These webinars are offered 4:30-6:00 pm and participants may sign up for one or multiple sessions. Following are the webinars available for 2017:
Absent from What?
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
In this session, participants will examine how dominant culture reinforces some identities in public while rendering others invisible. The session will also identify features of the American dominant culture: where it resides, how it functions, and what is at stake in maintaining or challenging the status quo. Martin Case will present and lead a discussion that invites participants to reflect on master narratives and consider how to include and value absent narratives in schools and public settings.
A Good Time for the Truth with Sun Yung Shin
Thursday, April 27, 2017
This session will focus on the urgency of working in concrete ways to dismantle structural and systemic racism. Editor, author, poet, and educator Sun Yun Shin will use essays in the anthology A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (2016, Minnesota Historical Society) as jumping off points for participants to do their own reflective writing during the session. The goal of this writing is for participants to deepen their understanding about their own experiences of race and uncover meaningful possibilities for moving forward in their work for racial justice.