COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: DEALING WITH MICROAGGRESSIONS
Black Mankato community members share their stories and experiences with microaggressions. Microaggressions are defined as “the everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups,” said Kevin Nadal, author, activist and professor. This is episode 2 of the four-part video series, “Amplifying Black Voices,” which was created to promote understanding, reflection, and conversation, as well as a willingness to examine the often uncomfortable topic of racism.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Caregiving can be difficult and isolating. Gain insights and encouragement from others facing similar challenges. Registration is required.
Call Mary at (507) 386-5577 to register.
WHAT DOES A JUDGE DO?
Most of us have little contact with the judicial system throughout our lives. And the version we see on television and movies is always crafted for drama. Retired Judge Bradley Walker will take us for an inside look into what judges do and how their work fits into the overall judicial system. Come with your questions!
COVID-19 & THE IMPACT ON PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING
A look at how the pandemic has impacted us psychologically and what that might mean in the long term. In addition, learn about resilience strategies that can be used to offset some of the negative impacts on emotional health.
SO, YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE A BOOK!
The author of a few books, including “Vision Quest,” Davis will walk interested authors through the process of finding a book publisher and seeing their work between the covers.
THE REWARDS OF BEING A CAREGIVER
While caregiving is both challenging and exhausting, there are also rewards that often can’t be measured. A panel of caregivers will relay some of the gifts of their caregiving experiences.
BLUE EARTH COUNTY POOR FARM GOES TO THE ARTS
The Blue Earth County Poor Farm was built in 1877 south of town on what is now County Road 16/Stoltzman Road. An addition in 1911 brought its resident population up to 44. In 1955, it was sold and became the Oak Grove Retirement home. In 1987, it became a private residence, and Brian Frink and Wilbur Neushwander-Frink have renovated it and turned the basement into a gallery/performance space for Rural America Contemporary Art (RACA).
THE BASICS OF MEDICARE
Many of us have questions as we approach eligibility for Medicare coverage. What does it cover? How do we sign up? What additional coverage do we need? Those questions will be answered, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask others during this presentation.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: WHY WE MUST CONFRONT HISTORY
To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context into our understanding of modern society so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality that affects marginalized communities.