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September 2021

Thinking Spatially: Mapping Civic and Community Engagement

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An online symposium Join us at the 4th annual Thinking Spatially symposium as we explore the topics of Civic and Community Engagement. Approaching our own communities from a geographic perspective may help to provide clarity as we work to make these places safer, more sustainable, and more equitable places to live. How are the shapes of communities changing over time, and why? How do we bring sustainable social justice into the community? How do we invest locally to create environments in which…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: Past, Present, and Future

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join the Friends of the Libraries for an online panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. CDT, featuring Jokeda (JoJo) Bell, Tia-Simone Gardner, and Catherine Squires, and moderated by Cecily Marcus. The conversation will reflect upon Black art and culture in the archives.

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October 2021

First Fridays: A Grand Opening — Celebrating the Establishment of the Elmer L. Andersen Library

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. A Grand Opening — Celebrating the Establishment of the Elmer L. Andersen Library Presented by Tim Johnson, Curator, Special Collections & Rare Books During the first week of April 2000 the University community celebrated the opening of Andersen Library as the latest jewel in the University Libraries…

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2021 Kerlan Award to be presented to Ariane Dewey

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
The Kerlan Award

The 2021 Kerlan Award will be presented to Ariane Dewey in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donations of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature. Please join the Friends of The Kerlan, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections, Rain Taxi-Twin Cities Book Festival for a virtual Kerlan Award presentation with curator Lisa Von Drasek and the honoree, Ariane Dewey on Monday, October 4th, 6:30…

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The 59th James Ford Bell Lecture – Now Online

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Professor Chad Anderson, presents “Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Indigenous Power in Early American Cartography” on Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. This event takes place online.

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Amplifying Black Narratives: Black Publishers and Bookstores

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join the Friends of the Libraries for an online panel discussion featuring Mélina Mangal, Rekhet Si-Asar, and Dionne Sims, and moderated by Kate McCready. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8:15 p.m. CDT.

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November 2021

First Fridays: Kate Dietrick and Linnea Anderson

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “Two slight taps, the lifting of a baton" The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra Presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives As one of the oldest community orchestras in the country, the Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra has long been composed of musicians with day jobs from…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: The Creation of Black Narratives

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN, MN 55411 United States
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Free

Join writers Crown Shepherd, Larry McKenzie, Sagirah Shahid, and Carolyn Holbrook in a discussion with moderator Alexs Pate about how age and individual experience influence their work, how authors find their narrative, and how they encourage the community to find their voice.

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December 2021

First Fridays: Northwest Architectural Archives

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “‘Do You Really Want This Stuff?’ The Early Years of the Northwest Architectural Archives” Barb Bezat and Al Lathrop Presented by Al Lathrop and Barb Bezat, Northwest Architectural Archives To this question, Al replied emphatically, “Yes!” Hear the lighthearted reflections of the two individuals who made it…

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