Upcoming Events

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At your location, via
Zoom Link
For this meeting, rather than a book or other reading, we are going to assign a topic. The topic is Punishment. Both this meeting and our one in March will be in conjunction with the monthly general meeting of the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum on March 25 in which one of our members will present a program on restorative justice.

"Traveling Without Aggravation" - How  Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940 - 1956)

Nieeta Pressley
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Traveling without aggravation, especially with our families and young folk was never easy for Black people during the Jim Crowe Era and before the signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Negro Motorist Green Book (Green Book) by Victor H Green helped Black people find safe and welcoming tourist homes (boarding homes), restaurants, and other businesses that made leisure life a pleasurable life. 

History Study Group

Emily Pollack
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
At your location, via

Zoom Link
The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire (Stephen R. Bown). We are taking a different route this next book - we are heading up to Canada! The story of the Hudson's Bay Company, dramatic, adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada's creation. (So says Stephen Bown's website - so it must be true.). We are reading the first 8 chapters, through page 210.
This is the perfect time to join us. See you in March - eh?

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE:  Reweaving the Fabric of Community

Jean Greenwood
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 
Restorative justice is a grassroots movement, growing out of the 70s, that offers an alternative perspective on crime and how crime is addressed. Though its origin lies in the modern criminal justice system, the paradigm and processes of restorative justice have ancient underpinnings, as well as relevance in other contexts. 

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