Events: Investing in Healing Minnesota Stories, Engaging with Discomfort, and more

In this blog:

  • Investing in Healing Minnesota Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 27
  • Engaging Discomfort with an empathetic lens: A conversation with T. Marie King, Tuesday, Oct. 13
  • Annual Overcoming Racism Conference (on-line) Nov. 14
  • Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action toward Racial Equity, Nov. 20
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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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Pezuta Wóiyaksape: Plant Medicine Teachings webinar Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.

The Lower Phalen Creek Project (LPCP) invites you to an exciting morning of plant medicine teachings from the Očeti šakowiŋ! The webinar is offered in recognition that lots of community members are in need of support for health and well-being. LPCP asked a couple of its favorite knowledge keepers to share their wisdom about the power and medicine of our plant relatives!

The webinar will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9. It will go until noon. Join the Zoom Meeting here. Meeting ID: 878 1079 9378

The knowledge keepers who will be speaking are:

  • Nicky Buck, Anpetu Wiohiyanpata win, Prairie Island Bdewakantuwan Dakota
  • Linda Black Elk, Catawba, is an ethnobotanist and the Director of Food Sovereignty Programs at United Tribes Technical College
  • Waycee His Holy Horse, Sicangu Lakota Nation
  • HolyElk Lafferty is a MniCoujou/Oglala Lakota

News and Events: Land O’ Lakes removes Indian mascot from butter logo; Tribes petition MPCA for more thorough Line 3 review, and more

In this blog:

  • Land O’ Lakes removes Indian mascot from butter logo
  • Tribes, environmental groups, petition MPCA for more thorough Line 3 review
  • HTE: Enbridge employees deemed ‘essential workers,’ start pre-construction work, risk spreading COVID-19
  • On-line film screening and discussion: Color Lines: Diversity in Itasca
  • Facebook Series: Building Communities of Care During COVID-19, led by Indigenous Environmental Network and Indigenous Climate Action

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