Events

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Below you will find upcoming dates for exhibits and speaking engagements across the country.

Bloomington Civic Plaza
Bloomington, Minnesota
September 13 – October 2, 2017
Our brand new exhibit for American Stories will be on display at the city building, with a keynote lecture the evening of September 21, the International Day of Peace.

Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa
September 18 – 25, 2017
Our brand new exhibit for American Stories will be on display at the school, with programming.

March for Civility  
Washington, D.C.
September 23, 2017
We will set up a portable studio at the base of the steps to the Lincoln Memorial to gather stories from speakers and participants about how we build civility into our nation’s social fabric.

Peace  Lutheran Church
Lauderdale, Minnesota
September 27 – October 12, 2017
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for two weeks, as a part of community dialogue and programming.

Zion  Lutheran Church
Anoka, Minnesota
October 13 – 15, 2017
Our banner exhibit will be a part of a weekend Discovering Peace conference, with programming. Click here to register.

Miami Valley School
Dayton, Ohio
October 16-30, 2017
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for two weeks, with an artist residency to work with students.

University High School
Carmel, Indiana
October 20-31, 2017
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for two weeks, with an artist residency to work with students.

FAIR School  
Crystal, Minnesota
November, 2017
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site and we will do several days of programming with students.

Gustavus Library Associates  
St. Peter, Minnesota
December 7, 2017
John will be the speaker at the Festival of St. Lucia brunch.

Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 7, 2018
John will be leading an adult education hour at 9am, followed by a multimedia keynote lecture at noon with music by Neal Hagberg.

Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, Arkansas
January 26 – February 9, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for two weeks, with an opening reception the evening of Friday, January 26, 2018.

The Colorado Chautauqua
Boulder, Colorado
May 9, 2018
Join John for an evening of storytelling and stunning imagery as he shares this personal journey of discovery and stories of the inspiring people he met along the way. Multimedia lecture at 7pm.

              

Past Exhibits and Presentations (partial list)

  • Clarion University, Venango – Oil City, PA
  • Women of the ELCA: Triennial Gathering – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lakeside Chautauqua – Lakeside, OH
  • Holden Village – Chelan, WA
  • Project Sanctuary – Grand Lake, CO
  • Normandale Community College – Bloomington, MN
  • Longwood University – Farmville, VA
  • 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
  • Kent State University – Kent, OH
  • Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality – St. Paul, MN
  • Hamline University – St. Paul, MN
  • Thrivent Financial – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lutheran Social Services – Minneapolis, MN
  • HealthEast – St. Paul, MN
  • Central College – Pella, IA
  • Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA
  • Sojourners Summit for Change – Washington, DC
  • Peace & Justice Studies Association – Memphis, TN
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE
  • New York University – NY
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts – Bonita Springs, FL
  • Center for Transforming Communities – Memphis, TN
  • National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
  • Buchanan Center for the Arts – Monmouth, IL