The Collaborator’s Meeting For March is this Wednesday, the 27th.

For our March 27th collaborator’s meeting, Spiritual Director Pam Winthrop Lauer will give us a preview  us a preview of the power of Nonviolent Communication, which she will be sharing with us during this summer’s 10-days Free From Violence. See flyer below for details.

This is also a monthly collaborators meeting for the purpose of networking and planning events for our ‘10 Days Free from Violence,’ Sept. 20-29, 2019.

Moving forward, all of our collaborator’s meetings will feature mini-presentations (about 45 minutes in length) previewing the events which will be held throughout the 10-days.

This event features Pam Winthrop Lauer teaching non violent communication. It is from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM on Wednesday March 27th in the Central Midway Building at 393 North Dunlap Street. St Paul MN. 4th Floor conference Room

Any questions? Email Contact@twincitiesnonviolent.org

2019 Related Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6-9pm  –  Landmark Center, F. K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium 

Admission Free  –  Your generous donations will go to the Veteran Resilience Project

World Storytelling Day 2019 –

Myths, Legends & Epics of Coming Home from War

This year’s global theme lends itself to the epic struggle of veterans coming home whole: to meaningful life. Odysseus took ten arduous years to return from the Trojan War. Psychiatrist Jonathan Shay documents such heroic journeys in books like Achilles in Vietnam. The literature of folklore is littered with legends like the Grimm’s Bearskin, where a returning soldier suffers valiantly for seven years to win the life he wants and deserves. Finally, real life veteran legends like Jesse Owens and Hugh Thompson are rivaled only by the growing cadre of women veterans daring to stand up to the travesty of military sexual assault. Since 2003, World Storytelling Day events take place on or around March 20 in more than 25 countries around the world.

 

6:00pm Information Fair from our Program Partners
Storytelling and Veteran Support Organizations
(For more information, or to reserve a seat or information table, contact Larry Johnson, Veteran, Storyteller/Organizer, Author, at larryjvfp@gmail.com)

7:00pm Our Storytellers
Hector Matascastillo
Army Ranger, Psychotherapist, Clinical Director, Author, Speaker
Trista Matascastillo
Veteran, Ramsey County Commissioner, Bush Fellow, Feminist
Carol McCormick
Veteran Spouse, Professional Storyteller, Story Arts of Minnesota (Board Member), Author
Derek Anders-Turner
Combat Engineer, US Bank Technology Product Manager, Natl Black Police Association Member
Mark Wagler
Legendary Storyteller from Madison, Co-Founder Northlands Storytelling Network
Elaine Wynne
Storyteller, Veteran Spouse, EMDR Therapist/Trainer, Founder of Veteran Resilience Project

2019 Collaborators’ Meeting Dates

2019 Collaborators’ Meeting Schedule – 4th Wednesday of the Month (except in August, when there will be two meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday)

Location:  Central Midway Building, 393 North Dunlap Street, St Paul, MN  55104 – 4th Floor Conference Room

Time:  6:30 – 8:30pm

March 27, 2019

April 24, 2019

May 22, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 24, 2019

August 14, 2019

August 28, 2019

September 11, 2019

2019 Steering Committee Meeting Dates

Location:  The Byrne Residence, ground floor conference room, 60 South Mississippi Boulevard, St Paul, MN  55105.
Time:  7-9 pm

Tuesday, March 12

Monday, April 15

Thursday, May 16

Wednesday, June 12

Tuesday, July 16

Thursday, August 22

Monday, September 9

Wednesday, September 18

Challenges and Opportunities for White Allies: Introduction to the White Ally Toolkit – March 7-9, 2019

White Ally Toolkit Training

We are pleased to announce that racial dialogue expert Dr. David Campt will be coming to Minneapolis, March 7 – 9, 2019 to teach his half-day White Ally Toolkit training to help us build peace within our spheres of influence here in Minnesota. Dr. David Campt has developed the White Ally Toolkit training to teach allies how to foster constructive debiasing dialogues with the racism skeptics within their spheres of influence.

There will be three separate events while Dr. Campt is in the Twin Cities. You are welcome to join us at whichever and however many events capture your interest.

