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!

Just Deeds: Acknowledging the Past to Understand the Present

September 23rd, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What do our housing covenants say about the past? For that matter, what is a housing covenant? Learn about the history of discriminatory covenants in Minnesota and other forms of systemic racism in housing. This presentation will highlight the Just Deeds project and how communities and property owners can get involved in acknowledging and reckoning with history. We will also highlight Rochester's involvement in this critical project and what you can do to stop discrimination in housing.