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    • 03 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Joseph's Grill: 140 Wabasha St S, St Paul
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    Join us for our 104th annual meeting! This year we look forward to a fun night of camaraderie and a little business while enjoying Joseph's Grill and hearing from Dr. Bruce Corrie on Cultural Destinations - a powerful strategy to build Minnesota.

    Dr. Bruce Corrie, economist and cultural entrepreneur will share elements of a powerful strategy to build Minnesota - Cultural Destinations. These are spaces offering a unique cultural experience. He will share models of cultural destinations, such as, Little Africa and his experience with the Cultural Destinations booth at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair. In low-income diverse communities this strategy flips the historical experience with racism to one of belonging and wealth building. See www.culturaldestinations.org.

    We hope to see you!

    A full annual meeting packet will be emailed out to registrants one week prior to the meeting.

    Questions? Email President Beatrice Owen at lwvstpaul@lwvmn.org

    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard. 

    "A personal and scientific work on trees, forests, and the author's profound discoveries of tree communication."

    Email Karen (kare14will@gmail.com) to be added to the email updates.

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Rondo Library, Room C (461 Dale St North)

    UPDATE: Join us to discuss How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr. 

    "A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire

    We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual territories—the islands, atolls, and archipelagos—this country has governed and inhabited?

    In How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr tells the fascinating story of the United States outside the United States. In crackling, fast-paced prose, he reveals forgotten episodes that cast American history in a new light. We travel to the Guano Islands, where prospectors collected one of the nineteenth century’s most valuable commodities, and the Philippines, site of the most destructive event on U.S. soil. In Puerto Rico, Immerwahr shows how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments they would never have conducted on the mainland and charts the emergence of independence fighters who would shoot up the U.S. Congress.

    In the years after World War II, Immerwahr notes, the United States moved away from colonialism. Instead, it put innovations in electronics, transportation, and culture to use, devising a new sort of influence that did not require the control of colonies. Rich with absorbing vignettes, full of surprises, and driven by an original conception of what empire and globalization mean today, How to Hide an Empire is a major and compulsively readable work of history."

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