Countering the Climate Crisis in MN: Politics, Policy & Activism
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Countering the Climate Crisis in MN: Politics, Policy & Activism

Climate policy in Minnesota is having a moment -- and not a moment too soon!

Come hear from a range of experts and activists on the statewide movement to save our climate. Learn more about what's at stake, what's next, and what we can do locally to stop the damage being done to our climate.

We'll hear from...
*The 100 Percent Campaign on the MN pathway to 100% Renewable Energy
*MN350 on pipeline resistance and climate justice
*State Reps on the political calculus around climate change
*MN Can't Wait! on the MN Green New Deal and the MN Youth Climate Movement
*The St. Paul Office of Resilience on climate justice and the transition toward clean energy in our capital city.

Tickets are free, but we need a head count.
Please get a ticket to RSVP !

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/countering-the-climate-crisis-in-mn-politics-and-policy-tickets-55926545804?fbclid=IwAR0gQd757V509AG4Q8B3OFmXdtcbGJlftUluQG8v4D2JVxsVm91mMso9jjE

Socializing from 6pm. Have a drink and order some food. The program begins at 6:30 and typically runs till about 8:15.

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February Clinic Escort Training
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

February Clinic Escort Training

  • 2300 Myrtle Ave Suite 120 Saint Paul, MN 55114 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Space is limited, so please RSVP by signing your name in one of the spaces on this sign-up. Please use each slot for ONE person only.

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 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 February 21st, 2019 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 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 time in the morning and last approximately two hours. We ask ALL clinic escorts to commit to at least one shift per month.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by signing your name in one of the trainee spaces on this sign-up. Please use each slot for ONE person only. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a9ae2ba2f58-february4

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10th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival
Feb
21
to Mar 28

10th Minnesota Cuban Film Festival

  • St. Anthony Main Theater (map)
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The Minnesota Cuba Committee is pleased to announce our tenth annual Minnesota Cuban Film Festival, presented in collaboration with the MSP Film Society and honoring the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and of ICAIC, the Cuban Film Institute.

The film line-up will be announced as we get closer to the festival opening. A discussion will follow each film and a closing night party is tentatively scheduled.

Underwriting sponsors to date: Victor's 1959 Cafe, Acentos, Inc. Supporters: Walter Tillow/Helen Kay M. Tillow, Community Partner, East Side Freedom Library

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Details here: http://www.minnesotacubacommittee.org/Donate

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Ten Strikes, One Evening: Discussion with Erik Loomis
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ten Strikes, One Evening: Discussion with Erik Loomis

The Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) are proud, honored, and ecstatic to invite you to an evening with Erik Loomis, labor historian and author of his latest book, “A History of America in Ten Strikes,” on Thursday, February 21 from 7 PM to 9 PM.

“A History of America in Ten Strikes” is a concise, insightful portrait of America through its labor movements and union organizing - the good, the bad, the racist - set against important political, social and cultural contexts at the time (ie. the general strikes by slaves during the Civil War). Because labor history is US history, Loomis not only weaves in dozens of other labor actions throughout the book, but also skillfully illustrates the issues that have plagued labor in US society. Loomis calls out the xenophobic, racist and sexist sentiments that have hindered the success of worker power, while also showcases the solidarity that has united labor movements in spite of it. Today, these lessons are invaluable to the preservation of grassroots organizing.

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Erik Loomis is Associate Professor of History at the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in the labor and environmental history of the United States, the history of capitalism and global trade regimes, and the American West. He is the author of Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe (The New Press, 2015). He is researching a book on the transformation of the Pacific Northwest over the past half-century, a book on the connections between the labor and environmental movements between the 1920s and 1960s, and a book on the global history of forests and the people who live, work, and play in them.

Hosts: Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America (TCDSA) & East Side Freedom Library (ESFL).

Co-Sponsored by SEIU, MAPE, & IBEW 292

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Criminalization of Poverty
Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

Criminalization of Poverty

During the 2019/2020 academic year, the Center for Justice and
Law will launch a year-long series on the Criminalization of Poverty
devoted to developing creative, concrete, and equitable policy
solutions. We invite you to this half-day event on February 22nd to
help us vision and plan the upcoming year.

AGENDA:
1:00 - 2:00: Keynote address
Peter Edelman, Georgetown Law School 

2:15 - 3:15: Criminalization of Poverty in Minnesota Panel Discussion

Arthur Knight, Deputy Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department
Fatima Moore, Director of Public Policy at MN Coalition for the Homeless
William Ward, Chief Public Defender of Minnesota

3:30 - 4:30: Reflection, discussion, and planning
(3 hours of continuing education credit)


Peter Edelman is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and
Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, where he
teaches constitutional law and poverty law, and is faculty director of
the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. On the faculty
since 1982, he has also served in all three branches of government.

In his recent book, Not a Crime to be Poor, Edelman explains that
through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws
and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public
urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of
prisons and jails for the mental hospitals that have traditionally
served the impoverished, in one of the richest countries on Earth we
have effectively made it a crime to be poor. Edelman, who famously
resigned from the administration of Bill Clinton over welfare "reform,"
connects the dots between these policies and others including
school discipline in poor communities, child support policies
affecting the poor, public housing ordinances, addiction treatment,
and the specter of public benefits fraud to paint a picture of a mean
spirited, retributive system that seals whole communities into
inescapable cycles of poverty.

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Feminist Friday: The Solidarity Question
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Feminist Friday: The Solidarity Question

Feminist Friday - The Solidarity Question: A Conversation Between Black and Indigenous Communities

This Feminist Friday features a conversation between two women interested in exploring the solidarity between Indigenous and Black communities. Stephanie Chrismon, Afrofuturist Innovations, LLC, and Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay, Native American Student Success Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin System, will explore the following question: Considering the unique relationship Indigenous and Black people have to colonization in the United States, why aren’t we in solidarity with one another?

In the process of answering this question, the similarities of Native boarding schools and plantation politics will be introduced. The conversation will focus specifically on the settler colonial project - a project which utilized plantations and boarding schools as mechanisms of control working to maintain White supremacy.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend, listen, and learn from our phenomenal speakers.

