2nd Annual “10 Days Free from Violence”

September 20-29, 2019

EVENT SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 OPEN NOW!
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Twin Cities Nonviolent

“10 Days Free From Violence

Join us and participate in nonviolent activities throughout the Twin Cities.

check out some of the events from 2018.

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All events are free and open to all ages unless noted

September 20, 2019 Ongoing

LET PEACE & LOVE PREVAIL, Commissioned mural created by BLACKDAZE (blackdazeart.com) for Twin Cities Nonviolent’s “10 Days Free From Violence” 3032 Fremont Avenue South, Mpls

The mural will wrap around a garage in Uptown Mpls, and will have artwork including “Peace” and “Love” inscribed in 20 languages
encouraging local, national, & global solidarity.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 11:30am

Global Climate Strike, Western Sculpture Park, 387 Marion Street, St Paul to the Capitol.

March in St. Paul starts at 11:30am at Western Sculpture Park (387 Marion St., Saint Paul) and leads to the Capitol. There will be youth speakers and adult allies from many sectors of our society including labor unions, teachers, legislators, leaders from other social movements. There are 588 events nationally with events in all 50 states. 

Friday, September 20, 2019 1:30 – 4pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417. “Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

Friday, September 20, 2019 7:00pm

World Citizen Presents: Peace Concert, Partners in Peace, Unity South Church 7950 1st Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420.  Doors open at 6:30, Concert starts at 7:00pm. Enjoy an evening of Great Live Music and learn about World Citizen’s Five Peace Actions. Support them as they Empower Communities to Educate for a Just and Peaceful World Music to uplift and inspire us! http://peacesites.org   Featuring Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen http://www.hollyandjimmy.com,  with Special Guest Shawn Hockett. Love Offering Donation, CD’s available.

Friday, September 20, 2019 7:30 – 10pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417. “Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Walk for Planet Peace: Honoring Mahatma Gandhi’s Vision on his 150th Birthday

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Gathering 9:30am; Walk 10am

“Walk for Planet Peace” begins at 10am from the steps of the Cathedral of St Paul – 239 Selby Avenue, St Paul 55102 – to the Capitol Mall. {sponsored by TCNV, MAP (MN Alliance of Peacemakers) and IAM (India Association of MN;) supported by MN350, Veterans for Peace}

Join us on a walk for peace, going from the steps of the St. Paul Cathedral to the State Capitol, honoring the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday. Capitol Mall program features Fr. John Dear, teacher of nonviolence, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of They Will Inherit the Earth and Proclamation of Peace.  We will also hear from Deborah Watts, cousin of Emmett Till, who as Co-Founder and President of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, has built a platform to insure that time will always remember Emmett, his legacy and the unjust social conditions that debase humanity. Also included in the program are:  Narmala Rajaseker, V Srinivasan, Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan, Ronisha Moore, Sheila Lamb, Michael Orange, Dean MaGraw, Dr Ajay, Skaria and Rev Nancy Nord Bence. {Rev. James Morris Lawson, American activist and university professor, leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. During the 1960s, Rev. Lawson served as a mentor to the Nashville Student Movement and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. (Due to health concerns, Rev Lawson is unable to attend.)

Bios of presenters for the program at the Capitol: Fr. John Dear is a longtime activist, lecturer, and author/editor of 30 books, including The Nonviolent Life, Put Down Your Sword and Mohandas Gandhi. He served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. After 9/11, he coordinated chaplains for the Red Cross at the New York Family Assistance Center. He has traveled the war zones of the world, been arrested 75 times for peace, and given thousands of lectures on peace across the country. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Deborah Watts was just a toddler in 1955 when her 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till was kidnapped, viciously beaten and murdered after a white woman accused him of whistling and making advances toward her. Watts’ aunt, Mamie Till-Mobley, famously made the decision to hold an open-casket funeral for her son, showcasing the brutal violence of white supremacy to the rest of the world. The injustice of Till’s death — two white men were acquitted of his murder — became a powerful testimony for the Civil Rights Movement. Deborah has built a platform to insure that time will always remember Emmett, his legacy and the unjust social conditions that debase humanity. As the Co-Founder and President of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, Deborah is an award-winning changemaker and public speaker—and in 2017, was an Essence Magazine/Time Inc. Inaugural 100 WOKE Women Honoree. Narmala Rajaseker is one of the leading Saraswathi Veena players in the world. She has plated South Indian Classical art form Carnatic music all around the world. Narmala has received many awards for her excellence in music. She serves as a director on the board of the American Composer’s Forum and is the founder of the “Naadha Rass Center for Music” school. V. Srinivasan is an expert player of drum-Mridangam, a South Indian classical percussion art form. He has accompanied many well-known artists around the world. Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan, Miss Black Minnesota is an ambassador for Peace for Twin Cities Nonviolent and an Ella Baker Teacher Trainer for the Children’s Defense Fund. She’s also a vegan chef and will have a McVegan pop-up during “10 Days Free from Violence.” She won the title of Miss Black Minnesota for her piece “Black Barbie,” in which she boldly describes her own beauty standards and what it means to be Black and authentic in the U.S. Ronisha Moore is a member of the world-renowned Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness. With her compassionate heart, angelic voice and positive attitude, she wishes to inspire the next generation, including her two sons, that they can change the world— and that all things are possible. Sheila Lamb is White Earth Ojibwe and Eastern Band Cherokee—and a mother and grandmother working to stop violence against women and girls. Sheila works with trafficked and at-risk youth and has recently been appointed to the new Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force. She has served on various panels including those at the United Nations that addressed the issue of sex trafficking. Sheila is involved in the Legislature to create awareness around these issues. Sheila also serves on the Board of MN350 and serves on the City Council of Cloquet, which incorporates some Reservation land within its boundaries. WE WIN Institute (WE WIN) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the mission of creating academic and social success for all children. WE WIN provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people and works to increase parental involvement in the lives of their children and in their child’s schools. WE WIN’s program goals are centered on challenging young people to reach their highest potential. Michael Orange has been an activist in social justice, peace, and environmental causes since he returned in 1970 from serving in combat with the Marines in Vietnam, and has been active with Veterans For Peace since 1991. In 2001, he published a memoir of his experiences, Fire in the Hole: A Mortarman in Vietnam. He also teaches a class on the history of the Vietnam War. He regularly performs songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s regularly at the Minnesota Veterans Home. Dean MaGraw: Composer, arranger, guitarist and producer. Dean has fine-tuned his “Heavy Meadow” approach to music from years of performing and recording with some of the finest musicians in the United States, Europe and Japan. Dr. Ajay Skaria is a professor at the Department of History, University of Minnesota. He is the author and editor of many books and publications, including, Unconditional Equality: Gandhi’s Religion of Resistance (2016) and Thinking Friendship with Gandhi (2020-forthcoming). Rev. Nancy Nord Bence is the Executive Director of Protect Minnesota with a background in advocacy, public leadership, community organizing, and fund development. Prior to her ordination as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, she was the executive director of a statewide legislative coalition dedicated to religious freedom and women’s rights. Bence brings a strategic vision and commitment rooted in her firsthand experience with the terrible and lasting effects of gun violence on families and children.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:30am

