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Finnish America Progressive History

September 21, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Finnish America Progressive History

A Symposium on Labor, Cooperatives and Politics

Event description and details:
Welcome. Eugene Ollila. 9-9:10.
Finnish American Contribution to American Progressive Politics. Richard Hudelson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Superior and University of Minnesota-Duluth. 9:10-10:30.
Finnish American Contribution to American Labor History. Peter Rachleff, East Side Freedom Library, previously Professor at Macalester College, 9:40-10:10.
Group Discussion.
A Finnish American from Minnesota becomes a National Political Leader. Gus Hall: His Last Public Interview. Aaron Brown, Instructor at Hibbing Community College. 10:30-11:00.
“Cooperatively Yours”: a documentary film by Kristen Ojaniemi about the Finnish Cooperative in Bruce Crossing, Michigan. 11:00-12:00.
Lunch and Group Discussion. 12:00-12:30.
The Legacy of the Cooperative Movement Today. Brenda Latvala Pfahni and Tom Pierson of Shared Capital Cooperative, and John Pederson, developer of the 612 Sauna Society. 12:30-1:30.
Group Discussion. 1:30-1:50.
Final Remarks. Gene Ollila. 1:50-2:00

Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Parking is available next Norway House, which is directly in front of Mindekirchen.


September 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Eugene Ollila, MD

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