WE ARE MEANT TO RISE event with Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, and collaborators at Minnesota Humanities Center

Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, authors of WE ARE MEANT TO RISE, will be joined by contributors Anika Fajardo, Samantha Sencer-Mura, Suleiman Adan, and Tess Montgomery for a panel discussion at the Minnesota Humanities Center on Tuesday, June 21.
  • WE ARE MEANT TO RISE event with Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, and collaborators at Minnesota Humanities Center
  • 2022-06-21T19:00:00-05:00
  • 2022-06-21T20:30:00-05:00
  • Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, authors of WE ARE MEANT TO RISE, will be joined by contributors Anika Fajardo, Samantha Sencer-Mura, Suleiman Adan, and Tess Montgomery for a panel discussion at the Minnesota Humanities Center on Tuesday, June 21.
When Jun 21, 2022
from 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM
Where Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East St. Paul, MN 55106 United States
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A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota

Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, editors of We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World, will be joined by contributors Anika Fajardo, Samantha Sencer-Mura, Suleiman Adan, and Tess Montgomery for a reading and panel discussion at the Minnesota Humanities Center on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. This discussion is part of the MHC's Minnesota Writers Series and is a partnership with More Than a Single Story.
Panelists will discuss the heavy task of writing about the past few years as writers of color, from COVID-19 and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes to the community’s response to the murder of George Floyd. The panel, which includes two sets of family members, will also discuss how we talk about trauma and share stories generationally.
This event is free but registration is required. Please register here. 
Here Indigenous writers and writers of color bear witness to one of the most unsettling years in U.S. history. Essays and poems vividly reflect the traumas we endured in 2020, beginning with the COVID-19 pandemic, deepened by the blatant murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the uprisings that immersed our city into the epicenter of worldwide demands for justice.
"This collection is diverse, enraging, heartbreaking, impassioned and this month’s #RequiredReading." —Ms. Magazine
"A powerful and passionate take on a fraught moment." —Publishers Weekly
"The book acts as a time capsule of reflections of being Black, brown, indigenous & immigrant in a city that resembles much of America. There are poignant stories of immigration from the points of view of various communities, including Hmong, Somali, Korean, Lebanese, among others. Many stories share the narrative of survival, of healing from trauma, and emerging intact from the crushing weight of generational wounds." —Colors of Influence