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“No Place for Hate” Tuesday, September 5

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Friday, August 25, 2017

Professional musicians and race-relations experts Arno Michaelis (photo, left) and Daryl Davis (photo, right), once performed on stages that were ideologically worlds apart. But, now, the former racist skinhead and the race relations expert are breaking the rules of racism. They will bring their message to the University of Arno MichaelisMinnesota Crookston Daryl Davis in their presentation, “No Place for Hate” on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow the evening’s presentation and parking permits are not required.

“No Place for Hate” serves as a guided tour through the minds of those who want to hurt others for having a different skin color. Together as brothers on stages across the U.S. and abroad, Michaelis and Davis embrace and support each other’s passionate and effective efforts to bring peace to society. Through captivating storytelling and thoughtful conversation, these two former rivals demonstrate the possibility of reconciliation and human kinship. Having lived such proof of concept, they engage audiences with a message of hope and humanity when it is most sorely needed. To learn more, visit

The event is sponsored by the U of M Crookston Office of Diversity & Multicultural Programs, Concerts and Lectures, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally Services, Coca-Cola™ Beverage Partnership, Black Student Association (BSA), and People for Equality, Civility, & Acceptance for Everyone Alliance (PEACE).

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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