Challenges and Opportunities for White Allies: Introduction to the White Ally Toolkit
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Pay-what-you-can
– register online –  https://introtowatmar72019.eventbrite.com
White Ally Toolkit Workshop: Part 1
Two dates offered. These sessions are identical – please choose the date that best fits your schedule.
Friday, March 8, 2019, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m.  $50pp
– register online – https://watmar82019.eventbrite.com
OR
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. / Minneapolis MN   $50pp
– register online – https://watmar92019.eventbrite.com

For those who attend the White Ally Toolkit: Part 1 and want additional time exploring and practicing White Ally Toolkit strategies, join Dr. Campt for: 
Going Deeper with the White Ally Toolkit: Part 2
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m – 4:15 p.m.  $50pp
– register online –  https://goingdeeperwatmar92019.eventbrite.com

 

Optional continuing education credit is available for social workers, nurses, and teachers for these trainings and the Thursday event for an additional fee. See online registration pages for details.  Sponsored by www.mnpeace.org

First Collaborators Meeting in 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019  –  6:30-8:30pm

Central Midway Building, 393 North Dunlap Street, 4th Floor Conference Room,                St Paul, MN 55104

Join us as we begin and continue our work in 2019 for a violence free Twin Cities.  Be part of the creative process of what will be our focus this year.  See you on the 13th.

Last Collaborators’ meeting before “10 Days Free From Violence” – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7-9pm

We are two weeks away from “10 Days Free From Violence” and the International Day of peace on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Our last collaborators’ meeting will be on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  We will meet at the FNVW (Friends for a Nonviolent World) 4th Floor conference room, Central Midway Building, 393 Dunlap Road North, St Paul,  55104.

Flyers and calendar booklets can be picked up at the following locations:

  • FNVW, Central Midway Building, 393 Dunlap Road North., Suite 307, St Paul 55104
  • MN Zen Meditation Center, 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Mpls 55408 starting Sunday, September 9, 2018.  They will be in a plastic box on the back porch.  Please approach the Zen Meditation Center quietly.

Please contact Sharon:  slet68@gmail.com regarding voter registration at your event.  She has only heard from one event so far.

If you need volunteer help (greeters, set up, etc) for your event, please send an email to twincitiesnonviolent@gmail.com to request assistance.

Collaborator Meeting, 9/12

We are less than three weeks away from “10 Days Free From Violence.” So exciting.

  • Next Collaborators’ meeting: Wednesday, September 12, 2018. FNVW, Central Midway Building, 393 Dunlap Road North., Suite 307, Saint Paul 55104. This is our last meeting before the events begin. This is when we will be fine tuning the process.
    • Poster boards will be available for pick up for every event. Please use these at your event to have participants sign the poster boards. Then bring these posters to our closing ceremony on Sunday, September 30, 2018. We will put all of them together to form the backdrop of the closing ceremony of “10 Days Free From Violence.” We hope you will be able to donate magic markers for participants to sign in
  • Printed calendars and flyers are available for pick up at the following locations:
    • FNVW, Central Midway Building, 393 Dunlap Road North., Suite 307, Saint Paul 55104
    • MN Zen Meditation Center, 3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis 55408
  • Voter Registration for your event – Please contact Sharon Slettehaugh, from the League of Women Voters to let her know if you would like them to set up the registration at your event or if you will handle it on your own.
  • Julie Penshorn, author, has written a song with Jack Doepke, “I Can See, I Can Be, I Can Wage… Peace”.  The rough draft is on YouTube. She has given permission for you to use this song, just mention that she and Jack wrote it and that she has a new book that will be released on September 21 called I Can See Peace.

Following is a message that you can send to all of your collaborators:

I’m writing to share a great community opportunity with you: 10 Days Free from Violence, a 10-day menu of over 60 peace events to foster collaboration for nonviolence in the Twin Cities. We hope that you will attend as many events as you can, especially our Opening Gathering of Nations for Peace and Unity Circle Dedication event at Bde Maka Ska on Sat., Sept. 22nd at 9:00am and our Closing Ceremony at 2:00pm on Sun., Sept. 30th (see the calendar for more details). We humbly ask that you stand in solidarity with us.  People all over the world are pledging solidarity with our efforts, including Arun Gandhi, Gandhi’s grandson; Dr. Makaziwe “Maki” Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter from Johannesburg, South Africa; and Scott Witte, contractor at the McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica!

Please share with great enthusiasm our flyer and press release for 10 Days Free from Violence. We’ve drawn our inspiration from Carbondale Nonviolent and the dedication to peace of Fr. Harry Bury, who worked alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta and was awarded the key to Ho Chi Minh City for his efforts to end the Vietnam War.

T-shirts are now for sale for the Bde Maka Ska event. Every sale will help us fund other events for Twin Cities Nonviolent. Our goal is to have voter registration at each of our events!

Twin Cities Nonviolent is an idea whose time has come!  We’re creating a ripple effect of nonviolence, recognizing that peace literacy is not just a goal, but a skill set—and weaving together support organizations to significantly reduce violence in all forms in our area.

Please join us! #WeCanWagePeace

See you Wednesday, September 12, 2018