Featured Events


A World Parliamentary Assembly 

Saturday, May 12

11 am to 12:30 pm

                               ANDREAS BUMMEL

                             ANDREAS BUMMEL

This event is part of the National Online Video Book Club for the book Transforming the UN System: Designs for a Workable World by Joseph Schwartzberg which is being held on the 2nd Saturday of each month beginning in March 2018!!

This month, Andreas Bummel will be facilitating a discussion around the World Parliamentary Assembly based on the concepts in Chapter 3 of the book.  Andreas Bummel is the Co-Founder and Director of Democracy without Borders and of the international Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.  

Each session is open to anyone interested in the month’s topic, even if you haven’t read the book or participated in prior month’s discussions. Each session is video-recorded.

To participate, please email Nancy Dunlavy to receive dial-up and other information.
To learn more about the book or order a copy, visit workableworld.org/.

Sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions - MN and the Workable World Trust

I am Somali Closing Celebration


Sunday, May 13

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join Mia and the Somali Museum of Minnesota in celebrating the exhibition.

I am Somali: Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities

The Somali Museum’s traditional dance troupe consists of youth from Minnesota that study, perform and teach dances from all regions of Somalia.

Listen to the poem that inspired the title of the exhibition: Soomaali Baan Ahay (I am Somali), written by Yamyam (1945-2005).

Gallery Conversations
Join the artists and curator in the gallery for conversations.

featured resource

Peacemakers of Minnesota video series

The Peacemakers of Minnesota Video Series is a collection of interviews of key individuals who have been part of the peace and justice movement in Minnesota for decades.  The project was conceived and interviews were conducted by Ehtasham Anwar (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center.  Videos were recorded by Suhail Ahmed (Pakistan), Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota Law School, Human Rights Center. The project was supervised by Dick Bernard, president (2005-07) of the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and then-vice-president of Citizens for Global Solutions, Minnesota.  



January 2018

Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member

Book and accompanying Study Guide now available in SEVEN LANGUAGES! Ordering info here.