February 28, 2019

Waldemar Ager: Conversations about Immigrant Identity-Immigrants in Eau Claire


Waldemar Ager (1869-1941) wrote seven novels and published the Norwegian language newspaper, _Reform_. Through Ager's publications and his community leadership, his was a major immigrant voice in the upper Midwest for forty years. He was a passionate advocate for using Norwegian as a viable language and for sustaining Norwegian culture among Norwegian Americans in the United States. The issues he addressed are important to us today. As an advocate for a multicultural America, he believed America is stronger when new immigrants are encouraged to bring with them the best cultural elements from their countries of origin. The Waldemar Ager Association will provide a series of programs to encourage participants to consider and talk about issues of immigration in a variety of ways.


Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire WI, 54701-3715

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