Manitowoc racism, LGBTQ+, gender identity talk hosted by library, LUV

MANITOWOC – Manitowoc Public Library on Friday will host an online discussion on the issue of identity.

Titled “Intersectionality: Engaging Greater Conversations,” the discussion will be hosted by the library and members of Lakeshore’s United Visionaries and will air from 6 to 8 pm Friday on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The discussion will explore the difficult conversations many underrepresented communities face with people who are unaware of issues impacting racial, ethnic, queer identities or the intersection of identity, the library said in a news release.

Also this month, the library is hosting its Libraries Build Strong Communities campaign in which people can get raffle tickets when they present a receipt for a purchase made at any business in Manitowoc County dated in September, check out library items, or get or renew a library card. A drawing will be held the first week of October in which six tickets will be drawn and receive $100 in Chamber Bucks.

The library is at 707 Quay St. More information is online at or call 920-686-3000.

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“‘Enchanted Forest’ is one of my favorite events at Woodland Dunes,” said Jessica Johnsrud, education coordinator for Woodland Dunes, in a news release. “The kids are excited to show their family around and they’re excited to dress in costume. It has a nice community feel to it.”

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The event will be from 5 to 8 pm Oct. 1. Families and attendees will walk along a candlelit trail and meet costumed animals that will role-play their importance and how humans benefit from them.

All activities will take place outside. People are advised to wear warm clothing. This is an educational evening, not a scary one, Woodland Dunes said.

Self-guided tours to meet nature’s celebrities will begin at 5:10 pm and then leave every 10 minutes after that.

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