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.

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

Upcoming Brainstorming Topics

Sept 29 | Museum on Main Street “Crossroads” Exhibit Lawrence Diggs talks to Ann Volin (SDHC) and Gwen McCausland (SD Agricultural Heritage Museum) about the recently opened “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” traveling exhibit.

Oct 6 | Discussion Topic TBA

Oct 13 | Americana with Raffi – Best-selling author of three books, professional public speaker, and producer and host of a streaming TV show that challenges the present by inquiring the past, Raffi Andonian talks with Lawrence Diggs about his online class, “Conflicts in History and Memory of Americana”

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

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South Dakota Humanities Council
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Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 688-6113