Judy Siegle to speak about work in Haiti
Cook County Higher Education will feature Judy Siegle, who
will present Witnessing a dream become reality: Building houses in
Haiti at the first Guest Lecture Series of the season on Thursday, May
17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cook County Higher Education North Shore
Campus in Grand Marais.
Siegle will share information about the cultures she has visited and
highlight her work in Haiti, where she plans to return in November 2012.
Siegle states, “I have always had an interest in international
travel, with the bottom line toward learning a lot about the cultures
I visit. So, I have been to Nicaragua and Honduras with the Center for
Global Education at Augsburg in 1991; Chiapas, Mexico to carry
monetary and spiritual support to our sister church in Amantenengo in
2008; and to Haiti with Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project in
2011. Each one of those adventures has been transforming and filled
me with humility, sorrow, and joy. I look forward to sharing just a
portion of those experiences with the community on May 17.”
Siegle does not consider herself a “normal” higher education
student. For two years she worked her way through the University of
Minnesota, and took two quarters off to go to Europe with two other
women. She came back to go to school for another quarter and summer
session, got married, and became the mother of two daughters. As they
grew, Judy attended night courses until she had earned enough credits
to need only one more year of school when she finally returned in
Siegle retired in 2002, and she and her husband live in Grand Marais.
The Guest Lecture series is offered to the community free, although
donations are welcome. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais
State Bank, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., and the Lake
Superior Trading Post. Refreshments are donated by Beth’s Fudge and
Gifts and Johnson’s Foods. The lectures are held at Cook County
Higher Education’s North Shore campus, 300 W. 3rd St., Grand Marais.
For more information call 387-3411.