The Case for Connecting Communities, Cultures and Countries
MEMBER APPRECIATION EVENT for all friends of MIC - members or not!
A daring escape eluding Communists through the muddy fields of Czechoslovakia to the mills of the Midwest; three generations of MIC members from one family, and a young Jordanian standing in front of a Minnesota classroom two days after September 11, 2001 - these are just a few of the stories that capture the essence of MIC since its founding in 1953. Come hear these tales and many more from our founders, community activists and leaders.
But there is still work to be done. As Minnesota's population becomes increasingly diverse and the impact of world events on our lives intensifies, the challenge to build and sustain cohesive communities becomes critically important. Our speakers will describe and address some of these challenges using the recent Citizens League report, Doing the Common Good Better: A Call to Citizen Action in Minnesota.
Come celebrate the past, reconnect with one another and recommit to the mission of MIC - inspiring our community to understand global issues and cultures in an ever changing world. Help the organization and our community prepare for the next 50 years!
About the Speakers:
Charlie Hartwell: Current MIC Board President and President of yourexpedition, a motivation company that was launched through the Bancroft Arnesen Expedition.
Sean Kershaw: Current President of the Citizens League; founding member of Civics Incorporated, a young adult leadership program.
Dr. Josef A. Mestenhauser: Founding member of MIC; native of the former Czechoslovakia; currently Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy and Administration in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota
Sulieman Nader: Native of Jordan; President of the Minnesota International Student Association; University of Minnesota student and an International Classroom Speaker for MIC.
Emily Anne Tuttle: Past MIC Board President; former Hennepin County Commissioner, former Minnesota State Senator and Citizens League board member.