Coming to the Table – Racial Healing Talking Circle-Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Mpls, 55411

Coming to the Table (CTTT) free, monthly racial healing talking circles address interpersonal, community, and structural racial violence and trauma. At CTTT, descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue, are invited to come together to envision Minneapolis as a just and truthful community – one that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn. CTTT provides ongoing relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism. Pre-registration required at: https://cttt-northmpls.eventbrite.com; http://mnpeace.org/ Capacity 20 people

Saturday, September 21, 2019 2pm – 5pm

Coming Out of Bondage- Liberation from Sex Trafficking Urban Hub, 3016 4th Avenue, South Mpls 55408

Appreciation Celebration: On September 21st, International Peace Day, a DJ’d celebration will celebrate the champions who have supported C.O.O.B. for 11 years—and also join youth, our community and providers of
restorative resources for women to raise funds to purchase a safe
home for women and children healing from abuse. Coming Out of Bondage (C.O.O.B.) is a nonprofit organization actively working to liberate women and children from the slavery of sex trafficking. Your generous donation of a gift card—gym or closed-toe footwear, underwear, sports bras or socks—are tax-deductible. R.S.V.P. to Latriste Graham by August 1st at: 612.225.8830.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 4pm – 5pm

Milwaukee Avenue Peace Pole Installation and Celebration for Peace , Milwaukee Avenue by the Park

Friends and neighbors of the historic district of Milwaukee Avenue in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, known for its immigrant housing history, will celebrate the installation of its peace pole, designed and crafted by neighbors and friends. Guest Speaker: Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director of CAIR-MN (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Come join us for our gathering, with food, music, friendship, hope and peace. http://maha2014.dreamhosters.com

Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:30pm – 7:30pm

IARP’s Annual Community Potluck (IRAQI & American Reconciliation Project) Columbia Park, 800 Colombia Blvd, Mpls 55418. 

IARP’s annual community potluck! Kids activities, stories, music, dancing, and more. Bring a food dish to share! Any dishes that contain pork or alcohol should be clearly labeled. The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project engages Iraqis and Americans in the arts, humanitarian initiatives, and cultural and professional exchanges in an effort to counter negative stereotypes, strengthen cultural awareness and understanding, and provide a platform for cross-cultural dialogue. Event Capacity: 250 People
https://reconciliationproject.org/ Questions? Contact  Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr  jessy@reconciliationproject.org

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019 10am – 12:30pm

Yoga and Meditation, North Market, 4414 Humboldt Avenue North, Mpls 55412

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:00 Yin Yoga and Meditation; 11:00 – 11:30 break, answer questions, set up for session 2, etc.;  Session 2: 11:30 – 12:30 Restorative Yoga & Meditation.  Both sessions would center around a trauma informed sensitivity, and lovely experience for anyone seeking a little feeling of safety and peace….an hour (or two) to just let go and relax freely.  Capacity: 15   Contact:  P.R.Brady  763-537-6777 prbradyadventures@msn.com to register.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 10am

Peace Chalk Art on Milwaukee Avenue, Sponsored by Milwaukee Avenue Neighborhood

Celebrating International Day of Peace, Milwaukee Avenue Friends will sponsor Peace Chalk Art on Milwaukee Avenue, led by chalk artist Tessie Bundick.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 11am

Open Streets, Veterans for Peace, Along Nicollet Avenue between W Lake St & 46th Street

Chapter 27 of Veterans For Peace will participate in ‘Open Streets’ on Nicollet Av in Minneapolis. We hand out stickers, and visit with our neighbors about the costs of war. We also provide an opportunity for people to ‘ring the bell’ on our bus to commemorate a loved one who served in the military. http://vfpchapter27.org

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12pm – 4pm

Doing Good TogetherFestival of Giving – Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street, Mpls 55401

