Progressive Calendar 03.31.08
From: David Shove (
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:16:19 -0700 (PDT)
              P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   03.31.08

1. Civility      3.31 9:30am
2. Robot buddies 3.31 4pm
3. Lesbian poet  3.31 4pm
4. Peace walk    3.31 6pm River Falls WI
5. Amnesty Intl  3.31 7pm
6. E-map/geotag  3.31 7pm
7. Tgen rights   3.31 7pm
8. Uhcan-mn      3.31 7pm

9. Fossil fools  4.01 11:30am
10. Aeon/housing 4.01 4:30pm
11. Media re-do  4.01 6:30pm
12. Navel-gazing 4.01 6:30pm
13. Lynching     4.01 7pm
14. Israel/Zion  4.01 7:30pm

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From: Erin Parrish <erin [at]>
Subject: Civility 3.31 9:30am

Monday, March 31: American Association of University Women Minneapolis
Chapter. Focus Day: Civility: A Lost Art? 9:30 AM: Intro to Day. 9:35 AM:
Media's Impact on Family with Erin Walsh. 10:45 AM: Moral Intelligence
with Doug Lennick. Noon: Lunch. 1:15 PM: Civility: a Quality of Life Issue
with Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz.

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From: Erin Parrish <erin [at]>
Subject: Robot buddies 3.31 4pm

March 31: Office for University Women. Ada Comstock Distinguished Women
Scholars Lecture. "Robots: A New Type of Companion" with Professor Maria
L. Gini, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 4 PM at Cowles
Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, UofM. More info.

[More interesting and exciting and socially adept than your mate? We
guessed as much.]

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From: Erin Parrish <erin [at]>
Subject: Lesbian poet 3.31 4pm

Office for University Women. Noni Benegas & Jill Robbins in Conversation.
Prize-winning Argentine-Spanish lesbian poet Noni Benegas talks with Jill
Robbins, a specialist in sexuality studies & contemporary Spanish women's
poetry, & a leading critic of Benegas' work. 4 PM at Nolte Center Library,

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From: Nancy Holden <d.n.holden [at]>
Subject: Peace walk 3.31 6pm River Falls WI

River Falls Peace and Justice Walkers. We meet every Monday from 6-7 pm on
the UWRF campus at Cascade Ave. and 2nd Street, immediately across from
"Journey" House. We walk through the downtown of River Falls. Contact:
d.n.holden [at]

Douglas H Holden 1004 Morgan Road River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

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From: Gabe Ormsby <gabeo [at]>
Subject: Amnesty Intl 3.31 7pm

Augustana Homes Seniors Group meets on Monday, March 31st, from 7:00 to
8:00 p.m. in the party room of the 1020 Building, 1020 E 17th Street,
Minneapolis. For more information contact Ardes Johnson at 612/378-1166 or
johns779 [at]

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From: Jonathan Barrentine <jonathan [at]>
Subject: E-map/geotag 3.31 7pm

Online Online Mapping and Geotagging

On Monday, March 31st, St. Paul E-Democracy will be hosting a workshop on
online mapping and geotagging at the Rondo Library in St. Paul.  This
workshop will introduce participants to the geographic tools available
online, with a focus on geotagging and commonly used mapping sites.  In
addition to being easy to use, these tools can be a powerful way of
displaying more than simply driving directions.  Geotagging, for instance,
allows users to link media or data to a specific point on a map, easily
providing geographic context to something like a series of photos or
videos.  We will also present a brief overview of some of the
full-featured open-source GIS programs now available, for those
participants with more advanced uses in mind.

Online Mapping and Geotagging
Monday, March 31st
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Rondo Community Outreach Library
461 North Dale University & Dale, St. Paul

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From: Lydia Howell <lhowell [at]>
Subject: Transgender rights 3.31 7pm

Please join us for a discussion about transgender rights and the campaign
for a trans-inclusive ENDA with Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the
National Center for Transgender Equality!

Town Hall Meeting on Transgender Rights w/Mara Keisling
Monday, March 31, 2008
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Mondale Hall Room 25
University of Minnesota Law School
229 - 19th Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55455

* Reception to follow in Auerbach Commons at the Law School

Event website (includes links to maps, directions and orgs):

We hope you can join us for a discussion with one of the most influential
leaders in the movement for transgender equality in America.  The evening
will focus on issues of gender identity that affect our daily lives;
including the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Social Security
gender-record matching, the Real ID Act, and other issues that create
barriers for gender access and equity.

Mara will share the inside story of what really happened in the recent
Congressional battle regarding ENDA, and how United ENDA was able to create
the one of the most amazing advocacy campaigns in LGBT history.  Most
importantly, Mara will discuss what NCTE is doing nationally for transgender
rights, and what we can all do at a local level.

A flyer is also attached -- please post and distribute the website to help
spread the word about this important event!

The event is sponsored by OutFront Minnesota, MN GLBTA Campus Alliance,
OutLaw, U of M GLBTA Programs Office, and the U of M Transgender Commission.

For more information, please contact Ross Neely at 612-626-3064 or
neely010 [at] <mailto:neely010 [at]>.

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From: Joel Albers <joel [at]>
Subject: Uhcan-mn 3.31 7pm

Dear Health Care Activists,
The next UHCAN-MN organizing meeting is Monday, March 31, 7PM, Walker
Church, 3104 16th Ave S, Mpls.
(Walker Church is 1 block from Lake Street and Bloomington Ave). (Note:
regularly scheduled mtgs are now first Monday of each month).

