Labor History, and Why the Struggle is Relevant Today

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Join us for a special May Day dinner and discussion with Twin Cities organizer Jadzia Sembla about labor history and its implications for social movements into the present day.

All are welcome to share experiences, thoughts, and questions.

Kids are welcome! ASL and disability accommodations are available upon request.

612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net

Check out our Facebook event here.

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Connecting Across Class: Making Space for Our Class Stories

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Join us for dinner (bring something to share as you are able) and a workshop with Amanda Lee Genaro about finding our class stories and using them as a tool for economic justice.

This will be an intense exploration of our experience of class.

In our highly classed society, we don’t usually get to talk about class. Money (particularly income) is often a topic that is off-limits. Definitions are confusing at best. Economic Justice can seem overwhelming and potentially even scary. We will discuss class with an economic justice lens that centers the most marginalized. We will introduce the concept of different class cultures and how they impact our day to day, including our organizing work. We will discuss ways in which Capitalism affects us all and ways we might be able to interrupt the dominant capitalist narrative.

Be prepared to stretch your edges and be uncomfortable. We will share a lot of possibly sensitive pieces of our lives. We all have a class story and I will venture to bet that there is pain and/or shame in each of our stories, whether we grew up poor/working class or owning class. These stories are also powerful and can aid us in dismantling Capitalism in our hearts, minds, orgs, lives, and the world!

Agenda:

We will set up some group agreements to create a safer space and move as a group.

We will explore our experiences with class through an exercise that involves moving forward or backwards based on how you identify with various statements. We may modify it based upon access needs and room constraints, but be prepared to be uncomfortable in seeing distance or lack of distance between you and others in the room.

We will then debrief in a fishbowl for folks raised poor/working class where folks will share their stories, feelings, experience of the previous exercise while others watch/listen in. There will be some questions.

We will expand our understanding of class groups and take into account our present situations and break into smaller caucuses based upon class group.

These exercises will take us through our class background as well as our current class status, so you may find yourself changing groups during the session.

Trainer Bio:

Amanda Lee/AL/A.L. is an activist, advocate, and artist based in South Minneapolis. Amanda Lee uses “they/them/their(s)” pronouns in place of standard gendered pronouns such at “he/him/his” or “she/her(s)”. A.L. is a 30 year old, fat, disabled, trans/bigender, bi/pan/fluid/queer, poly, partnered, half Native, more Southern, rural, poor, person of faith that has an abnormally large heart and a love of people, words, and stories… AL thinks that stories are the most powerful tool we have to dismantle the systems of oppression that harm us all and to heal the wounds that they have have inflicted upon us.

Kids are welcome. There is a room with toys just off the main room.

ASL and disability accommodations are available upon request. 612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net

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SPIRAL Collective Medical Abortion Support Training

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get tickets here: http://medicalabortionsupporttraining.bpt.me/

The Medical Abortion (MAB) Support Training is hosted by the SPIRAL Collective (Supporting People in Reproduction, Abortion and Loss), in partnership with community midwives, doulas, educators and abortion experts to provide the most holistic and diverse approach to MAB doula support. The training will focus on Abortion Values, Expectations for a MAB procedure, Physiology and Medicine (physical processes of a MAB, medications used and drug access), Comfort and Support techniques, Dangerous/Emergent Situations, Legalities of providing MAB Support and Professional Bedside Manner in a Home Setting. We are incredibly proud of this community effort as it has allowed us to source local knowledge and expertise and truly come together as a collective.

Presenters/Curriculum Developers –  Jasmine Abraham, cheré suzette bergeron, Julia Birdsall, Autumn Cavender-Wilson, Daniela Chavez, Kim Christensen, Nafeesa Dawoodbhoy, Kelly Glader, Rinya Kamber, Zoe Kusinitz, Maggie Korder, Yukiko Nakajima, Meg Novak. Many thanks and gratitude to this tremendous team.

Scholarships – The SPIRAL Collective wishes to offer scholarship spots – on a case by case basis – for queer and trans* folks, disabled folks and people of colour. We acknowledge a need for the presence of such folks in otherwise hegemonically dominated circles, and would like to facilitate the inclusion of marginalized identities within Reproductive Justice work. These spots are also available  for folks who wish to commit to volunteering with us for ONE year as a MAB Support Doula. Please email us at thespiralcollective@gmail.com, with a small blurb about why you are eligible for a scholarship and we will get back to you ASAP.

Childcare – Will be provided upon request. Please fill out the questionnaire at the end of your purchase OR email us to coordinate. We can only accommodate childcare requests if we get them BEFORE 04/15.

Interpreting Services (including ASL) – We will try to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Please fill out the questionnaire at the end of your purchase OR email us to coordinate.  We can only accommodate interpreting requests if we get them BEFORE 04/15.

Lunch – Will be provided.

NOTE: Everyone who has attended the training will be eligible to volunteer with SPIRAL to provide MAB Support in our community. We will have applications for folks seeking to volunteer with us at the training.

If you are unable to use a credit/debit card for your purchase and need to use cash, please email us and we will arrange for cash payment. Cash payment must be made in advance of 48 hours of the event.

We would like to thank our wonderful co-sponsors: Family Tree Clinic, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota, and Pro-Choice Resources.

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Organizing dilemmas: a conversation with Ricardo Levins Morales about organizing, movement building, and change

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Join us for dinner and discussion with Ricardo Levins Morales on Friday, April 17th, from 6-8pm.
We will explore organizing dilemmas and questions that come up in the process of movement building and creating social change.

All are welcome to share experiences, thoughts, and questions.

Kids are welcome! ASL and disability accommodations are available upon request.

612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net. The Facebook event is here.

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How to be a social justice warrior

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Friday, April 10 from 6-8pm: Join us for dinner and discussion with Chelle about how to be a social justice warrior.

…and a race traitor, and a man-hating feminist, and an anarchist woman, which is reportedly a mythical beast with a giant horn for stabbing manarchists.

All are welcome to share experiences, thoughts, and questions.

Kids are welcome! ASL and disability accommodations are available upon request.

612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net

Facebook event here.

Radical families social hour with Rad Dad Tomas Moniz

rad dadJoin us for a reading, Q & A, and social hour with Rad Dad’s Tomas Moniz!  We will be gathering at the Free Space on Saturday April 4 from 6-8pm.

“I can write. I can ask people to write with me. And I can discover different ways to live communally, to parent and relate to one another. ” –Tomas Moniz

New issues of Rad Dad will be available at this all ages event!

Chidcare will be provided. Disability accommodations are available upon request. Please call or email ahead so we can make arrangements.

612-729-3733 or email radspacetc@riseup.net

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