DGT’s unique community festival will bring together a wide range of Twin Cities families to celebrate kindness and generosity!  For the second year, we are collaborating with a variety of local organizations to offer fun activities focused on “giving back .” Festival activities will include: Hands-on service projects, like those offered in our DGT Family Service Fairs, including: Assembling hygiene kits for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to help those experiencing homelessness; Decorating pillowcases for My Very Own Bed to help children and families transitioning into stable housing; Braiding dog toys for ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation;  Packing baby care kits for Second Stork to help new parents in need; Multicultural performances from COMPAS and Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue, Duniya Drum and Dance, and Tay Phuong Lions, Mindfulness crafts and yoga sessions from Learning Tree Yoga, Giant cooperative kindness-themed art installation.  Fun kid-friendly activities like T-shirt printing, music- and art-making, kindness crafts, and a service dog meet & greet.  Festival food and drink (e.g. corn dogs, mini donuts, lemonade) available for purchase.  Cost: $5/person or $20/family online (beginning in August) (Eventbrite service fees apply. )No charge for 2 & under.$8/person at the door ($1 and $2 food tickets sold separately at the event).  What to bring? (Besides excitement to help others) Bring Socks! Add to our Clothesline of Donated socks.  All socks will be donated to Simpson Housing Service. Bring new School Supplies! Help welcome new refugee families from the southern border (such as reusable water bottles, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, or backpacks). Bring cash or credit cards for fundraising games, including a Silent Auction of Family Experience Gifts, a Mystery Gift Box game, and more.    
Questions? Contact us by email: jenny@doinggoodtogether.org

Sunday, September 22, 2019 2pm

FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation) Truth and Reparation Campaign, Hamline University, Anderson Center, 774 Snelling Avenue North, St Paul  55104. 

Minnesota FOR (Fellowship of Reconciliation) This is the launching event for a MN Truth and Reparations campaign focusing on issue of the violence of slavery, racism, white supremacy and white nationalism. National FOR Executive Director Rev. Dr. Emma Jordan-Simpson will be speaking on the just-launched FOR-USA Truth and Reparations Campaign. Questions? Contact David Gagne dgagne52@gmail.comhttps://www.forusa.org

Sunday, September 22, 2019 4pm – 5pm

Milwaukee Avenue Peace Pole Installation and Celebration for Peace , Milwaukee Avenue by the Park

Friends and neighbors of the historic district of Milwaukee Avenue in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, known for its immigrant housing history, will celebrate the installation of its peace pole, designed and crafted by neighbors and friends. Guest Speaker: Don Simmons, Civil Rights Director of CAIR-MN (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Come join us for our gathering, with food, music, friendship, hope and peace. http://maha2014.dreamhosters.com

Sunday, September 22, 2019 6pm – 8pm

Health/Wellness, Gun Violence & Reparations, East Side Freedom Library,  1105 Greenbrier Street, St Paul, 55106

Presenters will be Saint Paul city council candidate in the 6th ward Danielle Swift, Black Truce anti-gun violence advocate Darnella Wade, reparations advocate Sarah Woodcock, and Black St. Paul activist Trahern Crews. Come learn about these issues and their place in our local, state, and national political landscapes.

Source:: https://www.facebook.com/events/454218475176112/

Sunday, September 22, 2019 7pm

Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times Living Nonviolence: Reading & Discussion, Peace & Social Justice Writers Group, The Loft, Mpls at WAMM, 4200 Cedar Avenue, Suite 3, Mpls 55407

Creators of the TURNING POINTS Anthology will present excerpts from essays related to themes supporting Twin Cities Nonviolent (September 20-29). After the reading, small group discussion is encouraged so we can share with each other our thoughts, perspectives and experiences around peace and nonviolence. Music, a brief slideshow and refreshments accompany this communal exploration of nonviolence. Capacity 150. loftpeacewriters@gmail.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019 10am – 12:30pm

Yin, and Restorative Yoga/Meditation, North Market, 4414 Humboldt Avenue North, Mpls 55412.

Session 1: 10:00 – 11:00 Breath work, intention centered Yin; 11:00 – 11:30 break, answer questions, set up for session 2, etc.;  Session 2 11:30 – 12:30 Breath work, Restorative Yoga & Meditation.  Both sessions would center around a trauma informed sensitivity, and lovely experiences for anyone seeking a little feeling of safety and peace….an hour (or two) to just let go and relax freely.  Capacity: 15 Contact:  P.R.Brady  763-537-6777 prbradyadventures@msn.com to register.

Monday, September 23, 2019 2:30pm

Iraq Today: An Eyewitness Account, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, St Scholastic Convent, 1845 20th Avenue SE, St Cloud, MN 56304

A talk by Sami Rasouli followed by discussion. https://antiwarcommittee.org/twin-cities-peace-campaign/

Monday, September 23, 2019 5pm

Preserving Human Rights for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Mpls.

Join  Nonviolent Peaceforce, The Advocates for Human Rights, & Plymouth Church Immigrant Welcoming Working Group, in a workshop panel.  In America today, asylum seekers and other immigrants are extremely vulnerable to violence inflicted by the U.S. immigration system.  This workshop will address how people can provide protection and safeguard human rights for people seeking asylum from Central America and for other vulnerable immigrant communities. Participants will explore:• How the U.S. immigration and asylum system impacts human rights• The capacities they have within themselves to provide protection for civilians facing violence.• How to use nonviolent human rights strategies and tactics to keep vulnerable groups safer and more secure.• What resources and legal statutes are in place to protect people seeking refuge.• How to report human rights violations and seek justice.  Participants will tackle different scenarios related to violence within the U.S. immigration system and decide what actions can be taken to provide safety, security, dignity, and human rights for asylum seekers.  Two local leaders in the human rights field will be the presenters: Madeline Lohman is a Senior Researcher with The Advocates for Human Rights where she focuses on immigrant rights in Minnesota, and representing Nonviolent Peaceforce will be Thor Wagstrom, a teacher at Metropolitan State University and contributing writer of the manual “Unarmed Civilian Protection: Strengthening Civilian Capacities to Protect Civilians Against Violence.”
Plymouth Congregational Church • 1900 Nicollet Ave Mpls – Between Nicollet, Franklin & Lasalle Aves • Free parking on south side of building; enter colonnaded doors on Lasalle side; Jackman/Lenmark rooms. Capacity: 200 people http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.orghttp://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org    Contacts:  Kathleen Laurila klaurila@nonviolentpeaceforce.org,  612-871-0005;  Michele McKenzie mmckenzie@advrights.org.  612-341-3302

