A webinar series will highlight the shared and disparate experiences of local migrant communities.
Breaking Bread in McLean County is a 10-part program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation, assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and sustentation in McLean County. Seeking to disrupt the historical chronology, the series looks to promote a deeper understanding of the ways McLean County has traditionally treated its migrant communities.
Ça va, Cassava? The Roots of Congolese Cooking
Tuesday, April 13
Join Chris Callahan, Professor of French at Illinois Wesleyan University; and Patrick Lubala, Multicultural Leadership Program alum; as they explore the Congolese American experience in McLean County. Programs will last approximately one hour with time reserved for Q and A.
To register for this Zoom webinar, go to bit.ly/breakbread3
Kaffe, Knäckebröd, and Coal: Swedish-Americans in Central Illinois
Saturday, May 8
Join Hannah Johnson of the McLean County Museum of History, Edgar and Virginia Lundeen, and other members of the community as they explore the Swedish American experience in McLean County. Programs will last approximately one hour with time reserved for Q and A. To register for this Zoom webinar, go to bit.ly/breakbread4
Breaking Bread is a project from the McLean County Museum of History in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, and West Bloomington Revitalization Project together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County) and Design Streak at Illinois State University.