On Saturday, July 9, Scott and I attended "From Then To Now: Immigration and the (Re)Making of Saint Paul's East Side." This half-day event was co-organized by the University of Minnesota's Immigration Research History Center and the East Side Freedom Library and was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. After a week of tragic events locally, nationally, and internationally, attending an event focused on the contributions of immigrants to our community was especially meaningful.
The walk was led by Dr. Peter Rachleff who is a labor historian and Macalester professor. Peter and his wife, Dr. Beth Cleary co-founded the East Side Freedom Library.
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