About Stephanie
Stephanie Chrismon was born and raised in Indiana. She is an Afrofuturist, writer and educator with over 15 years of experience as a higher education professional. She is also the founder and principal of Afrofuturist Innovations, LLC, a high-level, full-service social justice training and consulting company.

She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Stephanie was a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her writing has appeared in Water~Stone Review, MN Artists, The Root, Black Girl Nerds, and is included in the forthcoming anthology Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose and Pride. Her debut novel (under her pen name dc edwards), Bright City, was published in 2017. In December 2018, Stephanie was inducted into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (Sigma Beta Zeta Chapter).

Stephanie lives in St. Paul with her wife and their two weird cats.

About Sasānēhsaeh
Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay, PhD, an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation, grew up on the Menominee Indian Reservation of Wisconsin. Sasānēhsaeh attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree in Sociology and American Indian Studies and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Sasānēhsaeh is the first one in her immediate family to continue her studies in graduate school and received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Organizational Leadership Policy and Development with an emphasis in higher education. In addition to continuing her education, she has also worked in education for over 11 years both with college and high school students.

As an educator and scholar-activist, Sasānēhsaeh continues to work to transform educational spaces to honor and reflect Indigenous student and community experiences. She centers her community in all that she does and believes it is her responsibility to always work on behalf of them. The purpose of her scholarship is to challenge the narrative around the neutrality of education through a social historical lens, with a particular focus on the settler colonial project. Through an interdisciplinary approach, infusing Indigenous studies, sociology and education, her scholarship focuses on exploring and interrogating institutional policies, practices, and structures to draw ideological connections between the social colonial institutions of the past and the institution of education today. Her hope is that in identifying the old and new structures of colonialism, institutions can actively participate in their own decolonization, to begin to break or disrupt colonized systems in our everyday lives and establish a more equitable and accessible education institution.

About the space: Walter Library is wheelchair-accessible and has all gender restrooms.

To request a disability-related accommodation, contact the Women’s Center at women@umn.edu or 612-625-9837.

Campus map and parking information: http://campusmaps.umn.edu/walter-library


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Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative Regional Summit
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative Regional Summit

Are you ready to raise your voice and effect change on the issues that matter most to you? Please join All In Together for a Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative Regional Summit in St. Paul, MN. The Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative (GCLI) is a program that unites diverse communities of women for a day of nonpartisan advocacy and civic leadership training, with a special focus on reaching and equipping survivors of and those passionate about ending gender-based violence and harassment.

Breakfast will be provided, and free childcare and legal advising will be available. If you are in need of childcare please email Priya Elangovan at pelangovan@aitogether.org. Please note that space is limited, and registration is required to attend

Featured Speakers Include:
Angela Conley - Hennepin County Commissioner District 4
Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
Amy Koch, Former Senate Majority Leader, MN State Senate
Katie Kottenbrock, LGBTQIA+ and Gender Outreach Director, Office of Senator Tina Smith
Lauren Leader, Co-Founder & CEO, All In Together

During this program, you'll gain:
• A better understanding of how your government works
• Strategies to use your personal story to maximize your impact and determine your issue priorities
• Tools and tactics to become an effective advocate
• Informational and legal resources for survivors of gender-based violence, harassment, and discrimination and access to free legal advising
• Insight from local leaders on community-based solutions to address gender inequality and gender-based violence and harassment.

...all in a safe space with other women who also care deeply about achieving gender equality and ending gender-based violence and harassment.

A special thanks to our national partners:
Gretchen Carlson Gift of Courage
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Fairygodboss

A special thanks to our community partners:
Break the Silence Day
Centro Tyrone Guzman
Gender Justice
League of Women Voters Minnesota
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Muslim and Jewish Women of Minnesota
NCJW Minnesota
Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment
Tubman

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U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!

  • Hennepin & Lagoon Ave S. Minneapolis, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday, February 23: Coordinated day of local actions:

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
No Coup; No Sanctions
No U.S. War on Venezuela!

Saturday, February 23, 2019
1:00 pm - Gather at Hennepin & Lagoon Aves, Minneapolis. Be part of a visible anti-war presence, say no to U.S. intervention.

1:30 pm - Anti-war visibility at nearby busy corners.

2:00 pm - Closing rally.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 protests will be held in cities across the U.S. to speak out against U.S. intervention in Venezuela. The Trump Administration is attempting to orchestrate a coup in Venezuela, including threats of direct U.S. military intervention. Venezuela has one of the largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest gold reserves, as well as diamonds and other minerals, resources that could make it the next target in the endless series of U.S. wars, interventions and “regime change” operations. Join the February 23 protest to say NO to new wars and interventions.

Initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition

Endorsed by: (Initial list) Anti-War Committee, Every Church a Peace Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Haiti Justice Committee of Minnesota, Hands Off Honduras, Immigrant Movement for Justice, Mayday Books, Minnesota Caravan Solidarity / Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Minnesota War Tax Resistance, Party for Socialism and Liberation - Minneapolis, Progressive Coalition Minnesota, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Rise Up Times, Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society, Students for Revolutionary Socialism, Twin Cities Hands Off Venezuela, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers World Party – Twin Cities, Workers International League, Veterans for Peace (chapter 27).

For more information 612 827-5364 or 612 275-2720.

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Day of Remembrance: Losing and Reclaiming Home (Film and Panel)
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Day of Remembrance: Losing and Reclaiming Home (Film and Panel)

Every year, our Japanese American neighbors mark the anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, calling for the incarceration of Japanese Americans.

This year, the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League will screen the film, “Dave Tatsuno: Movies and Memories,” which discusses one man’s efforts to create home in camp despite the tragedy of loss. Excerpts from Tatsuno’s rare footage of the life created by incarcerees in his home movie “Topaz” are featured. After the film there will be a panel of survivors of who were confined in incarceration camps and descendants of survivors. They will also present artifacts and visual images from the camps. The panel will be moderated by University of Minnesota Professor and ESFL Board member, Yuichi Onishi.

Free and open to all
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

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MNxMN 2019: Beyond the Vote Conference
Feb
24
8:00 AM08:00

MNxMN 2019: Beyond the Vote Conference

Are you looking for a way to take action for a cause? Are you interested in learning how our government works? Do you want to understand how current legislation will affect your life and your community? Or do you just want to connect with others who share your issues and concerns?

