Apr 9, 2012

Special Cultural Thursday

A special set of Cultural Thursday presentations have been added to the April schedule at Central Lakes College in Brainerd to take advantage of a slide presentation on Suriname’s Amazon Delta by CLC sociologist Gary Payne.Gary and Pine River teacher Mary Rosenberg traveled across this tiny South American nation over twelve days in March, loaded with camera equipment. Gary said, “Suriname's history is one of the most unusual on the planet.  It was called Dutch Guyana during centuries of slavery when large numbers of African slaves were brought over. But as the African slaves escaped and rebelled against the plantation owners, the Dutch brought in large numbers of indentured slaves from Pakistan, India, China and Indonesia. Two presentations will take place on Thursday, April 19 in the Brainerd campus lecture hall (E354). The first starts at noon and second presentation at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, the public is invited.