Brainstorming: the Human Connection

 

Diggs Hosting Weekly Sessions

The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a program to bring people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times. 

"Brainstorming: the Human Connection" is a weekly discussion series led by Diggs. When it becomes safe once again to meet in person, sessions will be held in person. Until then, participants will gather via Zoom. 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 kneeled on his back and neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Read our official statement on that situation here). 

Since this event, unrest has spread across the US, stemming from deeply rooted racial injustices that plague both America's past and present. As a State Humanities Council, it is our duty to provide humanities solutions to heal communities across their states and facilitate meaningful conversations in light of these circumstances.

 

Brainstorming Sessions: Schedule and Signup

The next session will be held Thursday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Sign up below. 

Brainstorming: the Human Connection Meeting Thursday, Aug. 6, 10:30 AM


Topic: Human Behavior in Religion featuring special guest 2020 One Book SD Author Megan Phelps-Roper.
Time: Aug. 6, 2020, 10:30 a.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
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About: SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs interviews 2020 One Book SD Author Megan Phelps-Roper about her religious transformation and departure from the Westboro Baptist Church to become an author and activist. Audience participation is encouraged. Please note the meetings will be recorded. If you'd prefer not to be on the recording, you can attend and listen with your video and/or microphone turned off.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84424694753

Meeting ID: 844 2469 4753


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