Attend the MNxMN 2019: Beyond the Vote Conference and learn how you can make a difference.

No-cost child supervision will be available, contact us with questions at marketing@mnxmn.org

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Cross Country Ski to Protect Water w/ Bill McKibben
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Cross Country Ski to Protect Water w/ Bill McKibben

  • North Country Trail Access Itasca State Park (map)
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Sunday, February 24th, 10am-6pm
Itasca State Park

On Feb 24th, public is invited to participate in the growing citizens’ movement opposing the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Join Honor the Earth for the first ever ‘Ski the Line’ event, a 15-mile cross-country ski trip will begin at Itasca State Park and follow the proposed pipeline route. Featuring Winona LaDuke and Bill McKibben, author & co-founder of 350.org. Appropriate for all amateur skiers. To coordinating rides and an overnight stay near Lake Itasca on the 23rd, contact alina@mnipl.orgFacebook event here.

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The US Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela A Marxist Perspective
Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

The US Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela A Marxist Perspective

The US Orchestrated Coup in Venezuela: A Marxist Perspective

Sunday, February 24th, 1:30 pm @ May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave. South Minneapolis

Come hear Fight Back News’ main Venezuela correspondent, Sean Orr, talk about the history of US intervention in Venezuela and the current effort by the US to oust democratically elected President Maduro. Sean Orr is a trade unionist and member of FRSO.

Organized by the Twin Cities Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
FFI: frsotc@gmail.com

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Electing More Women, with Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan
Feb
24
3:30 PM15:30

Electing More Women, with Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan

  • The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts (map)
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Please join us for an important conversation and reception with Vote Run Lead and FairVote Minnesota to discuss the historic rise of women in office in 2018, and how electoral reforms like Ranked Choice Voting can help advance even more women into elective office. Program will include a panel discussion with VoteRunLead alumnae and women winning under RCV in Minnesota.

Suggested donation $25 Young Professionals
$50 Guest - $250 Host - $1,000 Sponsor

Sponsors: Penny George and Karla Ekdahl
Hosts: Ellen T Brown and Peter Brown, Terri Bonoff, Anne Edmée Carayon & Dan Pennie, Gail Dorfman, Anne Gandrud, Catherine Gray, Pakou Hang, Lorrie Janatopoulos, Pat Libbey, Jeanne Massey, Anne Mavity, Kristen McMullen, M Kathleen Murphy, Kim Nelson, Fern Peterson, Joanne Provo, Molly Rice, Norah Shapiro, Lana Slavitt, Robin Taylor Hartwell, Sarah Catherine Walker

Our special guest, Erin Vilardi is the CEO and founder of VoteRunLead, a national organization with deep roots in Minnesota that has trained over 30,000 women to run for office. This year VoteRunLead saw many alumni win office here in Minnesota and across the nation including Congresswoman Ilhan Omar; State Representatives Aisha Gomez, Hodan Hassan, Kaohly Her, Ginny Klevorn and Kristen Bahner; Rochester Mayor Kim Norton; and Hennepin County Commissioners Angela Conley and Irene Fernando, to name a few.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW: fairvotemn.org/rsvp

FairVote MN Foundation and VoteRunLead are nonprofit nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organizations. Gifts made will be directed to Minnesota educational programs. Your gift will be shared equally between the two unless otherwise specified.

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Don't Take Away My Care: Fight Back Against Trump's Gag Rule
Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

Don't Take Away My Care: Fight Back Against Trump's Gag Rule

DON’T TAKE AWAY MY CARE: FIGHT BACK AGAINST TRUMP’S GAG RULE
Monday, February 25 2019
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
RSVP→ http://bit.ly/fightbackmn

Trump’s new gag rule is disastrous policy that will disproportionately impact communities of color, making existing barriers to health care for people of color even worse. It “gags” doctors and prevents them from telling patients about all of their options, including abortion. It also threatens to block access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic care at Planned Parenthood.

Join Born After Roe, the next generation of Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters, as we discuss the impact of the Trump-Pence administration’s Title X gag rule in Minnesota and outline all the ways you can take action to raise your voice against this dangerous rule.

The event will include a panel with policy experts, patients impacted by the Title X gag rule, and elected officials working to protect access to reproductive health care here in Minnesota. Our panelists will discuss what the gag rule means for Minnesotans and go over tangible steps you can take to fight back, right here and right now.

RSVP to help us plan for adequate space and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Swag → http://bit.ly/fightbackmn

Beverages will be available for purchase. The event is free to attend and open to Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters – feel free to bring friends!

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Imagining Real Democracy Discussion
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Imagining Real Democracy Discussion


Imagining Real Democracy discussion series, at West 7th Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th street in St. Paul.

6-6:30 social gathering (get food from the market and gather in the meeting room)
6:30-8:30 program and discussion

The Saint Paul Area affiliate is beginning a discussion series this month. The topics for the next five months are: Other Constitutions & Imagining Another (video), Net Neutrality & Democracy, We the People 2.0 (video), Capitalism & Democracy, and Divided We Fall (video).

Pre-register at saintpaul@movetomaned.org to receive readings in advance of the discussion. Type “Imagining Democracy” in the subject line. This is not necessary but will be helpful for your participation.

February 25 - Net Neutrality & Democracy (articles)  “No American can be a fully-functioning citizen, nor can our country be a fully-functioning democracy, with an Internet where both access and content are controlled by gatekeepers more interested in the bottom line than in helping create opportunity for the rest of us.” - Michael Copps,”Net Neutrality is a Civil Rights Issue.”

Contact: Becky at saintpaul@movetoamend.org

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Party at the People's House: Day of Action
Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

Party at the People's House: Day of Action

  • 175 Aurora Avenue St Paul, MN 55103-2356, United States (map)
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Our Party at the People's House isn't your typical lobby day. Sure, we'll be training on legislative visits, building relationships with elected officials, and meeting with legislators to talk about the policies that affect our daily lives. But we'll be doing more than that. We'll be taking up space, sharing our stories, and demonstrating what joyful, courageous, and powerful action looks like. Share your collective vision for health care for all, paid time to care, and criminal justice reform—and the real stories that ground you in these fights.

