By Bob Ashenmacher
The College of St. Scholastica’s innovative Harmony forum has been rescheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Peace Church in Duluth.
The event was originally scheduled for April 15 but was postponed because of adverse weather. The event is free and open to all.
The event will focus on cross-cultural collaborations within and among community organizations while exploring the relationships between art, community and environmental justice. The program will feature a diverse array of speakers and performers.
The afternoon will include interwoven speakers, performances and reflection from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. followed by a communal meal and informal discussion from 5 to 6 p.m. Duluth Grill and Zeitgeist Arts Cafe will provide food.
Speakers include LeAnn Littlewolf and Vern Northrup from American Indian Community Housing Organization; Tony Cuneo and Salaam Witherspoon from Health in All Policies; representatives from Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light; Aimee Foster and Ron Gurno from Community Action Duluth’s Seeds of Success program; and representatives from the Imagine Duluth 2035 Vision Committee.
Performing artists include singer Ntsang Anye; writer and storyteller Anne Dunn; poet Sandra Gbeintor; singer-songwriters Annie Humphrey and Sara Thomsen, dancer and storyteller Regina Laroche, and hip-hop and spoken word artist Daniel Oluwaseyi Oyinloye.
The event is organized by The College of St. Scholastica’s Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum, in partnership with the community organizations engaged in the event, with support from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.
The Interreligious Forum promotes respect, understanding, and peace among the diverse spiritual communities of the region through sustained cross-cultural dialogue, shared study, and collaborative projects and events. Its work emerges out of an ongoing 12-year set of relationships and partnerships in the Duluth-Superior community.