Brainstorming: The Human Connection

Schedule (Sessions are on Thursdays via Zoom at 10:30 a.m.)

October

  • Oct. 7 | Race in America Where do we go from here? What is race? Why does it dominate life in America? What kinds of things can each of us do to change things? 
  • Oct. 14 | Letting Go: Getting over a Grudge Should you forgive a grudge? How can you do it?
  • Oct. 21 | Emotional vs Logical Processing What are the definitions of these two terms? What is their cost/benefit? How do you process/balance them?
  • Oct. 28 | Language Preservation Is language being lost as different generations pass through time? If so, which languages? How can we preserve them?


Brainstorming Video Highlights


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

About Brainstorming: The Human Connection


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About: Diggs is the host of Brainstorming: The Human Connection, a weekly South Dakota Humanities Council discussion series on forging human relationships. 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/82992132991

Meeting ID: 829 9213 2991

Watch Previous Sessions

 

Brainstorming: The Human Connection Oct. 22 — Life as a Muslim in America


Brainstorming: The Human Connection Sept. 17 — Interview with 2020 Festival Presenter Alphonse Keasley


Brainstorming: The Human Connection Sept. 10 — Interview with Amy Scott-Stoltz, President of the League of Women Voters of South Dakota


Brainstorming: The Human Connection Aug. 20 — Tactics of Negotiation


Brainstorming: The Human Connection Aug. 13 — The Illusion of Race


Brainstorming: The Human Connection Aug. 6 — Interview with One Book SD Author Megan Phelps-Roper


Brainstorming: The Human Connection July 30 — Interview with Aberdeen Police Chief Dave McNeil

Event Calendar

16
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
17
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
18
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
19
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor
20
Oct
All Day | University Libraries, USD, 2nd floor