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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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Naila and the Uprising movie on TPT 2
Mar
26
9:00 PM21:00

Naila and the Uprising movie on TPT 2

Discover the story of a courageous, non-violent women’s movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising, known as the first Intifada. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three.

“Naila and the Uprising” will be shown on local TPT Channel 2 on Tuesday, March 26 at 9:00 p.m.

“Naila and the Uprising” chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s. Directed by Julia Bacha Executive Produced by Suhad Babaa Produced by Rula Salameh and Rebekah Wingert-Jabi For more information: www.nailaandtheuprising.com Coming to PBS /WNET on March 25, 2019 as part of the acclaimed Women, War & Peace series.

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A Hidden Conversation
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

A Hidden Conversation

  • North Hennepin Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Hidden Conversation: Oil Pipelines, Sex Trafficking, and MMIW to be held on Wednesday, March 27 from Noon to 2:30 pm at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Avenue North in Brooklyn Park.

Join North Hennepin Community College, MN350, and a panel of community leaders for a conversation about the correlation between oil pipelines like the proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline and human trafficking. Indigenous women are two-and-a-half times more likely to be sexually assaulted than any other demographic in the U.S., and experience kidnapping and deadly violence so systematically that advocates coined the term “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,” or MMIW, to describe the epidemic. An influx of temporary workers along a pipeline route through tribal communities only increases the danger.

“A Hidden Conversation” will give students and community members the opportunity to learn more about sex trafficking, the history of abuse and violence against Native women, and what’s being done about it.

Panelists include Mysti Babineau, an enrolled member of the Red Lake nation and Climate Justice Organizer with MN350; Logan Tootle, Youth Worker with Safe Harbor; Rhonda Itiliano, Professor of Academic Development at NHCC; and Nani Mankuk, a student of NHCC’s Dave Larsen Tour.

The event will take place in the CBT Grand Hall.

12:00-12:30 Welcome
12:30-1:00 What is Line 3, and what does it have to do with MMIW?
1:00-1:45 Panel on Sex Trafficking and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
1:45-2:15 Breakout Discussion
2:15-2:30 Closing

For more background on this issue, check out this article: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/moving-more-than-oil/

Sponsored by Power Shift Network and MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota

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Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock movie
Mar
29
6:15 PM18:15

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock movie

  • Sateren Auditorium, Augsburg College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location and Time

Augsburg University
Sateren Auditorium, 2200 Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Reception 6:15-6:45
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion will follow
This event is free to the public

Come join us for a special screening of AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock at Augsburg University followed by a conversation with director, digital storyteller, journalist and media activist Myron Dewey.

The Dakota Access Pipeline is a controversial project that brings fracked crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and eventually to Illinois. The Standing Rock Tribe and people all over the world oppose the project because the pipeline runs under the Missouri river, a source of drinking water for over 18 million people, and pipeline leaks are commonplace. Since 2010 over 3,300 oil spills and leaks have been reported.

Moving from summer 2016, when demonstrations over the Dakota Access Pipeline’s demolishing of sacred Native burial grounds began, to the current and disheartening pipeline status, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock is a powerful visual poem in three parts that uncovers complex hidden truths with simplicity. The film is a collaboration between indigenous filmmakers: Director Myron Dewey and Executive Producer Doug Good Feather; and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione.

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film documents the story of Native-led defiance that has forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. It asks: “Are you ready to join the fight?” (Bullfrog Films)

For parking directions visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map/. You will be parking in Lot L off of 26th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit. For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu. Permits are limited in number.

Thank you to our sponsors: Augsburg University, American Indian Studies Department, American Indian Student Services, Augsburg Indigenous Student Association, Bull Frog Films, and the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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Protecting Public Housing 101
Mar
30
2:00 PM14:00

Protecting Public Housing 101

Learn about Public Housing on Saturday, March 30, 2-4 pm at Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave NE.

Feel confused by the discussion surrounding public housing in Minneapolis and the attempts to privatize and dismantle it? Have no fear, community leader and public housing advocate and champion Ladan Yusuf from Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition is here! Ladan has generously offered her time to meet with members of TCMAG and other allies (non-musicians included) interested in deepening their understanding of public housing and the threats facing it.

The community must educate itself on all of the ways it is threatened. This is part of that work. Join us at the Northeast Library to learn more about the attack on public housing and what we can do fight back and stand in solidarity in public housing residents!

Again, non-musicians are welcome! Bring a friend!

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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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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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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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