Central Honors Philando 2018
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Central Honors Philando 2018

Come together to honor Philando Castile! Connect with the community, enjoy the entertainment, eat, learn about ways to get involved, and raise money for a scholarship in his name! Sunday, August 19 from 1 to 5 pm at Dunning Rec Center, 1221 Marshall Ave in St. Paul.

Featuring performances by Aaron Rice, A-Quil & Alibi of Purest Form, Twin Cities Community Gospel ChoirVoice of Culture Drum+DanceHeiruspecs, DJ A-Quil and more.

Come and connect with these great community resources: Model Cities of St. PaulNeighborhood HouseAmherst H. Wilder Foundation Youth Leadership Initiative, HeadCountWFNU 94.1 FM Frogtown Community RadioISAIAH, and more.

Family friendly fun with face painters, a bouncy house, and more.

Parking in the Central High School lot, Oxford Community Center Lot, and lots at Concordia University. Street parking where available.

Questions? centralhonorsphilando@gmail.com

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All in for Climate Canvass Day in South St. Paul
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

All in for Climate Canvass Day in South St. Paul

Join us for MN350's All in for Climate Canvass Day in South St. Paul. Learn how to build deep connections through developing our own personal stories, active listening, and asking elictive questions. 

What to expect: get trained to have conversations with neighbors about our values and why climate matters to us, meet other volunteers, connect with people of similar interests, and build relationships with other volunteers.

Participation Is Free - Sign up Here! https://www.mn350.org/deep-canvass/

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Messy Conversations - Immigration History and Policy
Aug
19
2:30 PM14:30

Messy Conversations - Immigration History and Policy

  • 461 Dale Street North Saint Paul, MN, 55103 United States (map)
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Join the Women’s March Minnesota Immigrant & Refugee Rights Committee for a 2-hour interactive, educational event focused on US immigration history and policy. Together we will test our knowledge, decipher fact from myth and practice communication strategies that will empower us to have more effective conversations about immigration.

The event will conclude with a panel of leaders from local community organizations. Jovita Morales of MN - Immigrant Movement (MIM), KaYing Yang of Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL), Fata Acquoi of African Immigrant Services (AIS) and a representative from the Council on American Islamic Relations of Minnesota (CAIR-MN) will share information about their work and how we can support their efforts. 

Please join us for this opportunity to get a little messy while we learn and grow our understanding of US immigration and policy!

Messy Conversations: Immigration History & Policy
WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rondo Community Library, 461 N Dale St. Saint Paul, MN 55104

Space is Limited! Please RSVP

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Left Book Club
Aug
21
1:30 PM13:30

Left Book Club

Left Book Club meets at the East Lake Library, 2727 East Lake Street in Minneapolis, on Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 pm.

The suggestion was made, and agreed upon, to experiment with the format of the meetings. Starting with our next meeting on Tuesday, August 21, we will not have a specific book to read, but we will have a theme to discuss. In this way, each person will be able to select whatever resource they want around that theme: books, articles, videos, websites – the options are open.

We hope this will eliminate the problem of people not being able to get the book in time, or not being able to afford to buy the books. We also feel it will give us a broader base for discussions, since everyone will use different resources and will share them with the group.

The theme is "war". Pick whatever resource you want on the them or get a list of suggested books and films from leftbookclub@gmail.com

For more information, contact Janet Contursi at leftbookclub@gmail.com

 

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Stand Against Gentrification
Aug
22
1:30 PM13:30

Stand Against Gentrification

  • 1001 North Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55401 United States (map)
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Stop Privatization Now! Public meeting on Wednesday, August 22 from 1:30-3:30 pm at 1001 Washington Avenue N in Minneapolis

MPHA will hold public meetings to discuss their 2019 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan, a plan that will open up all public housing in Minneapolis to privatization.

Stand with Residents. Stop Privatization Now!

