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

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.

Stillwater Public Library 
Stillwater, Minnesota
January 9 – February 6, 2018
Our original banner exhibit will be on display at the library with a public lecture at 6:30pm Tuesday, February 6.

Resurrection United Methodist Church
Hastings, Minnesota
January 13, 2018
John will be leading a multimedia keynote lecture at 9:30am.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 14 – 19, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, coordinated through the Spiritual and Religious Life Center. We will gather stories from the community on Wednesday and speak at an event Thursday evening.

Thiel College
Greenville, Pennsylvania
January 16, 2018
We will gather stories from the community and present a lecture at noon on MLK Day.

St. Joseph’s University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
January 21 – 24, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in honor of Dr. King’s talk at SJU in 1967, reflecting on his theme of recognizing that “our destinies are tied together.” We will gather stories from the community on Monday and speak at an event Tuesday evening.

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

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota
January 28 – February 3, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site for to celebrate Interfaith week, with a full week residency, doing programming with the students.

Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis, Tennessee
February 1 – 3, 2018
Our original gallery exhibit will be on site for the month of February, with programming the week of February 12.

NACA National Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
February 17 – 21, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be installed and we will gather stories each day along with Conscious Campus, at NACA’s largest annual event.

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington
March 11-17, 2018
Our American Stories exhibit will be on site as we engage in a week-long residency with students.

JCEP Conference
Arlington, Virginia
April 8 – 11, 2018
I will gather stories and speak at the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference
around the theme of “Cultivating a Climate of Civil Dialogue.”

Longwood University Farmville Virginia
April 15 – 22, 2018
We will return to Longwood University with our American Stories exhibit and programming with students.

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.

Project Sanctuary
Grand Lake, Colorado
May 18-21, 2018
We will return for a second year of gathering stories with Walton’s Warriors, dedicated to suicide prevention among veterans.


Past Exhibits and Presentations (partial list)

  • National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
  • March for Civility – Washington, DC
  • Kent State University – Kent, OH
  • Thrivent Financial – Minneapolis, MN
  • University High School – Carmel, IN
  • Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts – Bonita Springs, FL
  • Project Sanctuary – Grand Lake, CO
  • Clarion University, Venango – Oil City, PA
  • Women of the ELCA: Triennial Gathering – Minneapolis, MN
  • Lakeside Chautauqua – Lakeside, OH
  • The Miami Valley School – Dayton, OH
  • Holden Village – Chelan, WA
  • Normandale Community College – Bloomington, MN
  • Longwood University – Farmville, VA
  • University of Nebraska – Omaha, NE
  • 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
  • Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA
  • 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
  • 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