Program Events: Alan Calavano Distinguished Lecturer Series

Turnout: Making Minnesota the State that Votes (virtual presentation)

June 17th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Minnesota has a long history of high voter turnout for different elections and that is not by accident. While working as Secretary of State, Joan Anderson Growe worked hard to encourage voting and eliminate obstacles to voting. Her new book, written with Lori Sturdevant, explores this and other themes and both authors will be present to discuss their book. Our VIP experience includes a copy of Growe and Sturdevant's book, Turnout , mailed directly to your home! Come learn about voting in Minnesota!

The Confederate Battle Flag: Symbol of Heritage or Discord? (virtual presentation)

July 15th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What is the Confederate Battle Flag and what does it represent today? Dr. Cameron Lippard, Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Appalachian State University, will present his research on the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of heritage and discord. During his session, Dr. Lippard will present theory and research on the power of symbols, as well as how they can be used to honor and dishonor memoires. He will also cover the historical use of the Confederate battle flag, its transition to a symbol of racial division, and its use in multiple anti-government and anti-integration efforts around the world.
This event is FREE but we do ask that you pre register so that we can send you the zoom link.