October 10, 11:00 AM. Great Decisions: Nuclear Security. RKMC Meeting Room, Central Library. Minneapolis Central Library https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/598ceb5e28df814000cc2c1f
October 12, 7:00 PM, Dale Schwie will be reading from his book, Taking Sides with the Sun: Landscape Photographer Herbert W. Gleason: A Biography. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave, Mpls. Free and open.
October 18, 5:30-8:30 PM. Author Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried) and filmmaker Lynn Novick (The Vietnam War) discuss The Power of Storytelling. Macalester College, Kagin Commons. $10-$20. Reservations required. Limited seating. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tim-obrien-lynn-novick-on-the-power-of-storytelling-tickets-37709865222
October 15-22 – Food Week of Action. The week is sponsored b host of global organizations. Each day is specifically designated for a cause, e.g. October 15 is International Day for Rural Women,( http://www.un.org/en/events/ruralwomenday October 19 is a national calla to action on minimum wages identified as Union Day of Action (http://unitehere.org/oct19/) Check here for more about the initiative and the sponsors and the themes, operating principles and daily themes: (https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/hunger/food-week-action-and-world-food-day/)
October 21, 7:00 PM – Beyond Bars: Voices of Incarceration. Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Hamline University, Klas Center, 1537 Taylor Avenue, St. Paul. Readings followed by brief Q&A. Free and open. Info@mnprisonwriting.orgOctober 24
October 24 – 11:00 AM – Great Decisions: Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Minneapolis Central Library, RKM Meeting Room
October 25 – In conjunction with October’s designation of National Archives Month the National Archives is hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair. It’s a virtual Fair via webcast. Participants will be able to interact with presenters and other family historians during the live event on YouTube. All of the session videos and handouts will be available free of charge. For more information about YouTube access, and details about the program and handouts, click here: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
October 26 through May 2018. Friends of the Hennepin County Library Pen Pals series. – Several speakers are already sold out – check the website for speakers and present status. https://www.supporthclib.org/calendar-events
October 28, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Family History Fair, Free and open – registration required Click here for the packed agenda of speakers and exhibits: http://www.hclib.org/about/news/2017/september/family-history
Behind our Eyes, an organization of writers with disabilities, is a unique initiative with a story to share. The organization has published a second anthology of essays, poetry and fiction written by authors whose disabilities have not curbed their creative energies. To read the history, written by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega, click here: http://www.behindoureyes.org/wp/a-brief-history-of-behind-our-eyes
Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s 18-hour film, The Vietnam War, sparked national and local discussions that have been suppressed for decades. The Story Wall, is part of Minnesota Remembers Vietnam (www.mnvietnam.org), reminds Minnesotans to recall and share stories, express their reasons for dissent, honor bravery and foster understanding around the lasting impact of war. The project is sponsored by Twin Cities PBS in collaboration with MNPUS Plus http://www.pbs.org/video/Minnesota-Remembers-Vietnam-The-Story-Wall-30260/
First Draft is a nonprofit coalition committed to raise awareness and address challenges relating to “improving skills and standards in the reporting and sharing of information that emerges online.” The coalition provides practical and ethical guidance on how to find, verify and publish content sources from the social web. https://firstdraftnews.com/about/
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American Archives Month, celebrated every year in October, is designated as an opportunity to explain and highlight the role of archives and the work of archivists. Learn more – and contribute ideas – here: https://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/american-archives-month-the-power-of-collaboration. See October25th virtual event.
October is also Disability in Employment Awareness Month https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/index-2017.htm The annual commemoration is sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor. Attached is a link to the blog post from October 2016; update to follow. https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/disability-employment-awareness-month-tips-and-tools/
If we are to achieve a richer culture, we must weave one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” Margaret Mead