Craft Fair & Bake Sale Saturday December 13

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Join us at the Minnehaha Free Space on Saturday, December 13th from 1-5pm for a craft fair and fresh (vegan) baked goods!

We’ll have Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Prints, Patches, Tinctures, Teas & Much More! A portion of the proceeds from craft sales will be donated to the Free Space. There will also be a MARS Collective craft table–all proceeds of which will go to the space. If you are interested in selling crafts, please contact us by December 8th at radspacetc(at)riseup.net

Invite your friends far and wide! Come check it out for some holiday gifts!

https://www.facebook.com/events/825276747494980/

NO HONOR IN RACISM — Support the Rally Against Racist Mascots Nov. 2

From the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media:

112_186_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz“NO HONOR IN RACISM
HONOR OUR CHILDREN
HONOR OUR ELDERS
HONOR OUR CULTURE

WE ARE NOT MASCOTS
We are the people who lived free and strong in the Americas until our land was taken from us, our people persecuted and murdered, and our children denied access to their families, elders, and culture. We are known as American Indians, Native Americans, First Peoples, or Indigenous Peoples. We continue to experience the trauma of your ways and your culture, and we continue to believe that our ways, being one with the earth and nature, sustainability, and resilience, should help lead us all toward a better world…

Mascots harm how we are perceived. Mascots harm the self-concept of our children. Mascots harm our integration into your culture. Mascots harm our futures. This is not about offense. This is about protecting our Peoples from harm. This is about demanding that the laws for equality and against discrimination are enforced for us, not just them…

Our nation must deny the institutional racism of sports mascots that leads many people to believe that these mascots are harmless. We are NOT mascots…

Join us as we strive for equality and justice. Tell the University of Minnesota and your public officials that you want them to enforce the laws of this land and end the outrage and harm of mascots.

Please join us at the Tribal Nations Plaza
TCF Stadium, U of M Campus
November 2, 2014 at 10 AM”

For more info:

coalitionagainstracism.org

facebook.com/ncarsm

Event: facebook.com/events/716930818362268/

The BEEHIVE COLLECTIVE presents a SPECIAL WORKSHOP: “Graphics for the Commons”

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Saturday October 11

2:00pm-6:00pm

Free admission- all are welcome!

Bees experienced in creating and sharing story-telling art pieces used to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” will run a workshop sharing techniques they use to create their images depicting today’s greatest challenges and inspiring all of us to work for change.

The Beehive is an all-volunteer swarm of educators, artists, and activists using images to communicate and educate about the complex realities of our times. The dizzyingly detailed, hand-drawn, large-format posters and banners are portable murals that come alive through storytelling, illuminating how single issues are interconnected and part of bigger systems. Join us to work with the Bees to deconstruct some often overwhelming global issues – together – and use metaphors from the natural world to connect social and environmental struggles. The collaboratively produced, educational illustrations were created through an intensive and ongoing process of grassroots research. After graphics are completed, Bees tour all of the world to distribute the completed graphics widely as tools for storytelling, popular education, organizing, and movement building.

Prisoner Letter Writing – Casey Brezik – October 2, 2014 7PM

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Join us for June letter writing at the Minnehaha Free Space this Thursday, October 2 from 7-9PM. October’s featured prisoner is Casey Brezik, an accused anarchist assassin from the Kansas City area who is charged with slashing the throat of the Dean of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley in a plot to attack the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, during a talk at the college. (Nixon later canceled.)

Casey is currently being held by the state of Missouri for 12 years on each of three counts – assault, and two armed criminal action charges – and seven years on a second count of assault. All sentences will run concurrently. In February 2011, the state declared him to be incapable of standing trial, which means he was forced to stay locked up in a mental institution until June of 2013 when he was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.

What is this? A chance to hang out, write to prisoners, and discuss anti-prison issues and activities with other rad folks! Letter-writing nights happen the first thursday of every month, and a different prisoner is featured each time.

More information on Casey Brezik: http://kansascityabc.wordpress.com/prisoners-abckc-supports/social-movement-prisoners/casey-brezik/

2014 Twin Cities Zine Fair

zinefair2014Saturday, September 27
Noon – 5pm

What’s a Zine?

A zine is a self-published work of text and/or imagery often made using low-cost methods like collaging and photocopying. Zines are mediums for artists to print their words, ideas, images, and more. Not having to rely on traditional publishing allows for non-mainstream or marginalized folk to express and communicate with others more freely.

What’s a Zine Fair?

A zine fair is a space for makers and readers of zines to gather in one place and share, exchange and communicate about zines!

