‘Think&Drink’ combines beer and big discussions

Humanities North Dakota invites the community to join in several guided conversations during this Humanities happy-hour series.

Humanities North Dakota is teaming up with Tap Room in Downtown Minot to present a new conversation series. Think&Drink programs provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere to discuss some of today’s modern philosophical issues with local experts.

The spring line-up consists of one Sunday session per month from February through May. Each session costs $15 per person and includes one beverage from the Tap Room in the ticket price. All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and programming runs from 1-3 p.m.

Participants can attend one or all of the sessions. Tickets for all four spring sessions are on sale online at humanitiesnd.org or by calling the Humanities ND office at 255-3360. By attending at least three sessions, attendees will earn an extra free drink.

The first session will take place on Feb. 11 and is titled “Prayers vs. Politics.” Jeffon Seely will lead the conversation focusing on whether religious or political values hold more power in America. The audience will discuss the ideal values we should instill in future generations and how we can find compatibility in our varying points of view.

The March 4 session is titled “Do You Want Fries with That Curriculum?” presented by Dan Conn of Minot State University.

The April 8 session is titled “Justice in Harry Potter,” presented by Michelle Sauer of the University of North Dakota.

The May 6 session is titled “Russia: Friend or Foe?,” presented by Stacy Closson, a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute in Washington, DC.

Each session is facilitated by Elizabeth Sund, Humanities North Dakota board member and employee of Minot State University.