Talking About Teaching

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Friday Apr 28, 2017
Suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Zornitsa Keremidchieva (Political Science) and Ellen Holt-Werle (Library) will present, "The Walker McCannel Collection."  In Fall 2016, Macalester acquired the papers (correspondence, documentation, minutes of meetings, etc.) of Louise Walker McCannel. In addition to her role as co-founder of the Walker Art Center, McCannel was a social justice advocate in the Twin Cities from the 1960's to the 1980's. With her unprecedented access to the business and social elites of Minneapolis, McCannel was able to pursue agendas related to housing justice for African Americans in Minneapolis, the development of anti-discrimination and race-awareness programs for employees in some of the major local corporations, the development of community mental health services, promoting racial diversity programs at the University of Minnesota, etc. In this session, Zornitsa and Ellen will introduce the collection and offer ideas for how it can be used to provide students with hands-on research experiences with primary sources as well as introduce them to the vibrant history of civic activism in the Twin Cities. All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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