Sponsored by Defend Glendale

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A Convergence for Peace
Aug
22
3:00 PM15:00

A Convergence for Peace

The Veterans For Peace Annual Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota begins at 3 pm on Wednesday, August 22 and ends at noon on Sunday, August 26 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 11 E Kellogg Blvd in St. Paul

This year’s theme is Reclaim Armistice Day ― End All Wars! Hosts are Twin Cities Chapter 27, who for years has been one of the strongest chapters ringing the bells to “Reclaim Armistice Day.” Global peace workshops around current issues will feature Christine Ahn, Ann Wright, Phyllis Bennis, Marjorie Kahn, Ellen Barfield, Medea Benjamin and Aida Touma-Sliman, a well-known Palestinian journalist and member of the Israeli Knesset, as well as many other knowledgeable presenters. A number of informative workshops are also available for veterans and their supporters. One and two-day registration options are available for all to take advantage of this great opportunity to attend the workshops and plenaries. For more information: VeteransForPeace.org  612-821-9141 Barry Riesch

Register here

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Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Mpls
Aug
23
6:00 AM06:00

Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Mpls

Opening Reception for the new exhibit: Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Mpls on Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 8 pm at Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Avenue South in Minneapolis.

Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. The exhibit demonstrates the lasting effects of structural discrimination and aims to counter the enduring idea of Minneapolis as a model metropolis. It is part of the Racism, Rent, and Real Estate series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. The Act sought to eliminate barriers to home and property ownership by non-whites. The exhibit draws on research from Mapping Prejudice.

Curated by Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini Butcher, graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s Heritage Studies and Public History degree program. Exhibit design by Augsburg University's graphic design program Design & Agency.

Sponsored by Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed and Hennepin History Museum

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Pipeline Resistance Team Meeting
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Pipeline Resistance Team Meeting

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What do you know about the pipeline that was approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at the end of June? Whether you know a little or a lot, we have a great team who will welcome you and teach you more about the consequences Line 3 will have. The Pipeline Resistance Team meets every other Thursday to collectively brainstorm solutions to the problems that have been created as a result of the PUC's approval. Help us protect Minnesotans and all of our watersheds from the damage that one pipeline leak will cause for generations to come!

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Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland)
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland)

CALL Mike Freeman NOW: 612.348.5540 Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (WOODLAND). On March 12, 2018 Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland) was detained by Golden Valley Police for standing for Justice against a racist system. Later to be charged with 1 felony count of terroristic threats. For standing up
For her son. Don’t let Mike Freeman (the county Attorney) who won’t prosecute Killer Cops, get away with trying to silence one of our own. 
Minister Toya is an organizer, activist, and a mother who loves the community and most of all her family. Her love for community is proven in the work that she does. Stand with her and Demand these bogus CHARGES BE DROPPED!!!!

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Intersecting Perspectives
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Intersecting Perspectives

Intersection Perspectives is an evening of discussion and music on Friday, August 24 from 7 to 9 pm at Central Presbyterian Church, 500 Cedar Street in St. Paul. This event is free and open to the public.

The Poor People’s Campaign and Veterans For Peace invite you to attend Intersecting Perspectives. The PPC campaign has united tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the nation’s distorted morality. Please join us as we hear from Monique Cullers-Doty, Black Lives Matter; Austin Berger, Students Demand Action Minnesota, working for gun control; Rose Whipple, Youth Climate intervener, Honor the Earth; and Rev. Daniel Romero, advocate for immigrant rights. Inspiring music by singing artist and healer, Jayanthi Kyle, diverse and dynamic vocalist Tonia Hughes, and singer-songwriter and American troubadour Larry Long. 

 

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Songs and Stories of Resistance with Daira Quiñones
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Songs and Stories of Resistance with Daira Quiñones

Daira Quiñones will perform on Saturday, August 25 from 5 to 8 pm at Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 32nd St E in Minneapolis.

Join Afro-Colombian human rights defender, singer, and peace-builder Daira Quiñones in Minneapolis on August 25th for a WFP fundraiser to hear songs and stories of resistance and peace. Amidst escalating violence in post-accords Colombia, Daira continues to build women-led movements and organizations including FUNDARTECP that fight for complete reparations (including territory), truth of crimes committed during the conflict and direct participation of all victims. Daira was displaced from her ancestral lands in Tumaco, Colombia and began organizing with other displaced Afro-Colombian, Indigenous and campesinx women in Bogotá, creating spaces of sharing and hope.

"There is a strong rupture in our society. We need to heal ourselves and heal our territories to generate a good relationship that can build peace. I believe songs have the power to arrive to someone and heal. My peace is connected to your peace and equally your peace is my peace. Peace can happen when your problem becomes my problem. " 

SAVE THE DATE on August 25th for storytelling and songs with an amazing force, building peace through her voice of resistance!

