Speaker Series-The Fur Trade & Water
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About the Event
(THIS IS A FREE EVENT) Join us for the second installment of our We Are Water MN Speaker Series connected to the traveling exhibit "We Are Water MN" (now on display at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm) from the Minnesota Humanities Center! For this second discussion, we're teaming up with Gary Kaunonen, PhD, an independent historian of labor and immigration and a documentary filmmaker currently based in West Central, Minnesota. Mr. Kaunonen will lead a discussion on water in terms of labor and labor relations as it relates to the Fur Trade. This virtual event starts Thursday, June 17th at 6 pm and will last for approximately one hour. Register today and join us on Zoom!
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZwudeCgrDorGNT5cmAHJep3FGUaU...
Event Hosts: Allyse Freeman, Museum Curator, Minnesota Discovery Center Becca Reiss, Community Conservationist, North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District
Prizes: At the end of this presentation we will spin a virtual wheel and giveaway prizes to registered ateendees.
Guest Speaker Bio: Gary Kaunonen, PhD, is an independent historian of labor and immigration and a documentary filmmaker currently based in West Central, Minnesota. His book on the 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike, Flames of Discontent, won the 2018 Hognander Award at the Minnesota Book Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards. Additionally, he is author of Finns in Michigan along with two award-winning books on Michigan labor history, Challenge Accepted: A Finnish Immigrant Response to Industrial America in Michigan’s Copper Country and, with coauthor Aaron Goings, Community in Conflict: A Working-class History of the 1913–14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy. His documentary Northern Minnesota’s Labor Wars examines the 1916 and 1917 strikes in that region and their significance to World War I–era political deportations and repression.
Link to previous We Are Water MN Speaker Series Discussion with the 1854 Treay Authority (Recorded on May 27th 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyXDIEPJoJc