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January 2017

A Feast of Words: The First ‘Global Immigration Crisis’: History and Contemporary Issues

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us January 26 at A Feast of Words, featuring Erika Lee who will present on immigration, telling the forgotten history of the first global "immigration crisis" when Asian immigration sparked international debates, race riots, and new restriction laws around the world.

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Free

Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability

January 27, 2017 @ 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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Out of the Studio and into the Streets: Using Design Thinking to Advance Equity and Sustainability. Panelists will discuss these questions and more with professionals from architecture and urban planning, education, health care, community activism, and the arts.

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February 2017
Free

First Fridays: February 2017

February 3, 2017 @ 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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February Bell

Researchers and the Swedish East India Company and Whiskey and Vice are the topics of the February 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

Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World

February 24, 2017 @ 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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Nurturing Justice: Raising Inclusive Children in an Unjust World. Join this discussion with parents, educators, and others working with children and youth as they share personal experiences with challenging bias and creating open and equitable child-focused spaces.

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FOL Members Exclusive – Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells us About Modern Life by Marlene Zuk

February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 S.E. Oak St.
Minneapolis, 55414 United States
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What: FOL Members Exclusive – Paleofantasy: What Evolution Tells us About Modern Life by Marlene Zuk When: February 26, 2017, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: McNamara Alumni Center, A.I. Johnson Great Room Parking/Directions 2:00 p.m, – Doors open 2:30 p.m. – Program 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Reception Make your reservation now! Are our bodies and brains at odds with contemporary life? Would we be better off if we went back to the way things used to be, before the rapid…

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March 2017
Free

First Fridays: March 2017

March 3, 2017 @ 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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March SWHA

Discovering Diebold and The S-Files are the topics of the March 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

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

March 31, 2017 @ 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
Free

First Fridays: April 2017

April 7, 2017 @ 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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The Sixth Extinction

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Elizabeth Kolbert

“Homo sapiens may have enjoyed brilliant success but we have done so at the expense of virtually every other species.” 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 and pointing toward hopeful efforts in conservation and preservation.

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Free

Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Bao Phi

April 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Bao Phi

Bao Phi will read from "Thousand Star Hotel" at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading on April 18, 4:00 p.m. in Elmer L. Andersen Library Room 120. 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

Pride not Pity: Disability as Culture

April 21, 2017 @ 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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May 2017
Free

First Fridays: May 2017

May 5, 2017 @ 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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