We Are Meant to Rise Event (Private)
October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
| Private Event |
A panel discussion about anthology We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World for the British American Partnership.
Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and an advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her memoir, Tell Me Your Names and I Will won the 2021 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction. She is founder and director of the Twin Cities-based conversation series, More Than a Single Story, and is co-editor with David Mura of the anthology, We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World. Her essays have appeared in many anthologies, including A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. She won the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award in 2010 and was a 50 over 50 honoree in 2016.
David Mura is a poet, writer of creative nonfiction and fiction, critic, and playwright. He is author of The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself (forthcoming November 2022), A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity, and Narrative Craft in Writing and the memoirs Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei and Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity. He is coeditor, with Carolyn Holbrook, of We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World (Minnesota, 2021). He lives in Minneapolis.
Diane Wilson (Dakota) is a writer, speaker, and educator, who has published two award-winning books, a middle-grade biography, as well as essays in numerous publications. Her new novel, The Seed Keeper won the MN Book Award in novel and short story. Her memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past won a 2006 Minnesota Book Award and was selected for the 2012 One Minneapolis One Read program. Her 2011 nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life was awarded the 2012 Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. Her essays have appeared in many anthologies. Wilson received numerous fellowships and awards. In 2018, she was awarded a 50 Over 50 Award. She is the former Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Wilson is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.