Elected to Congress in 2018, Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has refused to accept status quo politics. She has challenged xenophobia, racism, imperialism and militarism, earning her the scorn of President Trump and his allies. But Omar has become a leader in the struggles to change foreign and domestic policy. This discussion will focus on her vision and why she believes that these challenging times open up avenues to achieve it.
Sept. 12, 3:00 p.m.
Ruth Conniff, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, John Rosenow, Roberto Tecpile
Many don’t realize it, but in the last 20 years the workforce that does the day-to-day work on Wisconsin dairy farms has come to be dominated by Latino immigrants. Wisconsin Examiner Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff has published a new book about this cross-cultural relationship and she will speak in this session with a longtime farmer, one of his employees and a leading advocate for Latino workers.
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