Sponsored by Black Visions CollectiveMinnesota Hands off HondurasWitness for Peace Midwest, and Witness for Peace Midwest

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Resist Paying for War
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Resist Paying for War

Informational and action planning meeting will be held on Monday, August 6, 7-8 pm at the East Lake Branch Library, 2727 Lake St.

Resist paying for war---Divest from the military---Invest in peace, justice, and the environment---Persist!

For updated information, contact Paying4Peace@gmail.com

Informational and action planning meeting.  Come learn about the reasons, methods, and consequences of divesting from the military budget and investing in peace, justice and sustainability. All welcome.                         

For more information about war tax resistance:

1.  Come to a meeting!

2.  Check out the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee,  www.nwtrcc.org

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Commemoration and March
Aug
26
9:30 AM09:30

Commemoration and March

When: 9:30 am Sunday, August 26
Where: International Hotel St. Paul, 11 Kellogg

On Sunday, August 26 at 9:30 am all are welcome to join the closing plenary and march, a commemoration of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact for world peace 90 years ago. A free and open to the public event, we will walk a few blocks from the InterContinental Hotel to the Landmark Center on 75 W 5th St. where we will have talks and ceremony in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg Briand Pact for peace worldwide on August 27, 1928. Speakers include author and activist David Swanson and local peace activists from Veterans For Peace and Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). Please join us! 

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Stop Kavanaugh: Gavel On A Stick Edition
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

Stop Kavanaugh: Gavel On A Stick Edition

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh would be disastrous for reproductive freedom. In order to protect Roe v. Wade and abortion access, we have to fight back and #StopKavanaugh

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, Gender Justice, and the National Council of Jewish Women are teaming up to say Kava-NAH to this SCOTUS nomination! Join us for a day of action at Moon Palace Books where we'll organize to make sure Senator Smith and Senator Klobuchar do everything in their power to block his nomination.

Because we're Minnesotans and it's August, we're making sure to add some State Fair flair to our outrage. You'll get to experience all of the wonders of the Great Minnesota Get Together without the crowds and lines. Picture it: 

- Reproductive rights seed art
- Abortion access butter sculpture
- Gavels on a stick (ha!)
- A variety of costumed critters with which to take selfies

Trust us, it'll be just like the real thing.

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Waging Peace: Building Blocks in the Foundation for Peace
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Waging Peace: Building Blocks in the Foundation for Peace

  • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis (map)
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West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, and former military captain Paul K. Chappell believes that peace is possible. First Universalist Church is delighted to welcome this renowned author and international peace educator as the featured speaker at our 2nd Annual Elling Peace Forum this September.

At this first of two public events over the weekend, Paul K. Chappell will present: Waging Peace: Building Blocks in the Foundation for Peace, a forum introducing Chappell’s concept of Peace Literacy. Peace Literacy is a new paradigm for gaining a deep and practical understanding of extremism, trauma, and the nature of human happiness. To solve our national and global problems in the 21st century and beyond, we need a realistic and pragmatic model of the human condition that helps us understand our human needs and the tangles of trauma.

Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A graduate of West Point and a veteran of the war in Iraq, he has developed the theme of Peace Literacy in his seven-book series The Road to Peace, where he writes about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. Paul grew up in a violent household and harbored violent thoughts until teachers inspired him to transform his trauma into writing. He served two tours in the Middle East before leaving the military to become a peace activist.

Paul forcefully argues for the possibility of peace and draws upon his education and military experience to lay out effective strategies for resolving conflict and promoting peace. He has the ability to inspire genuine hope that peace is not only necessary, but possible. Come learn from this renowned international peace educator, author, and speaker—and leave with a renewed sense of hope for the future!

Sponsored by the First Universalist Church Peace Circle and part of Twin Cities Nonviolent’s “10 Days Free From Violence.”

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MN350 Welcome Event
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

MN350 Welcome Event

Learn about what MN350 is doing to fight climate change! There are many opportunities for new volunteers to engage—including pipeline resistance, transit justice, policy action, deep canvassing, rapid response art, and more. Team leaders will discuss current campaigns, and describe how you can become involved by building on your unique skills and interests. 

RSVP for more details - bit.ly/WelcEvAug28 - and so we can plan tasty treats!

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Happy Hour for Peace
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour for Peace

  • 3137 South 44th Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota 55406 (map)
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Happy Hour For Peace

Wednesday, August 29
5:30pm – 8:30pm
3137 44th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN

Hosted by Meredith Aby and Anne Keirstead

Enjoy hors de oeuvres, light refreshments, drink, conversation and help build the peace movement. 