RSVP on Facebook

List of Tablers

+Fiona Avocado is a cartoonist and printmaker who has been making zines and politically/socially engaged art for 4 1/2 years. She is originally from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. fionavocado.com

+Boneshaker Books, an all volunteer-run radical bookstore with a large zine collection. We sell zines from local writers and artists on consignment and seek out zines from further afield as well. We’re open 11-8 every day at 2002 23rd Ave. S.

+Anna Bongiovanni is a genderqueer cartoonist and zine kid living in Minneapolis. A graduate with a B.F.A. from Minneapolis College Of Art and Design, they have been self-publishing comics and zines since 2009. Their first graphic novel, Out Of Hollow Water, was published in October 2013 by 2D Cloud deals with body horror and surviving trauma. They are currently working on monthly comics for Autostraddle.com, a queer-women focused website, and recently self-published their new zine ‘A Cheap And Easy Introduction To They/Them Pronouns’.

+James DeWitt, I live in Minneapolis MN where I am a part-time nanny as well as an educator, zine maker, and dance performer. I am white, able-bodied, middle class, queer, transgender, an addict, non-neurotypical, raised Catholic in the Midwest. I use my personal experience to narrate my zines. My zine series “Sex Ed: A Love Story” aims at a holistic approach to sex education for queer and gender non-conforming youth of all ages.

+Erika Hammerschmidt, Author of the novel “Kea’s Flight,” various short stories, and “Abby and Norma,” a comic about a college student on the autism spectrum. It features puns, weird insights, bizarre attempts at logical analysis of the human world, and a character who speaks only in palindromes.

+Synthia Nicole, a zinester from Minnesota creates & self-publishes ‘Damaged Mentality’ which is a personal zine on disability, mental health & (issue #4 and after) recovery from alcoholism.

+Aimée Pijpers, zine, comic, and patch maker. aimeepijpers.net

+Aaron Poliwoda, minicomics mainly dealing with Autism/Asperger syndrome and awareness and discrimination of autism.

+Kyle Quinn, By way of Denver, CO my current work is no stranger to basic structure and depth. Bringing out texture and detail from things that are usually overlooked, such as basic shape and form, I apply imagery that mixes with the past, present and future. The works general theme is based off of peeks in Queer history such as cruise culture, casual encounters and the male form. The collage work highlights a time when men of all shapes, sizes and race could be sexually free with out the handles of current heterosexual standards being placed upon the LGBT community. kylequinn.net

+Matt Reints, mini-comic zines mostly about slice of small town life and high strangeness phenomena.

+Robert Earl Sutter III, author of “Hobo Fires” a graphic novel about queer, sex positive, anti-authoritarian, multi-racial, multi-cultural hobos in the year 2137 who hack rides on robotic freight trains while on the run from numerous roboticized law enforcement agents. Author of zines, “Unsinkable,” how to build plywood pontoons and longtail boat motors from scrap, with the true story of The Snowball, a shanty boat built by four Minneapolis people & one dog that floated down the Missouri River; “Shut Up & Love The Rain”, autobiographical sex positive comics; “Awesome Future,” wild autobiographical travel comics; and “Alive With Vigor!” a book about health care for variously identified people, written by variously identified people.

+Roosterhouse Ideas, Rooster House is a Minneapolis-based publisher of stories, illustrations and found-objects. Roosterhouse.org

+Queer/Trans/Femme Workers Stories Zine Project, creators of an ongoing Zine series, “Queer/Trans*/Feminist Workers’ Stories.” Proceeds benefit the IWW Sato Fund.

Interested in tabling at the Zine Fair?

Please email us at radspacetc((at))riseup(dot)net if you would like a table for your work at the Zine Fair. Please include a description of your zine art to be included in our promotional materials. Reserve your tabling spot (30″ W x 40″ L) by dropping off or mailing $10 (checks made out to “MARS”) to:

Attn: Zine Fair
Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

We are especially interested in providing tabling space for artists marginalized by dominant society and/or passionate about anti-oppressive ways of relating. To us this includes individuals and collectives that are struggling against white supremacy, patriarchy, hetero/cis-sexism, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism, speciesism, classism, capitalism and civilization.

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Check out this zine-related event at Architecture Library at the UofM
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Getting to Truths
An Exhibition featuring zines from the Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine
Collection 1976-2013

September 17 - October 7, 2014

Opening Reception:
Wednesday September 17, 2014 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Guest Speaker: Marshall Weber of Booklyn Artist Alliance

Free and open to the public
Join in the creation of the interactive zine wall
Refreshments provided by Common Roots Cafe

Architecture Library
210 Rapson Hall
89 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-6383

Exhibit Curators: Lindsay Keating & Shannon Klug
Exhibit Coordinator: Deborah Ultan Boudewyns