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Author visit: "A Threat of the First Magnitude"
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Author visit: "A Threat of the First Magnitude"

Come hear author Aaron J. Leonard talk about his new book, "A Threat of the First Magnitude" at Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave in Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm.

The untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist Party, USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labeled threats to the internal security of the United States.

A Threat of the First Magnitude tells the story of the FBI’s fake Maoist organization and the informants they used to penetrate the highest levels of the Communist Party USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labelled threats to the internal security of the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.

Presentation and signing with Aaron J. Leonard.

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July Clinic Escort Training
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

July Clinic Escort Training

Train to be a clinic escort by meeting at the Naral Pro-Choice Of Minnesota Office at 2300 Myrtle Ave in St. Paul, on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

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 clinics – and we're inviting you to become one of them.
Join us on July19th 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.

Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Snacks will be provided, because we're just good like that.

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Catalyst: Politics and Culture
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Catalyst: Politics and Culture

Catalyst: Politics and Culture is a one hour public affairs program hosted by local writer Lydia Howell explores local culture, art, and activism with interviews and special features. She won the PREMACK AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM for her investigative reporting on homelessness in (the now defunct) PULSE Newspaper. Lydia is a long time denizen of KFAI who also writes for various community newspapers and online publications

Tune in Fridays at 90.3 Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul or listen to episodes online at Catalyst Politics and Culture.

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1,000 Who CAIR
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

1,000 Who CAIR

  • The O'Shaugnessy at St. Catherine's (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Event will take place at The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (2004 Randolph) in St. Paul on Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 4 pm. Tickets availabe here 

Please join us as we continue to build upon the success of 1,000 Who CAIR, a rallying cry for the important work of fighting Islamophobia and protecting civil rights in Minnesota and beyond.

Come prepared to Stand Up and Act. This is not your typical sit-down lecture. Speakers for 2018’s event include Zahra Billoo, civil rights attorney and the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, the oldest chapter of CAIR.

Many more speakers and entertainers to be added to the program very soon.

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Pax Salon
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Pax Salon

An open discussion group for people who want to meet regularly to engage in conversation that meets most Tuesdays. They are held at Mississippi Market Food Coop, 740 East 7th in St. Paul, MN. Salons are free; donations appreciated. 

Sometimes salon has to be cancelled.  Call 651-227-3228 for confirmation or e-mail pattypax at icloud.com

For information: Pax Salon

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Catalyst: Politics and Culture
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Catalyst: Politics and Culture

Catalyst: Politics and Culture is a one hour public affairs program hosted by local writer Lydia Howell explores local culture, art, and activism with interviews and special features. She won the PREMACK AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM for her investigative reporting on homelessness in (the now defunct) PULSE Newspaper. Lydia is a long time denizen of KFAI who also writes for various community newspapers and online publications

Tune in Fridays at 90.3 Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul or listen to episodes online at Catalyst Politics and Culture.

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Pax Salon
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Pax Salon

An open discussion group for people who want to meet regularly to engage in conversation that meets most Tuesdays. They are held at Mississippi Market Food Coop, 1500 7th St W,  in St. Paul, MN. Salons are free; donations appreciated. 

Sometimes salon has to be cancelled.  Call 651-227-3228 for confirmation or e-mail pattypax at icloud.com

For information: Pax Salon

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Catalyst: Politics and Culture
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Catalyst: Politics and Culture

Catalyst: Politics and Culture is a one hour public affairs program hosted by local writer Lydia Howell explores local culture, art, and activism with interviews and special features. She won the PREMACK AWARD FOR PUBLIC INTEREST JOURNALISM for her investigative reporting on homelessness in (the now defunct) PULSE Newspaper. Lydia is a long time denizen of KFAI who also writes for various community newspapers and online publications

Tune in Fridays at 90.3 Minneapolis and 106.7 St. Paul or listen to episodes online at Catalyst Politics and Culture.

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CAIR-MN's Monthly Volunteer Meeting
Aug
14
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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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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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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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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US Campaign for Palestinian Rights National Conference
Sep
28
to Sep 30

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights National Conference

  • InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Pax Salon - East location
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Pax Salon - East location

An open discussion group for people who want to meet regularly to engage in conversation that meets most Tuesdays. They are held at Mississippi Market Food Coop, 740 East 7th in St. Paul, MN. Salons are free; donations appreciated. 

Sometimes salon has to be cancelled.  Call 651-227-3228 for confirmation or e-mail pattypax at icloud.com

The salon on June 19 will focus on the poetry of Ben Okri, a Nigerian Poet.  Gayle found some sites on the web for his poetry and also some videos.   She says:

"I've started to look up some poems online by Ben Okri.  Googled: "Ben Okri poetry"  or "Ben Okri poems", which brought me to a page that had a few entries with actual poems, including Grenell Tower,June,2017.  (It's pretty long: about 5 pages when I printed it out). 

Right there, also, --, ---were 3 videos of him reading, along with further videos in the right hand side....so, plenty of material to choose from there.

One page-entry in particular, which knocked my socks off, had a poem called, Friend in Africa.  And I printed out a copy of that to bring along next week.  "

For information: Pax Salon

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