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  • A Look Back: Stories From the Attic - Online Course

    Did you know that people used to use stacks of newspaper as insulation in the house walls?! Several years ago during a remodeling project a treasure trove of newspapers from the 1940’s were found, tucked in the walls of an attic, and given to instructor Jay Grammond. Jay will weave the pieces together and take you on a virtual trip back in time, looking at the headlines of the day, advertisements, as well as the ever popular comics section! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Bridging Communities Minneapolis to St. Paul: Sustainable Food Systems - Online Course

    Are you curious about Minneapolis and St. Paul? Learn about our communities' shared history and how our vibrant and diverse cultures shape our future with presenters representing both sides of the river. This session will focus on how sustainable food systems bridge communities. Our moderated discussion will bring together panelists representing food banks, restaurants and urban farmers. See how these leaders are responding to the challenges of the pandemic and food insecurity and how we all can help build a just and healthy food system. Offered in partnership with St. Paul Public Schools Community Education. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Globalization and the New Immigration of the Late 20th and Early 21st Century- Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Why has Minnesota become the new home for hundreds of thousands of immigrants of color from southeast Asia, central America, and east Africa? How have they been received? How do their experiences parallel the experiences of earlier waves of immigrants from different parts of Europe? An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings
  • How The Federal Government Creates and Spends Money

    Spending, Debt, Deficits, Taxes, and the question of how do we pay for it? When we talk about federal government spending, the discussion can easily get bogged down and side tracked by the “how do you pay for it” question. This course will attempt to offer an understanding of Federal government financing to see how the federal government makes and spends money, so the “how do we pay for it” question doesn’t impede a substantive discussion of the merits or disadvantages of large policy programs like expanding Social Security, Medicare for All, or The Green New Deal. By the end of the course, you will have the tools and insights to have thoughtful discussions and make up your own mind. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Making Art for Peace and Empowerment

    All ages. Join other community members in a virtual space where we will explore how art-making can create peace and empowerment within ourselves and our communities. Feel free to use whatever materials you have at home. Each day we will respond to a prompt related to this theme while we share virtual space, listen to music, and create together.
  • One Last Time: World War II Veteran Stories Part 1 - Online Course

    Members of the “Greatest Generation” are leaving us at an alarming rate. Jay Grammond, planned and facilitated a WWII History Series in Elk River for 13 years. He got to know numerous people that lived during that time in history: Holocaust and Japanese-American Internment Camp Survivors; Homefront Workers; Allied POW’s; Veterans from all branches and Theatres; and in one case, even a German Soldier who fought the whole war on the Eastern Front! Discover stories of the people who participated in the History Series who are sadly, no longer here to tell their tale. As one Veteran even stated, “This will probably be my last time telling this story.” This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • One Last Time: World War II Veteran Stories Part 2 - Online Course

    Members of the “Greatest Generation” are leaving us at an alarming rate. Jay Grammond, planned and facilitated a WWII History Series in Elk River for 13 years. He got to know numerous people that lived during that time in history: Holocaust and Japanese-American Internment Camp Survivors; Homefront Workers; Allied POW’s; Veterans from all branches and Theatres; and in one case, even a German Soldier who fought the whole war on the Eastern Front! Discover stories of the people who participated in the History Series who are sadly, no longer here to tell their tale. As one Veteran even stated, “This will probably be my last time telling this story.” This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Remaking Minnesota’s Working Class: New Currents of Immigration and Migration in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century- Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Minnesota Immigration and Migration in the late 19th/early 20th Century As social, economic and political change swept through Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe, and the industrial revolution transformed North America, new immigrants came to Minnesota. How did the influx affect and change Minnesota's working class? How were late 19th/ early 20th century immigrants like and unlike the immigrants who had come earlier and whose children and grandchildren were becoming “American”? What kinds of relationships did they develop with each other? An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Swede Hollow: European Immigration in the 19th Century- Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Swede Hollow: European Immigration in the 19th Century Immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and Sweden came to Minnesota before the Civil War. What led them to leave their homes? What drew them here? An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • Tearing Up the Social Contract: The Hormel Strike of 1985-86 - Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: Tearing Up the Social Contract: The Hormel Strike of 1985-86 The 1980s saw an end to Minnesota’s image as a bastion of economic security and political liberalism in the post-WWII era, as picket lines in Austin, Minnesota became a symbol of a new harsh reality in the United States. What led to this change and what has its continuing impact been? An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • The Making of the Labor Movement - Online Course

    Minnesota History Is/As American History Discussion Topic: The Making of the Labor Movement Between World War I and World War II, immigrants and their descendants organized and created voices for themselves from their workplaces to the ballot box. How does understanding the intersections of immigration, ethnicity, race, and class change our understanding of the driving forces in Minnesota history? An effective way to explore broad national developments and patterns is to dig deeply into a specific, local experience. Join Peter Rachleff, co-founder of St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library, for a deep dive into local history that is intended to provoke ideas, questions, and conversations about the very meaning of American history. To view all discussion topics in this 6-part series type 4705 in the search bar above, or click here! This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. The morning of your class you will receive an email with your online meeting information. If your class has handouts those will be sent with your meeting information. Please see your “Class Confirmation” email for more information on joining meetings.
  • What You Always Wanted to Know About Islam and Muslims - Online Class

    Gain a better understanding of what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice. The class will introduce basic terminology, demographics and differences between religion and culture. Learn about the beliefs and practices of Muslims as well as religious celebrations. All questions answered. This class is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Please see your Class Confirmation email for more information on your Zoom class meeting link.