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Embracing Our Roots: John Wright and Brittany Delaney

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Embracing Our Roots is a monthly conversation between Black writers. February’s conversation will include John Wright and Brittany Delaney.

After the uprisings for George Floyd and Daunte Wright, sharing knowledge inter-generationally is more important than ever. Join us for monthly conversations where our elders will be gifting their insights into their histories of organizing, and also taking questions from our young people on how to move forward and stay fortified in the movement.

In the Spirit of Sankofa, this speaker series reaches back into the history of the Black literary arts in Minnesota in order to pass this knowledge on to the new generation of ascending as leaders in our Black literary arts. The series features Black Literary Elders and Culture Bearers who will discuss significant milestones in Minnesota’s Black literary history, and will engage audience members in conversation around the impact that both the writers and the movements have had on our present day capacity to survive the storms and keep creating.

The program will culminate with a tour of the Givens Collection of African American Literature based at the University of Minnesota. This series is co-hosted by Black Table Arts, In Black Ink and More Than A Single Story.


MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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