Presentation, book release Monday
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites patrons to a presentation by Pia Justesen celebrating the release of her new book “From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level of the library.
“From the Periphery” details the nearly 40 stories of people who are treated differently in both their homes and workplaces because of their disabilities. Often heartbreaking, sometimes humorous, these narratives are told by both activists and everyday people, chronicling how they deal with anger, bigotry, independence, and love as they fight for empowerment.
Pia Justesen is a Danish human rights lawyer, professor and writer focusing on racial minorities and people with disabilities. In Denmark she has worked as a corporate social responsibility advisor and labor union lawyer. In 2014 she moved to the United States and now splits her time between Chicago and Copenhagen.
After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for book sales and signings with the author and Snowbound Books. There is no admission fee to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
‘The Human Element’ screening
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Citizens’ Climate Lobby is hosting a screening of the film “The Human Element” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 2904 of the West Science Building on Northern Michigan University’s campus.
According to a press release: “The film will present the impacts already being felt as a result of climate change. The screening will be followed by an interactive demonstration of how to take action in support of climate legislation.”
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ events/2381373021982245/ or call 235-6797.
Presentation at NMU Thursday
MARQUETTE — Michelle Leigh Farell, a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Fairfield University, will discuss new audiovisual landscapes in Cuba when she presents “Is Havana Isolated, or is Washington?” at Northern Michigan University.
Her talk is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday in 1311 Jamrich Hall.
Farell will address a number of different topics, including contemporary women filmmakers, Cuban film made off of the island, the Muestra Joven film and independent audiovisual showcase, and the offline internet and audiovisual distribution platform el “paquete semanal.”
In her research, Farrell focuses on Cuban and Venezuelan film and the changing audiovisual landscapes in both countries through emerging voices with access to digital production and alternative distribution opportunities.
McCloskey to offer presentation
MARQUETTE — Internationally recognized economist Deirdre McCloskey will explain how the world has gotten exponentially wealthier since 1800, and why it will continue on that trajectory, when she presents “It’s Good to Be Rich: Why Liberalism Works” at Northern Michigan University.
Her talk begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in 1100 Jamrich Hall.
McCloskey is a distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she taught from 2000-2015. She is also a historian, rhetorician and transgender advocate. She has 11 honorary degrees from U.S. and European universities, has written 19 books and recorded about 400 scholarly publications on a number of topics.
This lecture is presented by the NMU Center for Academic Intellectual Freedom and co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, with support from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Jeff Olson to receive award
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Education Foundation announced Jeff Olson, a 1981 graduate of Marquette Senior High School, as the 2019 Pendill Wall of Excellence award recipient.
The public is invited to celebrate Olson and his accomplishments at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the MSHS gymnasium hallway, directly in front of the Pendill Wall of Excellence.
His many high school accomplishments in basketball and football, community service, philanthropy and special achievements, including his induction into the Michigan Coaches Association Hall of fame, were factors for Olson being chosen for the award.
Through the years, Olson has supported local communities and youth by coaching for 37 years at Ishpeming. Following the suicide of his son Daniel in 2012, Olson dedicated his life to educating the public about suicide as a medical illness.
People may nominate worthy graduates of Marquette Public Schools for the Pendill Wall of Excellence by applying at MAPSEducationFoundation.weebly.com.
Fall Genealogy Lock-In planned
MARQUETTE — The Fall Genealogy Lock-In will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Peter White Public Library for those who have begun researching their family histories.
Participants will be admitted to the library after-hours through the west parking-lot side doors beginning at 6:15 p.m.
The keynote session on Searching County Records will be presented by Jackie Lykins of the Marquette County Equalization Department, Carla L’Huillier from the Register of Deeds Office, and Linda Talsma from the County Clerk’s Office.
There will also be time for individual research. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop to the lock-in.
Space is limited. Register at 906-226-4312 or email the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Bazaar held at Prince of Peace
HARVEY — Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will have a Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26.
The church is located at the corner of M-28 and Riverside Road in Harvey.
Featured will be book store, arts and crafts, homemade pies, baked goods and a huge white elephant sale.
All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.