IAS Collaborative

Stewarding the Story: Tapping into the Power of Narrative—Your Own and Others’—to Envision and Create a Healthier Future


“These stories urge us to not just think, but to do. What can we do to make things better? How should we begin?” ~Pam Bellck, Pulitzer Prize-winning health reporter

Moving Tracts: A Mixed Media Exhibition, Reception, and Artist Interaction

Does food evoke memories? Does food create identities? Does food write histories?

Explore how food creates new identities by transforming the personal into the political. By bringing together testimonies of nostalgia and gestures of affect in mixed media, this exhibition opens up new creative possibilities to move beyond the limitations of borders and boundaries and creates sensorial experience to invoke the food memories and histories.

Design and Typography for Academic Writing


Join MIMSGG for a workshop with Brooklyn-based type designer Mirko Velimirovic on Wednesday, October 20th from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Nicholson Hall, Room 135.

In this three-hour workshop, Mirko will introduce basic theory and principles of layout, lettering, and typography, and guide participants through the stages of typesetting an essay. Participants will leave with resources and ideas for future projects, including free and open-source software and fonts.

Carceral Injustice: Belly of the Beast Screening & Panel

Join the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) Just Education Collaborative, and the UMTC and University of Illinois - Chicago Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Groups, for a free weeklong virtual screening of the documentary Belly of the Beast and a panel discussing reproductive injustices and human rights violations within the carceral system.

Learn more about the panelists & film here.


FAWK This Shit: A “Performance” and Conversation with Asian Women Who are Over It


May Lee-Yang
Saymoukda Vonsay
Naomi Ko

Join May, Saymoukda, and Naomi as they talk about how they use comedy and humor to disarm, attack, and unpack the sh*t of the world. Plus a roundtable conversation with Professor Maggie Hennefeld (Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature).