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March 2022

Giving Voice to the Past, featuring the University Singers

March 27, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The University Singers

Join us March 27 for "Giving Voice to the Past: Performing the Archive." The event features the University Singers performing music that has been silent for over a century or, in some cases, never been performed. The musical scores are archived digitally by the University of Minnesota Libraries and are available on the English Heritage Music Series website.

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April 2022

Pankake Poetry Reading featuring David Mura

April 7, 2022 @ 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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David Mura

Join us April 7 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for the 13th Annual Pankake Poetry reading featuring David Mura and moderator Ed Bok Lee. Mura has written four books of poetry, has won numerous awards for his writing, and has taught at several colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. The event is free and open to all. Please register to join us.

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October 2022

Meet Ellen and Yalile: A Conversation about Universities and Power

October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Historic view of Washington Ave. Bridge

How can we better understand universities and their power? Come hear Yalile Suriel, Assistant Professor of Universities and Power, and Ellen Holt-Werle, Institutional Archivist, talk about this question here at the University of Minnesota. This event in the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds is brought to you by the Friends of the University Libraries on Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library and ONLINE.

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December 2022

Mary Moore Easter: ‘Keeping the Past with Eliza Winston’

December 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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An online attendance option is now available. Connect to the live-stream on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeyX_fdcKMw Mary Moore Easter will in turn amplify the voice of Eliza Winston in live performance from her chapbook Free Papers: poems inspired by the testimony of Eliza Winston a Mississippi slave escaped to freedom in Minnesota in 1860. In moments of discovery, ancestor story and full-throated song, hear Eliza’s courage, doubt, love and personal critique of her situation come alive. Register for Dec. 6 Following…

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January 2023

A Feast of Words: Tribal Environmental Knowledge and Partnerships Solving 21st Century Challenges

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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A Feast of Words, featuring Mike Dockry

RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED Using historical documents from the University Archives, Mike Dockry will demonstrate the positive and negative impacts wild rice research at the University of Minnesota has had on tribal communities and ecosystems. His presentation at "A Feast of Words" will focus on a tribal-university partnership created to protect and restore wild rice ecosystems in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Dockry will also highlight tribal voices and describe a future where collaborative research supports tribal food sovereignty and healthy ecological…

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