Upcoming Events

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis


Because this is an election year, we have decided to read what many say is the first modern political treatise: The Prince, written in the early 16th century by Niccolò Machiavelli. Being a classic, this book is readily available just about anywhere at a reasonable cost, and may even be in your own library.

History Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis


We will conclude our book, The Swerve, by Stephen Greenblatt. After reading the first half of the book, we feel that it deserves all the major awards and prestigious endorsements it received. The controversy that it created, however, comes from the second half, and we will discuss whatever feelings we have about that at this meeting. You are invited to come and share your own. Some controversies, however, we will explicitly avoid, especially in an election year. But, then again...

 

Bold Vision: ERA 2020

Betty Folliard, Founder – ERA Minnesota
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
 

On the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, another 100-year struggle to gain constitutional equality through ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment for women is one state away from passage. Modern-day suffragists around the country have united to make equal legal in 2020. We’ll explore efforts both here in Minnesota and around the U.S., finally, to amend an ERA into our state and federal constitutions.

Minnesotans and the Ultra-Resistance

Peter Simmons
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Based on his 2018-2019 oral history project, "We Won't Go, and 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 to conscript young American's into the military during the never-declared Vietnam war.

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