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DCA’s 2015 Winter Season has been announced! Featuring intimate Coffeehouse Concerts, the St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series, and Movies at the Door screenings, we’re sure we have something for everyone this season. Please join us!

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MOVIES AT THE DOOR: Extreme, Loyal, Victorious

extreme-movies-postDirector: Meghan Parkansky, Not Rated, 2011, 60 Minutes

In Green Bay, Wisconsin, Packers football is the thread that ties the community together. Documentary filmmaker Meghan Parkansky recognized just how special the Green Bay Packers fan base truly is, and at the onset of the 2010 NFL football season she began interviewing Packers fans from Wisconsin and beyond. The goal was simple; Find the most extreme, loyal, and passionate Green Bay Packers fans and ask them to share their stories. What couldn’t have been predicted was that at the end of this film making journey, the Packers became Super Bowl XLV champions for the first time in 15 years. Come out in your best Packer’s garb and show your spirit for the Green and Gold!

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
The ISIS Threat – The Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria

yesiltas-postFeatured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Ozum Yesiltas

“The ISIS threat: The Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria”
Eleven years after the forcible removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Iraq is in chaos. The spectacular capture of Mosul by the jihadist militant group known as the Islamic State (ISIS) on June 9, 2014 and its striking military progression towards Bagdad have greatly contributed to the destabilization of fragile order in Iraq as well as the disintegration of Iraq-Syria border. The situation in Iraq and Syria not only presents a continuing humanitarian crisis and a threat to the Middle East stability but also raises important questions about the decade-long occupation of Iraq and the US strategy of “nation-building” abroad as part of the war on terrorism. While the fragmentation of Iraq and Syria is worsening, the ISIS invasion fundamentally impacts wider issues such as a far more autonomous Kurdistan, the challenges posed by porous borders in the Middle East and the deepening ethnic and sectarian divides in the region.

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 9:00am

Coffeehouse Concert: Hans Christian

hans-postHans Christian’s versatility as performer, recording artist, and producer for over 25 years has created a legacy of concerts and recordings that have touched people’s hearts around the world. His unmistakable cello playing moves the listener with a haunting beauty, and his use of live looping and various ethnic string instruments expresses a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations.

Tickets: $15
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

MOVIES AT THE DOOR: Mamma Mia! Singalong

mamma-movie-postDirector: Phillida Lloyd, Rated PG-13, 2008, 108 Minutes

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. You know the rest, and you know the words. Dress in costume if you like, and join us for a sing-along.

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
Competing for the Governor’s Mansion – The 2014 Election Between Burke and Walker

cargile-postFeatured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Ivy Cargile

“Competing for the Governor’s Mansion: The 2014 Election Between Burke & Walker”
The eyes of the nation, once again, fell on Wisconsin’s gubernatorial election. The incumbent governor, Scott Walker who is a Republican candidate with a national name, landed in a tough race against the Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The polls have continuously showed how unpopular Scott Walker is with some Wisconsin voters. For several reasons, some Wisconsin voters are weary of another four years with Walker. As a result, he landed in a tight race for re-election in the 2014 Midterm elections. Mary Burke, the state’s former Commerce Department secretary rivaled him in what became a difficult election for both camps. Throughout the remaining weeks of the election Wisconsin voters, and the nation, are focused on what issues – pay equality, job growth and many others – will tilt the election in any direction. Several different aspects of this contested battle for the governor’s mansion will be discussed along with the issues that matter to voters. Some of the questions considered are who did voters elect and why? How did the issues that voters care about fare in this election? Is the state ready for a change in statewide politics?

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 9:00am

Coffeehouse Concert: Katie Dahl

katie-postDoor County’s own Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliffs of Mali, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of Wisconsin. Katie’s deep alto, smooth guitar picking, and easy wit have earned her a dedicated fan following and numerous songwriting awards. Katie is also the co-author of AFT’s Victory Farm.

Tickets: $15
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

MOVIES AT THE DOOR: Jens Jensen – The Living Green in Partnership with The Clearing Folk School

jens-movie-postDirector: Carey Lundin, Not Rated, 2014, 55 Minutes

“There is no justice in history. If there were, the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar as Aldo Leopold, Michael Jordan and Oprah Winfrey, icons who put their stamp on the Midwest.” – Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

Shown in partnership with the Clearing Folk School and presented with a post-show Q&A with The Clearing’s Executive Director, Mike Schneider, this film delves into the life and work of The Clearing’s founder and renowned landscape architect and conservationist, Jens Jensen.

