Contact Elected Officials to Demand Justice!
Oct
7
to Oct 18

Contact Elected Officials to Demand Justice!

ACTION REQUEST

It has been 4 weeks and we know nothing about what happened. It's time to start pushing!!

Ways to push include:
1. Show up to City Council meetings - we will be at the Richfield City Council meeting this week on Tuesday at 7 and Edina next week. The two cities have council meetings on Tuesday's at 7 on alternating weeks.

2. Call/email elected officials and make demands. Examples of demands include:
* Putting the 4 officers who are back on the street back on leave
* Release the dash cam videos NOW - they have said they can't, but this is FALSE. We have seen camera footage released for other incidents. The CITIES are the owners of this data and they can release it at any time.
* Fire the officers who were involved.

3. City of Edina specific demands - implement the recommendations of the Race & Equity Task Force regarding policing.

4. City of Richfield specific demands - release data on police stops that community has been requesting for years. Respond to why Officer Joseph Carroll remains on leave.

5. Hennepin County specific demands - demand Ashley's car that Brian was driving be released

Contact information for elected officials:
City of Edina
Ron Anderson - 952-833-9549 - RAnderson@edinamn.gov
Mary Brindle - 952-941-7746 - MBrindle@edinamn.gov
Mike Fischer - 952-833-9569 - MFischer@edinamn.gov
Jim Hovland (Mayor) - 952-874-8550 - JHovland@edinamn.gov
Kevin Staunton - 952-836-1020 - KStaunton@edinamn.gov
David Nelson (Police Chief) - 952-826-1610 - DNelson@edinamn.gov

City of Richfield
Maria Regan Gonzalez (Mayor) - 612-500-3862 - MRegan@richfieldmn.gov
Mary Supple - 612-866-8829 - MSupple@richfieldmn.gov
Simon Trautmann - 612-205-6922 - STrautmann@richfieldmn.gov
Edwina Garcia - 612-861-6140 - EGarcia@richfieldmn.gov
Ben Whalen - 612-316-1563 - BWhalen@richfieldmn.gov

Hennepin County
Sheriff Dave Hutchinson - david.hutchinson@hennepin.us
Debbie Goettel (Commissioner and former Mayor of Richfield)- 612-348-7885 - debbie.goettel@hennepin.us

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Call for Contract Reform
Oct
16
to Oct 18

Call for Contract Reform

Do you have a few minutes to improve policing in Minneapolis? Please call Minneapolis City Council members and Mayor Frey (phone numbers included below) to urge them to include our 14 sensible reforms in contract negotiations with the police federation.

Some of them may tell you they are not at the negotiating table BUT they can use their influence to insist that these reforms be part of the city's demands. They can also veto the proposed contract if they are not. Tell them to use their power to shape the contract to serve police officers, the city and the community.

You can use this script:

My name is _________ and I live in Ward ___ of Minneapolis. I am calling to support the police union contract changes that have been brought forth by Minneapolis for a Better Police Contract. As a city resident and taxpayer, I want the police to protect and serve everyone in our city, and for the police to have fair working conditions that allow them to do their best work, and for them to be held accountable when they behave in ways that violate the department’s stated values, policies and procedures. The contract between the city and the police federation is an important tool to support these goals.

However, I know that previous city council members have not thoroughly reviewed past police federation contracts. This needs to change. With the changes recommended by our community groups, we will finally have our community’s voices heard through you as part of City Council. You can influence what is discussed in the negotiations and you can veto the proposed contract if it doesn’t include the community’s changes. Please use your power to improve the police federation contract to serve police officers, the city and the community.

Please make these calls:

Kevin Reich 612-673-2201
Cam Gordon 612-673-2202
Steve Fletcher 612-673-2203
Phillipe Cunningham 612-673-2204
Jeremiah Ellison 612-673-2205
Abdi Warsame 612-673-2206
Lisa Goodman 612-673-2207
Andrea Jenkins 612-673-2208
Alondra Cano 612-673-2209
Lisa Bender 612-673-2210
Jeremy Schroeder 612-673-2211
Andrew Johnson 612-673-2212
Linea Palmisano 612-673-2213
Mayor Jacob Frey 612-673-2100

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The Sisterhood on Connections Radio 950AM
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Sisterhood on Connections Radio 950AM

Executive Director Nausheena Ali Hussain and Asma Mohammed Nizami are about to add "Radio Co-host and Co-Producer" to their resumes as they join Laurie Beth Fitz, the Executive Producer and On-Air host of "Connections" Radio Show on AM950Radio in a series of shows to amplify the voice and power of Muslim women.

So set your clocks, phones and radio stations and tune in to hear your sisters talk about storytelling, leadership development and civic engagement!

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Minnesota National Period Day Rally
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Minnesota National Period Day Rally

On October 19, 2019, we will rally for NATIONAL PERIOD DAY -- elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the #TamponTax. This is an inclusive rally! Whether you menstruate or not, EVERYONE is welcome. Bring all your family and friends! Bring posters! Wear red!

It’s 2019, and yet, 35 US States still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential items. 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period, and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.

We believe that it is a fundamental human right to be able to discover and reach your full potential, regardless of a natural need – and what could be more natural than menstruation? Simply put -- MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IS A RIGHT, NOT A PRIVILEGE. We are the Menstrual Movement -- fighting for equitable access to menstrual hygiene, and breaking down the stigma surrounding periods. This fight is on ALL OF US, and we must TAKE ACTION NOW. Unlike most poverty-related issues, this one is solvable. Along with destigmatizing periods, we are calling for:
Clean and healthy period products to be freely accessible in schools, shelters, and prisons
Eliminate the “tampon tax” - exempt period products from the sales tax in the remaining 34 states

PLEASE SHARE! There are rallies being hosted all across the US in honor of PERIOD DAY!

We especially need ORGANIZERS from marginalized communities, so please email our national team if you’re interested in getting more involved policy@period.org!

Location: TBD soon!

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Sew Hijab Not Hate
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Sew Hijab Not Hate

  • 2600 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1007, United States (map)
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Please join us for the 𝗦𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝗶𝗷𝗮𝗯 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝘁𝗲 Kick off event on Saturday October 19th at the American Swedish Institute. This is a National Campaign that we are launching on the National bullying prevention month(October) to create awareness and fight discrimination, bullying and hate against women who wear the headscarf while we invite other women from different backgrounds to show their solidarity by wearing a headscarf that they sew or bought it from a local women store then take a picture and share them on social media with #𝗦𝗲𝘄𝗛𝗶𝗷𝗮𝗯𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗛𝗮𝘁𝗲 to create awareness and help support the efforts to stop hate,bullying and discrimination. Come meet Wonderful Women from all Walks of Life and hear their stories. It will be Fun and educative event. Get to meet your neighbor and enjoy a spicy Somali Tea which is a good conversation Starter. We will also Give you a Free Handmade Scarfs that our women made it, you can use it as a hijab or wrap it on your neck since the cold weather is here anyways!

Please email us at info@sawac-mn.org if you would like to donate Shawl or Scarf Fabric that we can Sew and Giveaway at our Kick Off event.

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School Board Candidates Training
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

School Board Candidates Training

  • Seward, Minneapolis Seward, Minneapolis 55404, 55406 (map)
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The purpose of this training is to prepare school board candidates and campaign volunteers to run for school board offices. TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Candidates and Districts, Campaign Managers and Volunteers, Messaging and Communications, Voter Contact and Targeting, Fundraising and Finance, and more. Lunch is included.

Tickets are $25.

PLEASE NOTE - SCHOLARSHIPS TO THIS EVENT ARE AVAILABLE - PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL REQUEST TO info@mn.cair.com for a scholarship. Thank you!

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Ramp A Community Solar Public Launch
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Ramp A Community Solar Public Launch

  • 101 N 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States (map)
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Join Cooperative Energy Futures and allies to celebrate the launch of the Ramp A community solar garden at an event right under the solar canopy (join us on the top deck of Ramp A in downtown Minneapolis). Join us for free food, inspiring stories of Minneapolis's largest community solar garden, tours of the solar canopy, and chances to meet others passionate about a just transition to clean energy. This event is open to the public - please bring your friends, family, and neighbors!

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Standing with Families, Remembering Stolen Lives
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Standing with Families, Remembering Stolen Lives

Sunday, October 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
4200 Cedar Ave So in Minneapolis

To mark this year's National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, we'll hold a dinner to remember Stolen Lives (people killed by police) and honor and uplift their families.

This event is free but a donation to the Stolen Lives Justice Fund will be appreciated. This fund pays for independent investigations and autopsies as well as other services that are essential for families to get justice for loved ones killed at the hands of law enforcement.

ON THE MENU is delicious comfort food with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.

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Xcel's Energy Plan: Show Up For Climate!
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Xcel's Energy Plan: Show Up For Climate!

  • Sabathani Community Center 310 38th St E, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409 Show Map (map)
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IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW UP FOR CLIMATE: 10/21 in Mpls on Xcel's Energy Plan.

Rally starts at 6pm
Hearing starts at 7pm

Xcel Energy, the largest energy provider in Minnesota, has released their 15 year energy plan and it's going to have implications for climate change. In their plan they make big commitments to renewable energy, but are also planning on building a HUGE new fracked gas plant in central Minnesota. Fracked gas is a fossil fuel that makes climate change worse and pollutes communities where it's extracted. The Public Utilities Commission is holding a public meeting at Sabathani Community Center on October 21st, which will be an important opportunity to speak up and tell Xcel we don't want more fossil fuels in Minnesota! Can you join us?

There will be opportunity to testify at the hearing. Sign up is upon arrival to the event.

Want more information? Join one of our informational webinars for a breakdown on the plan and tips for testifying:
Monday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m.: IRP and Renewable Energy - RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/2kkmnEx
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.: IRP and Environmental Justice - RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/2kkuxNj

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Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied film
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied film

Join us for a showing of a documentary on the life of Berta Cáseres

Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied

A film screening at SJA

Berta Cáseres is an indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for ‘a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam.’  After years of death threats, Berta Cáseres was assassinated in 2016, but her legacy and her work continues.  Learn more about her and about the conditions in Honduras that are driving migration to the U.S.

Date:          October 21, 2019,  6:30 PM

Place:         St. Joan of Arc Church, Welcome Center, 4537 Third Ave S, Mpls.

Prior to the screening, there will be a brief presentation on the background of 

Honduras History and Berta Cáseres. 

The screening is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be served. 

Hosted by the SJA Welcome The Stranger and EcoSpirits ministries

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Hearing on PolyMet's Permit to Mine
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Minnesota Court of Appeals Hearing on PolyMet's Permit to Mine

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 (map)
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In September, citing “serious, justifiable concerns” over PolyMet’s mining permits, the Minnesota Court of Appeal stayed (suspended) PolyMet’s Permit to Mine. On October 23, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on issues involving PolyMet's unsafe dam design and the fact that Glencore, who will be the actual mining operator, is not named on the permits.

Join Friends and our partners, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Water Legacy at 9:30 AM on October 23, at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Following the hearing, the legal team will lead a discussion in the auditorium. Refreshments will be served.

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October Volunteer Clinic Escort Training
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

October Volunteer Clinic Escort Training

  • 2300 Myrtle Ave Suite 120 St. Paul (map)
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Wednesday October 23 6:30-7:30 pm
2300 Myrtle Ave, Suite 100 in St. Paul

Space is limited, so please RSVP by signing your name in one of the spaces below. Please use each slot for one person only.

RSVP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a9ae2ba2f58-october1

For more than a decade, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota has trained clinic escort volunteers who help women safely into their local abortion provider. Clinic escorts are a friendly face and a safe barrier between patients and the anti-choice protesters who harass patients outside of clinics. NARAL has trained hundreds of volunteers for our Minneapolis and Robbinsdale clinics – and we're inviting you to become one of them. Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, at our office in St. Paul for a clinic escort training. You'll learn the history of clinic escorting, the logistics of working with providers, and how to handle clinic protesters. After the training, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for specific escorting dates. Clinic escort shifts take place Monday - Saturday at varying times in the morning and last approximately two hours. We ask all clinic escorts to commit to at least one shift per month.

RSVP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a9ae2ba2f58-october1

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The Nonviolent Alternative to Protecting Our Communities
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

The Nonviolent Alternative to Protecting Our Communities

Thursday, October 24 from 5 to 7 pm
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave So in Minneapolis

Could the methods used to protect people in Iraq and South Sudan protect our neighbors, resolve community conflicts, protect people at the southern US border and address urban violence? Join us for this important community conversation!

Speakers:
Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director, Nonviolent Peaceforce
Tiffany provided leadership for Nonviolent Peaceforce's Middle East, South Sudan and Sri Lanka programs.

Kathleen Hernandez, Volunteer, Meta Peace Team
Kathleen is a Meta Peace Team volunteer at the U.S. southern border.

John G. Thompson
Chief Development Officer, Yonkers Family YMCA
John works on gang prevention (Operation SNUG) and violence reduction in New York.

Moderator:
Mel Duncan, Co-founder and Director of Advocacy and Outreach, Nonviolent Peaceforce

Reception to follow

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World Without Genocide
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

World Without Genocide

  • CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN) 2511 E Franklin Ave Suite #100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 (map)
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Genocide is the intent to exterminate, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. Genocide does not happen overnight. Widespread hate-speech often precedes and accompanies mass atrocities. Leaders utilize ideologies of hatred to incite people to target innocent victims. Join us to learn about the use of hate speech and incitement during the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia, and in the Holocaust. Examine incitement locally and globally today. Learn advocacy skills for city, state, and national action on policy and legislation:

Thursday, Oct, 24 - Panel: "Incitement, Hate, and Free Speech"
- Teresa Nelson, American Civil Liberties Union
- Don Simmons, Council on American-Islamic Relations – MN
- Anthony Sussman, Jewish Community Relations Council

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - Talk: "From the Nazis to the Neo-Nazis"
- Fred Amram, Holocaust survivor
- Dr. Ellen Kennedy, World Without Genocide

Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Talk: "Survival Sex: From Minneapolis to Rwanda"
-Colleen Striegel, Humanitarian HR
-Al Zdrazil, Rotary Club of St. Paul

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Conservatory Room 147, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

$10 general public, $ students & seniors, free to Mitchell Hamline students, $25 for 2 CLEs for lawyers

To register visit: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/events-and-programs/upcoming-events/freespeech

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Nonviolent Peaceforce Coffee & Conversation
Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

Nonviolent Peaceforce Coffee & Conversation

Please join Nonviolent Peaceforce's (NP) Executive Director TIffany Easthom and friends for coffee and conversation. She will share stories from the field and answer all your questions about what's going on in the countries where NP is working.

October 25 || 11 AM - 1 PM || Episcopal Homes of Minnesota || Drew Room || 490 Lynhurst Ave E, St. Paul

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Twin Cities says #CloseTheCamps! Natl weekend of action
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Twin Cities says #CloseTheCamps! Natl weekend of action

  • S 4th Ave and S 5th St., Minneapolis, MN (map)
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(en español abajo)
**New date! Due to the thousands protesting the Trump rally on Oct. 10, we have rescheduled this action to Friday Oct. 25.**

Please join us on Oct. 14 in Clearbrook, MN for the March on Enbridge to Protect the Sacred, initiated by Ginew and others: https://www.facebook.com/events/694050001075336/

On the weekend of Indigenous People's Day, we are highlighting the link between indigenous sovereignty and migrant rights. We stand in solidarity with the ongoing indigenous organizing to stop the new Line 3 pipeline.
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Concentration camps are big business. Minneapolis has no shortage of corporations profiting off human suffering and misery, as immigrants are targeted at the border and throughout the country.

Join our Tour of Corporate Shame on Friday Oct. 25, as we visit some of the companies in Downtown Minneapolis making millions off the violent oppression of immigrant communities.

**This action is part of the #CloseTheCamps nationwide coordinated actions on the weekend of Indigenous People’s Day and throughout October: http://CloseTheCampsOct.org

**Oct. 25 Action Sponsors:**
No Cages Coalition
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC)
Minnesota Educators Against ICE
Center for Prophetic Imagination
Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America
Twin Cities Never Again
SURJ MN
Unidos MN
Navigate MN

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Los campos de concentración son un gran negocio. Minneapolis no tiene escasez de corporaciones que se benefician del sufrimiento humano y la miseria, mientras que los inmigrantes son atacados en la frontera y en todo el país.

Únase a nuestro Recorrido de Vergüenza Corporativa el viernes 25 de octubre, mientras visitamos algunas de las compañías en el centro de Minneapolis que generan millones de dólares con la violenta opresión de las comunidades inmigrantes.

** Esta acción es parte de las acciones coordinadas a nivel nacional #CloseTheCamps el fin de semana del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas, del 11 al 14 de octubre.

** Únase a nosotros el 14 de octubre en Clearbrook, MN para la Marcha en Enbridge para proteger lo sagrado, iniciada por Ginew y otros: https://www.facebook.com/events/694050001075336/

El fin de semana del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas, destacaremos el vínculo entre la soberanía indígena y los derechos de los migrantes. Nos solidarizamos con la organización indígena en curso para detener el nuevo oleoducto de la Línea 3.

**Oct. patrocinadores de la acción: **
No Cages Coalition
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC)
Minnesota Educators Against ICE
Center for Prophetic Imagination
Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America
Twin Cities Never Again
SURJ MN

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Until We Are All Free
Oct
26
5:00 AM05:00

Until We Are All Free

Saturday, October 26 from 5 to 8 pm
American Indian Center, 1113 E Franklin Ave, Ste 103 in Minneapolis

Join us for an evening of celebration, storytelling, art, and fundraising in support of our BRIDGE Prison Justice Community.

The BRIDGE is a grassroots partnership of currently incarcerated individuals, their families, and Voices for Racial Justice. The group started when Kevin Reese reached out to Voices for Racial Justice's former executive director Vina Kay, after hearing her on the KMOJ radio program Urban Agenda. The two formed a partnership that now includes multiple community organizations working with incarcerated individuals and their families to share their stories of incarceration, develop solutions addressing mass incarceration and re-entry, and to build a stronger bridge from prison to the community.

In August, after 14 years of being incarcerated, Kevin joined our team as our Director of Criminal Justice. His approach in this work is rooted in his mission to end mass incarceration.

Until We Are All Free is a framework uplifted by the BRIDGE that talks about mass incarceration as community incarceration. None of us can be free until we are all free.

This celebration is a reunion to uplift all of those who have been building solutions to end mass incarceration, including those currently or previously incarcerated, their families, and community who care.

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XRTC General Interest Meeting--East Side St. Paul
Oct
26
2:30 PM14:30

XRTC General Interest Meeting--East Side St. Paul

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)
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Do you recognize that Climate Change is a real threat to our continual existence on this planet?

Do you believe that the Government is not openly acknowledging the issues at hand?

Do you have hope that there is still time to change the system for future generations?

Do you seek a way to get more involved and take action?

If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to join the rebellion!

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement to force government action on the climate crisis. The Extinction Rebellion Twin Cities (XRTC) chapter is growing and making moves.

Join us to find out who we are and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome to attend! Bring your friends & family. 🙂

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The Contributions of China- From the Revolution to Today
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Contributions of China- From the Revolution to Today

  • 4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3435, United States (map)
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The Contributions of China: From the Revolution to Today
Saturday, October 26th
7pm at 4200 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis
Mick Kelly, the editor of Fight Back News and a leading member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, will present on the accomplishments of the Chinese Revolution. This October marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution. Come learn about the victories socialism brought to China and about why the U.S. government is so threatened by China. Snacks and childcare will be provided.

Sponsored by Freedom Road - Twin Cities. FFI: @FRSOTC or frsotc@gmail.com

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Mocktails with the Sisterhood
Oct
30
4:00 PM16:00

Mocktails with the Sisterhood

  • Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment (map)
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Sisters, friends, allies and good people of Minnesota!

Join us for some relaxed conversations and delicious fruity drinks made by your favorite changemaker- Asma!

It's been a rough week, so let's come together in community, in solidarity, out of love for one another and remind each other of hope, compassion, and friendship.

We'll serve some light refreshments with our mocktails. No program. Just drop in to say hi, meet a new face, and give us a hug!

ALL ARE WELCOME! Everyone of you. :-)

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How Did Our Political Culture Get Here?
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

How Did Our Political Culture Get Here?

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)
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A Conversation With Elaine Tyler May, Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota, and Scott Laderman, Professor of History, University of Minnesota-Duluth.

As we look ahead to the presidential election a year from now, many of us wonder: how did we get here? Two historians skilled in the art of generating a conversation between the past and the present will help us consider answers to this question.

Elaine Tyler May's work explores the ways in which issues normally considered part of private life–such as consumerism and leisure pursuits–reflect, express, and influence American political, cultural, and social values. She has been particularly interested in the ways in which fears of insecurity—in the home and in the world—have interwoven with each other to shape Americans’ sense of danger from within as well as outside the country. Her most recent book is Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy.

Scott Laderman is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he is also President of the Faculty Union (UEA-D). Scott's work has carefully explored the era of the Vietnam War from cultural as well as political perspectives. His new book The “Silent Majority” Speech uses Richard Nixon's November 3, 1969, address as a lens through which to examine not only the final years of the Vietnam War but also their significance to both U.S. global power and American domestic life. The term "silent majority" echoes through our efforts to understand "the white working class" and the concept of "Make Donald Drumpf Again."

Free and open to all

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Iraq Through Our Eyes: Reception
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Iraq Through Our Eyes: Reception

  • 2324 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114-1906, United States (map)
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Join us for Iraqi sweets, oudist Dhafer Al-Khateeb, and conversations at the free reception for "Iraq Through Our Eyes".

Iraqi Through Our Eyes features work by contemporary Iraqi and Iraqi-American artists: Jamal Penjweny, Jaafar Alnabi, Fatin Al-Jumaily, and Adnan Shati. The show runs from September 3 - November 22, 2019.

Regular exhibition hours are 9:00-5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Please contact MRAC at (651) 645-0402 or via email at mrac@mrac.org to ensure the space is open or to request a viewing time outside of these hours. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.

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From Precious Knowledge to Political Action
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

From Precious Knowledge to Political Action

  • East Side Freedom Library 1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106 (map)
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Dr. Curtis Acosta was a high school teacher for nearly 20 years in Tucson, where he developed and taught Chicanx/Latinx Literature classes for the renowned Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District. Curtis was featured in the documentary Precious Knowledge. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Language and Culture in Education at the University of Arizona South.

Dr. Adriana McCleer is a public librarian, scholar, and community connector. She was a Knowledge River scholar and earned her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research addresses barriers to information access and intellectual freedom, with specific focus on multicultural populations.

Free and open to all

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November Welcome Event
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

November Welcome Event

  • 4407 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55406 (map)
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Inspired by the week of climate action? Looking for more ways to engage in the climate movement? Come to our November Welcome Event to learn more about the work that MN350 is doing in our state to build a sustainable future. You'll hear from our different Action Teams, and get the opportunity to find where you fit into the climate movement. We look forward to seeing you there!

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World Without Genocide
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

World Without Genocide

  • CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN) 2511 E Franklin Ave Suite #100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Genocide is the intent to exterminate, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. Genocide does not happen overnight. Widespread hate-speech often precedes and accompanies mass atrocities. Leaders utilize ideologies of hatred to incite people to target innocent victims. Join us to learn about the use of hate speech and incitement during the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia, and in the Holocaust. Examine incitement locally and globally today. Learn advocacy skills for city, state, and national action on policy and legislation:

Thursday, Oct, 24 - Panel: "Incitement, Hate, and Free Speech"
- Teresa Nelson, American Civil Liberties Union
- Don Simmons, Council on American-Islamic Relations – MN
- Anthony Sussman, Jewish Community Relations Council

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - Talk: "From the Nazis to the Neo-Nazis"
- Fred Amram, Holocaust survivor
- Dr. Ellen Kennedy, World Without Genocide

Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Talk: "Survival Sex: From Minneapolis to Rwanda"
-Colleen Striegel, Humanitarian HR
-Al Zdrazil, Rotary Club of St. Paul

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Conservatory Room 147, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

$10 general public, $ students & seniors, free to Mitchell Hamline students, $25 for 2 CLEs for lawyers

To register visit: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/events-and-programs/upcoming-events/freespeech

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Iraq Through Our Eyes: Reception
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

Iraq Through Our Eyes: Reception

Friday, November 8 from 5:30-8:30 pm
2324 University Ave W in St. Paul

Join us for Iraqi sweets, oudist Dhafer Al-Khateeb, and conversations at the free reception for "Iraq Through Our Eyes".

Iraqi Through Our Eyes features work by contemporary Iraqi and Iraqi-American artists: Jamal Penjweny, Jaafar Alnabi, Fatin Al-Jumaily, and Adnan Shati. The show runs from September 3 - November 22, 2019.

