History Revealed: Turning Points

History Revealed: Turning Points
Greg Poferl

Turning Points: Never Give Up On Anyone, Especially Yourself
With Greg Proferl

History Revealed Series
Program Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Video on YouTube

The East Side Freedom Library and the Ramsey County Historical Society invite you to our monthly “History Revealed” program featuring Greg Poferl and his memoir, Turning Points: Never Give Up On Anyone, Especially Yourself.

We are especially excited about this opportunity to provide our communities with a unique vantage point into our shared history, while also providing an example about the value of self-reflection. Greg Poferl has been a committed and generous individual, dedicated to fostering social justice from the workrooms of the U.S. Postal Service and the classrooms of Cretin-Derham Hall High School to protests at the School of the Americas and support for the struggles of workers and farmers in Central America. Greg has been integral to the development of the East Side Freedom Library, from cleaning our bathrooms and thwarting squirrels and raccoons on our roof to mentoring middle and high school students in National History Day projects.

We are thrilled that he has written a memoir which provides insight into the history of St. Paul from the 1950s to the present while also providing us with a model of living a life rich with commitment, from his family, union, and community, to the world.

Turning Points reflects on kids at play and growing up in St. Paul in the 1950s and 1960s, and it moves on to stories about military service, labor struggles and strikes, directing youth in social justice theater projects, peace and justice actions, a sentence in federal prison, and experiencing the overwhelming love of family. Please join Greg as he shares this book and his journey with us.


Past History Revealed Programs
More videos of some of our past History Revealed programs are available on the RCHS & Gibbs Farm YouTube channel.
Ramsey County Historical Society Youtube Channel

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