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We’ve gone virtual — and free for everyone! To provide this experience to all, we’re pleased to announce we’ve shifted to a FREE virtual event and opened registration to the community. Join us for our 21st Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™ which provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in crucial conversations on race and racism. We are excited to host keynote speaker Marc Lamont Hill and breakout speakers Dr. Joi Lewis and Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre.…Find out more »
It is impossible to see jazz without acknowledging its African roots, evolving over centuries musicians and dancers alike used the form as an outlet for the expression of Black identity, culture, language, struggle, and joy. This conversation between Ayodele Casel, hailed as a “tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (The New York Times), Elliot Powell, and Michael Gallope (both scholars of music and sound) explores the rich history of jazz and tap and how these rhythms came to be…Find out more »
Spark & Stitch Institute and Poetry for People are hosting a two-hour event for parents, modeling ways that small creative practices can cultivate joyful resilience. Nationally acclaimed Black and queer playwright, Sharon Bridgforth, will lead this unique experience, joined by Twin Cities artist, Miré Regulus, actor and teaching artist, Aimee Bryant, and parent facilitator, Erin Walsh. Guided by Bridgforth, the event will revolve around her “dem Blessings Deck," prompting participants to contemplate, "What does infinite love want us to receive…Find out more »
The 59th annual Nobel Conference, themed Insects: Little Body, Big Impact, is taking place at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. It can also be attended virtually. Conference presenters will address the disproportionate effects insects have on humans and the earth. From the caterpillar that eats our crops before metamorphosing into a stunning moth, to the mosquito that elegantly sips our blood (in exchange for a proboscis full of virus particles or parasites), to the socially-connected bee that pollinates…Find out more »
Join us for a live storytelling event with The Moth. The Moth aims to promote the art and craft of storytelling, and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Relax and enjoy the show or plan to tell a story. For this special one-off StorySLAM, prepare a story to share onstage, or simply join us to listen to the wonderful stories shared by members of our community. Three teams of judges will select one winner, who…Find out more »
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Distinguished Carlson Lecture series welcomes Liz Cheney, former Wyoming Republican congresswoman, for an insightful and thought-provoking discussion. A short Q&A moderated by Tane Danger, host of The Theater of Public Policy, will follow the lecture. Cheney is widely recognized for her commitment to fostering civil discourse and her vocal criticism of partisan divisions within her own party. The lecture will center on the significance of bipartisanship in today’s political climate, with a focus on…Find out more »
On October 6, 1976, Cubana Flight 455 took off from Barbados in route to Jamaica. Two explosive devices placed on the airplane detonated, and the plane was ripped apart and plummeted into the ocean below. Innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, including the entire Cuban Olympic fencing team. A new and extraordinarily informative documentary, Cubana 455, details the ties between the CIA and Cuban exile terrorists, the authors of the heinous act. The film shows how the advances…Find out more »
What is a purposeful life? It’s a fulfilling life with a clear answer to the question: “Why do you get up in the morning?” Purpose is not just for a special few, but something each one of us is born with and can unlock at any age. Fundamental to happiness, health, and longevity, naming your purpose can give you the will to not just live, but to live long and well. Join us for this exciting purpose-filled journey with Richard…Find out more »
On view this fall, in the main gallery at Northern Clay Center, is an exhibition curated by Chotsani Elaine Dean—Coastal Sweetgrass: Clay & Land & Craft. Artists featured in the exhibition are Andrea Cayetano-Jefferson and Ashlyn Pope. Join us for a free workshop and discussion. “The importance of this exhibition is to center the craft tradition of sweetgrass baskets of the Gullah/Geechee culture. It is also to examine the diverse traditions of their culture and identify how they are critical…Find out more »
Why do people want to live in cohousing? Hear from Karen Gimnig, group facilitator, motivational speaker, relationship coach, and author. Her presentation on zoom will be based on her experience of cohousing as a resident in Georgia and Oregon and as a professional facilitator who supports groups forming and living in cohousing. Karen says: “When a conflict arises, don’t get mad, get CURIOUS!” With her help, groups find a way to work together in an egalitarian manner. They even enjoy…Find out more »
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