WE ARE MEANT TO RISE virtual event with the Ramsey County Library and Carolyn Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook will join a virtual event with the Ramsey County Library on Tuesday, February 22 for a discussion with contributors to her new collection, co-edited with David Mura, WE ARE MEANT TO RISE.
When Feb 22, 2022
from 18:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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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 MinnesotaCarolyn Holbrook will join a virtual event with the Ramsey County Library on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of her new collection, co-edited with David Mura, We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World. She will be joined by contributors Ed Bok Lee and Alexs Pate. This event is made possible in part by More Than a Single Story. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

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. 

"A powerful and passionate take on a fraught moment." —Publishers Weekly

"This collection is diverse, enraging, heartbreaking, impassioned and this month’s #RequiredReading." —Ms. Magazine

"The book acts as a time capsule of reflections of being Black, brown, indigenous & immigrant in a city that resembles much of American. 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