Events

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We are excited to return to in-person programming this fall and we continue to book virtual engagements as well. Upcoming events are listed below. Please reach out through our contact page to explore ways we can help your school, church, city or company bridge divides and build community together.

July / August, 2021 – New stories

We will be moving up the west coast, gathering stories around housing security, police reform, PTSD in military communities, wildfire ecology and more.

August 20-30, 2021 – Exhibit and workshops – Tacoma, Washington

We will install our American Stories exhibit at St. Marks by the Narrows church, lead an adult education session at 9:45 am August 22 and host a public lecture at 7:00 pm on August 25. Learn more at this link.

August 30-October 1, 2021 – Exhibit and lecture – Everett, Washington

We will install our American Stories exhibit at the Everett Public Library and host a virtual lecture at 6 pm Pacific on September 22. Learn more and reserve your spot at this link.

September 13-17, 2021 – Exhibit and workshops – Kimberly, Wisconsin

We will return for a week of programming at JR Gerritts Middle School to work with students around storytelling as a way to bridge divides. We will install our original banner exhibit and gather stories on site, closing with an all-school assembly.

September 21, 2021 – Portraits of Peace book release celebration – Bloomington, Minnesota     

We are so excited to share this beautiful book with the world, and hope you can come celebrate with us! We will gather for stories, music and celebration at St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 7 pm Central. This event is free and open to the public, but it is a ticketed event, so learn more and reserve your spot today!

September 23, 2021 – Portraits of Peace book reading – Saint Paul, Minnesota     

We are grateful for the chance to share our new book with the Next Chapter Booksellers community in Saint Paul, Minnesota! 5:30 – 6:30pm Central. This is a ticketed event, so learn more and reserve your spot today!

September 26, 2021 – Peace Day sermon – Bloomington, Minnesota 

I will preach the Peace Day sermon at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.                                                                                   

September 28, 2021 – Virtual closing keynote – West Virginia

I will present the closing keynote presentation for the statewide conference of West Virginia Extension professionals. Private event.

September 28, 2021 – Portraits of Peace virtual book reading – Bayfield, Wisconsin

Join us for a virtual event with Apostle Islands Booksellers at 5:30 pm Central. The event will be hosted by Jeff Rennicke, a long-time friend who has written for National Geographic and served as a field editor for Backpacker Magazine. In addition to reading passages from the book, we will talk about the writing process, photography, storytelling, wilderness and the ability to see old things in new ways. More details at this link.

October 1, 2021 – Public lecture – Everett, Washington

As we conclude the installation of our American Stories exhibit at the Everett Public Library we will host a public lecture and book signing at 2 pm Pacific on October 1. More details to come.

October 12-14, 2021 – Montana Extension conference – Billings, Montana

We will set up our on-site studio and give the closing keynote at the statewide conference for Montana Extension professionals.

October / November, 2021 – New stories

We will work our way back down the west coast, gathering stories around interfaith dialogue, water usage and anti-Asian hate crimes.

December 7-8, 2021 – Kentucky Extension conference – Lexington, Kentucky

We will set up our on-site studio and give the closing keynote at the statewide conference for Kentucky Extension professionals.

              

Past Exhibits and Presentations (partial list)

