**Cancelled**Marshall: Kitchen Table Conversations
Marshall-Lyon County Library (201 C Street in Marshall, MN)
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kitchen Table Conversations October 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kitchen Table Conversations
October 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This event has been cancelled due to author illness.
Historian Anne Winkler-Morey, author of Allegiance to Winds and Waters and creator of the Minneapolis Interview Project, will be visiting the Marshall Library on October 10th. Winkler-Morey will discuss the Minneapolis Interview Project, a multi-year collection of stories from Minneapolis residents, and the value of preserving the history of individuals who history often ignores.
Anne Winkler-Morey has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota and taught in Minnesota colleges and universities for three decades. Her book, Allegiance to Winds and Waters: Bicycling the Political Divides of the United States was published April 2022. Her Minneapolis Interview Project, a collection of one hundred oral histories with a social justice lens, was just acquired by the Hennepin History Museum. She is about to embark on a world tour in November 2023.
In Allegiance to Winds and Waters a laid-off college professor from Minneapolis, bicycles the perimeter of the US with her spouse. Inspired by a study showing that Americans of all ideological stripes, are united in desiring a more equitable economy, she sets out to discover why we don’t have what we want. On the 420-day bicycle tour, she discovers US regions unique in beauty and culture, but similar in the things that ail them: historical trauma, unsustainable local economies, gross inequities, and crippling fears of people outside their borders.
Winkler-Morey finds a way to talk back to her own ghosts, and she discovers paths to overcoming the endemic inequality, nativism and urban/rural divisions that threaten the United States.
Allegiance to Winds and Waters mixes the angst and hilarious misadventures of an unlikely bicyclist, poignant stories of the strangers she meets, and acute observations of a historian and social activist.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Marshall-Lyon County Library.