The Portage Public Library would like to invite everyone in the community to join us at the Pauquette Park Beasley Pavilion on Thursday, August 19th from 6:00-7:00 pm for an in-person presentation and Q&A with Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, where he will be speaking about Wisconsin's approach to addressing racism and systemic racism as the capstone event to our Community Read 2021! Lt. Governor Barnes will give some brief remarks and then will be answering some curated questions about systemic racism that will have been cultivated throughout the course of our Community Read. This is a wonderful opportunity for all Portage community members to come together and speak with a state representative about a universal issue that we can work towards addressing to improve everyone's quality of life!
Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you've participated in the Community Read 2021 or not! Interested in getting involved in the Community Read? Information is available below!