Funds raised will support Twin Cities anti-war actions in Fall 2018, including: October 5 Afghanistan war anniversary picket and October 21 action in solidarity with the Women’s March on the Pentagon.

Bring your checkbook to help keep the anti-war movement speaking out in the streets! 

Stop by after work

Stop by on your bike ride - Stop by after going to the State Fair

Stop by after the Wednesday peace vigil - Stop by to help stop endless U.S wars

Spend some time on a summer evening supporting the peace movement.

Sponsored by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition. For more information: 612-275-2720 or 612-827-5364

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Solutions Team Meeting
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Solutions Team Meeting

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Join MN350's Solutions Team, our newest volunteer group. We're Minnesotans working to build positive solutions to climate change by supporting clean alternatives to the status quo. Join us to support affordable, efficient energy; clean transportation; and regenerative agriculture; and more.

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Democracy: Move to Amend
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy: Move to Amend

Study sessions developed by Move to Amend and sponsored and facilitated by MN Move to Amend State Network will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St in St. Paul. First session is on September 6, last session is October 25.

Preparation: For each session there are pre-session readings of videos. To receive them, sign up with Barbara Greten at minnesota@movetoamend.org. Please leave your name, phone number an email address.

September 6: Rights and Privilege Timeline, Three timelines make the connection between personhood, law, rights and privileges. In the first timeline we are introduced to legal decisions that gave corporations U.S. Constitutional rights and privleges. Next we look at legal cases and legislation that included more people in "We the People" of the U.S. Constitution. In the final timeline we present legal action in which rights have been taken away due to race. This session is a standalone event, however it provides an excellent background for the following sessions. Educators, this session will fulfill Constitution Day instruction for students in high school and college.

FFI: MN Move to Amend

 

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Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice Summit
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Rise for Climate, Jobs, & Justice Summit

On September 8, we say: enough. Enough with the corporations making profits from harming our climate and our communities. Enough with the politicians who line their pockets by selling off our future, and who keep us divided with hateful rhetoric.

On September 8, we as Minnesotans will join others around the nation to come together across differences of race, class, gender, ability, and more, and take action. We’ll talk with each other and learn from our differences, so that we can fight for what we want in common: a healthy climate, good jobs, and just communities.

On September 8, we will *not* be marching on the State Capitol. Instead, organizations representing our state’s best in racial, economic, and climate justice are coming together to host a summit:
• We’ll learn about the ways climate change affects frontline communities differently, how the health of the climate affects our health, what opportunities there are to get involved in our local communities, and more. 
• We’ll get to be creative by building art together with local artists, collectively creating a huge banner that represents all of the interconnected parts of our movement. 
• We'll get inspired by keynote speakers and a youth panel, have fun with kid-friendly activities, and top it all off with collective actions we can take right away.

Watch this space for announcements on program content and hosting partners! Interested in volunteering, or having your organization join the summit? Contact us at pcm.minnesota@gmail.com!

We are committed to protecting our future. On September 8th, we’ll work together to demand that same commitment from our political leaders. Will you join us?

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Forced From Home: A Free Interactive Exhibition on Refugee Crisis
Sep
9
to Sep 16

Forced From Home: A Free Interactive Exhibition on Refugee Crisis

  • 425 Portland Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55415 United States (map)
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September 9 - 16, 2018  
Weekdays 9am - 1pm, 4pm -  8pm  
Weekends 10am - 6pm 

HOW TO GET THERE

The Commons is located between 4th and 5th Street S and Park Avenue and the Edition Apartments. The entrance to Forced From Home is on S 5th St, on the footpath opposite The Armory. The park is steps from the U.S. Bank Stadium Light Rail Train station and bus stops serving multiple local and express routes. Convenient bike parking is available at 55 bike racks surrounding the park. For directions, please click below. 

Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

General Public
Walk up any time and join a guided tour:

Weekdays 9am - 1pm, 4pm -  8pm  

Weekends 10am - 6pm 

School groups welcome
Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Tours are one hour long and are held Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 1pm. Organizers must coordinate with our team and register in advance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please complete our group registration form at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we will be in touch to arrange a tour time.

Become a Forced From Home volunteer
Forced From Home is a big event that requires lots of volunteers to help run it smoothly. To learn about the responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up, visit the volunteer page.

Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, email forcedfromhome@newyork.msf.org or call 646-398-1909 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).

 

 

 

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CAIR-MN's Monthly Volunteer Meeting
Sep
11
5:30 PM17:30

CAIR-MN's Monthly Volunteer Meeting

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota hosts a monthly meeting for those wanting to learn more about the organization and to volunteer on the second Tuesday of the Month at their offices, 2511 E Franklin Ave in Minneapolis from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

We'll start out the meeting with an education piece and then talk about volunteer opportunities and events coming up. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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September Clinic Escort Training
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

September Clinic Escort Training

For more than a decade, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota has trained volunteers to be clinic escorts, bringing women safely to their local abortion provider, free from shame and intimidation. Clinic escorts are a friendly face and a safe barrier between patients and the anti-choice protesters who harass women 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 September 12th at our office in St. Paul for a clinic escort training. Here, you can learn the history of clinic escorting, the logistics of working with Minneapolis and Robbinsdale providers, and how to handle clinic protesters.
After the training, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for specific escorting dates.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking this link and signing your name in one of the slots.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a9ae2ba2f58-september

If the slots fill, please plan to attend another training. We'll be hosting them on a monthly or bi-monthly basis moving forward!

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Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis

Join us for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis

The achievements of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates will be honored and celebrated: Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The program will explore the tensions between conflict and reconciliation, justice and forgiveness, hope and fear—paradoxes both laureates have successfully navigated over the last few years.

Please visit our website: peace.augsburg.edu to purchase tickets, and for additional speakers and program details.

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An Evening with Angela Davis
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with Angela Davis

Power & Privilege Series: An Evening with Angela Davis will be held on Wednesday, September 19 from 5 to 7 pm at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota.

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Sponsored by Multicultural Student Engagement - University of MinnesotaMartin Luther King, Jr. Program, and Ted Mann Concert Hall.

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Democracy: Move to Amend
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy: Move to Amend

Study sessions developed by Move to Amend and sponsored and facilitated by MN Move to Amend State Network will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St in St. Paul. First session is on September 6, last session is October 25.

Preparation: For each session there are pre-session readings of videos. To receive them, sign up with Barbara Greten at minnesota@movetoamend.org. Please leave your name, phone number an email address.

September 20: Democracy: What is It? Can We Have It? Objective: Define democracy, political democracy, economic democracy, and participatory democracy. Learn how these distinctions are relevant to our fight against corporate rule. Explore how a democracy movement can incorporate these toward our strategies in order to win.

FFI: MN Move to Amend

 

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Farmer's Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

Farmer's Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte

Farmer's Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte
Saturday, September 22nd from 8am - 1pm @ Midtown Farmer's Market, Lake Street & 22nd, Minneapolis
Come help the Anti-War Committee reach out to shoppers to grow the peace movement. Help us distribute our anti-war zine and buttons. Going to the Farmer's Market? Stop by our table after you buy your produce. Want to help volunteer at our table? Email us at info@antiwarcommittee.org.

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Water Protector Weekend and Mississippi Headwaters Vigil
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Water Protector Weekend and Mississippi Headwaters Vigil

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Join Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Minnesota Council of Churches and others as we bring an interfaith voice to the Mississippi Headwaters.

Saturday: Visit Water Protector Camps, Learn about Line 3, Be in Conversation with others about treaty rights, wild rice and more

Sunday: Interfaith Vigil at the Headwaters.

Camp at Lake Itasca State Park or stay in the area. 

Save the Date. More details soon!

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The Gathering of Nations for Peace and Unity
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

The Gathering of Nations for Peace and Unity

Join Twincitiesnonviolent.org in forming a circle of peace completely around Bde Maka Ska in THE GATHERING OF NATIONS FOR PEACE AND UNITY. Peace Activist Father Harry Bury and clergy from many faiths will broadcast their prayers for peace to your mobile devices from a location that will allow everyone to hear and participate. Ojibway Healer/Elder Linda Lucero and a Dakota Healer/Elder will conduct a Circle of Healing from Violence using the 7 Grandfather's Teachings of Wisdom, Bravery, Integrity, Love, Humble, Courage and Honor near the volleyball courts on the SW corner of the lake following the blessings. 

There will be an Aztec Dance Group performance following our indigenous brothers and sisters ceremony to celebrate our 10 Days of No Violence in the Twin Cities. 

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Active Bystandership/Peer Intervention Workshop
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Active Bystandership/Peer Intervention Workshop

  • Lake Harriet Spiritual Community Center (map)
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Active Bystandership/Peer Intervention is an attitude that allows us to intervene in conduct that is harmful to another. We are our brother’s and sister’s keepers. When we look at the harm of not intervening we can be motivated to be an active bystander when it is necessary. There is an old saying that our deepest regrets are not about what we have done, but what we failed to do. This interactive lecture is an introduction to the program designed by Mike Quinn that was a catalyst in changing the culture of the New Orleans Police Department. epic.nola.gov/epic/media/Assets/Aronie-Lopez,-Keeping-Each-Other Safe.pdf.   Capacity:250.  Sponsor:  International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau LLC – http://ieltb.com

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Applying Lessons Learned on Nonviolent Peacekeeping in Twin Cities Conflicts – Nonviolent Peaceforce and Plymouth Congregational Church Gun Violence Prevention
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Applying Lessons Learned on Nonviolent Peacekeeping in Twin Cities Conflicts – Nonviolent Peaceforce and Plymouth Congregational Church Gun Violence Prevention

  • 1900 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)
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2-hour interactive workshop: 1st Hour – overview of the methods used in war zones where civilians are protected by nonviolent methods; 2nd Hour – discussions of how to apply these methods in the local context. Mel Duncan leads the group and is assisted by those who have been protection officers in the field.  Capacity 150.  For more information, contact Kathleen 612-868-2003;   klaurila@nonviolentpeaceforce.org;      http://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org     https://www.plymouth.org/

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Pack the courtroom 4 immigrant rights
Sep
27
12:30 PM12:30

Pack the courtroom 4 immigrant rights

TAKE ACTION TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND OPPOSE ICE!
PACK THE COURTROOM: 09/27/2018 at 12:30pm

Pre-Trial for the #ICEbreakers18 is set for Thursday, September 27 at 1:30pm. 

We need all supporters to arrive at the Hennepin County Courthouse, 300 S. 6th St, Minneapolis, at 12:30pm for a press conference and rally to continue to demand ICE out of Hennepin! Drop the Charges! 

Join us during the Pre-Trial Hearing to pack the court room for justice!

BACKGROUND: On May 22, 2018, 18 activists from the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC) and the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) were arrested during a civil disobedience demanding to Abolish ICE!The #ICEbreakers18 arrestees are now facing two misdemeanor charges in a case being prosecuted by Hennepin County. 

MIRAC and PPC are now calling on our supporters to call Hennepin County Attorney, Mike Freeman, and demand he immediately drop the charges against the #ICEbreakers18. As many of us know, it is our moral obligation to oppose unjust laws. We demand Hennepin County take immediate action to abolish ICE in our county and end all complacency with the criminal institution of ICE. 

For more info, please email miracmn@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/miracmn/

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The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

The White Supremacist Roots of the Second Amendment

The public is invited to a lecture by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, emeritus professor of history, lifelong human rights activist and celebrated author of An Indigenous People's History of the United States, Beacon Pr, 2015. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz is touring currently to discuss her latest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, City Lights books, 2018.

Please arrive at 5:30 to enjoy a light supper from the Sioux Chef. Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz will sign books before and after her lecture, which begins at 7pm.

The event is presented by First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, Northland Sustainable Solutions, The Metro Chapter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Birchbark books. Funds to support Dr. Dunbar-Ortiz's lecture were generously made available by a grant from the Elizabeth A. Ewen's John E. Forichette memorial trust.

PARKING NOTES: There is ample on-street parking both on the Mount Curve Ave side of the building ("upper", main entrance) on nearby side streets in the Kenwood neighborhood. The back, "lower" entrance of the Society, i.e, facing the Walker Art museum's side yard, will also be accessible that evening; nearby this entrance, there is pay parking at the parade stadium lot and the Walker Art museum ramp. Note-there is an elevator from the lower entrance to bring you to the reception and to the lecture (assembly) hall.

Also, the Society is close to several buslines; please visit www.metrotransit.org.

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Democracy by Move to Amend
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy by Move to Amend

Study sessions developed by Move to Amend and sponsored and facilitated by MN Move to Amend State Network will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St in St. Paul. First session is on September 6, last session is October 25.

Preparation: For each session there are pre-session readings of videos. To receive them, sign up with Barbara Greten at minnesota@movetoamend.org. Please leave your name, phone number an email address.