Monday, September 23, 2019 6pm-8pm

LET PEACE & LOVE PREVAIL, Commissioned mural created by BLACKDAZE (blackdazeart.com) for Twin Cities Nonviolent’s “10 Days Free From Violence” 3032 Fremont Avenue South, Mpls

The mural will wrap around a garage in Uptown Mpls, and will have artwork including “Peace” and “Love” inscribed in 20 languages encouraging local, national, & global solidarity. stories of Peace & Love told around the mural by people of various faiths, a short Peace walk with instruments & singing through Uptown, and a reception following. ALL ARE WELCOME & encouraged to bring Hope, your voice, instrument(s), families, & friends!  Let’s make America welcoming again!

Monday, September 23, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Writing Mindfulness, The Loft Peace and Social Justice Writers Group, The Loft Literary Center, Rm 308, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Mpls  55415

Michael Kiesow Moore will lead a writing workshop where we will explore the connections between the practice of mindfulness meditation and the act of writing from the heart. Making use of writing exercises and guided meditations we will give attention to ourselves, our world, and everything the present moment offers us. All writing skill levels are welcome. You do not need experience with meditation beforehand. Donations will be collected for Peacemaker Minnesota, an anti-bullying program that helps schools be safer places. Audience:  Teens & Adults  https://loft.org/

Monday, September 23, 2019 7pm – 8:30pm

Coming to the Table – Racial Healing Talking Circle-Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Wedge Table Community Room, 2412 Nicollet Avenue, Mpls 55404.

Coming to the Table (CTTT) free, monthly racial healing talking circles address interpersonal, community, and structural racial violence and trauma. At CTTT, descendants of those who were enslaved, descendants of slave owners, indigenous community members, and all those interested in engaging in safe constructive dialogue, are invited to come together to envision Minneapolis as a just and truthful community – one that acknowledges and seeks to heal the racial wounds from the historical trauma of slavery, genocide of Native Americans, and the racism these collective traumas continue to spawn. CTTT provides ongoing relationship engagement, leadership, resources, and a supportive environment to dismantle racism. Pre-registration required at: https://cttt-northmpls.eventbrite.com. http://mnpeace.org/ Capacity: 20 people

Monday, September 23, 2019 7pm

MN Peacebuilding Film Series presents: Love and Solidarity, MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, 55106

Come join your local community for our monthly Peacebuilding Film Series! This event is free and open to the public. This Month’s Feature Film: “Love and Solidarity.” Love and Solidarity is an exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Lawson provided crucial strategic guidance while working with Martin Luther King, Jr., in southern freedom struggles and the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Moving to Los Angeles in 1974, Lawson continued his nonviolence organizing in multi-racial community and worker coalitions that have helped to remake the LA labor movement. Through interviews and historical documents, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey (“To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice”) and award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber put Lawson’s discourse on nonviolent direct action on the front burner of today’s struggles against economic inequality, racism and violence, and for human rights, peace, and economic justice. Capacity 45
View the trailer here: http://loveandsolidarity.com/

Monday, September 23, 2019 7:30pm – 10pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417.

Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup@The Cedar Cultural Center

The Cedar Cultural Center will kick off its 31st season this fall at the Global Roots Festival taking place September 23-25 2019. Over the last ten years, this signature annual event has offered Twin Cities audiences free, in-depth access to new artistic voices from around the world, fulfilling The Cedar’s mission to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through global music.  “Over the past decade, the Global Roots Festival has established itself as an incredible opportunity to commune with music lovers and experience outstanding live acts from around the world, entirely free. The lineup of artists in 2019 will illuminate and celebrate traditions while boldly exploring the edge of emerging art and culture,” says Emmy Carter, The Cedar’s Booking Director. “Each night will be unique and juxtapose instruments, identities, and messages that will keep you engaged for the whole festival!”

Monday, September 23, 2019 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center  416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454.

LesFilles De Illighadad Female-led avant rock group Les Filles De Illighadad blends contemporary Tuareg guitar with traditional music from rural Niger called tende. Tende, which takes its name from a drum built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle, is a communal musical practice led by women full of vocals, handclaps, and percussion. In the 1970’s, tende’s vocal melodies inspired the guitar riffs of Tuareg guitarists in exile, leading to the music of Tinariwen, Bombino, and Mdou Moctar.  Now, Les Filles De Illighadad’s music returns us to the original source of “desert blues,” combining the driving rhythm and polyphonic resonant vocals of tende with hypnotic guitar riffs.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgxCIs-SFpk

Monday, September 23, 2019 8:30pm

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center  416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454.       

Fidel Nadal with Mr. Pauer With a career spanning over three decades and two Latin Grammy nominations, it makes sense that Rolling Stone calls Fidel Nadal “the Rasta who revolutionized Latin Rock.” Fidel first exploded on the underground scene in the late ’80s as co-founder and lead singer of the radically political rasta-punk band Todos Tus Muertos, followed by a stint as part of cultural roots reggae trio Lumumba. He continues to make Afro-Argentine musical history while inspiring solidarity, love and unity. He’ll be joined by Latin Grammy nominated producer Mr. Pauer, known for his signature sound dubbed electrópico.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-dLJYO2VFo

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Noon – 1pm

The White Power Movement and Paramility America, Kathleen Belew, Westminster Town Hall Forum, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nicollet Mall and 12th Street, Downtown Mpls. Co-sponsored by Hennepin County Library

Kathleen Belew is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago where her teaching and research focus on militarization, violence, racism, and identity in 20th-century America. Her recent book, Bring the War Home, explores white power activism from its roots in the Vietnam War to its collaboration with neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, skinhead, and militia movements. She has been featured on Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, CBS, and the Frontline program Documenting Hate. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in the history of ideas, she earned an MPhil and PhD in American studies from Yale University. She is currently a research fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Free & open to all. No tickets or reservations required.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6pm

Iraq Today: An Eyewitness Account, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Kessler Institute, 113 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001

A talk by Sami Rasouli followed by discussion. https://antiwarcommittee.org/twin-cities-peace-campaign/ http:// https://antiwarcommittee.org/twin-cities-peace-campaign/

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Pilgrims & Prophets of Peace: Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton ,Basilica of St Mary & Inscape Ministries, The Basilica of St Mary School, 1601 West Laurel Avenue, Mpls  55403 Lower Level of the School Building, north of The Basilica Church.

