SDHC, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar and educator, Lawrence Diggs, has developed a program to unite people during divisive times through genuine conversation.
Brainstorming: The Human Connection is a weekly discussion series led by Diggs with a focus on forging human relationships. This program is inspired by the guiding question, “How can we remove the invisible barriers that lead to misunderstandings and even tragedy?”
Audience participation is encouraged. Please note that meetings are recorded – If you would prefer not to be on the recording, you can attend and listen with your video and/or microphone turned off, or participate via Facebook.
“I get a deep and ecstatic satisfaction from people learning even one little thing about themselves or overcoming some block that was keeping them from progress in their lives. I believe these brainstorming discussions can lead to better understandings between people.” – L. Diggs
Dec 1 | Mike Artell: The Journey to Becoming an Author – Award-winning author, illustrator, cartoonist, musician, and professional speaker, Mike Artell will share his fascinating story about becoming an author.
Dec 8 | Jon Hunter, Publisher Emeritus of the Madison Daily Leader – Jon will join us to talk about his distinguished career as a newspaper publisher and to promote the upcoming SDHC event, “A More Perfect Union: An Evening with Anand Giridharadas.”
Dec 15 | How Climate Change is Affecting Agriculture in South Dakota – A discussion with Laura Edwards, State Climatologist at SDSU Extension in Aberdeen.
Dec 22 | Teacher Recruitment & Retention in South Dakota – with Nicole Schutter, Assistant Professor at Northern State University. She will discuss the current challenges of recruiting and retaining teachers in South Dakota – What are some possible solutions?
Dec 29 | Midwinter Festivities/Celebrations – Why are midwinter festivities/celebrations important for human beings?
NOTE: SDHC expects program participants to behave respectfully. Any questionable conduct may be considered grounds for removal from program participation.