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PERPETUAL MOTION: MIGRATION AND THE NATURE OF BEING HUMAN

April 17 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 17 • 6:00 PM

The presentation. Migration and the sound and fury of wave upon wave of human mass movement is as old as the human species itself. It’s not just what we have done; it’s who we are. From our ancient origins in central Africa to what’s happening at the southern border today, we have been in perpetual motion, leaving behind extinct campfires and exhausted fields to escape the threats and problems of where we have been—all set in frantic and hopeful motion in the search for safer places and better days beyond the horizon and over the seas. Dr. Kerry A. Trask offers a look at who we were and what we have become, and reflects upon how our perpetual motion has shaped us all and the world.

The speaker. Trask is Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges. He received his PhD from University of Minnesota. He taught courses in and published numerous articles about the early history and development of the Great Lakes region. He’s the author of seven books, including award-winning titles Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin and Black Hawk: The Battle for the Heart of America. In 2008, Trask was inducted into the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters as a permanent fellow.

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Date:
April 17
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
free
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Venue

Lester Public Library
1001 Adams St
Two Rivers, WI 54241 United States
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Phone
(920) 793-8888
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