RRCC to Host Culture Clash

March 07, 2018

The Koochiching County Historical Society/Museum will have an exhibit in the fireside lounge at Rainy River Community College (RRCC) March 12-April 13 that details the events prior to, during and after the riot between Boise Cascade union workers and BE&K (non-union) workers.

Kallie Kantos’s (RRCC Sociology Instructor) Sociocultural Diversity class at Rainy River Community College is learning about basic research methods and using what they have learned in the community. The goal of this assignment is to help the students to better understand the community in which they are living, one of the events that helped shape this town, and to get to know people in the community.

One of the topics covered in the Sociocultural Diversity class is culture. The events leading up to the riot and the riot itself are a perfect illustration of culture clash, when different cultural beliefs and values clash with one another. The end result is often violence and crime.

Kantos said, “I think it is important for the students to know something about the community they live in.I’m sure many of the students at RRCC have no idea that an event like this happened here in International Falls. This, in addition to volunteering, is another way to get the students out in to the community.”

For questions, contact Kallie Kantos at 218-324-2949 or Kallie.Kantos@rainyriver.edu.

Rainy River Community College, located in International Falls, is a member of the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) and the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.

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