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April 2022

Lake City – We Are Water MN

Thursday, April 28Monday, June 20
Lake City Public Library, 201 South High Street
Lake City, MN 55041
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A visitor to a "We Are Water MN" exhibit listens intently as she watches a video.

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

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June 2022

St. Paul – The Impact of War, Writing Workshops Facilitated by Warrior Writers (Session 1 of 4)

Saturday, June 4 | 10:00 am12:00 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$10

Join Warrior Writers for a series of workshops to address the myriad experiences of war for Veterans and non-Veterans through writing. In these workshops you'll be putting pen to paper to record feelings, memories, traumas, personal histories or whatever comes to mind in the moment.

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St. Paul – Lunch and Learn: Juneteenth in Historical Context

Thursday, June 16 | 11:00 am1:00 pm
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 South Macalester Street
St. Paul, MN 55105
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Free

Juneteenth in Historical Context examines the history and significance of Juneteenth, how celebrations differ across the Black diaspora, the holiday's recent reemergence, and how Juneteenth fits into the long civil rights movement. Professor Duchess Harris (Macalester College) will moderate a discussion.

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St. Paul – Juneteenth Breakfast

Friday, June 17 | 8:30 am10:30 am
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$10

Join the Minnesota Humanities Center for a Juneteenth breakfast. The morning will feature a musical performance by Jevetta Steele and a discussion with Angela Tate, curator of women's history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and professor Duchess Harris of Macalster College.

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Golden Valley – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story (Morning Performance)

Friday, June 17 | 10:00 am12:00 pm
Breck School, 123 Ottawa Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Free

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story written by Rose McGee is a 90-minute fictitious, two-act play that addresses a factual and traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer to be kept as slaves in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

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Golden Valley – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story (Reception and Evening Performance)

Friday, June 17 | 5:30 pm9:00 pm
Breck School, 123 Ottawa Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Free

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story written by Rose McGee is a 90-minute fictitious, two-act play that addresses a factual and traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer to be kept as slaves in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

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St. Paul – We Are Meant to Rise (Minnesota Writers Series)

Tuesday, June 21 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Free

Join the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) for readings and an interactive round table discussion around the book, "We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World," which was published by University of Minnesota Press with More Than a Single Story.

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Alexandria – We Are Water MN

Thursday, June 23Monday, August 15
Legacy of the Lakes Museum, 205 3rd Avenue West
Alexandria, MN 56308
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A visitor to a "We Are Water MN" exhibit listens intently as she watches a video.

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information. Visitors can explore stories both local and statewide and share their own stories of water’s importance in their life.

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Learning in Community: Hmong St. Paul

Saturday, June 25 | 9:00 am1:00 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$30

Build your cultural understanding and awareness as you immerse yourself within St. Paul's vibrant Hmong community through an interactive, in-person experience.

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St. Paul – Educator Workshop: The Power of Economics to Inspire and Change

Wednesday, June 29 | 9:00 am3:30 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$75

Dr. Corrie will present the various ways he has used his skills as an economist to teach students, to empower the community, and to change policies.

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July 2022

St. Paul – Educator Workshop: Latine Hxstory and the Xican@ Pop-Up Book Movement

Wednesday, July 13 | 9:00 am3:30 pm
Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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$75

This workshop will introduce teachers to the Xican@ Pop-Up Book (XPUB) movement that was developed by Dr. Elias Serna and John Avalos Rios as a response to the dismantling of the Mexican American Studies (MAS) Department in Tucson, Arizona.

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Learning in Community: St. Paul’s Little Africa

Thursday, July 14 | 11:00 am2:00 pm
Sabrina’s Café & Deli, 518 Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
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$30

Build your cultural understanding and awareness of Minnesota's African cultures as you immerse yourself within St. Paul's Little Africa cultural corridor.

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