Amy C. Sullivan

Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

From her bio: “Based on oral history interviews with more than fifty narrators, Amy C. Sullivan’s book Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), explores the complexity of America’s opioid epidemic through firsthand accounts of people grappling with the reverberating effects of stigma, treatment, and recovery. Taking a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental perspective of every aspect of these issues—drug use, parenting, harm reduction, medication, abstinence, and stigma—Opioid Reckoning questions current treatment models, healthcare inequities, and the criminal justice system.

Professor Sullivan teaches women’s history, children’s history, and the history of medicine at Macalester College in St. Paul. Specific interests include the history of drugs, alcohol, and addiction, trauma studies–especially where the intersection of race, class, and gender influence these histories. She uses oral history, narrative, digital projects, and a robust public history mindset in all of her scholarship.”

Ruth Conniff

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

From the Wisconsin Examiner: “Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. Conniff is a frequent guest on MSNBC and has appeared on Good Morning America, Democracy Now!, Wisconsin Public Radio, CNN, Fox News and many other radio and television outlets. She has also written for The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Her book “Milked: How an American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers” won the 2022 Studs and Ida Terkel Award from The New Press.”

Following the author presentation, join us for a panel discussion featuring local farmers and farm workers.

This event is a collaboration between the Red Wing Public Library and Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County.