Minneapolis: An Urban Biography, presented in collaboration with the Board of Spiritual Formation
Minneapolis often tops lists that add to the allure of the city of lakes as one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. You might not have thought you wanted to live here, but you never want to leave once you arrive. But Minneapolis also tops lists that showcase the crippling disparities and inequities if you’re not white or well-off. Join author Tom Weber as he discusses his new book (Minneapolis: An Urban Biography) that attempts to explain why these gaps exist by telling a raw history of the city. Minneapolis isn’t all bike trails and homer hankies. The city was founded on stolen indigenous land; has been declared the anti-semitism capital of the world; and labeled a shame because of the corruption at its highest levels. It has also brought us business innovators, a vibrant arts and music scene, and historic advances in human health.