U.S. and Canadian authorities are pumping increasingly greater resources into investigating and pursuing politically motivated property destruction. Currently 5 comrades, including Dane Rossman, are being extradited to Canada to face charges for alleged property damage at the G20 summit in Toronto. At the same time in the Pacific Northwest, several grand jury resisters have been jailed and expansive resources spent, in relation to an investigation of property damage at the 2012 May Day protests in Seattle.
Join us Thursday, April 11 at 7pm for this event giving the historic context and exploring patterns of state repression, as well as for an update on the case and how to be involved. Continue reading »
The Minnesota Young Workers, Witness for Peace, and the Minnesota AFL-CIO Women in Leadership project are hosting a film and discussion at the Free Space this Friday, March 29 at 6:30pm.
“The War We Are Living” tells the story of the “other” Colombia, in rural areas far away from the capital, where the war is all too real – and now the battle is over gold. It features a powerful network of female leaders standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war.
Read on for more info. Continue reading »
Youth Space has been going strong since beginning in late February! Upcoming playshops include Accessible Playground Construction with Falls For All, Gender Creativity, Native Sky Watching, and more. It’s free, every Saturday at 1pm at the Free Space through mid-May, and go-to transit cards for families are available.
For more info and to register, visit our Youth Space page in the menu above.
Thanks to the Longfellow Community Council for supporting Youth Space! Continue reading »
Join us on Wednesday, March 6 from 6-8pm for another Read Aloud Night on Wednesday, March 6 from 6-8pm at the Free Space. This month’s theme is youth –Do you remember a book that really moved you when you were small? Or a book that shaped you as a teenager? Do you have a favorite kids’ book or a favorite YA novel? Or have you read something recently that has a lot to say about childhood or being young? Bring something you really want to share! We’ll have have a free meal and snacks available.
Read on for details about the event and for a peek at some of the newest radical books recently added to the library! Continue reading »
To Care is to Struggle: Support in Radical Movements 17 February 2013 @ 5pm Minnehaha Free Space – 3747 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN A talk by Kevin Van Meter of Team Colors. How do radical movements respond to personal crises, trauma, care as well as issues that flow through our everyday lives? Beyond seeing politics … Continue reading »
Alexis Pauline Gumbs writes, “It is possible to call on each other (and to call each other out) instead of calling the police, and… healing justice is not merely a salve for overworked activists or a sparkle decorating our movement, it is a tangible resource for longevity and resilience against the state.” In recent years, … Continue reading »
Book release event for Breaking Free: A facilitator’s guide to participatory action research practice by Timothy Pyrch, a Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He has been a practicing popular educator in the radical tradition in the adult education movement for 35 years. He is devoted to democratizing knowledge-making processes through … Continue reading »
This month’s printable calendar to hang on your fridge… or wherever. As always, check our online calendar for the most up to date information and any events added since the end of January. See you around! Continue reading »
Attention kids and families from Longfellow and beyond!
The Minnehaha Free Space’s new youth program, Youth Space, is set to begin on February 23, and registration is now open. The program runs Saturdays from 1-3pm and includes facilitated playshops on topics such as puppetmaking, gender creativity, creating accessible playgrounds, and more, as well as snacks, art and social time for youth and families. It’s all FREE and transportation assistance is available.
Suggested age range for the program is 5-14; this guidelines is not prohibitive as all playshops will differentiate activities and encourage older youth to help younger counterparts.
For more information and to register, check out our Youth Space page in the menu above. Continue reading »