The 2022 Sunday Series ran for five weeks with one presentation every Sunday from February 27 through March 27. You can view recordings of all the presentations below.
Feb 27, 1pm – Jerry Hammer – State Fair History
Is the Minnesota State Fair actually older than the state itself? That ‘s one of the things you can discover when D10 Como Park’s 2022 Sunday Series launches February 27. State Fair general manager Jerry Hammer — a longtime District 10 resident — will tell stories about the founding and early years of the Fair. He’ll offer rare glimpses into the evolution of the Fairgrounds, including a history of buildings and attractions that no longer exist. Hammer will also review past cancellations of the State Fair, and the impact of Covid. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. The free presentation will be 1-2:30pm on Zoom.
Mar 6, 1pm – Ramsey County Master Gardeners – Pruning Trees & Shrubs
Woody plants like trees, shrubs, and some flowers benefit from regular pruning to encourage healthy growth while avoiding potential problems. Learn the basics of how to care for your woody plants. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. The free presentation will be 1-2:30pm on Zoom.
Mar 13, 1pm – St. Kate’s Students & Faculty – Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? – Economic Impact of Racial Covenants
The Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? economics team is researching the impact of racial covenants and other types of housing discrimination on demographic and economic outcomes including upward mobility. This work is in collaboration with the Mapping Prejudice Project which seeks to map racial covenants in the Twin Cities. Our preliminary research shows that Black residents from St. Paul were segregated into fewer, more racially segregated neighborhoods from 1910 to 1940. We used various analyses including data from the Opportunity Atlas, to investigate how racial covenants affected economic outcomes of children born 1978-1983 in Hennepin County. We find that neighborhoods with more racial covenants have higher rates of upward mobility for white children than for Black children. We hope our research will add to the continuing conversations of equity in housing in our community. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. The free presentation will be 1-2:30pm on Zoom.
Mar 20, 1pm – Hon. Edward Sheu – The Courts
Edward Sheu is a Ramsey County District Court Judge, a former D10 board member and volunteer, and a D10 resident for the past 18 years. Sheu will present on our least understood branch of government–the courts. In a time where people do not always trust or have faith in government generally, he’s hopeful people can have faith in the court system and looks forward to sharing his experience in the courts. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. The free presentation will be 1-2:30pm on Zoom.
Mar 27, 1pm – Dr. Kim Heikkila – Booth Memorial Hospital History
Dr. Kim Heikkila, author of Booth Girls, will share about the history of the Booth Memorial Hospital before 1973. For 75 years, the Salvation Army operated a maternity home and hospital for unwed mothers in St. Paul, first on Jackson Street and then at 1471 Como Avenue. Booth Memorial Hospital housed thousands of young women who sought refuge – sometimes willingly, sometimes not — from the public censure that their status often elicited. Dr. Kim Heikkila’s mother was one of these women; she delivered her first daughter, Heikkila’s half-sister, at Booth in 1961, surrendered her for adoption, and kept the whole experience a secret for 33 years. In this presentation, Dr. Heikkila will explore the intersection of her mother’s story with the history of Booth Memorial Hospital and changing cultural views of single pregnancy. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A. The free presentation will be 1-2:30pm on Zoom.