|Date:||Thursday, February 23, 2012|
|Time:||5 p.m. Community reception|
6 p.m. "Cornerstones" screening
7 p.m. Panel discussion
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
The history of Minneapolis's north side is the topic of Critical Conversations, a new series of public discussions with scholars, historians, artists and community leaders on urban issues.
The kick-off conversation will focus on the people in front of—and behind—the camera in the recent university-produced documentary, "Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis." The documentary, which premiered in November on Twin Cities Public Television, traces the history of Minneapolis's north side communities through place-based stories interwoven with themes of immigration, race relations and social change. Cornerstone's director and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Pierce Bergin will moderate a panel of experts, historians and community leaders:
- Roxanne Givens, businesswoman, philanthropist and founder of the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center;
- Linda Schloff, historian, lecturer and former executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest;
- Katherine Solomonson, associate professor in the university's School of Architecture and an architectural historian featured in "Cornerstones;"
- John Wright, professor in the university's Department of African American and African Studies.