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September 2021

Amplifying Black Narratives: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
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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

Amplifying Black Narratives: Black Publishers and Bookstores

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Amplifying Black Narratives

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

Amplifying Black Narratives: The Creation of Black Narratives

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
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Join writers Sheletta Brundidge, Larry McKenzie, and Sagirah Shahid in a discussion with moderator Dara Beevas in the third installment of the Friends Forum's Amplifying Black Narratives series. In this conversation, the authors and Beevas will discuss how age and individual experience influence their work, reflect on how authors find their narrative and encourage the community to find their voice — while reinforcing the message that when we uplift Black voices, we all benefit.

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January 2022

A Feast of Words, featuring Minnesota Transform

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us online on Thursday, Jan 27 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about Minnesota Transform and the project's central belief that deep engagement with community can enrich and challenge humanistic knowledge and the practices of the University. This event brings together panelists Mike Hoyt of Pillsbury House Theatre; Tracey Deutsch, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota; Jigna Desai, Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota; and Kat Nelsen, a Social Sciences Librarian at the University Libraries.

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March 2022

Giving Voice to the Past, featuring the University Singers

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