This two-person play brings to life two of the most important and inspiring spiritual teachers of the last century–Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. We learn of their deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of death, about prayer, mystical experience, war and peace, and the way of universal compassion and non-violent love which flows from a life of union with God. May the witness of their lives touch, open, and expand our own hearts. Written and performed by Sharon Halsey-Hoover and David Hoover.  Capacity: 50

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7pm – 9pm

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series presented by Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership InstituteBirchwood Café Community Room, 3311 East 25th Street, Mpls 55406

This month we will feature the film Love and Solidarity about Rev. Dr James Lawson’s life and mission of teaching nonviolence. Free monthly, inspiring, thought-provoking, films are open to the public on the 4th Tuesday of each month, January – March and May – October.  http://www.mnpeace.org/http://www.mnpeacefilmmpls.eventbrite.com Capacity: 30 people

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:30pm – 8:15pm

The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center presents “Buddhism and Nonviolence”, 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Teacher Mark Turbak will give a talk on Buddhism’s traditions and views of nonviolence Lecture (more a sermon really). Please join us for sitting meditation before the event at 6:40pm – 7:20pm and for tea and social time afterwards until 9pm. Capacity: 40 people http://mnzencenter.org/  info@mnzencenter.org , Phone 612-822-5313

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454.

Kim So Ra – A Sign Of Rain Multi-award winning Korean percussionist and composer Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in the world. Inspired by nature, her creative, charismatic and modern performances are rooted in traditional Honam Province Jeongeup folk music. In “A Sign Of Rain,” she tries to capture the sound of rain with her ensemble, creating a spectrum of emotions through the interplay of percussion, wind instruments, Korean zither, and projections.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88&v=GENuX_uUktQ

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:30pm

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454. 

Lankum are a four-piece group from Dublin, Ireland with an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots and contemporary undercurrents, forging music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental. Born of years criss-crossing Dublin’s folk, squat and experimental scenes, their close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit. It’s folk music that’s angry, progressive, and full of vital force, all supported by the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRtqMiV0GcA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9am – 5pm

Exploring Historical Trauma for Racial Justice and Building Community Capacity with the STAR Model , Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, 2123 West Broadway Avenue, #100, Mpls 55411. This is a two day workshop

Wednesday and Thursday September 25-26, 2019 9am-5pm. Pre-register by September 18 at:  https://starrjccbsep2019.eventbrite.com . Together we will learn to be “critical yeast” to feed and inspire the “critical mass” for transformative restorative racial justice with truth-telling, conciliation, and reparations toward making Minnesota the peacebuilding power state for all. 
Training Objectives: 
a. Learn various types of psychological trauma and common responses to individual and collective trauma. 
b. Learn the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence.
c. Learn trauma healing and resilience models and associated strategies. 
d. Explore ways to apply trauma healing and resilience practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.
e. Build supportive connections to maximize community healing with other community members who want a better place for all to live together. Adults only; Cost $200. Capacity: 20 Early registration is $200 by Sept 15. Standard registration is $250 by Sept 18. Contact info@mnpeace.org  for a scholarship application if you require tuition assistance to attend this training.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:30am – 3:30pm

From Anger, Fear & Judgement to Compassion and Connection:  A Full-Day Workshop in Nonviolent Communication, Benedictine Center of St Paul’s Monastery, 2675 Benet Road, St Paul 55109 

This workshop features practical techniques for transforming personal interactions, including:  Practical Empathy – games, examples, and role-plays designed to help you “get” how NVC works and its power; Connection and Understanding – Clear and Simple – connection practices that will support all of your relationships; The Shame-Free Apology – how to reconnect when someone’s been hurt; and Taking it into the World – strategies for practicing what we’ve learned and taking it into the wider world.  Cost: $55.  includes lunch and all materials. Capacity: 25  Registration required: contact Pam at 651-328-1166 or wpdj@usfamily.nethttps://www.benedictinecenter.org/

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10am

Dementia Friends Information Session, Dementia Friends, MN, Carondelet Village, 525 Fairview Avenue South, St Paul, 55116

During this friendly and interactive Session you will increase your understanding of dementia, and think about the small things that you can do to make a difference for people affected by dementia in your community. All are welcome! For More Information or to Register Contact: mconstantini@preshomes.org Please check-in at the front desk upon arrival. The session will be held in the second floor auditorium. The event is wheelchair accessible. https://www.actonalz.org/node/160

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1pm

Strobel Drop-in Peace Day Chapel, Plymouth Church, 1929 LaSalle, Mpls 55403

Join us for a very special Chapel Service! Strobel Drop-in is a Plymouth Church social recreation program for low-income adults, struggling with mental illness. 4 times a year, Easter, International Peace Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, there is a chapel service, led by Plymouth minister, Beth Faeth, with all talks, scripture reading, and special music done by drop-in members. This one, for Peace Day, will include BELLS FOR PEACE, led by Larry Johnson, storyteller, veteran for peace, and Strobel drop-in coordinator. Also, two songs calling for a world without war, from two seeming antithetical traditions: THE HOLY CITY, performed by Philip Brunelle, back to back with LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM, sung by Tony Wentersdorf. Capacity 100 people. http://plymouth.org

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:30pm

St Francis: Face to Face, Inscape Ministries, Little Sisters of the Poor Auditorium, 330 Exchange Street South, St Paul, 55102.

