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Date(s) - 03/17/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

UU Common Read An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States OR An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States For Young People.

Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30PM OR Sunday, March 29th at Noon, light lunch provided. All ages welcome.  Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism. Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history. Join us in reading this year’s UU common read. There are two versions of this book available; the original and an adapted version for youth and young adults. We have chosen the latter because it is more accessible across generations. But, feel free to read either to participate in the upcoming discussions.