News and Events: Water Protector Support Network, Abolitionist Responses to Violence Workshop Series, and more

In this blog:

  • Water Protector Support Network launched
  • Abolitionist Responses to Violence Workshop Series
  • “Remembering: Singing Water,” a choral film by One Voice Mixed Chorus

Water Protector Support Network launched

You are invited to an open sharing circle for water protectors who were involved in the Line 3 fight last year in Minnesota and beyond. This is a safe space to bring your whole, messy, beautiful self. To share what’s been bringing you down, what’s lifting you up, and how your water protector community might elevate and support you. Organizers intend to have bi-monthly meet ups to continue fostering connection and mutual support. They will be collecting contact info for those who want to stay connected and receive reminders about future events.”

The first online gathering is Saturday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m. Central. Click here to join the Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 839 0784 5604 Passcode: 992268.) One tap mobile 1-312-626-6799.

Abolitionist Responses to Violence Workshop Series starts Wednesday

The first workshop of the Abolitionist Responses to Violence Workshop Series will be this Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register here to receive Zoom information and any relevant updates.

The series is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Justice. Jonathan Stegall, Liz Digitale Anderson, and Peter Digitale Anderson will facilitate.

Each gathering of this series will address one of these questions related to violence and an abolitionist response: “Where are we?” “What is abolition and transformative justice?” “What can I do about violent crime?” and “What can we do about violent crime?”

Subsequent workshops will take place on Wednesdays Feb. 2, Feb. 9, and Feb. 16 from 6:30–8 p.m, also on Zoom. Please contact Allison Connelly-Vetter, Faith Organizer with the Center for Sustainable Justice. at connelly.allison.m@gmail.com with questions, requests, or needs in relation to this workshop series. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Here’s a couple of articles on corporate influence on law enforcement:

“Remembering: Singing Water,” a choral film by One Voice Mixed Chorus

You are invited to experience a special screening of ReMembering: Singing Water, a unique choral film produced by One Voice Mixed Chorus and Blue Moon Productions. The project is a collaboration with water protector Sharon Day; puppeteer Sandy Spieler; singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen; and features performances by Kymani Kahlil, Tara Tanagidan To Win, and the Ikidowin youth acting ensemble.

The screening will be Wednesday, Jan. 26 (7-8:30 p.m.) You can either attend online (on Zoom) or in person at Unity Church – Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave, St. Paul. ) Registration is required either way.

Zoom link will be sent to online registrants. Register here.

This free choral event was filmed outdoors at several local parks and is an amazing collaboration with music, indigenous stories, dance, and much more. Watch the trailer here.

ReMembering explores Minnesota as a place of both home and exile for Indigenous people, immigrants, and LGBTQ people. Interconnected stories are brought to life through choral music, spoken word, animation, and life-sized puppets.

At the end of this hybrid screening, you will have the opportunity to meet the artists, see an animation demo, and join a group discussion!

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