St. Paul – A Decade of Learning from Place: Bdote

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

2023 marks the tenth anniversary of Learning from Place: Bdote. Join us as we honor and recognize this important milestone and the individuals who co-created this transformational experience – Mona Smith, Ramona Kitto Stately, and Ethan Neerdaels.

Free

St. Paul – Poetry Sparks! Book Discussion and Open Mic with Minnesota’s Poet Laureate, Gwen Nell Westerman

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

Join us for an evening of poetry, spoken word, and performance! Hosted by Minnesota Poet Laureate, Gwen Nell Westerman and former St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate, Chavah Gabrielle, this Open Mic event will feature readings and original poetry by emerging and aspiring poets ages 13-19.

Free

Red Wing – MN Writers Series: Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX

Anderson Center at Tower View 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, MN, United States

The Minnesota Writers Series welcomes Sheri Brenden, author of “Break Point: Two Minnesota Athletes and the Road to Title IX” in a conversation with her sister, Peg Brenden, one of the St. Cloud student athletes behind the groundbreaking 1972 federal court case that took on the unequal system of school athletics nationwide.

Free

St. Paul – Event Center Annual Open House

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

You and a guest are invited to join us for our Event Center’s annual open house! Bring your colleagues and friends and stop in anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to see our beautiful space and have lunch on us!

Free

St. Paul & Online – MN Writers Series: Trauma Sponges

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

The Minnesota Writers Series welcomes Jeremy Norton, author of "Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response" for a hybrid in-person and virtual event. Norton will use excerpts from his new book, published by University of Minnesota Press, to spark conversations with his co-panelists, Jeanelle Austin from the George Floyd Global Memorial, and attorney and police-reform activist Abigail Cerra.

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St. Paul & Online – MN Writers Series: A Council of Dolls

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

The Minnesota Writers Series begins 2024 by welcoming Mona Susan Power, author of “A Council of Dolls” (Mariner Books, 2023). The acclaimed author will read excerpts from her recently published book, which will inspire conversation with the event moderator, Sheila O’Connor.

Free

St. Paul – Symposium on Voting Rights: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future

Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Hall, UST 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, United States

Please join us for a groundbreaking Symposium on Voting Rights: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future. MHC's CEO, Kevin Lindsey, will moderate the panel entitled "Democracy Under Threat: Rise of Extremism."

Free

Minneapolis and Online – Westminster Town Hall Forum: Our Hidden Conversations

Westminster Presbyterian Church 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

At this first-of-its kind Forum, a cast of diverse readers will help bring a collection of those stories to the stage. Following this dramatic reading, Ms. Norris will sit down for an in-depth conversation about her work with the Race Card Project.

Free

Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

Online

In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series will examine issues related to gender and sexuality continue to be paramount in many areas, including politics, law, health care, parenting, identity, and social justice.

Free

Prior Lake – Understand Native Minnesota Educator Academy

Mystic Lake Center 2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard NW, Prior Lake, MN, United States

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, through its Understand Native Minnesota campaign, is hosting two free Educator Academy events on February 21 and March 14, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These one-day events offer professional development workshops to introduce K-12 educators to a variety of ways to teach Native American topics in classroom settings.

Free

St. Paul & Online – MN Writers Series: Through the Banks of the Red Cedar

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

Join us for the February 2024 edition of the Minnesota Writers Series as we welcome multidisciplinary artist, Maya Washington, who will discuss her film and memoir, “Through the Banks of the Red Cedar.”

Free

Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

Online

In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series, will seek to pull apart the term toxic masculinity and look instead at detoxing masculinity.

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