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St. Paul – Headscarf Story Circle: The Gift

May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Composite image featuring a photo of three smiling women in headscarves with an image of hands holding a small wrapped gift.

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) is excited to host Headscarf Story Circle – a series of four offerings that recognizes the strength and resiliency of women. Join us as we gather together through the shared connection of the headscarf and its complexity. Events feature engaging activities that inspire perseverance, hope and healing. Guests are encouraged to wear a headscarf or head dress that is symbolic of anything from a fashion statement, cultural identity, health related, or memories, and beliefs.

Our first session, held in March, included inspiring stories and conversation over tea. Our second session is centered around “The Gift.” Participants are encouraged to bring an object that is symbolic of their own personal life lesson, acquired strength, or journey of resiliency – such as a book, food item, photo, or cultural piece. Or they may choose to offer something intangible such as a song, poem, or dance. Each person will share a story of the item they are gifting. Then each listener will select a gift based upon the story that most impacts them. The object itself may be one that is given or can be returned to the owner at the end of the experience. Through the act of gift sharing, participants will leave feeling connected and uplifted.

A breakfast buffet with live music will be available from 8:30-9:00 only. The program will begin at 9:00.

We want to thank the following community ambassadors and supporters:

African American Leadership Forum, CAPI, Centro Tyrone Guzman, Coalition of Asian American Leaders, Hmong American Partnership, LatinoLead, LinkingLeaders, Minnesota Women’s Press, Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, SEWA (to serve in Hindi)-Asian Indian Family Wellness, Somali Community Resettlement Services, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, Tiwahe Foundation, and Women’s Foundation of Minnesota


To ensure that cost is not a barrier, we have a limited number of complimentary spaces available for Minnesota residents. If you would like to receive a complimentary spot, please register with the promo code FEEWAIVER.

Registration Questions: registrations@mnhum.org | MHC Cancellation Policy



May 13, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Eden Bart


Minnesota Humanities Event Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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