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Brainerd resident to kick off CLC's Cultural Thursdays

Brainerd resident and Central Lakes College alumnus Jesse MacArthur will kick off CLC's fall Cultural Thursday series at noon Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Chalberg Theatre.

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Brainerd resident and Central Lakes College alumnus Jesse MacArthur will kick off CLC's fall Cultural Thursday series at noon Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Chalberg Theatre. Submitted photo

Brainerd resident and Central Lakes College alumnus Jesse MacArthur will kick off CLC's fall Cultural Thursday series at noon Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Chalberg Theatre.

He will share impressions from his time in Peru working with the native people in the Amazon jungle.

MacArthur's journey began with a strong desire to help protect the Amazon, as well as its indigenous people. He started working with the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous, or CEDIA (the acronym for its name in Spanish). CEDIA is a nonprofit organization based in Lima that works to help protect the indigenous of the Amazon as well as develops projects to help protect the jungle.

"My primary job while I was gone was to document some of their current projects through photography and videography, which took me to the depths of the jungle where I lived and worked among the indigenous communities in a world very different from that which I've ever known," MacArthur said. "I experienced both the true beauty of the jungle and its inhabitants, as well as seeing things that I never knew previously existed before going there, including the severity of the destruction that is currently taking place and how badly it is impacting all who live there."

For more information on the CLC Cultural Thursdays series, contact Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez at 218-855-8183.

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