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March 2021

ONLINE – Celebrating the Minnesota Native American Lives Series

Thursday, March 25 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Free

Celebrate the Minnesota Native American Lives Series! This lively book launch will include book giveaways and a Q&A session with the series authors.

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April 2021

ONLINE – Read Brave:
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Thursday, April 15 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Free

Join the Minnesota Humanities Center and the East Side Freedom Library for an insightful conversation about "The Stars and the Blackness Between Them" with its author Junauda Petrus-Nasah.

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ONLINE – Debating Democracy, Then and Now: Reflections on a Contested Concept

Wednesday, April 21
Debating Democracy, Then and Now: Reflections on a Contested Concept

$10 | 1:00-2:30 pm CST Even in a highly polarized era, many Americans agree that democracy is the essence of the American experience; they just can’t agree on what democracy is. Join the Minnesota Humanities Center for a facilitated panel discussion surrounding major debates, disagreements, and practices which have animated democracy from colonial times to the present. Reflect on what democracy means to you and who it is for, as these experts on history, philosophy, and institutions of self-government discuss…

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May 2021

Chisholm – We Are Water MN

Thursday, May 13Monday, July 12
Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, Minnesota 55719
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Free with Admission
The We Are Water MN traveling exhibit examines three ways of knowing water: personal stories, historical content, and scientific information.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.

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ONLINE – From Mountains to Lakes: Hmong Educational Forum

Saturday, May 15 | 9:00 am11:30 am
From Mountains to Lakes: Hmong Educational Forum

Broaden your awareness and understanding of Minnesota’s Hmong American community at this educational forum from in honor of Hmong American Day (May 14th) and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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ONLINE – This Place, Our Future

Tuesday, May 25 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Free
This Land, Our Future

Join us for this virtual event as we host five Marshall County residents who will share their connection to this place and how they are working toward a sustainable future for all Minnesotans.

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June 2021

St. Paul – 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff

Saturday, June 12 | 10:00 am2:00 pm
ARTS-Us, 1221 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Free
Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a proud partner of the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff and Jubilee. Do you believe you have the best Sweet Potato Pie around? If so, enter your pie and the story behind your pie into the SPCP Bakeoff. During Round One, the Minnesota Humanities Center CEO, Kevin Lindsey, will be one of nine Celebrity Judges who will score your pie on taste, appearance, and additional creativity. Be sure to include a story as…

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ONLINE – Sweet Potato Sunday Live- Sweet Potato Bakeoff Round 2

Sunday, June 13 | 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Free
Sweet Potato Sunday Live

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a proud partner of the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff and Jubilee. Join Rose McGee and the Top Bakers from the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff for Round 2. The Bakers will be asked to share their stories behind the pie. Tune in via Zoom of Facebook Live. Learn More

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ONLINE – Understanding Our Duluth Lynchings

Monday, June 14 | 9:00 am1:00 pm

Join the Collaborative Legal Community Coalition and the Minnesota Humanities Center to commemorate the lynchings, contextualize racially motivated killings, and examine racial violence in the US and Minnesota more broadly.

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St. Paul – Learning from Place: Bdote

Tuesday, June 15 | 8:30 am2:30 pm
Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Rd
St. Paul, 55111
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$75

Learning from Place: Bdote brings participants to sites of great significance to Dakota people. Participants will learn from Dakota community members through stories and histories that have often been left out of our state’s history.

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St. Paul – 1st Annual Juneteenth Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee

Friday, June 18 | 11:00 am6:00 pm
Western Park, 387 Marion Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
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Free
Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a proud partner of the 1st Annual Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Bakeoff and Jubilee. Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, in partnership with the 25th Anniversary Peace Celebration, is hosting this free, in-person event which brings community a peaceful beginning to the Juneteenth celebrations. This event features the Character Values Photo Exhibit, Stage reading of Kumbayah: A Juneteenth Story, Announcement of the Top 3 Bakers from the SPCP Pie Bakeoff, Fashion Show, Free Food and more. Learn…

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ONLINE – Story Circles: Activating Cultural Change in Systems

Monday, June 21Friday, June 25
$100
Rose McGee leads a Story Circle gathering.

Learn the rich cultural traditions of storytelling and story sharing during this three-day immersive Institute facilitated by Rose McGee.

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