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.

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.

November 10-11, 2021 – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

We will set up our on-site studio to work with first-generation college students and share their stories back in a virtual keynote the following week.

November 17, 2021 – Virtual – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Closing virtual keynote with U of M students to share the stories we gathered with them the previous week.

November 21, 2021 – Gethsemane Lutheran Church – Hopkins, Minnesota

John will preach the Sunday message on the theme of “Searching for Hope.”

November 29, 2021 – Virtual – Rutgers Honors College – New Brunswick, New Jersey

We will lead a virtual presentation with Rutgers Honors College students around storytelling as a tool to bridge divides and build community.

December 2, 2021 – Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Minneapolis, Minnesota

We will host a public book reading of “Portraits of Peace, Searching for Hope in a Divided America.” Our American Stories exhibit will be installed for the event. More details to come.

December 5, 2021 – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church – Saint Paul, Minnesota

John will lead the adult education hour on his new book, “Portraits of Peace, Searching for Hope in a Divided America.”

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.

January 3, 2022 – Virtual – Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Minneapolis, Minnesota

We will host a virtual conversation about using “Portraits of Peace, Searching for Hope in a Divided America” as a common read resource. We will review the supplemental materials, the free discussion guide and run through practice exercises to train the trainers on how to use this book to facilitate community dialogue. More details to come

January 11-13, 2022 – Georgia Extension conference – Athens, Georgia

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

February 1-3, 2022 – Virginia Extension conference – Blacksburg, Virginia

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

April 3-10, 2022 – Easter Lutheran Church- Eagan, Minnesota

We will install our American Stories exhibit for a week-long residency at the church.

May 10-11, 2022 – Nebraska Extension conference – Kearney, Georgia

We will set up our on-site studio and give the closing keynote at the statewide conference for Nebraska 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
  • Everett Public Library – Everett, WA
  • 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
  • St. Mark’s By The Narrows Lutheran Church – Tacoma, WA
  • 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
  • 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