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National Solidarity Speakout
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

National Solidarity Speakout

Stand in support of Dr. Blasey Ford, who is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her attempted rape. Join us from Noon to 2 pm in front of Sen. Amy Klobachar’s office, 1200 Washington Ave S in Minneapolis.

Too many of us have stories like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s. Too many of us have never felt safe enough to share them. Dr. Blasey Ford has shown incredible courage coming forward about Brett Kavanaugh’s attempt to rape her 36 years ago. She has given us the courage to share our own stories. 

We expect Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Tina Smith to vote against Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Join us on Thursday as we show our solidarity for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, all survivors and make our expectation known. We will remember Senator Klobuchar and Senator Smith's votes come November when we cast ours. 

Join us here in Minnesota at Senator Amy Klobuchar's office! Wear black and write “I BELIEVE” on your hands in marker.

Bring a letter asking your Senator to vote NO on Kavanaugh. We’ve written a sample letter that you can sign and deliver, or you can write your own! 

The speak out and rally will begin at 12pm. At 12:30 pm, we’ll be holding a one minute of silence in solidarity with Dr. Blasey Ford and survivors everywhere who have been silenced for too long. During the minute of silence, hold your hands high to show the message “I BELIEVE” written on your palms. Senator Amy Klobuchar needs to knows that you, like millions of women, femmes, and allies, #BelieveChristine

Sponsored by Women March Minnesota.

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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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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)
  • 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

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

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Book Club for Northfielders Justice for Palestine
Oct
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 first 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, Oct. 2, 2018, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., in Northfield. Future meetings are scheduled for Dec. 4, 2018, and Feb. 5, March 4 and April 2, 2019.

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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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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Making It Real: Our History with Police, Our Future Without Them
Oct
5
to Oct 21

Making It Real: Our History with Police, Our Future Without Them

This fall, Minneapolis collective MPD150 presents “Making It Real: Our History with Police and Our Future Without Them,” an art exhibit exploring the power and possibility of a police-free community, featuring new work from Jacob Yeates, Sishir Bommakanti, Aja Marie Ussrey, Ali Abdirahman, and Sophea Ek. 

OPENING EVENT on October 5: Performances and Panel Discussion, 6-10pm.

CLOSING EVENT on October 21: Community Discussion and Resource Sharing, 1-5pm.

GENERAL HOURS: Monday - Thursday, 11-7pm.

Organized into “past,” “present,” and “future” sections, the exhibit follows the narrative arc of MPD150’s 2017 report— a community-led performance review of the Minneapolis Police Department on the 150th anniversary of its founding. The exhibit aims to continue that culture-shifting work through art. In order to build the world in which we want to live, we have to be able to see it first. We know that the status quo is not working. We know that reform efforts are not enough. We know that safe and healthy communities without police are possible. Art is one step toward making it real.

Find more at www.mpd150.com

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CAIR-MN's Monthly Volunteer Meeting
Oct
9
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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Nuclear Asia: Prospects for Peace
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Nuclear Asia: Prospects for Peace

  • Metropolitan State University St. Paul Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An outreach event in conjunction with the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus, room 101 and lounge, Student Center, 690 7th St East.

North Korea’s nuclear negotiations make the headlines regularly. However, North Korea is not the only country that poses a nuclear threat in Asia. The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs 2018 outreach program plans a public engagement event, a film and panel discussion program on the past, present, and future of nuclear weapons and technology in Asia.

This event will screen documentaries and hear from panelists of scholars and civic organization leaders on North Korea, China, India, Pakistan, Hiroshima/Nagasaki, and peace education, and have an open discussion with the audience.

A reception will follow to meet and continue discussion.

2:00-3:30 p.m., film screening and discussion with film directors
• Professor Christine Marran (University of Minnesota), moderator
• Human Error (2017, 50 min), by Yoh Kawano on Namie, a small town near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor
• Under the Mushroom Clouds (work in progress, preview, 3 min), by Kyle Whitney on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

3:30-5:30 p.m. Panel discussion
• Professor Jim Scheibel (Hamline University), former Mayor of Saint Paul, moderator
• Professor Hangtae Cho (University of Minnesota) on North Korea
• Professor Seunjoo Yoon (Carleton College) on China
• Professor Amna Khalid (Carleton College) on India and Pakistan
• JoAnn Blatchley (St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee) on peace activism
• Caren Stelson (World Citizen, and author of Sachiko) on peace education

5:30-6:30 p.m., reception
Co-sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies Council on Conferences, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (University of Minnesota), the Center for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Minnesota), the Environmental Humanities Initiative (University of Minnesota), the Human Rights Program (University of Minnesota) and the History Department (Metropolitan State University). Special thanks to Sherry Swan, Morningside College.

 

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Book Club for Northfielders Justice for Palestine
Dec
4
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 second 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, Dec.. 4, 2018, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., in Northfield. Future meetings are scheduled for Feb. 5, March 4 and April 2, 2019.

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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Book Club for Northfielders Justice for Palestine
Feb
5
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 third 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, Feb.. 5, 2019, in the Fireside Room at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. W., in Northfield. Future meetings are scheduled for March 4 and April 2, 2019.

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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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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