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The College’s next Alworth Center for Peace and Justice lecture series will be held virtually later this month.

The theme for the 2020-21 Alworth Center for Peace and Justice Lecture Series is “New Immigrants – Familiar Stories?” This year’s speakers examine the causes of today’s immigration patterns, and look into the challenges and opportunities offered by this new wave of immigrants. The series is free and available for anyone to attend through Zoom. Attendees are asked to pre-register at

This month, author, speaker and political commentator Dr. Darrell Bricker will present “Why the U.S. Needs More Immigrants,” discussing how immigrants impact the economy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Dr. Bricker is the CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs based in Toronto. He has written five national bestselling books, his most recently published in 2019 titled, “Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline” with John Ibbitson.

St. Scholastica is a 109-year-old private, independent college founded in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” list, Princeton Review’s 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes’ Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at