Fine Arts Center Main Theatre

The Postville Immigration Raid: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century Presented by Erik Camayd-Freixas

Free and open to the public. Reservations not required. Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., is professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University (FIU). A Harvard-trained communications analyst, social theorist, and expert linguist at federal and state courts, Camayd-Freixas made international headlines with his essay, “Interpreting after the Largest ICE Raid in U.S. History: A Personal Account,” and with his book, U.S.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Community Celebration Presentation by Duchess Harris

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Duchess Harris is a professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College. She is the author of four books. Harris was a Mellon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in American History and Afro-American Studies. Six years later, she earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Estelle Laughlin, Holocaust Survivor and Keynote Speaker, Teaching the Holocaust

Estelle Laughlin was born in Warsaw, Poland, on July 9, 1929 to Michla and Samek Wakszlak. Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The siege on Warsaw began a week after German forces invaded Poland. The Wakszlak family and more than 400,000 Jews from the city and surrounding areas were forced to live in a 1.3 square mile area and to wear a white armband with a blue Star of David. From July-September 1942, 300,000 ghetto residents were deported to Treblinka II, an extermination camp. During this time Estelle and her family hid in a secret room to escape the deportations.

Steven Rinella presents The Ethics of Hunting; Aldo Leopold Day Celebration

Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, award-winning author, and host of the TV show MeatEater as well as the top-rated MeatEater podcast. Rinella has spoken to a wide range of audiences about his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. With humor and irreverence, he discusses the hunting lifestyle, wild game, the ethics of hunting, and the spiritual need for wilderness.

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