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Julie Lindahl at Mpls. Central Library: “A Story of Two People Who Gave up on Democracy”

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Julie Lindahl, author, educator and award-winning Public Radio contributor, for two special Minneapolis speaking engagements related to Sweden and the recent publication of her memoir “The Pendulum.” On Tuesday, July 30, she will be at the Minneapolis Central Library. The next evening, Wednesday, July 31, she will talk at ASI about "Contemporary Issues in Sweden." 

July 30, 6:30 p.m.

A Story of Two People Who Gave Up on Democracy

Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room, 2nd floor

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (reasonablly priced parking availalbe below the building off of 4th street)

Brazilian-born American Lindahl shares insights regarding “The Pendulum,” her powerful memoir tracing the journey to discover her family’s secret – her grandparents’ involvement in Hitler’s SS and their role in WWII.  Out of the unbearable heart of the story—the unclaimed guilt that devours a family through generations—emerges an unflinching will to learn the truth. 

Coinciding with her talk is the exhibition on view at the Library's Cargill Hall Transfer of Memory, photographs of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, on view July 2 - August 29. Organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council: Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).

Both events are presented by the JCRC, Hennepin Country Library and ASI. Each presentation is free to attend but registration is encouraged - ASI will be taking registrations for the talk held here as well as the event held at the Minneapolis Central Library. 

Register below for the event at the Minneapolis Central Library; click here to register for the event at ASI

About Julie Lindahl

Julie is an author and educator living in Sweden. She writes and speaks widely about her experiences, is a contributor to WBUR Boston Public Radio's Cognoscenti series and has been featured on National Public Radio. Julie holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Frankfurt, Germany. Raised in ten countries on three continents, she has worked globally as a consultant in the developing world. She is the founder of Stories for Society, a non-profit organization for renewing the art of storytelling for social transformation, which in 2018 launched “Voices Between: Stories Against Extremism,” an initiative by creatives to innovate learning about war and peace. WBUR 9.0 won the 2018 Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in innovation and the 2018 Associated Press Media Editor’s Award for innovation in storytelling based on a program series featuring her story. In 2018 The American Embassy in Sweden provided a grant for the launch of her on-line learning program for schools and universities in tandem with the publication of “The Pendulum.”

Free, but registration encouraged


For information, call 612-871-4907

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