Immigration in St. Paul, a community learning opportunity

Sponsored by Interfaith Action Center of Greater St. Paul
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:00-8:30
Beth Jacob Congregation | 1179 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN

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Join Executive Director Chris Flippo and Volunteer Coordinator Shoua Khang at an Opportunity St. Paul Learning Community Learning event. We will explore the past and present of immigration in St Paul, as well as the role of immigrants in the making and remaking of St. Paul. We hope that by understanding who lives and has lived in these neighborhoods and the impact they have had we can better understand how this history has shaped the context in which we serve today.

Peter Rachleff, Executive Director of the East Side Freedom Library in St. Paul will present and guide us through a discussion.  From 1982 to 2012 he taught labor, immigration, and African American history at Macalester College, and served as a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University.  He has also taught at the University of Minnesota, in the Labor Education Service and in the African and African American Studies department. For more information on Peter, you can visit https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/staff/

Finally, we will wrap up the evening with an interfaith text study led by Rabbi Lynn Liberman, who is the Community Chaplin at the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul.