This Thursday, July 2nd, we will gather at the home of Tom Patten (3001 East 1st Street) for live and in-person happy hours from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Bring something to drink, some funny stories, and maybe a lawn chair. Join in the relative safety of the outdoors with lots of room for social distancing. You are invited!!
The Black Death in Europe: What have we learned then and now?
The “Great Pestilence” of Europe in 1347 was one the most devastating and revolutionizing events in Western history. This presentation will look at the systemic effects of this event, its origins, responses to it, and impact on Western culture, economics, role of women, etc. Finally, we’ll compare it to the current pandemic and engage participants in suggesting what the long term effects of COVID-19 might be.
David X. Swenson PhD LP is Professor and former Director of the MBA in Rural Health at the College of St. Scholastica and a forensic psychologist in private practice. He has been in the field for 50 years and is a consultant to health and human service agencies, law enforcement, and emergency services with an emphasis on crisis management and leadership.
You Are Invited!
At 10:00 am this Sunday, June 21st, there will be a regular meeting of the Lake Superior Freethinkers’ Planning Committee. If you have business with the committee or just want to see how things are decided, you can join in using the following link:
Please join your freethinking friends this Wednesday at 5:30 pm when we’ll break bread together again. This month, we’re celebrating the food at the Tavern on the Hill. You can order their food for curbside pick-up or delivery if you want, or just eat your own food. We will meet online for laughs and companionship using the Zoom address linked below. Please come back to this message on Wednesday, June 17th, so you can click on this link and be taken directly to the event. Enjoy!
“Why we need universal health care
— especially in a pandemic”
Buddy Robinson has been a consumer advocate and organizer for 45 years. For the past 40, he was Staff Director of the MN Citizens Federation NE, in Duluth. He has extensive policy experience in health care and energy/utilities, and has worked for universal health care for the past 20 years.