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March 2017
Free

Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice

March 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Unmasking ‘Choice’: Moving from Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice. Join a conversation that offers an intersectional and human rights lens regarding important aspects of the ongoing struggle for reproductive freedom.

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April 2017

Medical Materialities: Teaching, Feeding, and Healing the Body through Medical Humanities

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Medical Materialities will bring together local faculty and graduate students with medical humanities researchers from Italy, the U.K. and across the United States to explore the ways humanities and medical research can interact to explore the complexities of the human experience of health and illness.

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Free

First Fridays: April 2017

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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April CLRC

Beyond Golden Books and Letters to Bill Holm are the topics for the April 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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Free

Naomi C. Chase Lecture 2017 with Melissa Sweet

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us April 12 for the annual Chase Lecture featuring Melissa Sweet, who has illustrated many award-winning books, including two Caldecott Honor books: A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams and The Right Word: Peter Mark Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant.

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Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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In her fascinating, Pulitzer Prize-winning work The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert draws on extraordinary field work and both intellectual and natural history, revealing just how destructively we humans have affected our planet.

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Free

Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Bao Phi

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Bao Phi will read from "Thousand Star Hotel" at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 18, 4:00 p.m. in Cowles Auditorium. The Saigon-born, Minnesota-raised Bao Phi is a spoken word artist, writer, and visionary activist who seeks to build community through the arts.

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Free

Protest Publishing and Art: From the Copy Machine to the Internet

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us April 20 for Protest Publishing and Art: From the Copy Machine to the Internet to celebrate the work of three classes that studied the Culture Wars Zine Collection and to discuss DIY publishing and protest publishing and art.

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Free

Reception: Protest Publishing and Art

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us for the opening reception for the exhibit, Protest Publishing and Art on April 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, 4th Floor of Wilson Library.

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Free

Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture. Engage in a conversation with diverse panelists from the disability community to gain greater understanding of the implications of disability culture within disabled communities and for American culture at large.

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$20 - $25

John Coy to accept Kerlan Award April 29

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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John Coy by Anna Min

John Coy whose most recent books are Their Great Gift, a story about immigration with striking photographs by Wing Young Huie, and Gap Life, a Young Adult novel about a boy whose parents will pay for college as long as he studies what they want, is the winner of the 2017 Kerlan Award. The award will be presented April 29, 12:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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May 2017
Free

First Fridays: May 2017

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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May NAA

Sympathy for Sullivan is the topic of the May 2017 First Fridays event. In the 2016-2017 First Fridays season, archivists and curators will guide you along some of the most fascinating paths and introduce you to unexpected characters and stories from the collections. Join us, it will only get curiouser and curiouser!

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$48 - $58

Alan Page, in conversation with Gary Eichten

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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Alan Page

Alan Page has had an extraordinary career trajectory. Discover his motivations and passions in this conversation with Gary Eichten, known and revered for his many years as an MPR host and news editor.

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