'Migration Stories Past & Present' Event Jan. 21 in Montevideo

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — A special community conversation to uncover the realities and impacts of migration will be held on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Montevideo Community Center (550 S. 1st Street). This “Migration Stories Past and Present” event is sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), the First Congregational Church UCC and the Baha’i Community of Clara City. This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP, contact LSP’s Amy Bacigalupo at 320-269-2105 or amyb@landstewardshipproject.org.

During this event, participants will have an opportunity to explore the timeline related to agriculture and migration in our region. The program will start with a Dakota perspective and follow with the arrival of migrants since the late 1800s up to our most recent immigrants. There will be an exploration of why people leave their homes, their journeys and how much we have in common. The program will offer an opportunity to have an open conversation about migration experiences and discuss how public policy and ideology impact migrants and our communities.