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Online – How Can We Breathe: The Mamas

Thursday, August 27 | 5:30 pm8:00 pm


Image © Esther Osayande

In the first virtual community circle of the Minnesota Humanities Center’s How Can We Breathe series, we will learn from three Mamas who have tragically lost their children to police killings and other forms of violence. Now working to advocate and organize for change, Princess Haley, Marilyn Hill, and Mary Johnson-Roy will discuss how protest and uprising can serve as a catalyst to drive systemic change in our society.

Participants are called to join this virtual space to learn, heal, understand, and share through this experience. This conversation centered on the African American experience will identify strategies and resources that advocates and allies for a racially just society can use to ensure that African Americans are fully empowered within our democracy.

Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, a Minnesota grassroots organization advocating for racial justice, will facilitate the conversations and collaborate with individuals and organizations in several Minnesota cities during the virtual series to provide comfort pies and build community.

We look forward to seeing you at The Mamas and having you join us for future conversations with Elders and Youth, Artists and Meaning-Makers, and Policymakers and People.


Registration Deadline Date: Thursday, August 26, 2020

Registration Questions: registration@mnhum.org


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