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Finland 100 Celebration: Progressive Politics and Cooperatives

  • Norway House 913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Join FinnFest MN/Finland 100 celebrations as they discuss the role of progressive politics and cooperatives in the Twin Cities, and how the Finnish community has inspired and participated in their development.

$30 | Lunch included

9:00 am Welcome

Eugene Ollila, FinnFest USA 2017 Program Organizer

9:10 am Finnish American Contribution to American Labor History

Peter Rachleff, East Side Freedom Library, St. Paul

9:40 am Finnish American Contribution to American Progressive Politics

Richard Huddleston, Dept. of Philosophy, emerita, Wisconsin State University, Superior

10:10 am A Finnish American from Minnesota becomes a National Political Leader

Gus Hall: His last public interview; Aaron Brown, Hibbing Community College

10:30 am Group Discussion

11:00 am “Co-operatively Yours”, a documentary film

Kristen Ojaniemi’s a documentary film about the Finnish co-operative in Bruce Crossing, Michigan

12:00 Lunch Group Discussion

12:30 The Legacy of the Co-operative Movement Today

Brenda Latvala Pfahni & Tom Pierson, Shared Capital Network

1:30 Group Discussion

1:50 Final Remarks: Gene Ollila

2:00 Symposium ends