Upcoming Events

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At your location, via
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We are finishing the book, Chapters 6-9, The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century, by ThantMyint-U. Burma, a place greatly influenced by natural disaster, colonial rule, fast-rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, social media, China next door, climate change, and so much more. Join us as we learn how the 55 million residents look towards the future. by reading and discussing .

Minnesota and the Ultra-Resistance

Peter Simmons
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Based on his 2018-2019 oral history project, “We Don’t Want You to Go Either,” Peter Simmons will talk about Minnesotans who, during 1967-1970, took part in raids on Selective Service offices (draft boards) in Minnesota and elsewhere, aiming to cripple the ability of the government to conscript young Americans into the military during the never declared Vietnam war. 

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota

Barbara W. Sommer
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The Great Depression New Deal-era program, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), has been recognized as the largest conservation program in U.S. history. Its Minnesota story is a fascinating one, involving young men from the state and from nearby states, young Black Minnesota citizens, and enrolled men from Minnesota’s Indian Reservations.