Mary will examine the role that genealogists have in discussing and addressing ethnic diversity within historical organizations. How can we address the racial discrimination that has happened in the past within genealogical societies and not allow it to continue? Are we being cognizant of the words we use when we talk to people regarding their family history? If our organizations do not reflect the diversity in our communities and our nation, we all have the obligation to change that.
Mary Risseeuw is a genealogist, historian, writer and lecturer with an emphasis on 19th & 20th Century Dutch emigration and Wisconsin history. She has published and lectured throughout the Midwest and the Netherlands on the subject. She serves on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies and organized the first conference to focus solely on Dutch immigration to Wisconsin.
Sunday service timeline:
9:50 – Join for informal conversation (optional)
10:00 – Service begins