Event Calendar

August 18, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mountain Daylight Time

Scholar: Phyllis Cole-Dai

Sponsored By: Black Hills Reading Club

For more information, contact: Joanna Jones <jonesdrj@gmail.com>

August 20, 2020

Private home
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Internal audience only.

Scholar: Bruce Roseland

Sponsored By: Lunch Bunch Book Club

For more information, contact: DeAnn Hilmoe <deannh@pie.midco.net>

August 21, 2020

Good Earth State Park Visitor Center
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue Address: 26924 480th Ave, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: Levitt at the Falls

For more information, contact: Rose Ann Hofland <rhofland@levittsiouxfalls.org>

Levitt at the Falls in Sioux Falls received $1,635 for "A Community Conversation: The Art of Resistance and Welcome: Expanding Compassion, Holding Paradox" to be held Aug. 21 at Good Earth State Park Visitor Center. The event features award-winning poet and musician Carrie Newcomer, who will lead a three-hour workshop featuring themes of empowerment and interdependence. The workshop will include music and small and large group discussions. Levitt at the Falls will organize this community workshop, which is open to community members and interfaith organizations.

August 26, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Scholar: Molly Barari, Megan Phelps-Roper

Sponsored By: Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library

For more information, contact: Cyndie Harlan  <cyndieh@cityoflead.com>

August 27, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: Lawrence Diggs interviews 2020 Festival presenter/journalist Carson Vaughan, author of "Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream," about the effects of rural personalities on economic development.  

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84424694753

Meeting ID: 844 2469 4753

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scholars: Megan Phelps-Roper

Venue Address: 123 N Highland Ave, Pierre

Sponsored By: Pierre First Congregational United Church of Christ 

For more information, contact: Emily Munger, pastor.pierreucc@midconetwork.com

August 29, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Scholars: Megan Phelps-Roper

Sponsored By: Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library

For more information, contact: Amber Pettman, <apettman@siouxfalls.org>

September 3, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: "The Complications of Doing Objective Reporting"

Lawrence Diggs interviews 2020 Festival presenter Nick Martin, a staff writer at The New Republic. Martin covers Indian Country, with a focus on tribal sovereignty.

Link to session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82992132991

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

September 4, 2020

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Venue Address: 505 N Fifth St, Rapid City

Sponsored By: Homestead Foundation, Inc. (Western Writers of America)

For more information, contact: Elanna Skorupa <wwa.quackgrasssallly@gmail.com>

Homestead Foundation (Western Writers of America) in Rapid City received $6,913 for the 64th Annual Western Writers of America Convention, which will be held Sept. 4-6, 2020, at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. The convention features tours, keynote presentations, panel discussions, and special events designed to inform and educate writers; the 2020 event will highlight American Indian literature and culture. It includes best-selling writers from South Dakota and beyond as well as sessions with editors, publishers, agents. Visit www.westernwriters.org for more.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Scholar: Marilyn Carlson Aronson

Venue Address: 18 Church St, Vermillion

Sponsored By: Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library

For more information, contact: Rachelle Langdon <rachelle.langdon@vermillionpubliclibrary.org>

September 9, 2020

First Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Lori M. Walsh

Venue Address: 2300 S West Ave, Sioux Falls

Sponsored By: First Presbyterian Readers Group

For more information, contact: Linda Rasmussen <dlrasmussen@sio.midco.net>

September 10, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Topic: Lawrence Diggs interviews Amy Scott-Stoltz, President of the League of Women Voters of South Dakota, about Maximizing Voter Participation.

This link to the brainstorming sessions stays the same every week - http://bit.ly/SDBrainstorm

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Sponsored By: South Dakota Humanities Council

For more information, contact: Ryan Woodard <ryan@sdhumanities.org>

General session details:  The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, hosts a weekly discussion series, "Brainstorming: the Human Connection," to foster people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. Diggs will use his humanities expertise to introduce and connect people with one another to help avoid tragic misunderstandings like the one that occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, when George Floyd, an African-American man, died after police knelt on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minn.

September 12, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mountain Time - General audience session

We will use Zoom to set up the meetings and will live stream on Facebook to allow for feedback, questions, etc.

Sponsored By: Magpie Creative

For more information, contact: Peter J. Strong <peter@magpiecreative.org>

Magpie Creative in Rapid City received $2,827 to hold a Winter Camp for youth and adults on Sept. 1-30, 2020. The camp will function under Lakota cultural goals of sharing, cultural vitality, and community building, with one monthly workshop geared towards youth participants and one towards the public. Events, to be held at Racing Magpie, will be free to the public with limited space available and will target Lakota community members as both presenters and attendees.

September 13, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholars: Megan Phelps-Roper

Sponsored By: Watertown Regional Library

For more information, contact: Maria Gruener <mgruener@watertownsd.org>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Scholar: Lawrence Diggs

Venue Address: Watertown

Sponsored By: Watertown Regional Library

For more information, contact: Maria Gruener <mgruener@watertownsd.us>

September 14, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
This is an all-day event

Scholar: Ruth Page Jones

Location: Siouxland Libraries Facebook page. Part 1 will be posted Monday, 9/14, and part 2 on Tuesday, 9/15. We encourage attendees to view and post questions in the comments section below the videos. Ruth will answer them by the end of the day on 9/19. The videos will be taken down on 9/22.

Sponsored By: Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, Sioux Falls

For more information, contact: Jane Healy <jhealy2@siouxfalls.org>

September 15, 2020

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
This is an all-day event

Scholar: Ruth Page Jones

Location: Siouxland Libraries Facebook page. Part 1 will be posted Monday, 9/14, and part 2 on Tuesday, 9/15. We encourage attendees to view and post questions in the comments section below the videos. Ruth will answer them by the end of the day on 9/19. The videos will be taken down on 9/22.

Sponsored By: Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library, Sioux Falls

For more information, contact: Jane Healy <jhealy2@siouxfalls.org>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM!!
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Mountain Time - Youth session

We will use Zoom to set up the meetings and will live stream on Facebook to allow for feedback, questions, etc.

Sponsored By: Magpie Creative

For more information, contact: Peter J. Strong <peter@magpiecreative.org>

Magpie Creative in Rapid City received $2,827 to hold a Winter Camp for youth and adults on Sept. 1-30, 2020. The camp will function under Lakota cultural goals of sharing, cultural vitality, and community building, with one monthly workshop geared towards youth participants and one towards the public. Events, to be held at Racing Magpie, will be free to the public with limited space available and will target Lakota community members as both presenters and attendees.

VIRTUAL
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Scholar: Molly Barari

Venue Address: Sturgis

Sponsored By: Sturgis Area Arts Council

For more information, contact: Dorothy Pulscher <dapulscher@gmail.com>

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue Address: Spearfish

Sponsored By: Black Hills Reading Club

For more information, contact: Joanna Jones <jonesdrj@gmail.com>