A one-man “reader’s theater” play on the life and spirituality of St Francis.  David Hoover brings to life this inspiring spiritual teacher from the past.  We learn of his deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of life and death, about prayer, mystical experience, war and peace – and the way of universal compassion and non-violent love which flows from a life of union with God.  Written and performed by David Hoover. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7pm

Kellogg=Briand Pact Presentation, Veterans for Peace ch 27, Unity Church Unitarian, 733 Portland Avenue South, St Paul 55104 

Veterans for Peace ch 27 will be presenting the Kellogg-Briand Pact.  Everyone welcome!  http://vfpchapter27.org

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454

AfrotroniX Named the ”Best African DJ of 2018,” Chad-born, Montreal-based artist AfrotroniX puts on ecstatic live shows that combine electronic music, live drums, African urban dance and digital art. His music draws on influences from around the globe, mixing dubstep, house, reggae and EDM with mbalax from Senegal and the Gambia, malinke music from West Africa, and Tuareg blues from the Sahara. Heavily influenced by Afrofuturism, he performs under a custom helmet called the “Afrotron,” with visual aesthetics reminiscent of Star Wars, Tron and Daft Punk.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOfpPoOCLs

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:30pm

2019 Global Roots Festival Lineup at The Cedar Cultural Center416 Cedar Avenue, Mpls 55454

Formed in Amman, Jordan in 2013, the Palestinian and Jordanian musicians of 47SOUL all have roots in Bilad al-Sham, a region that covers Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and parts of Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. They’re pioneers of a new underground genre named for the region called “Shamstep,” which fuses dubstep, hip-hop and electro-Arabic dabke. 47SOUL hypes up beats that have been bumping in the Arab world for centuries with analog synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and celebratory and political lyrics in Arabic and English. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0aPuIpOAoc 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 9am – 5pm

Exploring Historical Trauma for Racial Justice and Building Community Capacity with the STAR Model , Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, 2123 West Broadway Avenue, #100, Mpls 55411. This is a two day workshop.

Wednesday and Thursday September 25-26, 2019 9am-5pm. Pre-register by September 18 at:  https://starrjccbsep2019.eventbrite.com . Together we will learn to be “critical yeast” to feed and inspire the “critical mass” for transformative restorative racial justice with truth-telling, conciliation, and reparations toward making Minnesota the peacebuilding power state for all. 
Training Objectives: 
a. Learn various types of psychological trauma and common responses to individual and collective trauma. 
b. Learn the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence.
c. Learn trauma healing and resilience models and associated strategies. 
d. Explore ways to apply trauma healing and resilience practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.
e. Build supportive connections to maximize community healing with other community members who want a better place for all to live together. Adults only; Cost $200. Capacity: 20 Early registration is $200 by Sept 15. Standard registration is $250 by Sept 18. Contact info@mnpeace.org  for a scholarship application if you require tuition assistance to attend this training.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6pm – 8:30pm

Community Conversations: Understanding & Addressing Implicit Racial Bias – Restorative Justice Community Action, Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center 55430.

With the current climate around racial inequity in our society, it is important to increase the civic dialogue and empower community to enact positive change. However, race and implicit bias are often difficult topics to discuss with honesty in our civic spaces. Fight, flight, or freeze emotions, such as shame, anger, denial, distrust, and fear often create barriers for real dialogue, which impede our ability to construct equitable solutions together. “Community Conversations” utilizes a restorative justice circle process to explore race in a way that diminishes these responses and opens one up to the opportunity to reflect on the root causes of our biases. Through this process, each person’s experience becomes the gateway for self-discovery and community awareness. The facilitated process equips individuals to examine their own feelings without judgment and builds empathy to listen deeply and engage others across differences. Through circle dialogue, power dynamics are leveled where each person gets the opportunity to speak from their experiences, and the privilege of listening to the wisdom of others. The circle process provides a forum for meaningful dialogue, rooted in common values and honoring each other’s voices. Circle leaders will be Dr. Talaya Tolefree and Manu Lewis. Adults only – Donations appreciated;  RSVP  https://www.rjca-inc.org/

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6pm

Rondo Family Reunion Open Mic, Heritage Tea House, 360 University Avenue West, St Paul  55103

It’s a RONDO FAMILY REUNION – it’s a get together WITH YOU!  Open mic, do your thing, tell me what’s going on since THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU!  Walk down memory lane – meet the NEW neighbors.  Let’s just have SOME FUN!

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Discussions that Encounter on the Science of Meditation and Human Unity, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Mpls 55403

Arvind Naik, MBA, educated as an Electronics Engineer, works as Technology and Business Professional in Minneapolis area.  Working with his wife he leads the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center Programs and as a Speaker, Public Relations, and Outreach coordinator.  He has been studying a practical form of meditation under a world-renowned spiritual teacher Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj since 2003. He will lead the discussion on the “Science of Meditation and Human Unity.” Supper at 6:30pm, Program 7-8:30pm

Thursday, September 26, 2019 7pm

Pilgrims & Prophets of Peace: Dorothy Day & Thomas Merton , Inscape Ministries, St Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Avenue SE, Mpls 55414

This two-person play brings to life two of the most important and inspiring spiritual teachers of the last century–Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. We learn of their deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of death, about prayer, mystical experience, war and peace, and the way of universal compassion and non-violent love which flows from a life of union with God. May the witness of their lives touch, open, and expand our own hearts. Written and performed by Sharon Halsey-Hoover and David Hoover.  Capacity: 260

Thursday, September 26, 2019 7pm – 9:30pm

Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ Strength of Our Youth, Wisdom of Our Elders” Opening Ceremony & Storytelling Concerts, Perpich Center for Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN

28th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival Opening by Brother Ghana M’Baye Drum Troupe. http://www.blackstorytellers.com Link to free registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-signifyin-testifyin-opening-ceremonies-storytelling-concert-tickets-68231637665 *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019 4pm

Art at Rondo Block Party, 461 Dale Street, St Paul

You are invited to celebrate art and community at Rondo Community block party!  Experience the library’s new exterior art installation, meet artists and create your own artwork, march in a “bubble” parade with your friends and neighbors, visit Rondo community organizations, dance in the streets, and more!

