Exploring the history of mutual aid through art, archives, and community dialogue, Part One
How have we, as residents of Minneapolis, assumed responsibility for the care and well-being of one another? This hour-long community dialogue will invite participants to reflect on their own personal engagement with mutual aid as they explore archival materials from history: photographs, objects, and personal stories from Minneapolitans of the past. As we examine these sources, we will ask: Which stories of housing, food, and health help us re-tell how people in Minneapolis have survived together? How do we want our futures to look?
Advance registration is required for this free virtual event.
Earlier in the day, join us for the Refreshing the History of 27th & Lake Walking Tour with Cara Letofsky. Ticket information is available here.
About the presenters:
History for the Future is a project exploring the history of mutual aid in South Minneapolis. This community dialogue will launch a series of free public events (art making, historical exploration, and youth photography workshops), which will collectively inform a public exhibition in May 2021. The outdoor exhibit will be placed against and in tension with the space occupied by the MPD 3rd Precinct in South Minneapolis.
Acoma Gaither and Andrea Manolov are public historians inviting people to imagine the future of their communities. Both are current graduate students in the Heritage Studies and Public History program at the University of Minnesota.
Photo credit: Charles Chamblis, 1985, Minnesota Historical Society collections