Collaborator Meeting, 8/28

Our next collaborator’s meeting will be next Tuesday, August 28,  2018   7-9pm.   We will be meeting in the Central Midway Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 393 North Dunlap Street, St Paul, MN.  Take the frontage road on the north side of I-94 (St. Anthony Ave.) turn right on Griggs-the first right you can take and you will see Central Midway to your right)

“10 Days Free From Violence” is less than a month away.  With that in mind, here is a message from the TCNV Steering Committee.

We will have printed posters and flyers for you to take and distribute.

Dear Collaborators,

Thank you for joining our leap of faith to spark 10 Days Free from Violence—the first major collaboration of peace events across our Twin Cities!  Twin Cities Nonviolent was created from a grassroots, shared leadership model, so we have gratefully relied upon all the generous talent, gifts and support that our humble organizing has inspired.  We are in this together!

As you know, organizers and hosts/performers/speakers of their events featured during the 10 Days Free From Violence from September 21st to 30th, 2018, are responsible for recruitment and outreach to the public, as well as family and friends, to engage attendees.  Twin Cities Nonviolent will boost these efforts through our media outreach and informational flyers and calendars.”

Our new flyer, including our Mission Statement, is attached to publicize our whole 10 Days.  Our logo is attached for any flyers that you create specifically for your own event.  Also, here is a brief public service announcement you can use to build interest:

At Twin Cities Nonviolent, we believe that peace is possible—that waging peace needs even more resources than waging war because our survival depends on it.  10 Days Free from Violence, a menu of peace events in the Twin Cities over 10 days, is where we’ll begin.

Our work was called to action by Fr. Harry Bury, a priest who worked alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta and was awarded the key to Hi Chi Minh City for his efforts to end the Vietnam War.  Over ten days, there will be over 60 events from over 40 organizations to teach us how to wage peace, reduce violence and create a culture of nonviolence in the Twin Cities.

These include a Gathering of Nations to rededicate Bde Maka Ska, a Black Storytelling Festival, a music festival and concerts, writers forums, dancing, photography and art, prayer services, theater performances, peace literacy workshops, and a poetry slam in North Minneapolis.

Please stand with us.  Learn with us. And wage peace in the Twin Cities by visiting:

As we prepare for our 10 Days Free from Violence—now just one month away—we humbly ask you to address the following:

  • If you are working with a host venue, please make sure to check in with that organization for keys and special instructions.
  • Please try to arrange a table (or two if possible) at your event for materials or handouts for other organizations involved in peace pursuits.
  • The League of Women Voters has generously offered to register voters at each of our events.  Please advise if you DO NOT want League of Women Voter volunteers to register your attendees using clipboards and forms by contacting Sharon Slettehaugh at:  A League representative can still provide Voter Registration Forms if you’d like your own team to register voters.
  • May authors involved in 10 Days Free from Violence be present at your event to sell their books?
  • We ask that you please arrange to have as many photos and videos taken as possible at your 10 Days event.  Please remind your audience via signs or mention that videos or photos may be taken at this event.

Soon, you will receive information for sign-ins at your events, in addition to plans for post-event surveys.

Thanks again for taking this awe-inspiring journey with us!  #WeCanWagePeace!

Check out the first peace circle that took place on September 18, 2018 at North Presbyterian Church.  Look for Chief Tom Laugh, St Paul Chief of Police’s challenge at the end. #We can wage peace!

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