Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and Center for Upper Peninsula Studies will present the 2020 Sonderegger Symposium Friday, Nov. 6. The event will be entirely virtual and will feature 18 sessions and 35 presenters. The theme of this year's event focuses on "Insider/Outsider" issues in the Upper Peninsula region.
Topics span art, decolonization, religion, architecture, television, LGBTQ+ rights, invasive species, labor struggles, football and social justice. There will be two virtual breakout rooms with sessions from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This year's keynote address will be delivered by Michigan Rep. Darrin Camilleri, who represents the 23rd District. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Below is a schedule of the event:
Welcome and Introductory Remarks, 8:15 a.m., Room One
Two Sides of Faith, 8:30 a.m., Room One
Insider/Outsider Art, 8:30 a.m., Room Two
What is a Yooper?, 9:30 a.m., Room One
Native American School Mascots, 9:30 a.m.., Room Two
U.P. Politics Roundtable, 10:30 a.m., Room One
Being LGTBQ in the U.P., 10:30 a.m., Room Two
Civilian Conservation Corps, 11:30 a.m., Room One
What is Decolonization?, 11:30 a.m., Room Two
Keynote Address with Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D), 12:30 p.m., Room One
Prisoners of War and Conscience, 1:30 p.m., Room One
Television: Bringing the Outside to the U.P., 1:30 p.m., Room Two
Newcomers: Invasive Species, 2:30 p.m., Room One
Agitators and Organizers of Labor, 2:30 p.m., Room Two
Why the U.P. Looks This Way, 3:30 p.m., Room One
Folk Music in the U.P., 3:30 p.m., Room Two
The Boys of Autumn: Football in the Yoop, 4:30 p.m., Room One
Perspectives on Race and Social Activism, past present and beyond, 4:30 p.m., Room Two
For details about the speakers, links to join the virtual event and more information, visit https://www.nmu.edu/upperpeninsulastudies/schedule.