Investing in Healing Minnesota Stories fundraiser tomorrow!

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 6:50-8:00 p.m., Online

Please join us tomorrow in supporting the transformative work of Healing Minnesota Stories, whose mission is “to create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people in Minnesota, including reparations, with a particular focus on communities of faith.”

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News and events: Updates on DAPL, Keystone XL, winter gear drive for Fond du Lac children and more

In this blog:

  • Standing Rock, other Native nations, try again to shut down DAPL
  • Judge denies Native nation’s bid to halt Keystone oil pipeline work
  • Tanka Fund raising money to return buffalo to Native lands
  • Winter gear drive for Fond du Lac children
  • Students at the U. of M. Forest Resources Dept. sign-on letter to address systemic racism 
  • A look back at Native vote suppression
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Events and resources on faith-based and spiritual responses to racism

In this blog:

  • Three-part conversation on race: Changing Self; Changing Community; Changing Systems, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7
  • Challenging Racism, Anti-Semitism, and Other Assaults on Human Dignity, Oct. 27
  • Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action toward Racial Equity, Nov. 20
  • Islamophobia Uncovered: On demand video

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Upcoming Zoom events around racial justice, skill development, and the 2020 election

In this blog:

  • Connection, Conscience, and Care: A multi-faith community conversation around the 2020 election, Monday, Oct. 5
  • Engaging Discomfort with an empathetic lens: A conversation with T. Marie King, Tuesday, Oct. 13
  • ASDIC: Racial Equity: Beginning the Conversation, Thursdays, Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.
  • ASDIC: Addressing Problematic Race-Based Beliefs, Tuesdays, October 6, 13 & 20

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Events/Actions: Election Protection volunteers needed, Stronger together to Stop Line 3, and more

In this blog:

  • Election Protection volunteers needed
  • Nonviolence and Religions:  Sources and Practice — Success and Failure, Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Stronger Together to Stop Line 3, Tuesday, Sept. 29
  • Training for non-violent direct action to stop Line 3, Oct. 4-5
  • Urge the MN Public Utilities Commission to prioritize benefits to BIPOC communities

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Learning and action opportunities: Anti-Racism Dialogue Circles; Poor People’s Campaign

Passing along a couple of learning opportunities.

  • ASDIC Circle this fall, providing anti-racism dialogue and personal transformation. It will meet virtually once a week for ten weeks, starting the week of Sept. 14 and running to the week of Nov. 23.
  • Update on the work of the Poor People’s Campaign in Minnesota, Aug 27.

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News Wrap: Updates on local, national police reform proposals; why this all started in Minneapolis, and more

In this blog:

  • Communities United Against Police Brutality issue report on ending police violence
  • Nationwide tracking of public officials, governments, in support for divesting from police to invest in community needs
  • CityLab: Why Minneapolis was the city that triggered a national uprising
  • NYT essay: Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
  • Friends offering online screening of “Suppressed: The Right to Vote” in honor of Juneteenth

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