Embracing Our Roots

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Embracing Our Roots consists of monthly conversations where young arts leaders will join our elders in conversation about their histories of significant milestones in Minnesota’s literary history within their community. The series started with a collaboration between More Than a Single Story, Black Table Arts and In Black Ink to highlight conversations between Black artists across generations.

 We have since expanded to a collaboration with the Coalition of Asian American Leaders to bring conversations between Asian & Pacific Islander Americans across generations. Join us for our first Embracing Our Roots conversation about the Asian Renaissance!

Past conversations have included:

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Past Conversations:

April 20, 2024: Seitu Ken Jones & Soyini Vinelle Guyton in conversation with next generation couple, Anura & Rekhet Si-Asar.

March 30th, 2023: Amoke Kubat and Wisdom Young (Mawusi)

October 15th, 2022: Nothando & Vusumusi Zulu and Joshua Gillespie (Brotha Ase’)

June 14, 2022: T. Mychael Rambo & Jasmine McBride

March 17, 2022: Mary Moore Easter and Genesia Williams

February 15, 2022: John Wright and Brittany Delaney


December 10, 2021: Adebisi Wilson and Alexs Pate


October 20, 2021: Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, Arleta Little and Elena Schoop