Tracker Pixel for Entry

​Think & Drink: Fostering Important Discussions

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Beer Snob | February 27th, 2019

By Gabrielle Hersch
gabbyhersch@gmail.com

Think & Drink is coming to Fargo! Organized by Humanities North Dakota, Think & Drink is a happy hour series that hosts a facilitated public conversation about big issues and ideas. Lead by a subject matter expert, the event inspires debate, conversation, active listening, and philosophical discussion that opens minds and deepens understanding – all in the midst of locally brewed beer and snacks.

The next Think & Drink event in Fargo will focus on an important and provocative issue: domestic violence. Lead by NDSU History and Social Science professor, Dr. Ashley Baggett, the conversation will place domestic violence into its historical and social context within the legal system. Baggett’s expertise in women’s history, gender studies, and history and social science make her an ideal discussion leader.

“Domestic violence is a pressing problem that we continue to struggle with globally as well as locally. My hope is to facilitate productive conversations about solutions for domestic violence that will continue well after the event,” said Dr. Baggett.

Considering the multifaceted dimensions that complicate the issue of domestic violence such as economic, human rights, crime, the discussion is sure to create an engaging and thought-provoking dialogue. And this thought-provoking, eye-opening sort of public conversation is truly the vision behind Think & Drink.

With Think & Drink events taking place in local bars spanning Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, and Fargo, Humanities North Dakota is doing its part to get the public involved in critical thinking and debate about important issues. These are necessary conversations which, in many contexts, are avoided.

“Silence surrounding uncomfortable or charged topics can actually hinder solutions or perpetuate misunderstandings, which makes conversations on issues such as these important to have. Informed discussions help not only to raise awareness but also to create positive change,” Dr. Baggett said.

Humanities North Dakota believes in the event as an opportunity for the public to come together with a variety of perspectives. The goal is to not to create a consensus on the topic at hand but to offer a chance for these various viewpoints to interact in a comfortable, friendly, guided, and fun environment.

“The Humanities North Dakota Think & Drink events are great opportunities for people with different perspectives to come together,” said Dr. Baggett, and “we benefit from actively listening to each other and understanding what affects our community.”

The next Think & Drink event, titled, “Disconnect: What Do We Do About Domestic Violence?” Takes place on Sunday, March 3rd from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at Front Street Taproom in Downtown Fargo. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. and is a 21+ event. Tickets are $15 and include one drink and snacks. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/fargo-thinkdrink.

For more information, visit www.humanitiesnd.org/thinkdrink.

IF YOU GO:

Think & Drink, Disconnect: What do we do about domestic violence?

Sunday, March 3, 1:30-4 p.m.

Front Street Taproom, 614 Main Ave, Fargo

Recently in:

FARGO – The city is requesting help from the public to produce one million sandbags in preparation for the 2019 Spring Flood. There remains a 10 percent chance waters will rise up to 40.3 feet, higher than the flood of 2009. Two…

By Gabrielle Herschgabbyhersch@gmail.com“North Dakota (and Minnesota) nice” is an attitude, a stereotype, and a way of life that has permeated our region, as well as perceptions of the Midwest, since as long as people have been…

Friday, March 22, 6-8 p.m.Red Raven Espresso Parlor, 916 Main Ave, FargoDigital photos from North Dakota’s backroads. Hornung has been exploring the roads less traveled for close to a decade. Carefully documenting and collecting…

“North Dakota Nice,” is a phrase that I see getting tossed around more and more these days. Many are sincere and others display yet another facet of our disposition that’s not nearly as desirable. Yes, we’re professin’…

The Battle Between Extreme Capitalism And Democratic SocialismAfter Vice-President Mike Pence representing racial and extreme capitalism ended his scathing rant about democratic socialism at the Conservative Political Action…

The eighth week of this year’s HPR Cocktail Showdown was another tripleheader for our panel of judges. On this particular week, we found ourselves focused on a trio of downtown dining and entertainment establishments to visit…

In rural Minnesota, outside of Park Rapids, Amy Thielen was attempting to light her wood-fired oven. It is in her brand-new kitchen that she hopes to teach cooking classes out of, which is a far cry from what it was when she and…

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra has had its fair share of guest performances headlining its concerts over the years. They all have impressive resumes, their fair share of awards, and worldwide recognition. However, bringing…

FARGO – Most people know the Trail of Tears that followed the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The U.S. government – under the direction of President Andrew Jackson – forcibly removed tens of thousands of Natives from their…

Hidden away in the tiny North Dakota town of Lefor I find Karen Valley, an author and an artist. She is without a doubt the artist’s artist. Her soul is art, talent and words. Meeting her is a true experience in finding a soul so…

To many people unfamiliar with the wide range of the musical genre, the word ‘opera’ conjures up stereotypical images of people in period costumes and large women in Viking garb singing in foreign languages. The truth, however,…

Stand-up comedy is traditionally a one-way exchange. Outside of the odd question addressed to a random audience member, the limit of the spectators’ contribution to the conversation is their laughter at the comedy stylings being…

By Gabrielle Herschgabbyhersch@gmail.comThink & Drink is coming to Fargo! Organized by Humanities North Dakota, Think & Drink is a happy hour series that hosts a facilitated public conversation about big issues and ideas. Lead by a…

I’m a big man, I’m tall and powerful, but this also causes some issues in the body department. I suffer from acute scoliosis in my lower back, and pain radiates from this area on a daily basis. I have only ever had one massage…

by Devin Joubertdevinlillianjoubert@gmail.comIt’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the…

I’ve got a problem. I need to write a column that is going to be kind of critical of three people I like, and I’m trying to figure out how to do it without making them all angry at me. Their names are Sara, Doug and Marvin.…