Fri 3/22 @ 5:30-8:30PM
Xtinguish, the series of events surrounding the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the legendary Cuyahoga River fire that helped spur the environmental movement, includes a year-long series of events called “Crooked River Conversations.”
This week at the Magalen in Slavic Village, the conversation turns to how the region has been enriched by the variety of people and cultures meeting on the banks of the Cuyahoga. The panel, “Crossings: Crooked River Conversation on Culture and Immigration,” moderated by Peter Bode of the West Creek Conservancy, includes input from Jacqueline Gillon of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, John Grabowski of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Marlys Rambeau of the Lake Erie Native American Council and Joe Valencic of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. They’ll explore the history of native people, African-Americans and the various waves of immigration from abroad and how they shaped the region.
The evening also features ethnic food, Crooked River brew and special libations and live music. It’s free, but reservations are requested.