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Interpreting History Through Monuments: Who Gets To Decide?

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Interpreting History Through Monuments: Who Gets To Decide?
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7pm

Saint Paul resident Dan Cornejo, a city planner and urban designer, participated in the April 26, 2018 opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, a monument which honors the 4,400+ African Americans who were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. During the week prior in New Orleans, he participated in the National Conference of the American Planning Association during which included workshops about the debates and eventual decision to remove several Confederate monuments there. With a short presentation including photos and video, Dan will use these experiences to speak about the intersection of monuments and the power of place, symbols, and visual memory.

With over 45 years of city planning and design experience, Dan Cornejo has helped communities shape their physical environments to respond to market and socio-economic demographic changes, to be more sustainable for future generations, and in accordance with their values and priorities. He always includes consideration of the importance of beauty, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for the landscape in the stream of history.

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September 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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East Side Freedom Library


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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