Minnesota's growing diversity. They are brought to you by the MDH Refugee Health Program and the Office of Workforce Diversity. For more information, or to join our listserv, please contact Silvia Vaccaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sara Chute at email@example.com. You may also contact Sara to order a DVD of past Go Global presentations.
Upcoming presentation dates for 2014 are listed below. Topics will be announced closer to the meeting date through the listserv and MDH internal announcements. Visitors must sign in at the front desk upon arrival.
Minnesota Department of Health, Freeman Building
625 N. Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164
Due to popular demand, brownbags are also videoconferenced to MDH District Offices statewide based on request and availability.
Brown Bags will be held from 12-1 p.m.* in Room B107 on the second Tuesday of the month.
March 11, 2014
April 8, 2014
May 13, 2014
June 10, 2014
The content of presentations and handouts that follow (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter not the Minnesota Department of Health.
March 11, 2014: Video: Poor Kids
Frontline: Poor Kids Attention: Non-MDH link
This PBS documentary looks at how poverty affects children and families in America.
February 11, 2014: Somalia
Somalia: The Somali people, their history, culture, and language (PDF:4.9MB/39 pages)
Abdi Shiil, MDH Refugee Health Program student worker, shared an overview of Somalia with information on the country's history and demographic characteristics like major languages, religions, ethnic groups, and significant cultural traditions.
January 14, 2014: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women Who Make America Attention: Non-MDH link
The January Go Global Brown Bag featured part two of this 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.
- Global Brown Bag Events Archive
Presentations and information from the 2012 and 2013 Global Brown Bags.