Sign-up and we will follow-up with participants in the coming weeks with details, including schedule and location. Lunch will be provided.

We’re fighting for this people-centered agenda:

-MinnesotaCare Buy-In. The pathway to simple, affordable, universal health care is through public health insurance, not the failing private market. Minnesota should allow any individual or small business to buy into MinnesotaCare.
-Paid Family Leave & Earned Sick and Safe Time. No worker should have to choose between caring for themselves or a loved one and a paycheck.
-Freedom from Sexual Harassment. It’s time to end the culture of sexual harassment in the work place. We call on legislators to pass bipartisan legislation that removes the words “severe and pervasive” from the state’s definition of sexual harassment.
-Restore the Vote. It’s time to end Jim Crow-era voting laws in Minnesota. This session, we can join 14 other states that have restored voting rights to people with criminal backgrounds living and working in the community. We call on legislators to pass bipartisan legislation and restore voting rights to over 50,000 community members.
-Climate Justice. TakeAction Minnesota is proud to be part of the 100% Campaign fighting for a clean, equitable energy future for all of us.

We also support long-term care, child care, protections against elder abuse, drivers licenses for all, investments in education, gun violence prevention and more.

Schedule of the Day:
11am-1pm: Lunch, Community Building and Training
Meet at the AFL-CIO,175 Aurora Ave across the street from the Capitol, near Sears and parking lot AA.
1pm-3pm: Legislative Visits
All participants will be trained to have a powerful meeting with their legislator and district teams will be supported by a Lobby Coach.
3pm-4pm: Celebration of Our Values
It's a party, right? We're going to take up space in the Capitol, proudly sharing our values as members of the House of Representatives enter into session. More details to come.
4pm-7:30pm: After party at Dual Citizen Brewery
Get to know TakeAction Minnesota members and staff at this all ages event!

Contact Sabrina Mauritz at sabrina@takeactionminnesota.org for more information about accessibility and other concerns.

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St. Paul Principles Community Gathering Breakfast
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

St. Paul Principles Community Gathering Breakfast

We are calling together any and all groups, organizations, people, or entities that have a vested interest in stopping all forms of racist resource colonialism and their capitalist colonial industries and affiliates, including but not limited to: oil pipelines, mines, human trafficking, and the commerce that makes these things possible.

While we all want to protect water, land, and air, we must also work to protect our intricate social webs, utilize good security culture, & promote solidarity between the same or similar struggles. We want to have productive conversations around community codes of conduct and social support networks that maintain SOLIDARITY with a diversity of different groups that employ a diversity of different tactics & methods to accomplish the same means.

*We want to build communities & community organizing/ "activism" based on a foundation of consent, trust, solidarity, & revolutionary principles.

*Consequently together we want to make unacceptable Bad-jacketing, snitching, unpredictable emotional erruptions on social media, throwing people under the bus, disrespect of persynal privacy, organizational domination. Our collective enemies will only use these things to dismantle and destroy our movements for positive change.

*We are stronger together than we are divided, but also want to collectively decide together that we do NOT all have to be doing the SAME things to be supportive of each other, & we embrace organizational harmony in this way.

*We also hope to decide together to work to solve conflict & issues within & between our various groups on our own collective terms exclusive to law enforcement. Additionally, it is important that we are comfortable in uncomfortable settings in the sense that we must learn from eachother and grow together.

*We wish to add to the new version of the St. Paul Principles that people be willing to accept as well as acknowledge white privilege, institutional racism, indigenous genocide and relocation, assimilation, removal, and that we are ALL operating on ancestral indigenous lands of the Ojibwe and Dakota, as well as how all of these factors inform everyone's actions, opportunities, and decisions, and to support a community restorative justice framework that takes all of this into account.

We hope to see a diversity of groups and individuals there, and invite all who hold stake in any of these things to attend.

unedited St. Paul Principles:

1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the
plans of other groups.
2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of
time or space.
3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any
public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
4. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance,
infiltration, disruption and violence. we agree not to assist law enforcement
actions against activists and others.

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Peace Forum: Report from Dublin
Mar
3
1:15 PM13:15

Peace Forum: Report from Dublin

WAMM members Sue Ann Martinson and Carol Walker will present a report back from the First National Conference Against NATO at the Green Party Peace Forum at the Rondo Library in St. Paul on Sunday, March 3 at 1:15 pm

The international forum was held in Dublin, Ireland in November 2018 and called for the closing of 1,000 NATO bases around the world and spending the saved money on human needs.

Ronda Library is at 461 Dale Street North in St. Paul

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March Welcome Event
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

March Welcome Event

  • 4407 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406-2339, United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come check out our new space, enjoy delicious food, and connect with staff members and volunteers alike, all while learning how MN350 is building a movement towards a just clean-energy future. This event is perfect for both new and existing members to get a better sense of what MN350 is, the campaigns we are currently working on, and how you can become involved! Expect to hear from teams representatives of the Policy Action Team, Pipeline Resistance Team, Solutions Team, Education & Community Outreach Team, and more!
This event is free and open to all.

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SAVE the DATE: Restore the Vote Rally
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

SAVE the DATE: Restore the Vote Rally

Restore the Vote Coalition is hosting a Rally For Voting Right! Come and hear from your public officials and organizational leaders. This is a grass-roots movement that involves Minnesotans who do not have the civil right to vote. The Minnesota state constitution bans people from voting despite the 1965 Voting Rights Act. We must hold our government accountable and demand for voting rights that includes everyone. This rallly is in collaboration with over 50 organizations that believe in democracy reform and criminal justice reform are stronger together.

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Cuban Women in Revolution - Cubanas Mujeres en Revolución
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Cuban Women in Revolution - Cubanas Mujeres en Revolución

Third of six films, each Thursday through March 28
Complete schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/380050096089872/

2018, 84 min, Cuba,/Argentina, documentary, subtitled
Trailer: https://youtu.be/zOEuXRdg8Os

This new film gathers stories of women of different ages and professions showing their achievements in the struggle to contribute to the Cuban Revolution from the perspective of gender equality and respect for women. The documentary has a wide range of interviews, including a grandmother in Santiago, a scientist, a doctor who has worked in humanitarian missions abroad, a student leader, and an artist. The research was conducted over a fifteen year period and demonstrates the key role that women have played in Cuba's development.
Presented by the Minnesota Cuba Committee, MSP Film Society and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAICi).

A discussion at Pracna on Main will follow.

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ERAMN International Women's Day Rally at the Capitol
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

ERAMN International Women's Day Rally at the Capitol

Join us in the Capitol Rotunda for our annual ERA Day Rally!

We'll provide the tools to lobby your legislator about what the #ERA means to you & why we need it NOW!

Wear GREEN to show our commitment to the ERA!

#IWD2019 #ERAYes #RatifyERA #WeAreERA #SheIsEqual #mnleg #ERAMN #ERANow #ConstitutionalEquality #DeedsNotWords #IntersectionalFeminism #TimeIsNow #MeToo #TimesUp

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Ed Owens People's Movement Assembly
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Ed Owens People's Movement Assembly

Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly

March 9, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Metropolitan State University ~ The Great Hall

Join us for a People’s Movement Assembly. Hosted by Minneapolis NAACP, Restore the Vote, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and the Just Solar Coalition. Speakers, storytellers, artists and musicians will help us understand the structures of oppression that divide us and then we’ll come together to explore a variety of solutions. This will be an opportunity for people from different social justice networks to meet each other and to honor the work of Ed Owens to fight mass incarceration, promote climate justice reparations and restore the vote to disenfranchised communities.

10:00 Registration and Mix and Mingle with tabling

11:00 - 12:30 Plenary

-- raj ~ Roots of Systemic Racism
-- Anika Bowie ~ Restore the Vote
-- Bob Blake ~ Just Solar
-- Music and More

12:45 pm Great Hall – Lunch - Table Talk

1:45- 3:30 People's Movement Assembly Break Out Rooms

3:30 - 4:30 Great Hall – Wrap up with next steps

Topics/Key Questions:
*How do we elevate the voices of those who have been disenfranchised by economic, political and criminal justice systems?

*What are the connections between criminal justice and just solar?

*How do we decolonize the systems that we have today in a way that will lead to the restoration of land and voices?

*How can communities change the story of the
doctrine of discovery in order to restore voice and power for all?

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Ed Owens People's Movement Assembly
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Ed Owens People's Movement Assembly

Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly

March 9, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Metropolitan State University ~ The Great Hall

Join us for a People’s Movement Assembly. Hosted by Minneapolis NAACP, Restore the Vote, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and the Just Solar Coalition. Speakers, storytellers, artists and musicians will help us understand the structures of oppression that divide us and then we’ll come together to explore a variety of solutions. This will be an opportunity for people from different social justice networks to meet each other and to honor the work of Ed Owens to fight mass incarceration, promote climate justice reparations and restore the vote to disenfranchised communities.

10:00 Registration and Mix and Mingle with tabling

11:00 - 12:30 Plenary

-- Randy Gresczyk ~ Bois Forte Tribal Member
-- raj ~ Roots of Systemic Racism
-- Anika Bowie ~ Restore the Vote
-- Bob Blake ~ Solar Bear
-- Louis Alemayehu ~ Elder Storyteller
-- Music and More

12:45 pm Great Hall – Lunch - Table Talk

1:45- 3:30 People's Movement Assembly Break Out Rooms

3:30 - 4:30 Great Hall – Wrap up with next steps

Topics/Key Questions:

*How do we elevate the voices of those who have been disenfranchised by economic, political and criminal justice systems?

*What are the connections between criminal justice and just solar?

*How do we decolonize the systems that we have today in a way that will lead to the restoration of land and voices?

*How can communities change the story of the
doctrine of discovery in order to restore voice and power for all?Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly

Joined by:
*Ed Owen's Daughter, McKenzie Owens
*Representative Raymond Dehn
*Representative Carlos Mariana

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1,000 Who CAIR
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

1,000 Who CAIR

  • The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10,000 Who CAIR builds upon the momentum of March 2017’s 1,000 Who CAIR event; we’d like to capture the same enthusiasm and spirit of what ignited in 2017 and keep up the good work that’s being done in our community to fight Islamophobia wherever it exists.

This event will feature civil rights speakers, politicians, performance artists and dancers who will inspire Muslims and non-Muslims alike to stand up for civil rights and against Islamophobia. The event is meant to educate the audience as to the current state of affairs for Minnesota Muslims.

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International Women's Day Rally: Women Stand Up & Fight Back!
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

International Women's Day Rally: Women Stand Up & Fight Back!

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Women Stand Up & Fight Back! 
International Women’s Day Rally

For over 100 years, International Women’s Day, March 8th, has celebrated the struggle for women’s liberation. Join us the day after International Women’s Day and take to the streets in Minneapolis to speak out against the oppression and exploitation of women and non-binary people today.

We live under economic system that is organized around exploitation, and a political system that is ruled by the rich. Cuts to entitlement programs, attacks on public sector unions, and threats to public education hit women hardest, especially women of color. Politicians – from Trump and Pence, to many state legislatures – are pushing to enact laws that pose a real danger to our rights, our reproductive freedom and our lives. Working women of all nationalities are leading the movements to defend the public sector, Unions, and reproductive freedom, and more.

The fight against sexual assault and harassment is reaching new heights, as every day brings news of more women breaking their silence and naming their attackers, bringing down powerful men from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. While some try to hold back progress, we need to seize this moment, and take the fight to every workplace, every school, everywhere that working and oppressed women are.

International Women’s Day was established by women who sought to overthrow the system of exploitation and inequality. This is our same fight today.

Sponsored by Freedom Road - Twin Cities
Endorsed by: 

To endorse this event email frsotc@gmail.com
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¡Las mujeres se ponen de pie y luchan!
Protesta del Día Internacional de la Mujer

Durante más de 100 años, el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el 8 de marzo, ha celebrado la lucha por la liberación de las mujeres. Únete al día despues del Día Internacional de la Mujer y salga a las calles en Minneapolis para manifestarse en contra de la opresión y la explotación de las mujeres y las personas no binarias de hoy.

