DANA SIKKILA CREATES ART & ARTISTS
Hear from Dana Sikkila, a North Mankato-based artist, educator, 410 Project gallery director and creative placemaking creator as she talks about her works and teaching artists from youth to college art majors. She also is the creator of Project Bike, which in December completed an exhibit at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: IMPACT OF DISCRIMINATION
Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the U.S. that are working to dismantle discrimination. Discussion to follow showing of video.
FIVE WISHES: HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
More than ever, people are thinking about how important it is to have a healthcare directive on file. As we navigate our way through a global pandemic, you may be asking what you want your medical providers to know if you cannot speak for yourself. Five Wishes is a healthcare directive that lets you say exactly how you wish to be treated if you get seriously ill.
MAUD HART LOVELACE & HER ILLUSTRATORS
This presentation will introduce you to Maud Hart Lovelace, Mankato-born author of the Betsy-Tacy Series, and her two illustrators. It will also offer a peek into the childhood homes of Maud (Betsy) and her friend, Frances “Bick” Kenney (Tacy) on Center Street. These houses were purchased and restored by the Betsy-Tacy Society.