Engaged Scholar Roundtable: Counter-Memory in the World Upside-Down—Tuesday, March 5

The next Engaged Scholar Critical Community Engagement Roundtable will be led by Sam Grey, a researcher, author, and consultant whose work deals with peace-building, reconciliation, and historical justice among indigenous and settler peoples. The term ‘reconciliation,’ used to describe a political project aimed at coming to terms with the past in settler-colonial states, is invariably traced to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. What few people realize is that this usage originates not in Johannesburg in 1996, but a full decade earlier, in Marshall, Minnesota. Pushback from settler groups, counter-campaigns from amateur historians, and hesitancy and half-measures on the part of official bodies make Mni Sota Macoke/Minnesota not only a unique, underexamined iteration of, but also a critical case study in—and test of—indigenous-settler reconciliation. RSVP and learn more.