  • Syracuse University – Syracuse, NY
  • Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, WA
  • National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
  • March for Civility – Washington, DC
  • Rutgers University Honors College – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
  • Kent State University – Kent, OH
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Wisconsin Extension – Stevens Point, WI
  • Points of Light – St. Paul, MN
  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion – Minneapolis, MN
  • Good Deeds Day – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ithaca College – Ithaca, NY
  • Memphis Theological Seminary – Memphis, TN
  • Cypress College – Cypress, CA
  • University of Mississippi – Oxford, MS
  • Thrivent Financial – Minneapolis, MN
  • Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS
  • University of Richmond – Richmond, VA
  • National Institutes for Historically Disadvantaged Students – Parkersburg, WV
  • Astrup Family Foundation – Minneapolis, MN
  • American Planning Association – Ithaca, NY
  • University of Wisconsin Extension – Stevens Point, WI
  • Concordia College – Moorhead, MN
  • University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, ND
  • Saint Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Epworth Assembly – Ludington, MI
  • NACA National Conference – Boston, MA
  • The Colorado Chautauqua – Boulder, CO
  • St. Stevens Lutheran Church – Bloomington, MN
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY
  • Oshkosh North High School – Oshkosh, WI
  • East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
  • Joint Council on Extension Professionals – Arlington, VA
  • University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College – North Little Rock, AR
  • Thiel College – Greenville, PA
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg – Parkersburg, WV
  • Stillwater Public Library – Stillwater, MN
  • University High School – Carmel, IN
  • Washburn University – Topeka, KS
  • Alvernia University – Reading, PA
  • Cornell University, Sevin Fellowship – Ithaca, NY
  • Rutgers University, MARK Leadership Conference – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Tennessee Tech – Cookeville, TN
  • Good Deeds Day – Lima, Peru
  • Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts – Bonita Springs, FL
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College – Eau Claire, WI
  • Project Sanctuary – Grand Lake, CO
  • Clarion University, Venango – Oil City, PA
  • University of Minnesota Extension – Minneapolis, MN
  • Women of the ELCA: Triennial Gathering – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lakeside Chautauqua – Lakeside, OH
  • Plymouth Congregational Church – Minneapolis
  • The Miami Valley School – Dayton, OH
  • Holden Village – Chelan, WA
  • Normandale Community College – Bloomington, MN
  • Alamo Heights Independent School District – Alamo Heights, TX
  • Longwood University – Farmville, VA
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE
  • Millersville University – Millersville, PA
  • Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church – Prior Lake, MN
  • Gilmour Academy – Gates Mills, OH
  • Hawkeye Community College – Waterloo, IA
  • Carleton College – Northfield, MN
  • Gandhi-King Conference on Non-violence – Memphis, TN
  • Gustavus Adolphus College – St. Peter, MN
  • Global Citizenship Experience – Chicago, IL
  • Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality – St. Paul, MN
  • Hamline University – St. Paul, MN
  • Lutheran Social Services – Minneapolis, MN
  • HealthEast – St. Paul, MN
  • Central College – Pella, IA
  • Good Deeds Day – Bangkok, Thailand
  • University of Minnesota Extension – Brainerd, MN
  • Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA
  • Northeast Youth and Family Services – Roseville, MN
  • Sojourners Summit for Change – Washington, DC
  • Peace & Justice Studies Association – Memphis, TN
  • New York University – NY
  • Peace Lutheran Church – Lauderdale, MN
  • Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago, IL
  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church – Chicago, IL
  • Eagan Public School District – Eagan, MN
  • Lakeville Public School District – Lakeville, MN
  • Saint Cloud Public Library – St. Coud, MN
  • Nobel Peace Prize Forum – St. Paul, MN
  • Laman Public Library – Little Rock, AR
  • United World College – Montezuma, NM
  • Viterbo University – La Crosse, WI
  • FAIR School – Crystal, MN
  • The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Remembrance Museum – Atlanta, GA
  • Elmira College – Elmira, NY
  • Wilmington College – Wilmington, OH
  • Macalester College – St. Paul, MN
  • Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
  • Groves Academy – St. Louis Park, MN
  • Loras College – Dubuque, IA
  • Carthage College – Kenosha, WI
  • Hennepin County Government Center – Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Paul Area Council of Churches – St. Paul, MN
  • University of St. Thomas – St. Paul, MN
  • Monmouth College – Monmouth, IL
  • Indiana University – Kokomo, IN
  • Breck School – Golden Valley, MN
  • Bloomington Civic Plaza – Bloomington, MN
  • Waukesha County Technical College – Waukesha, WI
  • Morningside College – Sioux City, IA
  • Landmark Center – St. Paul, MN
  • Augustana College – Sioux Falls, SD
  • University of Minnesota – Crookston, MN
  • University of North Carolina – Asheville, NC
  • Rutgers University – Camden, NJ
  • Everyday Democracy Conference – Baltimore, MD
  • ISACS conference – Columbus, OH
  • Columbus Academy – Columbus, OH
  • Augustana College – Rock Island, IL
  • Rhodes College – Memphis, TN
  • Center for Transforming Communities – Memphis, TN
  • Zion Lutheran Church – Anoka, MN
  • Buchanan Center for the Arts – Monmouth, IL