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  • JAN 26 - Dr. David Augustin Hodge Sr. - What It Is Like To Be Black
    Tue, Jan 26
    Online Via Zoom
    Jan 26, 12:00 PM CST
    Online Via Zoom
    What it is like to be black? – Toward a naming, genealogy, and epistemology of (the intractable) anti-black racism
  • JAN 27- Everything Old Is New Again: Rewriting The Classics
    Wed, Jan 27
    Everything Old Is New Again
    Jan 27, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Everything Old Is New Again
    How do contemporary writers rewrite timeless classics, or how is Bridget Jones's Diary a rewrite of Pride and Prejudice? We'll explore these connections and others.
  • JAN 31 ONE BOOK, ONE ND with Mona (Susan) Power
    Sun, Jan 31
    One Book, One ND with Mona (Susan) Power
    Jan 31, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    One Book, One ND with Mona (Susan) Power
    This critically-acclaimed novel from Mona (Susan) Power—an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe—weaves the stories of the old and the young, of broken families, romantic rivals, men and women in love and at war.
  • FEB 1 - Call My Agent: Conversations on Contemporary Film and Race
    Mon, Feb 01
    Call My Agent
    Feb 01, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
    Call My Agent
    To what extent has the decolonization of Hollywood race films over the last five years promoted cultural discourse offscreen about colonized male and female agency and advanced the cause of racial equity?
  • FEB 2 - The Roaring Twenties
    Tue, Feb 02
    The Roaring Twenties
    Feb 02, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    The Roaring Twenties
    A look at the Roaring Twenties, a decade of prohibition, bootleggers, Speakeasies and Al Capone.
  • FEB 4 - GameChanger Ideas Festival Event with Peter Wehner
    Thu, Feb 04
    GC Ideas Festival - Peter Wehner
    Feb 04, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    GC Ideas Festival - Peter Wehner
    What is the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement?
  • FEB 7 - 1984 by George Orwell
    Sun, Feb 07
    1984 by George Orwell
    Feb 07, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    1984 by George Orwell
    A dystopian classic that focuses on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society.
  • FEB 8 - The Odyssey and Moby-Dick
    Mon, Feb 08
    The Odyssey and Moby-Dick
    Feb 08, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Odyssey and Moby-Dick
    Homer’s Odyssey and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick are two great humanities classics and deserve to be read together.
  • FEB 11 - Mira Jacob
    Thu, Feb 11
    Mira Jacob
    Feb 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Mira Jacob
    Author of Good Talk, a bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us.
  • FEB 18 - GameChanger Ideas Festival Event with Shaylyn Romney Garrett
    Thu, Feb 18
    GC Ideas Festival - Shaylyn Romney Garrett
    Feb 18, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    GC Ideas Festival - Shaylyn Romney Garrett
    How America came together a century ago and how we can do it again.
  • FEB 18 - Writing the Forms of Poetry
    Thu, Feb 18
    Writing the Forms of Poetry
    Feb 18, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Writing the Forms of Poetry
    A remote 8-week course presented in a workshop format that introduces participants to different forms of poetry and approaches to writing those different forms.
  • FEB 24 - Adult Civic Education - Constitution 101
    Wed, Feb 24
    Adult Civic Education - Constitution 101
    Feb 24, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
    Adult Civic Education - Constitution 101
    An introduction to the US Constitution, its founding philosophies, institutions, and applications.
  • FEB 28 ONE BOOK, ONE ND with Deb Marquart
    Sun, Feb 28
    One Book, One ND with Deb Marquart
    Feb 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    One Book, One ND with Deb Marquart
    A wry memoir about a family farm, a father, and a daughter, and why it's so hard to go home again.
  • MARCH 2 - Technology, Politics, and Culture
    Tue, Mar 02
    Technology, Politics, and Culture
    Mar 02, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Technology, Politics, and Culture
    This class will explore the intersection between technology, politics, and culture.
  • MARCH 4 - GameChanger Ideas Festival Event with Deva Woodly
    Thu, Mar 04
    GC Ideas Festival - Deva Woodly
    Mar 04, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    GC Ideas Festival - Deva Woodly
    Does social unrest help or hurt our democracy?
  • MARCH 7 - Parable of the Sower
    Sun, Mar 07
    Parable of the Sower
    Mar 07, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Parable of the Sower
    A terrifying vision of a dismal future brought on by the willful ignorance, racism and greed of human beings, and an eerily dangerous parallel to our present path.
  • MARCH 23 - The Virtuous Life
    Tue, Mar 23
    The Virtuous Life
    Mar 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    The Virtuous Life
    The course is an invitation to think about virtue: what are virtues? What are the virtues of a good leader? What does it mean to practice specific virtues like wisdom or justice?
  • MARCH 25 - GameChanger Ideas Festival Event with Danielle Allen
    Thu, Mar 25
    GC Ideas Festival - Danielle Allen
    Mar 25, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    GC Ideas Festival - Danielle Allen
    What does the Declaration of Independence mean today?
  • MARCH 28 ONE BOOK, ONE ND with Brenda K. Marshall
    Sun, Mar 28
    One Book, One ND with Brenda K. Marshall
    Mar 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
    One Book, One ND with Brenda K. Marshall
    A brave and moving epic set in late-nineteenth-century Dakota Territory, the lives and schemes of frontier politicians, Northern Pacific Railroad executives, bonanza farmers and homesteaders converge in the story of Frances Houghton Bingham.
  • APRIL 1 - Saeed Jones
    Thu, Apr 01
    Saeed Jones
    Apr 01, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Saeed Jones
    Author of Heartland, A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
  • APRIL 25 ONE BOOK, ONE ND with Sierra Crane Murdoch
    Sun, Apr 25
    One Book, One ND with Sierra Crane Murdoch
    Apr 25, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
    One Book, One ND with Sierra Crane Murdoch
    The true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it—an urgent, gripping work of literary journalism.
  • MAY 30 ONE BOOK, ONE ND with Tom Isern
    Sun, May 30
    One Book, One ND with Tom Isern
    May 30, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
    One Book, One ND with Tom Isern
    A collection of sketches, drawing on radio scripts written and read weekly on statewide public radio (Prairie Public) under the title, Plains Folk.
  • Virtual GameChanger Ideas Festival Series
    January - March, 2021
    Virtual GameChanger Ideas Festival Series
    January - March, 2021
    Virtual GameChanger Ideas Festival Series
    A series of virtual events about critical issues facing our democracy. (If you have any questions or concerns about registration please reach out to Sue at programs@humanitiesnd.org or George at membership@humanitiesnd.org.)

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these events do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

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