Be inspired by diverse, thought-provoking voices from our rural region and beyond

About the Series

The last year has brought hardships on global, local, and personal levels. It also brought to the forefront two causes in which we have long focused our work: building equitable communities and reversing the effects of climate change. 

Now—as we work to restore our world, our communities, and ourselves with perspective and purpose—we challenge you to seize this opportunity to help create a more sustainable and equitable society.

Because now, more than ever, we’re in an era to act.

Speaker Info

 

Bridging Divides: The Power of Local Leadership

Bridging Divides: The Power of Local Leadership

June 23 | NOON – 1:30 PM CT

Lori Sturdevant, Dave Durenberger, and Ben Schierer discuss Minnesota’s political history of bridging divides and the lessons we might apply to today’s challenges.

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The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America

The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America

November 17 | NOON – 1:30 PM CT

 

Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, will share his journey of discovering, reviving, and reimagining Native cuisine.

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Past Speakers

 

Post-COVID Communities & People

Post-COVID Communities & People

MAY 13

 

Gil Penalosa answers the question: Post COVID-19, how should we create communities radically different for all to live healthier and happier?

ARCHIVE →

Check back soon for our full five-part speaker line up!

Speaker Info

 

Bridging Divides: The Power of Local Leadership

June 23 | NOON – 1:30 PM CT

Lori Sturdevant, Dave Durenberger, and Ben Schierer discuss Minnesota’s political history of bridging divides and the lessons we might apply to today’s challenges.

REGISTER NOW→

The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America

November 17 | NOON – 1:30 PM CT

Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman, founder of The Sioux Chef, will share his journey of discovering, reviving, and reimagining Native cuisine.

LEARN MORE →

Past Speakers

 

Communities & People

MAY 13 

Gil Penalosa answers the question: Post COVID-19, how should we create communities radically different for all to live healthier and happier?

ARCHIVE →

Through shared knowledge, we’re fueling action for the benefit of our region and our world.

Check back soon for our full five-part speaker line up!

Meet the host,

Storyteller Kevin Kling.

Kevin Kling is best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows. Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, and growing up in Minnesota.

We use the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals to guide our work. The goals provide global framework for greener, more inclusive economies and stronger, more resilient societies.