Vivimos bajo un sistema económico que se organiza en torno a la explotación y un sistema político que está gobernado por los ricos. Los recortes a los programas de derecho, los ataques a los sindicatos del sector público y las amenazas a la educación pública afectan más a las mujeres, especialmente a las mujeres de color. Los políticos, desde Trump y Pence, hasta muchas legislaturas estatales, están presionando para promulgar leyes que representen un peligro real para nuestros derechos, nuestra libertad reproductiva y nuestras vidas. Las mujeres trabajadoras de todas las nacionalidades están liderando los movimientos para defender el sector público, las Uniones y la libertad reproductiva, y más.

La lucha contra el asalto sexual y el acoso está alcanzando nuevas alturas, ya que cada día trae noticias de más mujeres rompiendo su silencio y nombrando a sus atacantes, derribando a hombres poderosos desde Hollywood hasta el Capitolio. Si bien algunos tratan de frenar el progreso, debemos aprovechar este momento y llevar la lucha a todos los lugares de trabajo, a todas las escuelas, a todas partes donde estén las mujeres trabajadoras y oprimidas.

El Día Internacional de la Mujer fue establecido por mujeres que buscaban derrocar el sistema de explotación y desigualdad. Esta es nuestra misma pelea hoy.

Patrocinado por Freedom Road - Twin Cities

Para respaldar este evento, envíe un correo electrónico a frsotc@gmail.com

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International Women's Day Rally: Women Stand Up & Fight Back!
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

International Women's Day Rally: Women Stand Up & Fight Back!

(Español abajo)

Women Stand Up & Fight Back!
International Women’s Day Rally

Women are at the forefront of fighting Trump's agenda. Join with
us to stand in solidarity and continue the fight:
* Teachers strikes across the country
* Equal Pay for Equal Work, including Paid Family Leave
* Smashing rape culture and #MeToo
* Native sovereignty struggles - stop the pipelines
* Trans liberation & equality
* Black Lives Matter and #SayHerName
* Legalization for all - stop caging our children!


Sponsored by Freedom Road - Twin Cities
Endorsed by: Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Anti War Committee, Welfare Rights Committee, Native Lives Matter, Woman Against Military Madness, MN Women's March

To endorse this event email frsotc@gmail.com
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¡Las mujeres se ponen de pie y luchan!
Protesta del Día Internacional de la Mujer



Patrocinado por Freedom Road - Twin Cities
Avalado por: Comité de Acción de Inmigrantes de Minnesota, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Anti War Committee, Welfare Rights Commitee, Native Lives Matter, Woman Against Military Madness

Para respaldar este evento, envíe un correo electrónico a frsotc@gmail.com

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Clean Energy & Climate Action Day at the Capitol
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Clean Energy & Climate Action Day at the Capitol

  • Minnesota Environmental Partnership (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your voice is critical!!! And the time for action is now – at the Capitol and back home.

Our future isn’t something to fear. It can be beautiful!

Join students, neighbors, families, people of faith – we need everyone, including you!

Engage in opportunities throughout the day to learn, share, meet with legislators and let them know you want action on clean energy and climate change now. Participate in action stations, inter-faith worship, and a rally in the Capitol Rotunda to share your voice.

Gather resources and find allies who will help you amplify your efforts at the capitol and in your community.

Christ Lutheran Church (across the street from the Minnesota State Capitol) will be our home base.

Learn more and register at: http://bit.ly/MNEnergyDay

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Mother Courage and Her Children
Mar
15
to Mar 31

Mother Courage and Her Children

Pangea World Theater’s take on Brecht’s classic, Mother Courage, is a scathing critique of profiteering through war and misfortune. As relevant today as when it was written, Mother Courage follows a woman determined to make her living from war at any cost. Over the course of the play, she loses all three of her children to the very war from which she tried to profit.
Our production of Mother Courage features a diverse ensemble, and presents a fresh perspective on this traditionally Euro-centric piece. Exposing the oft unrecognized impacts of war on women, LGBTQ2A+, and indigenous, black and brown bodies, we uplift these voices, and empower artists to connect to their own truth in this historical text.

Lab Theater

700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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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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Imagining Real Democracy Discussion
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Imagining Real Democracy Discussion


Imagining Real Democracy discussion series, at West 7th Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th street in St. Paul.

6-6:30 social gathering (get food from the market and gather in the meeting room)
6:30-8:30 program and discussion

The Saint Paul Area affiliate is beginning a discussion series this month. The topics for the next five months are: Other Constitutions & Imagining Another (video), Net Neutrality & Democracy, We the People 2.0 (video), Capitalism & Democracy, and Divided We Fall (video).

Pre-register at saintpaul@movetomaned.org to receive readings in advance of the discussion. Type “Imagining Democracy” in the subject line. This is not necessary but will be helpful for your participation.

March 25 - We the People 2.0 (video) The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people.

Contact: Becky at saintpaul@movetoamend.org

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Challenging Islamophobia Conference
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

Challenging Islamophobia Conference

Explore the history of Islamophobia and how the impact effects society. Examine public policies, the Islamophobia Industry, the demographic effects and more in our Break out sessions. This conference will inform and equip you to challenge Islamophobia in your own lives and work settings. Attached you will find last year’s program that includes details of the program and few links to last year’s keynote presentations.

This year’s Invited speakers include but are not limited to: Khaled A. Beydoun will be a Keynote Speaker. Dr Hatem Bazian, founder of the Center for the Study and Documentation of Islamophobia; Dr Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College; Khaled Beydoun; Adam Saltani; Maytha Alhassen; and nationally recognized experts on Islamophobia, and local elected officials including Gov. Waltz, Senator Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar and others.

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Pleasure Activism: adrienne maree brown
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Pleasure Activism: adrienne maree brown

  • First Universalist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come hear adrienne maree brown—social justice facilitator, healer, doula, and author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the forthcoming Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good.
Public talk; book signing to follow.
This FREE event is open to all and centers Indigenous Peoples and People of Color.
Presented by Don’t You Feel It Too?, Voices for Racial Justice, and Million Artist Movement.