Friday, September 27, 2019 4pm – 8:30pm

An Evening for Peace and Social Justice – Come for one event or all three – It’s Free, Sponsored by the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and Twin Cities Prison Ministry for “10 Days Free From Violence”

Friday, September 27, 2019 4pm

The Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and Twin Cities Prison Ministry present, “Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage”. 1884 Randolph Avenue, St Paul,  55105

This documentary is an intimate story about an endemic problem.  Sands of Silence celebrates the triumph of the spirit with a call to action to break the chains of sexual violence A 15-year quest to expose the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking from Asia to the Americas leads world-reporter Chelo Alvarez-Stehle to the windswept beach where her childhood ended and family secrets began. As she documents the transformation of sex-trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias—a Mexican American woman whose past is engulfed in a cycle of sexual exploitation—into a resilient survivor committed to break that pattern, Chelo undertakes a parallel journey of healing and introspection as she sets out to shatter the silence about abuse in her own life.  Discussion to follow viewing.  Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ24JgONLao    Best Documentary – Humanitarian – 2017 TheWifts (Women in Film and Television Showcase) Visionary Awards, Los Angeles; Best Feature Documentary 2017 Southern California Journalism Awards,  Los Angeles Press Club; Nominee – Best Documentary 2017 Imagen Awards, Beverly Hills, CA

Friday, September 27, 2019 6pm

Taize Peace Prayer, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 1884 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, 55105

The Sisters of St. Joseph will host a Taize Peace Prayer service with Lori True on Friday evening, Sept. 27th at 6 PM in the CSJ chapel (1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105). Taize is meditative and peaceful service filled with repetitive singing open to people of all faiths. Join us for a special evening together. All are welcome. https://www.csjstpaul.org/justice/

Friday, September 27, 2019 7:30pm

Gemstone Revival Concert for Peace and Social Justice, sponsored by the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet and Twin Cities Prison Ministry for “10 Days Free From Violence” 1890 Randolph Avenue, St Paul 55105

Check them out on you tube – Gemstone Revival.  Come enjoy their blend of harmonies, funk and jazz…and celebrate “10 Days Free From Violence”.

Friday, September 27, 2019 7pm

Iraq Today: An Eyewitness Account, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Eastside Library, 1105 Greenbrier, St Paul, 55106

Talk by Sami Rasouli followed by discussion http:// https://antiwarcommittee.org/twin-cities-peace-campaign/

Friday, September 27, 2019 7pm – 9pm

Interfaith Peace Symposium-The Teachings of Non-violence in all Faiths, Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, 4054 Van Buren Street NE, Columbia Heights, 55421.

When we think of the diverse faiths existing in the world, we may think of differences, conflicts, even violence for domination and exclusivity. Unfortunately, these feelings veil the real teachings of the orginal founders. Join us as representatives of several major religions share what their faith teaches on the importance of non-violence in our day-to-day life. In this interfaith event, experts of Hinduism, Christianity, Jainism, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism will share how each religion regards the importance of non-violence for a person of faith. The event will be followed by a few minutes of Silent Meditation prayer for peace and happiness in the world. There will be special supervised activities for children above 5 years of age. The panel of speakers will include: Dr Shashikant M Sane, M.D.-fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics, Founding Physicians at the Mpls Children’s Hospital in 1972 and co-founder of the first Hindu Temple in MN in 1978. Fr Harry Bury, Ph.D., professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior and Administration, Baldwin Wallace University, author of Maverick Priest and Peace Activist and a founder of Twin Cities Non-violence and leading 10 days of Non-violence initiative from Sept 20 – 30. . Ram Gada,  Founding member and president of “Gujarati Samaj” 1976-77.  The founder of “Jain Center of Minnesota”(JCM). Founder and Honorary Advisor to the India Association of Minnesota. Founder member of School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) since its inception in 1977. One of the founding members of “Oral History Projects” with Minnesota Historical Society. Ab Dr. Shafi A. Khaled, Ph.D. In Business and Economics. Labor & Development Economist. Zero Interest Financial System Economist. Essayist and Poet. Executive Secretary, Muslim Community Outreach who has served 19000 meals working with Loaves & Fishes. Founder/President, Totally Personal Total Choice – Standing up to Addiction. Ex-Director, Development & Relief, North American Bangladeshi Islamic Community. When we think of the diverse faiths existing in the world, we may think of differences, conflicts, even violence for domination and exclusivity.  Zelma Pierce Chamberlain M.Ed is a retired educator, with over 20 years experience working with a non-traditional school population. Zelma has been meditating for over 35 years and has found that meditation is key to living a life of peace and love. Zelma is the National Women’s Retreat Coordinator for a non-profit organization. Facilitator) Arvind Naik, MBA, educated as an Electronics Engineer, works as Technology and Business Professional in Minneapolis area.  Working with his wife he leads the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center Programs and as a Speaker, Public Relations, and Outreach coordinator.  He has been studying a practical form of meditation under a world-renowned spiritual teacher Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj for over 15 years.  He has been conducting talks, classes and workshops on the topic of meditation, where he discusses how incorporating meditation into our daily routine could be life-changing.

