Saturday, December 05, 2020

12/15 - Enduring Families

If you haven't yet seen this really informative and excellent film, here's your chance to view it with new material and a panel discussion!

From the La CROSSE Public Library:

We invite you to join us for an evening with the Enduring Families Project as they debut the next two videos in their project. Begun as a bus tour in 2018, this important and growing theatre project brings to life the stories of early African Americans who lived in La Crosse from its beginnings. The program will begin with a viewing of the two newly completed videos of the project, filmed using local historical homes as a back- drop to lend historic authenticity to the telling of the stories followed by a panel discussion with the project leads.

This event will be held via Zoom. You will be sent the meeting information the week of the event.

The Enduring Families Project (EFP) mission is to broaden the narrative by the positive portrayal of the contributions, struggles, and perseverance of early local Black historical figures providing a venue for the development of understanding and respect between people in our community and a springboard for community conversations.

The EFP performs live re-enactments of these local Black historical figures for schools, educators and community organizations. To ensure the legacy of this important history videos have been created and will be shared with the community. Importantly the videos along with additional historical research will be incorporated into the La Crosse Public School curriculum.

Register by emailing or by calling Payge at 608-789-7145 to reserve your spot.

This program is in partnership between the La Crosse County Historical Society and the La Crosse Public Library. 

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