EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY and ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION invite you to a six-week course: “Immigration & the Making of Saint Paul.”
Beginning Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00pm–8:00pm, explore the role of immigrants in the making and remaking of Saint Paul. We will cover the 1840s through current times, including Irish and German immigrants and their impact on the foundations of our city, and the following influxes of Scandinavian and Eastern European immigrants; how the city’s workforce, neighborhoods and political and cultural life was shaped by Mexicans and African Americans; and the arrival in the early 21st century of immigrants from Vietnam, Laos and Somalia, among other places. We’ll finish with an overview of public policy and a review of immigration reform through the lens of history to generate a discussion about what the past has to offer anyone who seeks to shape the future.
There is a suggested $49 registration fee for the six sessions. Space is limited. Register online at www.commed.spps.org or Please call Community Ed at 651-767-8179 to register. Meet at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul, MN 55106.