An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: Our Healing River
Join us for Our Healing River: An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River on September 30, 2021, the Big River's biggest night! On the heels of one of the most challenging years in recent memory, we're eager to gather and celebrate the myriad ways in which the river heals.
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Our Healing River
For millenia, people have understood the power of nature to heal. It's no surprise that here, in a place known for its waters, that the past year has brought record numbers of local residents to the river to find peace, seek rejuvenation, and connect with others in a time of distancing.
Program. This year’s festivities will feature a curated, diverse selection of healing river stories told by those who lived them. Our storytellers represent the vibrancy and diversity of our community, and their stories connote the depth of our personal and collective relationships with the river. The event will also feature updates on FMR's work, and interactive opportunities for event participants to support our critical mission.
Event host. We're happy to announce that our program will be helmed by Miss Shannan Paul, speaker, comedian and local host of The Moth.
Attend in person or online. This year's celebration will be presented online and in-person, allowing you to decided whether to attend from the comfort of your home or in-person at Nicollet Island Pavillion.
2021 Celebration Host Committee
Ronnie Brooks | Steward Crosby | Deanna Wiener | Sue Vento