Conversations of the Valley


"A reckoning on race relations" is how many in the media have characterized the events and responses that we've all experienced or witnessed in 2020. Conversations of the Valley aims to take what can sometimes seem like far off voices in the national media -- and bring some of those voices a little closer to home.


We are grateful and honored that the following speakers will be a part of Conversations of the Valley:

TOPIC:            "Historical Perspective :

                         What Happened in this Region to Create the Disparities that Black Americans                               Continue to Experience Today?" 

DATE :              Wed. Jan 20, 2021

TIME :               12 noon - 1:00 pm

FEATURING :  Bill Green, Ph.D., J.D., Professor, Augsburg University

Registration is easy. There is no fee for this event.

Your Zoom registration reciept will land in your email.

TOPIC :            "Travelways of the Dakota People in the St. Croix River Valley"

DATE :              Wed. Mar 17, 2021

TIME :               12 noon - 1:00 pm

FEATURING :  Gwen Westerman, Ph.D., Artist, Poet, Historian and Teacher

Registration will open on Mon, Jan 25.

There is no fee for this event.

TOPIC :            "Eliminating the Power of Racial Stereotypes Through

                          Authentic Relationships"

DATE :              Wed. May 19, 2021

TIME :               12 noon - 1:00 pm

FEATURING :   Alexs D. Pate, Author, President/CEO of Innocent Technologies

Registration will open on Mon,  Mar  22.

There is no fee for this event.

 Jason Jackson,

M.A.,Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Post-Presentation Resources

(including recording of event, slides, etc.)


"Identifying, Resisting and Responding to Racism"


This Event Took Place on Wed. Nov 18, 2020



Conversations of the Valley is a community speaker series that's been informing and inspiring since 2004.

The purpose is to bring community members together to address issues relevant to the St. Croix Valley region. 


By talking about issues, discussing them and asking questions,

community members gain insights which often lead to meaningful action.


Topics are presented 4 times per year.

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With Support From

Conversations of the Valley


Copyright 2020    St. Croix Valley Foundation

Phone:  715-386-9490


Fax:  715-386-1250

St. Croix Valley Foundation

516 Second Street (suite 214)

Hudson, WI 54016

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