March 22, 2019

Waldemar Ager: Conversations about Immigrant Identity-Ager and American Literature


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.


UW-Eau Claire Davies Center
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire WI, 54701-4811

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