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Truth and Reconciliation: Having the Courageous Discussions

This daylong summit will inspire and challenge all of us to work toward creating the change we hope to see by drawing together the varied disciplines within our community to explore, to educate and to share.

  • The day begins with a continental breakfast, poster sessions and welcoming remarks.
  • Workshops, discussion circles, films and lectures are scheduled throughout the day. See Full List of Programs

Feature presentation by Wing Young Huie
Mr. Young Huie is an award-winning photographer who has received international attention for his many projects that document the changing cultural landscape of his home state Minnesota. His best-known work is Lake Street USA, which in the summer and fall of 2000 transformed six miles of a well-known Minneapolis thoroughfare into one of the most remarkable public art projects in recent memory.

Keynote presentation by Dr. Karina Walters
Dr. Walters is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. She is also the Director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. Dr. Walters will address the campus community around the issues of historical trauma, micro-aggressions, and identity.

Mark your calendars. You do not want to miss this exciting day.

Parking is available in Lot A if you arrive between 8 a.m.-9 a.m. After 9:00 a.m. please park at the meters or the pay lot parking available on campus.

The DTA is also a great choice as it saves on time, money, and energy as it drops you off at Kirby Plaza which is where the event is held.

For more information please contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward (swoodwar@d.umn.edu) or Jennifer Niemi at 726-8419.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. To request disability accommodations, including interpreters, please contact Penny Cragun (pcragun@d.umn.edu), 726-8727, two weeks in advance of the event.


Sponsored by: UMD Diversity Commission, UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, UMD Eni-gikendaasoyang, CEHSP, UMD Commission on Women, UMD Office of Equal Opportunity.

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