Session 26 – Write on Race: How we convene, how to support, and what we are learning

July 19, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Kevin Lindsey with guests Bukata Hayes, Stacy Wells and Jennifer Tonko. Almost two year ago, we heard from Bukata Hayes and Stacy Wells about their community building effort, WRITE on RACE. Two years later, they share with us their insight on convenings these past years andContinue reading “Session 26 – Write on Race: How we convene, how to support, and what we are learning”

Session 25 – The Fight for Sovereignty: A History of Federal Indian Policy

May 17, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Elissa Hansen. In this session, attorney and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Aarik Robertson offered an overview into the complex relationship between Indian Tribes and the Federal Government that began over 500 years ago. This session was designed to offer an understanding of the historyContinue reading “Session 25 – The Fight for Sovereignty: A History of Federal Indian Policy”

Session 24 – CRT! Ethnic Studies! How Should We Teach History in Our Schools?

April 19, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Cheryal Hills and Kevin Lindsey. All parents agree that how we are talking about race in schools needs to change to avoid harming the self-esteem of students. Some parents believe that we need to start having authentic conversations about our history and begin teaching ethnic studiesContinue reading “Session 24 – CRT! Ethnic Studies! How Should We Teach History in Our Schools?”

Session 23 – The Power of Storytelling with Seraphia Gravelle and Laura Murvartian

March 22, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Pat Branstad. Storytelling is powerful – in a multitude of ways, each having its own impact. Stories can be shared in a variety of contexts. The presenters for “The Power of Storytelling” shared their own individual stories as well as a unique context of storytelling. SeraphiaContinue reading “Session 23 – The Power of Storytelling with Seraphia Gravelle and Laura Murvartian”

Session 22 – Understanding Relationships with Sovereign Nations in MN-Part 2: Biiwabikowanzh with Fawn Sampson

February 15, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Moderated by Julie Hawker. This was Part 2 of a series of conversations about the history of relationships with Sovereign Nations and Minnesota. This conversation focused on the helpful, innovative tools we have used to navigate the topics we overviewed in the first session in July 2021: landContinue reading “Session 22 – Understanding Relationships with Sovereign Nations in MN-Part 2: Biiwabikowanzh with Fawn Sampson”

Session 21 – Healing Minnesota Stories with Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri

January 18, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Lisa Hinz, moderated by Joy Persall. In 2020 the MN Council of Churches adopted a bold initiative to move their member congregations forward in the area of racial justice. Co-Directors Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri and Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs are building a program to include truth-telling andContinue reading “Session 21 – Healing Minnesota Stories with Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri”

Session 20 – Cultural Centers as Places Where Hearts Can Meet with Mark Ritchie, Rick Smith, Wayne Dupuis, & Kevin Lindsey

December 21, 2021; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian, moderated by Bernadine Joselyn. This TRUE Tuesdays offering explored historical, contemporary and imagined cultural interpretive centers in Minnesota as a resource for enhancing and preserving culture within and among groups. Mark Ritchie, President of Global Minnesota and Kevin Lindsey, CEO of the Minnesota Humanities,Continue reading “Session 20 – Cultural Centers as Places Where Hearts Can Meet with Mark Ritchie, Rick Smith, Wayne Dupuis, & Kevin Lindsey”

Session 19 – 100 Rural Women: Story-Sharing with Rural Women Leading the Way to a More Equitable Future with Dani Pieratos, Delaine Anderson, Jasmine Terry, & Erin Schutte Wadzinski

November 16, 2021; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian & Joy Persall, moderated by Teresa Kittridge. 100 Rural Women is creating connections and inspiring leadership across the state. We heard story-sharing with amazing women leaders who are working to affect positive change in rural Minnesota and in their communities. They all approach theirContinue reading “Session 19 – 100 Rural Women: Story-Sharing with Rural Women Leading the Way to a More Equitable Future with Dani Pieratos, Delaine Anderson, Jasmine Terry, & Erin Schutte Wadzinski”

Session 18 – Resettlement of Afghan Evacuees, An Overview of Federal and State Responses with Rachele King

October 19, 2021; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian and Pablo Obregon. In this session we heard an overview of the federal “Operation Allies Welcome” effort to provide protection and safety to Afghans, including the steps people have/will go through to gain refuge in the U.S. We learned about what this means forContinue reading “Session 18 – Resettlement of Afghan Evacuees, An Overview of Federal and State Responses with Rachele King”

Session 17 – TRUE Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future with TRUE Partners: Julie Hawker, Lisa Hinz, Pablo Obregon, Kevin Lindsey & Bernadine Joselyn

September 21, 2021; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian. Happy 1st Anniversary to all of us in the community of TRUE Tuesdays! In this session we reflected together on the first full year of TRUE Tuesdays – what we’re all learning and how we’re each strengthening equity in our lives and communities –Continue reading “Session 17 – TRUE Reflection on the Past, Present, and Future with TRUE Partners: Julie Hawker, Lisa Hinz, Pablo Obregon, Kevin Lindsey & Bernadine Joselyn”