Before the Mayflowers Landed: Premier Screening of "The Lost Negroes of North America," A Silent Film Experience


Thursday, May 4 marks the kickoff of Before the Mayflowers Landed, a three-day showcase of Hip Hop inspired films, media, and discussions exploring themes of arrival for present day issues impacting Black People in America, produced by independent journalist and multimedia producer Ralph L. Crowder III.

Bridging the Faultlines: Stories of Racism, Resistance & Repair (Program 1)


In a revealing and timely follow up to the 2019 Emmy-award winning documentary Jim Crow of the North, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) has created a series of documentary shorts called “Jim Crow of the North Stories.”

You are invited to experience these stories in a live event that features music, poetry, and food. This will set the table for community conversations meant to acknowledge racism, celebrate ongoing resistance, and move participants to repair harm.

Reading Group: The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide



The Critical Disability Studies Collective and the Imagine Chairs in Disability Studies invite you to a reading group session prior to Steven Thrasher’s IAS Thursdays event. The group will discuss several chapters from Thrasher’s book, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide. The readings are short and all are invited to join the conversation, even if you cannot finish them! We will read: