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 silvia.vaccaro@state.mn.us or Sara Chute at sara.chute@state.mn.us. You may also contact Sara to order a DVD of past Go Global presentations.

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Mark Your Calendars!
2014 Presentations
Archived events

Mark Your Calendars!

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.

Location:

Minnesota Department of Health, Freeman Building
Room B107
625 N. Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55164

Directions to the Minnesota Department of Health location at Freeman Building

Due to popular demand, brown bags 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.

2014 Dates
July 8, 2014
August 12, 2014
September 9, 2014
October 14, 2014
November 11, 2014
December 9, 2014

2014 Presentations

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.

June 10, 2014: South Asia

May 13, 2014: Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Presentation
    Democratic Republic of the Congo (PDF: 1.64MB/37 pages)
    Nadine Ngango, Congolese community member and recent public health graduate, provided an overview of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including demographics, major languages, religions, cultural traditions, and history of the conflicts that have occurred and continue to occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

April 9, 2014: Burma

  • Presentation
    Journey to Burma and Thailand (PDF:2.72MB/66 pages)
    A group of presenters shared their experiences from a recent trip to Thailand and Burma, including three refugee camps along the border. The trip was not sponsored by an agency or group, but rather taken as private individuals.
  • Presentation
    A Focus on the Karen Refugees from Burma (PDF: 792KB/20 pages)
    Ehtaw Dwee, a Karen cultural advisor, gave a presentation on Burma including information on the Karen language, cultural trends, education, the economy, and more. The presentation also touched on some tips for health care providers working with Karen Refugees.

March 11, 2014: Video: Poor Kids

  • Video
    Frontline: Poor Kids Attention: Non-MDH link
    This PBS documentary looks at how poverty affects children and families in America.

February 11, 2014: Somalia

January 14, 2014: Makers: Women Who Make America

  • Video
    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.

Archived Events

Updated Monday, June 23, 2014 at 03:18PM