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Sunday June 23rd 2024

An Evening of Real-Life Stories about Social Justice in Minneapolis

By ROSELLA DePIETRO, Hennepin History Museum

Hennepin History Museum and the Minneapolis Interview Project present an evening of real-life stories about social justice in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 14, from 6 to 8 pm at The Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN, 55411. The Minneapolis Interview Project was started in 2016 as a labor of love by Southside resident Anne Winkler-Morey, who set her sights on obtaining one-hundred life-stories that revealed “hidden histories of inequality and the struggle for social justice in Minneapolis.”
Ms. Winkler-Morey and many of the individuals she interviewed will read from their interview transcripts, and a portion of the evening’s program will honor those participants who have passed away since contributing their interviews. The program will also feature photographs by Minneapolis-based artist, photographer, and teacher, Eric Mueller, who joined the project in 2019, volunteering his expertise to photograph interviewees in locations that are important to them. There will be opportunities for questions and conversation with the audience.

Anne Winkler-Morey is an historian, educator, and activist scholar studying and participating in social movements since the 1980s and is the author of Allegiance to Winds and Waters: Bicycling the Political Divides of the United States. To date, she has interviewed 92 people who have lived, worked, engaged institutions, and/or worked on grassroots campaigns in Minneapolis. Their stories are actual personal experiences with dates and locations of public events corroborated by Winker-Morey. She sought out different and sometimes opposing perspectives to give insight into equality and the struggle for social justice in Minneapolis, interviewing people of different ages, races, genders, economic classes, migration experiences, as well as from different areas of Minneapolis. She invited people to tell their whole story, while at the same time interrogating inequality in Minneapolis and the struggles for social justice in the city.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the program beginning at 6 pm. The event is free, but reservations are required.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM: Hennepin History Museum brings the diverse history of people in Hennepin County to life. We help people understand their world through an exploration of local history with exhibits, public programs, a magazine, and a public research library.

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