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Embracing Our Roots

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

This event has been cancelled for the month of January. Please stay tuned for more information about February’s Embracing Our Roots conversation with two Black writers.


Embracing Our Roots is a conversation with Black writers. In the Spirit of Sankofa, this speaker series reaches back into the history of the Black literary arts in Minnesota in order to pass this knowledge on to the new generation of ascending as leaders in our Black literary arts. The series features Black Literary Elders and Culture Bearers who will discuss significant milestones in Minnesota’s Black literary history, and will engage audience members in conversation around the impact that both the writers and the movements have had on our present day capacity to survive the storms and keep creating.

The series will run from September 2021-February 22. Speakers will include Louis Alemayehu, Pamela Fletcher Bush, Carolyn Holbrook, Arleta Little and Ellena Schoop, Alexs Pate, and John Wright. The program will culminate with a tour of the Givens Collection of African American Literature based at the University of Minnesota.


This series is made possible with the partnership with Black Table Arts and In Black Ink.



January 19, 2022
6:00 pm
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In Black Ink
(651) 231-6604
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