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Book Club for Northfielders Justice for Palestine
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club for Northfielders Justice for Palestine

  • St. John's Lutheran Church - Northfield, MN (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Northfielders Justice for Palestine Book Club will hold its final meeting on the book “It’s Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir” by Dr. Emma Williams. at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., in Northfield.

A first-hand account of life by a doctor and mother during the Second Intifada (“uprising”) the book is Dr. Emma Williams’ story of living in Jerusalem during turmoil that arose between Israelis and Palestinians in the summer of 2000. 

No prior knowledge of the subject or of the broader issues surrounding Palestine/Israel is necessary, nor is attendance at previous sessions. Anyone willing to learn, listen and discuss the issue is welcome, including those who have not read the book. Attendance is free but participants are responsible for providing their own book if desired. Contact Darlene Hand at 507-645-5078 for information about the book group.

Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel is an ecumenical group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocate for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. For more information about NJP, visit the website at www.njpmn.org or write to info@njpmn.org.

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DAWNLAND Screening 1
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

DAWNLAND Screening 1

  • University Of Minnesota St Paul Student Center Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for one of two free screenings of DAWNLAND! A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children, by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip.

For over 100 years, the United States government has systematically removed American Indian children from their homes and communities to be raised by white families. Recently, the first government-sanctioned child welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed in Maine. DAWNLAND documents Maine’s TRC journey, as it begins to address the devastating impact child welfare practices have had on the Wabanaki Confederacy, and searches for justice and healing. See dawnland.org for more information.

Sandy Whitehawk (Sicangu Lakota) will facilitate a discussion following the film. Sandy played an integral part of the TRC work in Maine and continues to support reconciliation efforts around the country, including Minnesota.

Screenings will take place April 8th 5-8pm and April 13th 11:30am-2:30pm. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

REGISTER FOR TICKETS AT: z.umn.edu/dawnland-tickets

Accessibility: A full transcript will be displayed on the screen during the screening. The theater is wheelchair accessible, elevators on-site, and disability parking spots available on Buford Avenue.

Both screenings are sponsored by the Circle of Indigenous Nations, College of Education and Human Development, School of Social Work, and CASCW.

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Water Action Day 2019
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Water Action Day 2019

Join us for the Third Annual Water Action Day, Minnesota's day to let our lawmakers know we care about our water!

This event will include a free breakfast followed by briefings from experts on policy goals and trainings on how to influence your legislators.

Throughout the day, participants can attend group meetings with their legislators, participate in a youth summit, attend important hearings on our bills, and join in the #ProtectOurWater rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

Come for all or part of the day! The event is free, but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnesota-water-action-day-2019-registration-53370417355

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ACLU Lobby Day
Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

ACLU Lobby Day

Frustrated with how our rights are being chipped away at every day? Join the ACLU of Minnesota to rally for our civil liberties and make sure lawmakers understand how important it is to safeguard and advance our rights!

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Imagining Real Democracy Discussion
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Imagining Real Democracy Discussion


Imagining Real Democracy discussion series, at West 7th Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th street in St. Paul.

6-6:30 social gathering (get food from the market and gather in the meeting room)
6:30-8:30 program and discussion

The Saint Paul Area affiliate is beginning a discussion series this month. The topics for the next five months are: Other Constitutions & Imagining Another (video), Net Neutrality & Democracy, We the People 2.0 (video), Capitalism & Democracy, and Divided We Fall (video).

Pre-register at saintpaul@movetomaned.org to receive readings in advance of the discussion. Type “Imagining Democracy” in the subject line. This is not necessary but will be helpful for your participation.

April 22 - Capitalism & Democracy (articles)  Is the practice of capitalism the same as democracy in action? If not, is one necessary for the other to thrive? And where does “free enterprise” come into the equation? These questions are important to understanding why our government is the way it is--rather than the way it could be.

Contact: Becky at saintpaul@movetoamend.org

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May 1 March in Minneapolis | Marcha 1 de mayo en Minneapolis
May
1
3:30 PM15:30

May 1 March in Minneapolis | Marcha 1 de mayo en Minneapolis

  • Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

(Español abajo)

MARCH ON MAY 1ST!
Minneapolis International Workers Day march for immigrant & workers rights

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
3:30 PM
Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Join us in the streets for this year's International Workers Day march for immigrant & workers rights.

TO ENDORSE, MESSAGE US OR EMAIL MIRACMN@GMAIL.COM

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MARCHA EL 1RO DE MAYO
Marcha en Minneapolis por el día internacional de lxs trabajadores para los derechos de lxs inmigrantes y trabajadores

1 DE MAYO 2019
3:30 PM
Calle Lake y Avenida Nicollet, Minneapolis

Aparta la fecha para salir a la calle para la marcha este año por los derechos de los inmigrantes y lxs trabajadores en el Día Internacional de lxs Trabajadores.

PARA ENDOSAR, MANDANOS UN MENSAJE O UN CORREO A MIRACMN@GMAIL.COM

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Imagining Real Democracy Discussion
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Imagining Real Democracy Discussion


Imagining Real Democracy discussion series, at West 7th Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th street in St. Paul.

6-6:30 social gathering (get food from the market and gather in the meeting room)
6:30-8:30 program and discussion

The Saint Paul Area affiliate is beginning a discussion series this month. The topics for the next five months are: Other Constitutions & Imagining Another (video), Net Neutrality & Democracy, We the People 2.0 (video), Capitalism & Democracy, and Divided We Fall (video).

Pre-register at saintpaul@movetomaned.org to receive readings in advance of the discussion. Type “Imagining Democracy” in the subject line. This is not necessary but will be helpful for your participation.

May 20 - Divided We Fall (video) (3rdMon) “Nonviolent mass insurgencies are rare, spontaneous, and unpredictable creatures. The trick is, how to make the most of one when it emerges? The 2011 Wisconsin Uprising was one such beautiful creature, a largely organic movement that united tens of thousands of people in a weeks-long public protest.”   Writer/director Katherine Acosta, Twelfth House Films.

Contact: Becky at saintpaul@movetoamend.org

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Tour of "Birds Sing Differently Here"
Jul
1
6:00 PM18:00

Tour of "Birds Sing Differently Here"

“Birds Sing Differently Here” was the first theater project of IARP’s “Iraqi Voices Program”, a collaborative art lab that gives Iraqi immigrants and refugees in Minnesota an artistic platform to share their stories.  Based on the true stories of 12 local Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants, the play and its powerful narratives of home, loss, and new opportunity, was performed to sold-out audiences at Dreamland Arts and the Guthrie Theater last year.  

Due to popular demand, we will be bringing the play to three new locations in Minnesota in summer 2019.  Please check back for details!

Sponsored by the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project

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Freedom to Drive! MN Driver's licenses for all!
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

Freedom to Drive! MN Driver's licenses for all!

*Español Abajo*

Join the Freedom to Drive MN Campaign as we kick off the House Bill introduction with Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler and other supporters statewide!

The Freedom to Drive MN campaign is committed to passing a state law allowing all Minnesotans, regardless of immigration status, to obtain drivers’ licenses.

Freedom to Drive Minnesota coalition is a statewide coalition of non-profit organizations, unions, immigrants’ rights advocates, community-based groups and collectives, faith-based organizations, workers’ rights advocates and businesses led by the Multiracial Coalition on Immigration.

Freedom to Drive Minnesota's Press Conference
February 21, 2019
11:00 A.M.
MN State Capitol Press Room, B971
https://fmd-inquiry.state.mn.us/booking/spaces/press-conference-room-b971


Unase a Manejando en Libertad MN durante la conferencia de prensa que da inicio a la introduccion de la propuesta de ley con el Lider de la Mayoria, Representante Ryan Winkler.

Manejando en Libertad MN es una coalicion estatal de organizaciones sin fines de lucro, sindicatos, organizaciones de servicio, organizaciones legales, grupos comunitarios, colectivos organizaciones de fe, organizaciones de trabajadores y negocios lidereados por la Coalicion Multiracial de Inmigracion.

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The Radical History of the Black Freedom Movement
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Radical History of the Black Freedom Movement

  • University Of Minnesota- Blegen Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Blegen Hall, Room 10
University of Minnesota, West Bank
269 19th Ave S, Minneapolis

Join us for a discussion with Frank Chapman on the historic fight of Black people for self-determination, and the unbreakable ties between the struggles for Black liberation and socialism.

Frank Chapman is a veteran of the Black Liberation Movement. He was a victim of wrongful imprisonment as a young man, and then, like Malcom X, George Jackson and others, became politicized in prison. His release was won through a political struggle led by Angela Davis and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR). From 1981 through 1989, Frank was the executive director of the NAARPR, and currently leads the capaign of the Chicago Alliance to win an elected, civilian police accountability council. Frank is a leading member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) and author of the forthcoming book "A Marxist-Leninist Perspective on the Struggle for Socialism and Black Liberation."

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Minnesota Women's Consortium Annual Meeting & Community Report
Feb
20
3:30 PM15:30

Minnesota Women's Consortium Annual Meeting & Community Report

  • Hallie Q Brown Community Center Inc (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MN Women's Consortium recently completed a strategic re-evaluation process and is eager to share the outcomes with our community. Join us before the Community Report Session to meet MWC member groups as they conduct MWC business including the finance and governance.

3:15 - 3:30 Doors open
3:30 - 4:30 MWC Annual Meeting
4:30 - 4:45 Break
4:45 - 5:45 Community Report Sessions
5:45 Adjourn

Free to attend but pre-registration is highly encouraged.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mwc-annual-meeting-and-community-report-tickets-55258408387?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Next Step For Minnesota ERA Bill HF13!
Feb
20
9:45 AM09:45

Next Step For Minnesota ERA Bill HF13!

  • Minnesota State Office Building (SOB) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Minnesota ERA bill HF13 (Rep. Kunesh-Podein) is making its way through the House and will have its next hearing in the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law committee - join us in white or green to show your support!

If you can't make it in person, find out if one of your representatives is on this committee and contact them urging them to support the ERA!

https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/members/91028

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Youth Climate Justice Summit
Feb
20
8:30 AM08:30

Youth Climate Justice Summit

Join youth passionate about climate change action for a day at the Capitol!

The Youth Climate Justice Summit is a chance for youth to experience first-hand how to participate in government. Meet with MN Legislators that represent your district to talk with them about why we care about climate change and social justice. It is also a chance for youth from across Minnesota to meet each other and discuss how to make change in our communities.

Register below so we can set up a meeting time with the legislator that represents you!

https://www.climategen.org/events/youth-climate-justice-summit-2019/

Students can learn about the youth-led Minnesota Can't Wait movement and become a part of climate leadership in Minnesota! The majority of youth who attend are in high school, although middle schoolers and college students are invited as well.

#MNGreenNewDeal #MNCantWait

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Community Control of Police means All Power to the People!
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Community Control of Police means All Power to the People!

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church ELCA - North Minneapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The movement in Chicago is showing the whole country how to fight back against police tyranny. Minneapolis is just getting started. What can we learn from Chicago's experience? How do we ensure that MPAC (Minneapolis Police Accountability Council) isn't just another do-nothing City board to rubber stamp police abuse? Why are cops and politicians afraid of civilian control of the police that patrol our communities? What will it take for us to win?

Guest speaker, Frank Chapman is pictured above with Angela Davis. Chapman was a victim of wrongful imprisonment as a young man, and his release was won through political struggle led by Angela Davis and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Politically active since then, he now leads the campaign to win an elected, all-civilian accountability council in Chicago.

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The Labor Movement and the Fight for $15
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Labor Movement and the Fight for $15

In the past three years, movements from Seattle to Washington, D.C., have fought to raise the local minimum wage to $15 an hour. In the past year, activists' pressure led the city governments of Minneapolis and St. Paul to put in place a process to raise the local minimum wage to $15 over a period of years. There is a campaign on-going at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

What role has the labor movement played in these grassroots campaigns? What lessons have been learned in these campaigns which could help the labor movement to revitalize itself? How are they all connected?

Please join a panel of activists who will share their experiences and engage these questions and each other.

ESFL's monthly program on "Labor and Social Movements" is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Labor Education Service.

Free and open to all
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

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