Friday, September 27, 2019 7pm – 10pm

Signifyin’ Testifyin’ Strength of Our Youth, Wisdom of Our Elders” Liars Contest, Ames Elk Lodge, 1614 Plymouth Avenue North, Mpls.

28th Annual Black Master Storytelling http://www.blackstorytellers.com Link to free registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/28th-annual-signifyin-testifyin-liars-contest-registration-68560509329?aff=ebdssbdestsearch *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Friday, September 27, 2019 7:30pm – 10pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417.

Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

Friday, September 27, 2019 7:30pm

Peace Jubilee Concert II – featuring the Capri Big Band, Judson Church, 4101 Harriet Avenue, Mpls 55409

The Capri Big Band is a north Minneapolis group based out of the Capri Theater in north Minneapolis. There are 20 plus members in the band. They play great Big Band standards and this year’s concert will feature a jazz version of “Amazing Grace.” There will be a free will offering. This concert is a part of the 10 Days of Non-Violence Celebration which is held at the end of September.  The original Peace Jubilee concerts were held in Boston in 1868. It was a 5 day event of concerts held in a special building with thousands in attendance involving a large orchestra and a thousand voice chorus. Even President Grant was in attendance. Since then there have been many “peace jubilee” concerts. This one celebrates Americas music called “Jazz.” This concert is a part of the 10 Days of Non-Violence Celebration which is held at the end of September. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10am

2019 Meal-Packing Event, St Clement’s Episcopal Church, 901 Portland Avenue, St Paul, MN 

St Clement’s Episcopal Church is proud to partner with Harvest Pack and other local organizations to battle local hunger.  We’ll be packing 18,000+ breakfast meals to be distributed by Sheridan’s Story to St Paul students and their families.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 1pm

Gichi-gami gathering to stop Line 3 , MN350, Gichi-Ode’ Akiing (Lake Place Park) 214 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN.

Gichi-gami gathering to stop line 3. Join a broad coalition of organizations on September 28 from 1:00 til 6:30 in Duluth, MN. We will rally, march and gather in a festival on the shores of Gichi-gami (Lake Superior) to send a clear message to the Governor, our state agencies, and our elected representatives: Minnesotans stand together to protect what we love and say STOP Line 3 and other pipelines that threaten our water, climate and communities. Arrange your own transportation or if you are in need of transportation, buses have been arranged from Minneapolis at a cost of $40 or pay what you can. 
Bus boarding begins at 9:00 AM Saturday Sept. 28, MN350 Office, 4407 E Lake St, Minneapolis, 55406. Registration, bus tickets and more information at: www.gichigamigathering.com. Please register in advance to facilitate an accurate count for food and festivities. http://minnesota350.org

Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:30pm – 4pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417

Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 6:30pm

2nd annual Twin Cities Prison Ministry Fund Raiser, Church of St Joseph, 13900 Biscayne Avenue West, Rosemount 55068.

Star Gazing, Music and dessert.  Meteorologist and Astronomer, Mike Lynch from WCCO radio will give a guided tour of the stars which you can view through his giant telescopes. Check out Mike on “Life to the Max TV”: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Vv35be8Woe4&feature=youtu.be Special performance by Gemstone Revival, from Nashville. Native son, Christopher Connors, brings his band, Gemstone Revival to support Twin Cities Prison Ministry and will entertain you while you await your up close and personal view of the night sky. Check out this radio cut from their CD Amethyst of “The One” on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQsmlOQZZMw Dessert provided.  Suggested free will donation: $10 Adult/Children free. Books, cds, shirts available for purchase.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 7pm – 10pm

Signifyin’ & Testifyin’ Strength of Our Youth, Wisdom of Our Elders” Grand Finale, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

28th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival Opening by Voice of Culture Dance and Drum Troupe http://www.blackstorytellers.com. Link to free registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/28th-annual-black-master-storytellers-signifyin-testifyin-grand-finale-registration-68234008757?aff=ebdssbdestsearch *This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:30pm – 10pm

“Friends With Guns”. written by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Shalee Coleman Off Leash Art Box, 4200 East 54th Street, Mpls 55417

Friends With Guns” is a dark comedy that pulls the curtain back on liberals with guns. It explores what happens when one person in a marriage suddenly does a 180 on the gun issue and it asks what we can compartmentalize and what we can’t. Uprising Theatre Company believes in warning audiences about potentially triggering material. “Friends with Guns” contains the following content warnings: -Simulated gun fire sounds-Discussions and depictions of Intruder and Domestic Violence. If you have questions about the specific context of these content warnings, contact: connect@uprisingtheatreco.com and we will get back to you.  Tickets $5 – $50.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019 1pm – 3pm

Presence in the Peace Garden – Grandmothers for Peace,Lyndale Park Peace Garden (4124 Roseway Road, Mpls 55409

We will gather in the Peace Garden, along with anyone wants to join us.  We will be silent, sing share inspirational readings & poetry, etc as the spirit moves.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 2pm – 5pm

NON-VIOLENCE DAY: Celebrating the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birthday, Minnesota Historical Association, India Association of Minnesota, Twin Cities Nonviolent,  Minnesota History Center, 345 West Kellogg Blvd., St Paul  55102

Join the India Association of Minnesota with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Twin Cities Nonviolent in celebrating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birthday (October 2, 1869). This program will feature speakers, a short film on Gandhi’s life, a conversation about his legacy, a cultural display, temporary exhibit, and award presentation to the Gandhi 150 student essay winners. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 2 pm, with the program starting at 3 pm in the 3M Auditorium. Event is free, but registration is required. Tickets at mnhs.org/calendar .
Capacity:300