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Upcoming Brainstorming Topics

September 7 | One Spirit – Jeri Baker, Executive Director of One Spirit, joins SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to share updates about the organization that supports the Oglala Lakota in meeting the needs of the people and providing a culturally-rich life for youth.

September 14 | On the Trail of the Jackalope:  How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer – Award-winning writer, humorist, and Foundation Professor of English at the University of Nevada-Reno Michael Branch joins SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to share insights from his latest book.

September 21 | The Tale of Despereaux – Staff and students from Sturgis Elementary School join SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to discuss this year’s Young Readers One Book South Dakota selection, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

September 28 | Oyate Teca Project – Rose Fraser, Executive Director of the Oyate Teca Project, joins SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to visit about the programs that the “Young People’s Project” offers for its youth and local community.

October 5 | Choose Forgiveness – Educator, author, and research psychologist Christy Heacock joins SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to discuss her book Being Human is Hard:  Choose Forgiveness, and to share about the transformative power of forgiveness in her own life. 

October 12 | Buffalo Restoration – Dr. Trudy Ecoffey, executive director of Tanka Fund, and Arnell Abold, business development director of Tanka Fund, join SDHC Scholar Lawrence Diggs to share about the ongoing restoration of buffalo to reservation lands in South Dakota and across the country.

NOTE: SDHC expects program participants to behave respectfully. Any questionable conduct may be considered grounds for removal from program participation.

Brainstorming: The Human Connection

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. Previously recorded videos are available on Facebook and YouTube.

Lawrence Diggs

“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