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February 2019

Embroideries in Context

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Guild Hall, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55403
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Lyndel King, director of the Weisman Art Museum (U of Minnesota) joins us for an Embroideries in Context discussion (third of four) in Guild Hall. The Sunday Forum Committee is pleased to host a series of educational opportunities about the embroidery Churchmen in the New World. These forums will further the conversation about this embroidery in four distinct ways: the history of the Pilgrims and Congregationalism, the power and responsibility of art, the history of Plymouth and the creation of the…

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March 2019

Giving Grief Words

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 pm
Jackman Room, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Giving Grief Words: The power of naming and storytelling At times of loss, people can also be at a loss for words. While words are not essential, they can be helpful and healing to grievers and those who care for them. An old aphorism is that if something is unmentionable, it can be unmanageable. In this session, perspectives and tools for eliciting words of loss, following metaphors, questions that invite stories, use of literary prompts and more will be presented…

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The Intersection of Joy and Grief: Honoring Each

March 3 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Jackman Room, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Presentation by grief expert Ted Bowman: Either/or ways of seeing and responding to events and feelings can compromise both the either and the or. There will be intersecting experiences of joy and grief. Rather than push one away, a both/and approach acknowledges overlaps of feelings and experiences. In this session, ways of honestly honoring one’s joy and one’s grief will be asserted and discussed using personal and family vignettes. There also will be table discussions after a presentation by Mr.…

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Film Club: “Locked in a Box”

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jackman Room, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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Locked in a Box is an award-winning short documentary that follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system, and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom, only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE). Since the 1990s, there has been a massive expansion of the immigration detention system, with up…

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Letters to All of Us—Baldwin and Coates

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2019

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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Letters to All of Us—James Baldwin’s "The Fire Next Time" and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ "Between the World and Me"; facilitated by Joan Thompson and Seth Patterson Ta-Nehisi Coates cites James Baldwin’s "The Fire Next Time" as an influence on "Between the World and Me." Both books are letters, Coates’ to his son and Baldwin’s to his nephew, but both have a larger audience. Join Seth Patterson to discuss questions such as: What is similar and different in the experiences the two books…

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Embroideries in Context

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
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One event on January 27, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 24, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 17, 2019 at 10:00am

Guild Hall, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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The Sunday Forum Committee is pleased to host a series of educational opportunities about the embroidery Churchmen in the New World. These forums will further the conversation about this embroidery in four distinct ways: the history of the Pilgrims and Congregationalism, the power and responsibility of art, the history of Plymouth and the creation of the embroidery, and Native American history and perspective. These Embroideries in Context will be held in Guild Hall on January 13 & 27, February 24,…

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Embroideries in Context, final

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Guild Hall, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55403 United States
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Jim Bear Jacobs, Minnesota Council of Churches Program Director for Racial Justice and minister at Church of All Nations, joins us for Embroideries in Context (fourth of four) in Guild Hall. The Sunday Forum Committee is pleased to host a series of educational opportunities about the embroidery Churchmen in the New World. These forums will further the conversation about this embroidery in four distinct ways: the history of the Pilgrims and Congregationalism, the power and responsibility of art, the history of Plymouth…

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The Music of the African Diaspora Told Through Song

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Jackman Room, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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The Music of the African Diaspora Told Through Song: An exploration of African American music from the Middle Passage to today. Focusing on the music styles and genres of the African Diaspora, professor and performer Yolanda Williams will take us through American history with words and song. Yolanda Y. Williams, PhD, is a performer, educator, and scholar. Her performance career has taken her throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, performing western art music, jazz and gospel. Yolanda has performed…

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The Opioid Crisis (and ways to address it)

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Jackman Room, 1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from the medical front lines. This presentation will focus on the epidemic of opioid-related death and disability, a public health crisis with complex social roots. The emergency health system is typically the first, sometimes the only, and all-too-often the last point of contact for patients affected by this epidemic. The presentation will cover the origin of the crisis, a clinician’s perspective on the care of these patients and some novel programs to address opioid dependence. Travis…

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