Minnesota Humanities Center Presents: Learning from Place: Cedar-Riverside/West Bank | April 29

submitted by gilmerje@augsburg.edu

The Cedar-Riverside/West Bank neighborhood in Minneapolis is one of the most diverse communities in the Midwest, with a longstanding tradition of activism, cultural diversity, and the arts. The neighborhood has long been a landing place for newly arrived immigrants, with some moving on and some settling in the West Bank more permanently. Today the neighborhood is home to a large East African community, including Somali, Ethiopian, and Oromo people who live alongside neighbors and descendants from earlier waves of immigration. The West Bank continues to welcome new arrivals. Build your cultural understanding during this interactive, in-person experience that includes a walking tour of the neighborhood with Abdirizak Bihi, host of KFAI’s Somali Link Radio; food sampling from local restaurants; and stories from community members. K-12 educators will receive 4 clock hours.

This event is a collaboration with Pillsbury United Communities/Brian Coyle Center, Augsburg University, the West Bank Business Association.

Date and Time: April 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CDT

Registration is $30, with some spots reserved at no-cost for Augsburg staff and faculty. Please email gilmerje@augsburg.edu if you’re interested in attending. You can also learn more and register here: https://www.mnhum.org/event/lfp-cedar-riverside/