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“An Introduction: Stories of the North” will be an overview of the importance of storytelling. Most importantly, we will talk about how the stories we tell shape our perceptions of who belongs to a place, and who belongs in our communities. Storytelling is power, and one way humans have exerted power over others is by controlling the stories we tell about who we are and how we came to be. Telling everyone’s stories not only gives us a more accurate picture of the world; it also helps to address systemic power imbalances.

Sharing of stories matters – creating a more inclusive, accurate, and more vibrant, picture of the place we call home.

Stories of the North:

Women of the Boundary Waters: June 17

African Americans in the Fur Trade: July 15

Diplomats of the Great Lakes Region: August 19

FREE – Donations Welcome – Registration Required

Register in advance for this webinar: https://minnstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eDs8o0BNSo2Mv3O9oyo6Qg 

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Jessy Carlson

Jessy has lived on the shores of Lake Superior since 1999. Before then, she grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, milking cows and exploring sand dunes. She loves the lakes and forests of The North, and spends as much time as possible paddling, skiing, hiking, and swimming in the Superior National Forest and the BWCAW. Jessy also likes gardening, baking bread and traditional Nordic sweets while listening to Radiolab; road biking; reading; and chickens. Jessy has degrees in biology, First Nations Studies, and environmental studies. She has worked at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve on water quality and invasive species management, conducted research into Inuit economic self-determination on the University of Ottawa’s CEDAC research team, and assisted with the EPA’s work in Western Duluth, focusing on urban redevelopment and environmental justice. Jessy is passionate about the power of community-building and local, sustainable, economic development to produce healthy human communities and healthy ecosystems.

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May 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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