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Find recordings of some of our virtual and hybrid events here. For photos of in-person events, see the Media Gallery page.


Embracing Our Roots: Conversation with Genesia Williams and Mary Moore Easter

Mar. 17, 2022

Mary Moore Easter, author of four poetry books and Founder/Director of Carleton College’s dance program shares her experiences with Genesia Williams, a creative social change leader, writer and designer.


Embracing Our Roots: Conversation with John Wright and Brittany Delaney

Feb. 17, 2022

Spoken Word Artist/Arts Educator, Brittany Delaney joined Distinguished Professor Emeritus John S. Wright in a conversation about Dr. Wright’s storied career.


We Are Meant to Rise Reading

February 15, 2022

Reading from We Are Meant to Rise by Mary Moore Easter, Anika Fajardo, Ezekiel Joubert III & Mona Susan Power. This event was part of the Soul Bone Literary Festival from Maharishi International University’s MFA program in creative writing.

History Revealed: We Are Meant to Rise

January 13, 2022

This panel discussion highlights co-editors Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura alongside writers Marcie Rendon, Suleiman Adan and Kevin Yang as they talk about the book and their experiences as BIPOC writers.


We Are Meant to Rise: Book Launch Event

November 29, 2021

Our book launch for our new anthology We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World. We hear from our co-editors Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura as well as writers Douglas Kearney, Kao Kalia Yang, Melissa Olson and Said Shaiye.


Embracing Our Roots: Alanna Morris-Van Tassel in conversation with Arleta Little and Elena Schoop

October 20, 2021


The Suitcases We Carry: An Afternoon With Haitian Women Writers

October 10, 2021.

Featuring Haitian authors Beaudelaine Pierre, Gabrielle Civil, Valerie Deus, Marie Cerat and Jaira Placide on the themes in Pierre’s new book “You May Have the Suitcase Now,” a collection of essays that explores home and exile, and all that we carry with us in our physical and psychological “suitcases.”

Moderator: Professor Zenzele Isoke.