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.

August 17, 2022 – Aspen Institute- Virtual

John will participate in Weave: The Social Fabric Project and deliver a 400 second presentation with 20 slides that share how he has been a weaver of community. Free and open to the public. Register here.

September 8 – December 4, 2022 – Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida – Orlando, Florida

Our gallery exhibit will be on display for the entire fall at the center, with an opening reception on September 8. More information about the exhibit is here. And registration for the opening reception is here.

September 18-23, 2022 – West Virginia University- Morgantown and Evansdale

We will install our American Stories exhibit, lead a studio series and deliver a keynote for campus and the community for their Week of Purpose.

September 25-28, 2022 – West Virginia University- Potomac State College

We will install our American Stories exhibit, lead a studio series, asking, “What gives you hope?” and deliver a keynote for campus and the community.

October 9-13, 2022 – Syracuse University- Syracuse, New York

We will return to Syracuse University to work with Hendricks Chapel and install our American Stories exhibit, lead a studio series, asking, and deliver a keynote for campus and the community.

October 22, 2022 – San Pablo / St. Paul’s Lutheran ChurchMinneapolis, Minnesota

John will share some of his studio series with the community and start a new studio series around the question of belonging.

October 23-28, 2022 – Oak Hill Montessori Community School – Shoreview, Minnesota

We will install our American Stories exhibit, lead a studio series and deliver a keynote for the school and the community.

November 6-9, 2022 – Grand Valley State University – Allendale, Michigan

We will install our American Stories exhibit, lead a studio series and deliver a keynote for campus and the community.

November 16-17, 2022 – Nebraska Extension conference – Kearney, Nebraska

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

November 28-December 2, 2022 – Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen Bay, Wisconsin

We will set up our American Stories exhibit, on-site studio and give the closing keynote for the campus and community.

December 5-7, 2022 – Ohio Extension conference – Columbus, Ohio

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

January 15-21, 2023 – Carthage CollegeKenosha, Wisconsin

We will set up our American Stories exhibit and present a keynote lecture for the campus and community.

July 13-16, 2023 – Wild Goose FestivalUnion Grove, North Carolina

We will return for a second year to lead an outdoor studio series at this annual gathering of spirit, justice and art .

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
  • Wild Goose Festival – Union Grave, NC
  • University of Wisconsin Extension – Stevens Point, WI
  • Points of Light Conference- St. Paul, MN
  • The Forum on Workplace Inclusion – Minneapolis, MN
  • Good Deeds Day – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ithaca College – Ithaca, NY
  • Terrace Gallery – Orlando, FL
  • Kentucky Cooperative Extension – Lexington, KY
  • Memphis Theological Seminary – Memphis, TN
  • West Virginia University Marketing development – Morgantown, WV
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Minneapolis, MN
  • Cypress College – Cypress, CA
  • University of Mississippi – Oxford, MS
  • Thrivent Financial – Minneapolis, MN
  • Mississippi State University – Starkville, MS
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension – virtual
  • University of Richmond – Richmond, VA
  • Easter Lutheran Church – Eagan, MN
  • University of Minnesota MLK Center – Minneapolis, MN
  • National Institutes for Historically Disadvantaged Students – Parkersburg, WV
  • Astrup Family Foundation – Minneapolis, MN
  • Everett Public Library – Everett, WA
  • American Planning Association – Ithaca, NY
  • Central New Mexico Conference on Teaching and Learning – Albuquerque, NM
  • University of Wisconsin Extension – Stevens Point, WI
  • Concordia College – Moorhead, MN
  • University of Georgia Cooperative Extension – Athens, GA
  • Christ the King Catholic Church – Edina, MN
  • University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, ND
  • Saint Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA
  • Easter Lutheran Church – Eagan, MN
  • Epworth Assembly – Ludington, MI
  • NACA National Conference – Boston, MA
  • The Colorado Chautauqua – Boulder, CO
  • St. Stevens Lutheran Church – Bloomington, MN
  • Montana State University – Billings, MT
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY
  • St. Mark’s By The Narrows Lutheran Church – Tacoma, WA
  • Oshkosh North High School – Oshkosh, WI
  • East Carolina University – Greenville, NC
  • Northwood Technical College – New Richmond and Rice Lake, WI
  • 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
  • West Virginia University Extension – Morgantown, WV
  • 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