Regular exhibition hours are 9:00-5:00 PM Monday - Friday. Please contact MRAC at (651) 645-0402 or via email at mrac@mrac.org to ensure the space is open or to request a viewing time outside of these hours. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.

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EarthKeepers/Be the Spark Training - Mpls
Nov
9
to Nov 10

EarthKeepers/Be the Spark Training - Mpls

  • Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 (map)
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Do you want to be part of a movement to heal a broken world? If so, we invite you to join us for this dynamic and experiential training!

Minnesota EarthKeepers are excited to partner with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) to offer this training in effective organizing for faith communities. Participants will learn how to invite the gifts and skills of those in their community to build a more just and sustainable world.

We will reflect on the theological resources of our faith tradition(s) and practice the skills we need to sustain and broaden our mission of healing and hope, particularly as it relates to creation care and environmental justice in our communities. We welcome people of all faith traditions to join us for one of these training events:

EarthKeepers/Be the Spark Training at Hennepin Ave UMC (511 Groveland Ave, Mpls, MN)
Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, 2-7 p.m.
$75 registration fee. Scholarships are available.

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Education Justice Committee - CAIR
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Education Justice Committee - CAIR

Monday, November 11, 6-8 pm at 2511 E Franklin Ave Suite #100 in Minneapolis

Are you a parent, student, teacher, administrator or activist?
Join CAIR-Minnesota's Education Justice Committee
Focused on: The committee will work towards, reducing Islamophobia based bullying in our Minnesota Schools and developing community-based strategies to address achievement gap

The committee made of teacher, parents, students and activists will work toward the following:

Administering Statewide Bullying Survey of Muslim Students in the fall of 2019. Survey Results will be used in educating parents, students and teachers and administrators to understand the challenges facing Muslim Students at this critical time.

Committee will also work with parents and students across the state as well as local and national experts to develop community and system-based strategies to reduce the increasing achievement gap disparities affecting minority students across our state.

Meetings will occur 2nd Monday of each month.

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Monthly Action Prayer Vigil
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly Action Prayer Vigil

  • Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building 1 Federal Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55111 (map)
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We gather at the Whipple Federal Building to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who are in detention and face deportation. We also gather to show our opposition to ICE policies that dehumanize our neighbors and separate families.

While these inhumane practices continue, we will hold vigil at 7:30 am on the second Tuesday of every month. We also bear witness in immigration court immediately after every vigil.

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Minneapolis #CleanCarsMN Info Session & Hearing
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Minneapolis #CleanCarsMN Info Session & Hearing

  • UROC University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (map)
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Join MN350 to learn more about Clean Cars Minnesota - a set of proposed rules that would bring clean cars to Minnesota, cutting pollution, improving our health, and shifting us away from fossil fuel-powered cars.

Make your voice heard in favor of a clean transportation future at this upcoming info session and hearing, hosted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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Self Defense Workshop
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Self Defense Workshop

  • South High School (Minneapolis) (map)
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This workshop is part of a two-part series co-sponsored by Reviving Sisterhood. and Minneapolis Community Education.

Sergeant Toni Weinbeck of the Brooklyn Park Police Department will review personal awareness skills and teach physical defense techniques for women. While the class is appropriate for all women, it will also include information on how Muslim women can respond to threats to religious attire such as grabbing a hijab from behind.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Black Lives Matter Friday at Mall of America
Nov
29
1:00 AM01:00

Black Lives Matter Friday at Mall of America

SPECIFIC TIME AND MEETING LOCATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

The city of Bloomington continues to deny the Aden family's lawful requests for information about the execution of Isak Aden by four Bloomington cops and one Eagan cop.

State law allows the city to release video of the shooting to the family if it will "reduce unrest", but Bloomington says previous protests do not qualify as unrest.

Come join us on Black Friday at the Mall of America.to protest Bloomington's lack of transparency, honesty, and compassion.

