Visual Q&A: Carolyn Holbrook and Tess Montgomery

In These Times: An Intergenerational Conversation

Join us for “In These Times: An Intergenerational Conversation,” on August 18 — which happens to be the 100 year anniversary of when some women in the U.S. got the right to vote. Some things have changed in substantial ways since then … others have not.

Minnesota Women’s Press contributors Carolyn Holbrook and Tess Montgomery will participate in a virtual conversation about the legacy of this time, moderated by magazine editor Mikki Morrissette.

How does someone who came of age in the 1960s and her granddaughter, a millennial, see these times and the future?

It will take an intergenerational approach to sustain the movement of today’s anti-racism work, from supporting alternatives in law enforcement to developing more sustainable and inclusive economies. As Montgomery sees it, the elder generation is inspired by the drive of today’s youth, while the younger generation is re-inspired by recognizing the wisdom and work of those who have lived through cycles of violence and reform. She sees promise in the concept of Harambee, a Swahili term for “Let’s pull together.”

  • Free.
  • Hosted by First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
  • 7-8pm

Includes a reading by Carolyn Holbrook from her new book of essays, “Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify” (which has its book launch on August 12), a discussion, and live Q&A with community.

Please leave your contact email in the Comments section below and we will alert you about the Zoom link closer to the date of the event. (Your email will not be made public.)


Note: in the print version of the magazine we erroneously included the logo of St. Catherine University as a sponsor of this event. They are not a sponsor of this MWP Conversation event.

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