September 26: Revealing & Healing Histories: Racial Covenants Then & Now @ The Parkway Theater

September 26: Revealing & Healing Histories: Racial Covenants Then & Now @ The Parkway Theater

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An inspiring event featuring an educational bike tour, live performance, music,
and the premiere of "Jim Crow of the North Stories,"
the new series from Twin Cities PBS that looks at how Minneapolis residents have responded to the rising awareness of racist covenants, red lining, and other forms of damaging segregation.
The evening will explore the history of systemic racism while lifting up Black resistance and resilience in the past as well as present day changemakers looking to right historical housing injustices.

  • 6 pm Pre-show reception with artists and community partners taking action on housing justice

  • 7 pm Screening & performances, hosted by Miré Regulus and featuring readings and music by the artists below:

Autumn Brown is a mother, artist and facilitator based in Minneapolis. She co-hosts the podcast “How to Survive the End of the World,” and supports movements for social justice and healing as a co-owner of AORTA, a worker-owned cooperative of facilitators and movement strategists. Autumn is a singer/songwriter and an author of speculative fiction. Her writing has been featured in Lightspeed Magazine, the Procyon Science Fiction Anthology, Octavia's Brood, and Revolutionary Mothering.

Anthony Ceballos is a poet, writer, and turkey sandwich enthusiast. He lives, breathes and writes in Minneapolis. He can be found penning staff recommendations at Birchbark Books and Native Arts. He is a first generation descendant of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

Josina Manu Maltzman (all pronouns welcome) is a writer by passion, carpenter by trade, and a rabble-rouser by everything else. Jo loves to build: structures, stories, movements. Josina believes in personal narratives as tools for change, and that storytelling helps us to understand our world better.

Susan Raffo (she/her) is a writer, cultural worker and bodyworker who does much of her work through the Healing Histories Project, a national project, as well as locally as a core group member of REP, a Black-led network showing up to support others in moments of crisis or urgency, with care and respect for the full dignity and autonomy of those in crisis. Raffo is the author of Queerly Classed (1997), Restricted Access (1999), and Liberated to the Bone (forthcoming AK Press: 2022). You can find her writing and other work at

Miré Regulus is a mover, writer, director, performance artist & community builder.  She works the ‘transformative intersection’ using non-linear, rich, poetical prose; through where her work is sited/sighted; and explorations in how body/movement/gesture hold what we know. The anchoring tenets of her work are: for the audience to leave asking different questions than when they arrived and the call, “i belong everywhere.”

Learn more at Free The Deeds, Longfellow Community Council, and PBS.

When: Monday, Sept. 26. 6pm doors/7pm screening

Where: The Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave S., Mpls

How much: FREE!