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Black in the Middle: The Inaugural Black Midwest Symposium

October 17-19, 2019
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Early Registration: August 15 - September 8:  $25
Regular Registration: September 9 - October 9:  $40
Late/On-site Registration: October 10 - 19: $50

Student Registration: August 15 - October 9
UMN undergraduate/graduate students: Free*
Students 17 & under: Free
*You will need to provide your U card number on the last page of registration, and present your U card when you check in at the event.


Student Registration: October 10 - 19
UMN undergraduate/graduate students: $10*
Students 17 & under: $10
*You will need to provide your U card number on the last page of registration, and present your U card when you check in at the event.



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Black in the Middle: The Inaugural Black Midwest Symposium

The Black Midwest Symposium is a gathering place for all those—writers, students, artists, scholars, professionals, creatives, organizers, and others—who are invested in the possibilities of life in the middle and who desire to build community and communion within a wondrous sector of black America.
 

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Kick-Off Event

Black Midwest Poetry Reading
featuring Kisha Nicole Foster, Devon Ginn, Duriel Harris, Tish Jones, and Jamaal May
Hosted by E. G. Bailey
Reception to follow
Thursday, October 17, 5:30 PM

Included with Symposium Registration
General Public: $5.00 in advance; $7.00 at the door

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Film Screening

Thee Debauchery Ball
followed by a Q & A with director David Weathersby
Friday, October 18, 6:30 PM

Included with Symposium Registration
General Public: $5.00 in advance; $7.00 at the door

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Paisley Park Tour 

Paisley Park Tour
7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen MN 55317
Thursday, October 17, 1:30 PM

Add-on to your Symposium Registration
$46.00 per person 

  • Registration for this event ends when full or October 1, whichever comes first.
  • Price includes Paisley Park general admission ticket and service fees.
  • Attendees should arrive no more than 20 minutes prior to tour start time.
  • Paisley Park does not allow cameras or phones on tour.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to Paisley Park.
  • General public/non-Symposium tickets are available at https://officialpaisleypark.com/
  • More information: https://officialpaisleypark.com/

Additional Information

Parking

Symposium parking is suggested at either the 19th Avenue Ramp or the 21st Avenue Ramp.

Food/Meals

Reception on Thursday and lunch on Friday are included in Symposium registration.

Conference Website

For the most updated info about the Symposium, please visit https://www.theblackmidwest.com/symposium.html



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