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Copy of World Without Genocide
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of World Without Genocide

  • CAIR-Minnesota (CAIR-MN) 2511 E Franklin Ave Suite #100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 (map)
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Genocide is the intent to exterminate, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. Genocide does not happen overnight. Widespread hate-speech often precedes and accompanies mass atrocities. Leaders utilize ideologies of hatred to incite people to target innocent victims. Join us to learn about the use of hate speech and incitement during the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia, and in the Holocaust. Examine incitement locally and globally today. Learn advocacy skills for city, state, and national action on policy and legislation:

Thursday, Oct, 24 - Panel: "Incitement, Hate, and Free Speech"
- Teresa Nelson, American Civil Liberties Union
- Don Simmons, Council on American-Islamic Relations – MN
- Anthony Sussman, Jewish Community Relations Council

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - Talk: "From the Nazis to the Neo-Nazis"
- Fred Amram, Holocaust survivor
- Dr. Ellen Kennedy, World Without Genocide

Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Talk: "Survival Sex: From Minneapolis to Rwanda"
-Colleen Striegel, Humanitarian HR
-Al Zdrazil, Rotary Club of St. Paul

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Conservatory Room 147, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

$10 general public, $ students & seniors, free to Mitchell Hamline students, $25 for 2 CLEs for lawyers

To register visit: http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/events-and-programs/upcoming-events/freespeech

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Monthly Action Prayer Vigil
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly Action Prayer Vigil

  • Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building 1 Federal Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55111 (map)
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We gather at the Whipple Federal Building to stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors who are in detention and face deportation. We also gather to show our opposition to ICE policies that dehumanize our neighbors and separate families.

While these inhumane practices continue, we will hold vigil at 7:30 am on the second Tuesday of every month. We also bear witness in immigration court immediately after every vigil.

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People's Celebration
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

People's Celebration

  • TakeAction Minnesota 705 Raymond Ave, Ste 100, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 (map)
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Save the date for the party of the season! The 2019 People's Celebration hosted by TakeAction Minnesota is Saturday, December 14. Mark your calendar to celebrate people-powered movements with unbreakable solidarity and radical joy. Join hundreds of progressive Minnesotans from across the state for dinner, celebration, and an after party you won't want to miss. Early bird tickets go on sale October 15.

This party is for all of us – multiracial, multigenerational, LGBTQ+, womxn of color centered, statewide, accessible, with FREE child care. Party attire encouraged, whatever that means to you.

We can’t wait to see you there.

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 Democrats Debate: A Socialist Response
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Democrats Debate: A Socialist Response

  • Mayday Bookstore 301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 (map)
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On Tuesday, October 15th Democratic Party candidates for President hold yet another debate. On Thursday, we'll host the "Socialist Response" with Socialist Action Presidential candidate, Jeff Mackler, via Zoom.
Here's a chance to ask the questions that should be asked.
Refreshments provided.
Free and open to the public.
(Pictured: Heather Bradford, candidate for VP, with Jeff Mackler, at the Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3).

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Political Healing in 2020
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Political Healing in 2020

  • TakeAction Minnesota 705 Raymond Ave, Ste 100, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 (map)
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As the 2020 elections approach, we are as clear as ever in the need for healing as individuals, communities, a country, and a world. To disrupt the impacts of climate change, gender oppression, structural racism, and corporate power, we need to claim our power and set the course to win in 2020.

Political Healing is a framework for engaging with politics in a way that builds resilient leadership, transforms culture, and shifts power in direct opposition to oppression. Join us for dinner and learn how to connect to TakeAction Minnesota’s work in politics and issue campaigns. This is an opportunity to connect, conspire, and act with us.

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RegenerateMN Happy Hour
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

RegenerateMN Happy Hour

  • BlackStack Brewing 755 Prior Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 (map)
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Join RegenerateMN, MCEA's public engagement committee, for an informal happy hour at BlackStack Brewing to reconnect, converse, and plan for the fall and winter. RegenerateMN's most recent event on brownfield redevelopment was a huge success, be part of the next big thing!

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Let's Go to Cuba! Info Event
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Go to Cuba! Info Event

  • The Wedge Table 2412 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 (map)
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Interested in travel to Cuba? Learn from various people who recently traveled to Cuba about how to do so!

The Minnesota Cuba Committee is honored to host presentations from legal, cultural, peace and justice, educational, healthcare and support for the Cuban people tours, trips, and solidarity caravans and brigades. Please join us for this informational evening! Share widely and bring a friend with you!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 7pm at the Wedge Table Cafe
2412 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

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