Theme for 2017: "Who Is An American?"
Our speaker this year, Jim Bear Jacobs will explore current and historical views of what it is to be an American, an immigrant, and/or a refugee, and the ways that race enters into the discussion, as well as the need to take into account the indigenous perspective on these issues.
Jim Bear Jacobs was born in 1977 in St. Paul, MN. He is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, an American Indian tribe located in central Wisconsin. He has degrees in Pastoral Studies and Christian Theology and has served various churches as youth minister, adult Christian educator, and director of Men’s Ministries. He currently serves as an associate pastor of Church Of All Nations. He is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices. He is a convener of “Healing Minnesota Stories," a committee dedicated to creating events of dialogue and education particularly within faith communities. He presently lives in Mounds View MN, with his wife and four young children.
Loras College, Alumni Campus Center
September 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - FREE
Nothing from Friday, October 20, 2017 to Thursday, January 4, 2018.
What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?
A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Wednesday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.