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

Partnership Website

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ST. NORBERT COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
Hopeful Realism – A Vision for Human Rights after 2014

pyne-postFeatured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Robert Pyne

“Hopeful Realism: A Vision for Human Rights after 2014.”
2014 was a difficult year for human rights. Militarized police faced off against protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. Homes and schools were leveled in Gaza. Thousands died from Ebola, victimized by poverty and inadequate healthcare. Waves of refugees fled from violent conflict. ISIS murdered humanitarians and sought to destroy whole populations. Are we seeing the end of human rights progress? Have rights advocates been too idealistic? What comes next, and on what basis might we expect a more hopeful future?

Lecturer’s Website

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 9:00am

Coffeehouse Concert: Matt Wahl

matt-postMatt is a Door County favorite, playing here each summer, delighting audiences with his brand of good-time fun. Matt’s music is best described as “Fun-Loving, Sunny-Day Acoustic Music.” He sings, plays the acoustic guitar, the ukulele, and the harmonica, and writes songs and tells stories that will lift your spirits and have you singing along. Shake off your winter blues and enjoy an evening on the fun side of life with Matt Wahl’s charming and light-hearted concert.

Tickets: $15
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
Buddhism in Sri Lanka – A Philosophical and Cultural Tour

holder-postFeatured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. John Holder

“Buddhism in Sri Lanka: A Philosophical and Cultural Tour”
This lecture will explore the Buddhist tradition as it is practiced in Sri Lanka. After an overview of basic Buddhist teachings, the lecture will focus on specific ways that Sri Lankans express Buddhism through various rituals (such as pirit) and temple architecture at historical sites in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, and Kandy.

Lecturer’s Website

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am

Coffeehouse Concert: Door County Pickers

pickers-postDoor County Pickers is a new DCA venture. Sure to become an annual event, this coffeehouse concert will feature some of Door County’s finest and favorite guitarists. Elliot Goettelman of The Bent Elbows and The oFFseason, will perform and emcee the event. Elliot will be joined by four other Door County guitarists, each of whom will perform a small set of originals and covers.

Tickets: $15
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

MOVIES AT THE DOOR: The World Premiere of The Emissary

emissary-movie-postDirector: Timothy Erskine, Not Rated, 110 Minutes

Door County’s own sci-fi adventure! Shot on location in beautiful Door County, this is the World Premiere of the film! A spaceman lands his ship in Newport State Park while a local resident is taking a meditation walk. They join forces to disarm an alien power generator, lost during the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, before it blows up Door County. Fun for the entire family.

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

ST. NORBERT COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
Bolivia’s Economic Miracle under Evo Morales – Indigenous Identity and 21st Century Caudillismo

villarroel-postFeatured St. Norbert’s College Lecturer: Dr. Gratzia Villarroel

“Bolivia’s Economic Miracle under Evo Morales: Indigenous Identity and 21st Century Caudillismo”
Evo Morales was recently re-elected President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia for a 3rd term. During his tenure in office Bolivia’s economy grew by over 5% annually, the country balanced its budget, foreign debt significantly diminished, and Bolivia currently boasts higher foreign reserves than most countries in the world. Extreme poverty is down to 21% in 2013 from 38% in 2005. Bolivia is also among the seven Latin American countries with the lowest rate of inequality. What factors explain this dramatic turn for South America’s most impoverished country? First, Bolivia has enjoyed a combination of political stability and high prices for its commodities like no other time in its recent history. Second, Evo Morales, has engaged in effective macro-economic policies that have brought significant wealth to the country. These include taking ownership of Bolivia’s natural resources, working with the IMF and the World Bank on Bolivia’s terms, and promoting the private sector. Finally, the “re-founding” of Bolivia has ensured that the windfall emanating from these policies actually reaches the poor through a variety of social programs including bonuses for school children, pensions for the elderly, prenatal care for expectant mothers, etc.

Lecturer’s Website

Tickets: Freewill Donations Encouraged
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 9:00am