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Upcoming Events

  • Storytelling with Auntie Beverly
    08/05/2020 @ 10:00am - 08/05/2020 @ 10:45am Online

    Join COMPAS Teaching Artist Auntie Beverly for a virtual performance of her enthusiastic and interactive storytelling program.  She tells stories of the African Diaspora as well as cultural tales from around the world.  Even though you’ll be at home, participation is greatly encouraged through singing along or providing vocalizations. Come join in the fun!

    Check back on August 5 for the Vimeo link to this program!

  • One Book | One Minnesota - Author Discussion with Kao Kalia Yang
    08/10/2020 @ 6:30pm - 08/10/2020 @ 8:00pm Online Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/22/2020 9:00pm Registration end: 08/10/2020 6:30pm

    Join us for a discussion with one of the authors of the state's current One Book | One Minnesota read, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.  

    One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The current selection for summer 2020 is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which features essays by 16 Minnesota authors on their experiences living as people of color in one of the whitest states in the nation. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.

    Kao Kalia Yang is a contributing author to A Good Time for the Truth, as well as the author of the Minnesota Book Award winning The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir.  

    Registration is required for this event to ensure a small group and encourage discussion and reflection.  

  • One Book | One Minnesota - Author Discussion with Shannon Gibney
    08/17/2020 @ 6:30pm - 08/17/2020 @ 8:00pm Online Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/22/2020 9:00pm Registration end: 08/17/2020 6:30pm

    Join us for a discussion with one of the authors of the state's current One Book | One Minnesota read, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.  

    One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The current selection for summer 2020 is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which features essays by 16 Minnesota authors on their experiences living as people of color in one of the whitest states in the nation. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.

    Shannon Gibney is a contributing author to A Good Time for the Truth, as well as the author of the Minnesota Book Award winning Dream Country, a young adult novel about a Liberian boy in Minneapolis.

    Registration is required for this event to ensure a small group and encourage discussion and reflection.  

  • One Book | One Minnesota - Author Discussion with Carolyn Holbrook
    08/22/2020 @ 10:00am - 08/22/2020 @ 11:30am Online Registration is required. Registration starts: 07/22/2020 9:00pm Registration end: 08/22/2020 9:30am

    Join us for a discussion with one of the authors of the state's current One Book | One Minnesota read, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota.  

    One Book | One Minnesota is a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The current selection for summer 2020 is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, which features essays by 16 Minnesota authors on their experiences living as people of color in one of the whitest states in the nation. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.

    Carolyn Holbrook is a contributing author to A Good Time for the Truth, as well as the recently published memoir Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify.

    Registration is required for this event to ensure a small group and encourage discussion and reflection.