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December 2021

The Artist as Mystic and (reluctant) Activist

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, 1890 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul,55105
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$15

(Online via zoom • 60 min • $15) In this captivating presentation, Yahia Lababidi will discuss his unique path to becoming an aphorist and poet, as well as an accidental activist and spiritual writer. Lababidi work inspires self-reflection while connecting with a universal humanity. Lababidi also be reading excerpts from his books of his, touching on literature, social justice and mysticism. “The path to Peace is littered with dead selves.” -Yahia Lababidi

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Panel: MN’s Housing Crisis and How You Can Help with AmeriCorps

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

We're bringing together leaders, experts, and organizations who are dedicated to addressing Minnesota's housing crisis, including representatives from two AmeriCorps programs, Heading Home Corps and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Join us to learn: * What the crisis of affordable housing in MN looks like right now * The current path to find safe and stable affordable housing * How AmeriCorps members are supporting affordable housing in MN * Options for people interested in serving with housing-related AmeriCorps programs *…

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Panel: MN’s Housing Crisis and How You Can Help with AmeriCorps

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

We're bringing together leaders, experts, and organizations who are dedicated to addressing Minnesota's housing crisis, including representatives from two AmeriCorps programs, Heading Home Corps and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Join us to learn: * What the crisis of affordable housing in MN looks like right now * The current path to find safe and stable affordable housing * How AmeriCorps members are supporting affordable housing in MN * Options for people interested in serving with housing-related AmeriCorps programs *…

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February 2022

Spotlight Series: The American Flag as a Cultural Symbol

February 17, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis,MN55455United States
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Free

Featuring: Professor Marc Clague, University of Michigan. Moderated by Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Humanities Center. Music historian Marc Clague launches the dialogue about the American flag with his work on our national anthem. In this panel discussion, Professor Clague will lead us into a consideration of the various emblems of US patriotism—most importantly, the stars and bars of our flag—and what role it plays in defining national identity and staking out political ideologies. Long a symbol of devotion, and of hatred,…

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April 2022

Spotlight Series: Unpacking the Middle

April 7, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis,MN55455United States
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Free

Moderated by Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Humanities Center. Despite consistent and widespread interest in third-party politics, recent, record-low ratings for the US Congress, and the ever-widening political chasm between the left and the right, America remains as firmly ensconced in the two-party system as ever. Often left out of the political fray are the voices, experiences, and aims of the so-called moderate middle. Who comprises this group? How do they influence American politics at levels from local to national? And what…

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