Alexandria – We Are Water MN

Legacy of the Lakes Museum 205 3rd Avenue West, Alexandria, MN

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information.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.

Free

Austin – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Austin Public Library 323 4th Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

Worthington – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Nobles County Library 407 12th Street, Worthington, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

Mankato – The Legacy of 9/11: Four Perspectives

Ostrander Auditorium - Minnesota State University - Mankato 540 W Road, Mankato, MN

This moderated discussion will examine several perspectives on 9/11, exploring reflections, memories, and personal stories of how the event has influenced each speaker's life.

Free

Duluth – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story

Denfeld High School 401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth, MN

Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story is a 90-minute two-act dramatization of a traumatic time in our history – when news was deliberately withheld that Black people were no longer enslaved in this country. Storytelling and music weave together mesmerizing scenes.

Free