September 27: Oppression and Democracy. Objective: Define oppressions and solidarity and intersectionality, Learn how corporate rule benefits from oppression, and learn how oppression damages democracy and our chances of winning this fight against corporate rule, and why we need an intersectional approach to understanding different people's experiences.

FFI: MN Move to Amend

 

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US Campaign for Palestinian Rights National Conference
Sep
28
to Sep 30

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights National Conference

  • InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (map)
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USCPR's 2018 national conference, Together We Rise: The Struggle for Collective Justice from the US to Palestine, will take place in St. Paul, MN from September 28-30, 2018 at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront.

Organizers, activists, and laypeople will convene to build across movements, discuss strategies and lessons learned from the latest boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns across the country, learn how to build and translate grassroots power into policy changes, celebrate resilience across movements for collective justice from the US to Palestine, and more.

Plenary Sessions: 
• Together We Rise: Resilience Across Movements
• Updates from Palestine
• Intersectional Feminism & Gender Justice
• Palestine in US Politics
• Global Struggles for Collective Liberation

Organizers and activists are encouraged to submit workshop proposals along thematic lines, or tracks: bit.ly/uscprtracks

Workshop Tracks: 
• Palestine 101
• Transforming Power from the Grassroots to the Grasstops
• Skill Building to Win
• Cultural Resistance
• Together We Rise
• General

For more information and to register, visit uscpr.org/conference2018

CAN YOU VOLUNTEER? Please call the WAMM office at 612-827-5364 if you can volunteer to help!

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Peace Literacy: A New Foundation for Racial Justice
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Peace Literacy: A New Foundation for Racial Justice

  • First Universalist Church of Minneapolis (map)
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West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, and former military captain Paul K. Chappell believes that peace is possible. First Universalist Church is delighted to welcome this renowned author and international peace educator as the featured speaker at our 2nd Annual Elling Peace Forum this September.

The weekend’s closing event is a second public forum presented by Paul K. Chappell, “Peace Literacy: A New Foundation for Racial Justice.” At this forum, Chappell, the son of a half black, half white father and a Korean mother, will relate Peace Literacy to Racial Justice, using the Peace Literacy concepts of civility, respect, listening, empathy, trust, hope, courage, critical thinking, truth, justice, appreciation, and dignity.

Peace Literacy is a new paradigm for gaining a deep and practical understanding of extremism, trauma, and the nature of human happiness. To solve our national and global problems in the 21st century and beyond, we need a realistic and pragmatic model of the human condition that helps us understand our human needs and the tangles of trauma.

Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A graduate of West Point and a veteran of the war in Iraq, he has developed the theme of Peace Literacy in his seven-book series The Road to Peace, where he writes about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. Paul grew up in a violent household and harbored violent thoughts until teachers inspired him to transform his trauma into writing. He served two tours in the Middle East before leaving the military to become a peace activist.

Paul forcefully argues for the possibility of peace and draws upon his education and military experience to lay out effective strategies for resolving conflict and promoting peace. He has the ability to inspire genuine hope that peace is not only necessary, but possible. Come learn from this renowned international peace educator, author, and speaker—and leave with a renewed sense of hope for the future!

Sponsored by the First Universalist Church Peace Circle and part of Twin Cities Nonviolent’s “10 Days Free From Violence.”

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Democracy: Move to Amend
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Democracy: Move to Amend

Study sessions developed by Move to Amend and sponsored and facilitated by MN Move to Amend State Network will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St in St. Paul. First session is on September 6, last session is October 25.

Preparation: For each session there are pre-session readings of videos. To receive them, sign up with Barbara Greten at minnesota@movetoamend.org. Please leave your name, phone number an email address.

October 4: Abolitionist, Women's Suffrage, Direct Election of Senators. Objectives: Learn from effective past movements: Abolitionist, Suffragist, direct election of senators, and explore how a democracy movement can incorporate past strategies to win our current fight against corporate rule.

FFI: MN Move to Amend

 

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Silent No More: Resisting Conquest, Liberating Bodies
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Silent No More: Resisting Conquest, Liberating Bodies

Join us for the third annual Healing Justice Conference sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Justice, Healing Minnesota Stories, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Brethren Mennonnite Council for LGBT Interests.

Through story-telling and ritual we will engage the ways in which our individual and collective bodies has been the site of attempted conquest: toxic masculinity, gender/sexuality as colonization, rape culture, conquest/colonization of bodies, land, Christian supremacy/Doctrine of Discovery, healthcare, gender, bodies.

