Introducing a wintertime Friday night dinner and discussion series at the Minnehaha Free Space, where you can share delicious food and stimulating conversation with local folks working on a range of issues and projects!
Here’s the first batch:
January 30: Male privilege 101 (with Jeremy and Banji)
February 6: Confronting trans* exclusionary feminism (with Sarah)
February 13: Labor struggles of cleaning and health care workers (with Bob/CTUL)
February 20: Jewish movements for racial justice (with Ilana)
February 27: Creating an inclusive music scene (with the Not So Macho music collective)
Disability accommodations and childcare are available upon request. Please call or email ahead so we can make arrangements!
612-729-3733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting January 8th, there will be an open mic every other Thursday
Sign-ups and hanging out starts at 6:30
Open mic from 7-10
All forms of expression are welcome (songs, poetry, storytelling, rants, etc.)
hosted by the Not So Macho Music Collective!
What’s the Not So Macho Music Collective? You may ask.
Here’s a description:
We aim to create a network of people interested in fostering a music community that is available to everybody and especially for those who would need to fight to make a place for themselves within the music scene at large. We hope to create noncompetitive and nonhierarchical spaces where folks can feel supported to speak truth to power and talk about uncomfortable experiences.
We believe that….
-anyone can play music
-everyone deserves to be heard
-talent and skill shouldn’t be prerequisites for artistic expression
-you don’t have to be professional to be valid
In connecting to us via the listserv or on facebook, you can expect to be invited to events such as open mics, jam nights, and concerts. You can use it to connect with other musicians to collaborate with and find rad instrument instructors. AND you can use it to promote your own events.
We are based in the Twin Cities.
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!
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: