Our Stories, Ourselves

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Our Stories, Ourselves (OSO) is our legacy series which include a panel discussion and related writing workshops led by BIPOC writers. Each cluster of OSO events are shaped around a specific theme and a set of BIPOC writers.

Upcoming Events

Past recorded events:

Somali author Ayaan Adan, Uruguayan author Tessa Bridal, genderqueer Afghani writer and professor of Global Studies Ahmad Qais Munhazim, and Hmong community leader Terri Thao in a discussion on what home and exile means to them. Moderated by Carolyn Holbrook.

Daniel Pierce Bergin, Juanita Corbine Espinosa, Kathryn Haddad, Carolyn Holbrook, Alberto Justiniano, and David Mura discuss building a powerful arts community in Minnesota.
Haitian authors Beaudelaine Pierre, Gabrielle Civil, Valerie Deus, Marie Cerat and Jaira Placide discuss themes in Pierre’s new book “You May Have the Suitcase Now,” a collection of essays that explores home, exile, and all that we carry with us in our physical and psychological “suitcases.” Moderated by Professor Zenzele Isoke.