But we must not stop there. We will be #SILENTNOMORE and through story, ritual and song, we will individually and collectively break silence and claim and practice liberation and healing. 

Join us for this powerful and sacred experience.

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Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Oct
8
7:15 AM07:15

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration

  • pin Native American Community Development Institute - NACDI (map)
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We invite you to participate in our community's upcoming Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration on October 8th, 2018.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 8th, 2018) is a celebratory gathering that continues to honor the perseverance, culture, and presence of Indigenous people. The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)’s role for Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration is to act as a fiscal agent, and to co-facilitate, community organized activities on Indigenous Peoples Day October 8th.

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Sisters of Peace
Mar
23
to Apr 14

Sisters of Peace

March 23-April 14, 2019

by Doris Baizley Directed by Barbra Berlovitz

Today, yesterday & beyond. Wednesday nights on the Lake Street Bridge, you can always find a handful of people marching with colorful signs and protesting for peace. Among them, you’d find the McDonald sisters Brigid, Jane, Rita and Kate: legendary peace activists, who grew up as sisters in a large Irish farm family in Hollywood Township, Minnesota. The four sisters all entered the convent and became Catholic nuns who devoted their lives to teaching and peace activism. That’s only part of the story. Their incredible lives come to life in this stirring play that take us on a journey from the security gates of Honeywell Corporation, to the School of the Americas and back to the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul. Wherever there is injustice, the chances of bumping into the McDonald sisters are high.

 THIS IS THEIR STORY! A story of love, passion and compassion – all with a sense of humor that comes from their wonderful Irish upbringing! These Sisters of Peace are Minnesota legends, for sure!

 Buy Single Tickets - Click here

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Help Potential Voters
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Help Potential Voters

  • 3702 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)
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August 11th & 18th, 10am to 12pm, 3702 East Lake St, Minneapolis. Parking in adjacent lot.
Hosted by: http://www.COPAL.org 

In need of volunteers to talk to potential voters about how and where to vote. Spanish is not required. Please bring a laptop if you have one.

https://www.womensmarchmn.com/calendar-of-events/help-potential-voters/8/11/2018-plbf2

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The Because Black Life Conference - 2018
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Because Black Life Conference - 2018

  • University of Minnesota Rarig Center (map)
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August 18th 10am-6pm

University of Minnesota Rarig Center

Cultivated by www.BlackTableArts.com

REGISTRATION [$20] 
LINK: https://bit.ly/2Ie1FkH 
[We will still accept registration day of] 

Join us at the University Of Minnesota Rarig Center for a gathering of Black joy as we work to raise volume in Black life for 2018 and beyond.
Email: BecauseBlackLifeConference@gmail.com

10am -6pm
The Because Black Life Conference will be an amplifier for folks to lean in on strategies we are developing in Minnesota using our art, dreams, predictions, imaginations and black blueprints to cultivate the world we want to live in. 

The Because Black Life Conference sees itself as an hub and incubator in organizing the next year of black life in Minnesota. The Because Black life Conference is where critical organizing meets education meets arts festival meets black joy. Through workshops we will hear from leading organizers, artists, dreamers, and healers in Minnesota serving as fellow architects in the work of building other black worlds. T-shirts will be available for purchase the day of. 

Though this is a public conference some workshops may be Black and or P.O.C exclusive we ask white activist/artists respect and support this.

This conference will consist of workshops ranging on the spectrum of black joy - from the utilizing of trap music and Zines to get us more free to the ways we may interact with the earth to abolish borders in the rising police state - we gon talk about it. Come kick it. Why does this gathering exist? Because black life - matters.

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Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland)
Aug
17
4:00 AM04:00

Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland)

CALL Mike Freeman NOW: 612.348.5540 Drop the charges against Minister Toya Brantley (WOODLAND). On March 12, 2018 Minister Toya Brantley (Woodland) was detained by Golden Valley Police for standing for Justice against a racist system. Later to be charged with 1 felony count of terroristic threats. For standing up
For her son. Don’t let Mike Freeman (the county Attorney) who won’t prosecute Killer Cops, get away with trying to silence one of our own. 
Minister Toya is an organizer, activist, and a mother who loves the community and most of all her family. Her love for community is proven in the work that she does. Stand with her and Demand these bogus CHARGES BE DROPPED!!!!

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