2nd Annual “10 Days Free from Violence”

September 20-29, 2019

EVENT SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 OPEN NOW!
Click the link to get started! https://twincitiesnonviolent.org/registration/

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

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, MN350, MAP (MN Alliance of Peacemakers) and IAM (India Association of MN)

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. Featuring 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. Also featuring Fr. John Dear, teacher of nonviolence, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of They Will Inherit the Earth and Proclamation of Peace.

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 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

Walk for Planet Peace: Honoring Gandhi’s Vision for His 150th Birthday

Put on by Twin Cities Nonviolent, India Association of Minnesota, and Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers
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. Featuring 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. Also featuring Fr. John Dear, teacher of nonviolence, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of They Will Inherit the Earth and Proclamation of Peace.
http://twincitiesnonviolent.org
Meet at St. Paul Cathedral Steps (239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102)Questions?
Kate Towle
ktmuse@centurylink.net
612-743-5107
Ram Gada
ramgada@gmail.com
612-961-1674

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 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 based beginner Yin Yoga; 11:00 – 11:30 break, answer questions, set up for session 2, etc.;  Session 2: 11:30 – 12:30 Breath work, Restorative Yoga.  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 prbradyadventures@msn.com

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 7pm

Buddhim and Nonviolence – The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Co-Guiding Teacher Tim Burkett 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 6:40 and for tea and social time afterward. Capacity: 40 people http://mnzencenter.org/
Bernie NelsonEmail t4rhy7vql1v2@opayq.com, Phone 612-599-1593

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12pm – 4pm

Doing Good Together™ Festival 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

Monday, September 23, 2019

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 6:30pm

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

Sunday, 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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

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 7pm – 9pm

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

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

Buddhism and Nonviolence, 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Mpls 55408.  

Co-Guiding Teacher Tim Burkett will give a talk on Buddhism’s traditions and views of nonviolence.  Join us for sitting meditation before the event at 6:40pm and for tea and social time afterward. Capacity:  40 people  Contact Bernie Nelson t4rhy7vql1v2@opayq.com

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

Community Conversations: Understanding & Addressing Implicit Racial Bias

Put on by Restorative Justice Community Action
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. 
Adults Only, Capacity 70
Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
 https://www.rjca-inc.org/
Questions? Contact:
Tina Sigel, tsigel@rjca-inc.org 612.746.0781
OR
Cynthia Prosek, cprosek@rjca-inc.org 612.746.0787

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 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 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. Adults only – Donations appreciated;  RSVP  https://www.rjca-inc.org/

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30pm

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 – 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 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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

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 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

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 tbd

Celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birthday, India Association of Minnesota, MN History Society, 345 West Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, 55102