Bring your thoughts, ideas, actions for building the Movement for
Single-Payer: Health Care as a Human Right, based on need, government
guaranteed for all MN and U.S.

Suggested items ? (yours' are welcome):
-Welcome, intros,orientation, background
-Reportbacks: Legislation, Network building, Outreach to Dis Assocs.
-Cover the uninsured week planning
-Formation of Multi-disciplinary Practitioner Working Group
-Resist the RNC planning actions w/ North Star Health Collective
-UHCAN-MN health screening,outreach 4/12 Redeemer Baptist Church
-MN Health Fund update 

refreshments served
See you there, bring a friend,

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From: Christine Frank <christinefrank [at]>
Subject: Fossil fools 4.01 11:30am

Since King Coal, the Carbon Barons and their Court Jesters, who slavishly
do their bidding in the Halls of Power, persist in the folly of burning
fossil fuels, an International Day of Action has been called by Rising
Tide on April Fools' Day.  Because the behavior of the Energy Giants is a
mockery, demonstrators are joining together all over the world to mock and
protest their fossil fuelishness and call for putting an end to it with
clean energy alternatives.  They will demand Down With King Coal & The
Carbon Barons! Clean Energy Now!

Here in the Twin Cities, there will be a lunch-hour picket line at the
Corner of Fifth Street and Nicollet Mall in Downtown Minneapolis outside
of Xcel Energy Headquarters.  It will take place on April 1st from 11:30
AM to 1:00 PM.

Participants are asked to wear fools caps, tiaras, crowns and coronets and
bring bells and drums to help call attention to business as usual being
conducted by the oil corporations and coal companies, the banking
interests that finance them and the politicians who serve their interests.
This street-theater event is sponsored by the Climate Crisis Coalition of
the Twin Cities.  For further information, Email: christinefrank [at]
Or Phone:  612-879-8937.

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From: Jenny Johnson <JJohnson [at]>
Subject: Aeon/housing 4.01 4:30pm

Learn how Aeon is responding to the affordable housing shortage in the
Twin Cities. Please join us for a 1-hour Building Dreams presentation.

St. Paul Session: April 1 at 4:30 pm
Minneapolis Session: April 10 at 7:30 am

We are also happy to present Building Dreams at your organization, place
of worship, or business. Space is limited, please register online at: or call Jenny Johnson at 612-341-3148 x237

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From: Nancy Doyle Brown <nancyjdoyle [at]>
Subject: Media make-over 4.01 6:30pm

Transforming our media system

The news media has all but abandoned its obligation to serve the needs of
an informed democracy. Learn about the basic problems with today's media
and how to fix them with media reform activist Nancy Brown. These
workshops are part of an organizing effort leading up to the National
Conference for Media Reform, to be held June 6-8 in Minneapolis.

Times and Locations:

Tuesday, March 18, 6PM-8PM at Nokomis Community Library, 5100 34th Avenue
South, Minneapolis, 55417

Tuesday, April 1, 6:30PM-8PM at Washburn Community Library, 5244 Lyndale
Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55419

To sign up for one of these workshops, please email your name and phone
number to nancy [at]

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From: patty <pattypax [at]>
Subject: Navel-gazing 4.01 6:30pm

This Tuesday, April 1, we are having an evaluation of how the salon is
going.  (April Fool) So, come with your ideas of how we can improve or
what you wish we did and we can discuss.

Pax Salons ( )
are held (unless otherwise noted in advance):
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Mad Hatter's Tea House,
943 W 7th, St Paul, MN

Salons are free but donations encouraged for program and treats.
Call 651-227-3228 or 651-227-2511 for information.

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: Lynching 4.01 7pm

The Lyncher in Me with Warren Read
Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Merriam Park Branch Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 651-222-3242 or friends [at]

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library presents author Warren Read,
reading from his debut book and family story, The Lyncher in Me: A Search
for Redemption in the Face of History.

In June 1920, in Duluth, a mob of over 10,000 charged the police station,
inflamed by rumors that black circus workers had raped a white teenage
girl - charges later proven false.  Three men were dragged from their
cells and lynched in front of the cheering crowd.  Over 80 years later,
Read discovered that his beloved great-grandfather had incited the deadly
riot years before.  In this poignant memoir, Read explores the victims and
perpetrators of the heinous crime, and investigates the impact of the
long-held secret on his family, calling even himself to task. [There is no
such thing as a free lynch.]

Listen to excerpts from The Lyncher in Me on Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m.,
at the Merriam Park Branch Library, 1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul.

Warren Read is a writer and elementary school teacher on Bainbridge
Island, Washington.  This is his first book.  This program is free and
open to the public.  Contact The Friends at 651/222-3242 or visit for more information.

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From: Charles Underwood <charleyunderwood [at]>
Subject: Israel/Zionism 4.01 7:30pm

Tuesday, 4/1, 7:30 pm, Ron Krebs examines the tension between Israel as
Jewish homeland and Israel as democratic nation-state in "Does Israel have
a Future as a Jewish State?" Beth Jacob Congregation, 1179 Victoria Cruve,
Mendota Heights.  651-452-2226.


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