Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, August 1st as she talks with Diane Wilson author of Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, and Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden as they talk about Spirit Car and its selection for the 2012 "One Minneapolis One Read." That's where everyone in town is invited to read the same book. This will be the second year of the citywide "read," where the entire community is invited to read and join in a community conversation. Diane Wilson will read passages from the book which touches deeply into Dakota lives. She begins when hostilities erupted in 1862, and families were forced to choose sides. Their survival took precedence over the identity of their communities.
Diane Wilson, director of Dream of Wild Health Farm, is the author of Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, which won a Minnesota Book award. She is a Mdewakanton descendent; her mother was enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation.
Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden represented individuals in employment and civil rights cases, Hedin Goldberg & Glidden (1994-2005); Legal writing instructor, University of Minnesota School of Law (1996-98); Volunteer attorney, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights (1996 - 2005); Minnesota Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association (1994-present) and President (2002-03); Amicus Advisory Panel, National Employment Lawyers Association (2000-05); American Marshall Memorial Fellow, German Marshall Fund (2004); Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis violinist (1994 - present) and President (2000-2002); Hennepin History Museum, Vice-President (2003-05); Advisor and volunteer, Interfaith Center for Worker Justice (2003-04); Somalian Women's Association, Secretary (1999-2002).