St. Cloud and ONLINE – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

Whitney Senior Center 527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN, United States

Engage in lively thought-provoking conversations on what it means to live a virtuous life. There are numerous reasons the insights of ancient philosophers such as Epicurus, Confucius, and Aristotle have stood the test of time.


Fergus Falls – We Are Water MN

Fergus Falls Public Library 205 East Hampden Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, United States

The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information.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


Mankato – The Legacy of 9/11: Four Perspectives

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

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.


Duluth – Kumbayah The Juneteenth Story

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

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.


Learning in Community: North Minneapolis

Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 2001 Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

K-12 educators will receive 4 clock hours. Build your cultural understanding and awareness of the African American community in North Minneapolis through this interactive, in-person experience.


St. Paul – Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon: Musical Performance and Discussion

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

Join us for a brand-new musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. Hear this story set to beautiful and evocative music composed by fellow Minnesotan, Jocelyn Hagen, with narration by Ka Vang.


Stillwater – Why Treaties Matter

Trinity Lutheran Church 115 4th Street North, Stillwater, MN, United States

"Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations” explores relationships between Dakota and Ojibwe Indian Nations and the U.S. government in this place we now call Minnesota.


St. Paul – MN Writers Series: After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

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

Andrea Gilats, the next author in our Minnesota Writers Series, will read from her book, "After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief." The author will be joined by Dr. Ben Trappey, co-director of the University of Minnesota's Center for the Art of Medicine, for a discussion on complicated grief and the healing benefits of writing, both physical and emotional.


POSTPONED – Mankato – Poetry in the Parks

Blue Earth County Library 100 East Main Street, Mankato, MN, United States

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.


Online – Truth, Equity, & Justice: How We Make Our Way Forward (Again) Together Conference

MN, United States

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Truth, Justice, and Equity conference will be held virtually. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope that you will be able to join us virtually for these important conversations. Generations of scholars have argued that America will never be whole until reparations are provided for the moral debt created […]


Minneapolis – Learning in Community: LGBTQ+ History in Downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis Community and Technical College 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Grow your understanding of this history with an interactive, in-person walking tour of downtown/central Minneapolis, an area deeply entangled with LGBTQ+ people’s stories, movements, and place in the world.