|Progressive Calendar 09.24.08||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 07:27:54 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 09.24.08 1. Community organizing 9.24 11am 2. Citizen journalism 9.24 12noon 3. Thune/RNC protests 9.24 5:30pm 4. Swap clothes 9.24 6pm 5. Scott Ritter 9.24 7pm 6. Climate/ag/bio 9.24-26 7. Citizens making news 9.25 12noon 8. Orgasmic birth 9.25 1:30pm 9. Eagan peace vigil 9.25 4:30pm 10. New Hope demo 9.25 4:45pm 11. Northtown vigil 9.25 5pm 12. RNC stories 9.25 6:30pm 13. Paraguay 9.25 7:15pm 14. Bruce Gagnon - Revolution for the rich --------1 of 14-------- From: Andy Driscoll <andy [at] driscollgroup.com> Subject: Community organizing 9.24 11am TRUTH TO TELL WEDNESDAY, SEPT 2411AM: WHATS ALL THIS ABOUT COMMUNITY ORGANIZING? "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities." That minor bombshell from Governor Sarah Palins RNC speech dissing the honored profession of community organizing has become a talking point for parroting conservatives who forget that history is rife with the importance and effectiveness of community organizing in mobilizing people and movements. This would include the infamous Karl Rove, whose own community organizing efforts spawned electoral wins for George W. Bush as well as consolidating the voting power of evangelical Christians across the political landscape. Every day, community organizers work to empower their constituents from geographic areas (neighborhoods) to issues (environment, education and human services) to electoral (candidates, parties, issues, ideas). What is it about community organizers that suddenly converted the practice into a political threat? Barack Obamas past is at least part of it. Community empowerment is the likely larger issue. TTTs ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN talk with practitioners of the time-honored art of community organizing about its true nature and importance as a tool of civic and political engagement in these times when so many of us rely on mass media for our news and make decisions about who is responsible for change and public policy. In fact, we are, not the politicians. GUESTS: PAMELA TWISS TakeAction Minnesota Organizer RUSS ADAMS - Executive Director, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability MALIK HOLT Community organizer, Harrison Neighborhood, Minneapolis STEVEN RENDEROS Twin Cities-based Latino Community Organizer TOM OCONNELL Political Science Professor, Metropolitan State University KFAI Radio, 90.3 Minneapolis /106.7 St. Paul / Streamed @ KFAI.org --------2 of 14-------- From: "wamm [at] mtn.org" <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Citizen journalism 9.24 12noon Mary Turck on Citizen Journalism Wednesday, September 24, Noon to 1:00 p.m. East Lake Street Public Library, 2727 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Citizen journalism and the Republican National Convention (RNC). Conversations with Twin Cities Daily Planet editor, Mary Turck. Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Media Alliance. --------3 of 14-------- From: "wamm [at] mtn.org" <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Thune/RNC protests 9.24 5:30pm David Thume on the RNC Protests Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 p.m. St. Paul City Hall, Third Floor, 15 Kellogg Boulevard, West St. Paul. St. Paul City Council Member, David Thume on the protests during the Republican National Convention (RNC). From: Gary Thompson <gkthomp [at] yahoo.com> The Pioneer Press has a front page article today about Dave Thune's "listening session" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Council chambers. Conceived as a chance for the public to sound off, the event has a packed three-hour agenda, with media advocates, attorneys for protesters and civil liberties groups planning to testify. An aide to Thune said he is considering adding a second day to accommodate all who want to talk." --------4 of 14-------- From: Do It Green! Minnesota <Do_It_Green_Minnesota [at] mail.vresp.com> Subject: Swap clothes 9.24 6pm ECO FASHION and CLOTHING SWAP Wed, Sept 24: 6-8pm Birch Clothing 2309 W 50th St, Mpls "Eco Fashion" is of the few trends you actually should latch onto for more than one season. For this workshop, clean out your closet, your family members' closets, and your friends' closets [and your neighbors' closets and strangers' closets] and bring those gently [or perhaps just a tad roughly] used clothes and accessories to our clothing swap. You get to be rid of your [dowdy depressing and awful] old stuff and go home with a few new-to-you [secretly chic] pieces for your wardrobe! Ellen Gavin, owner of Birch Clothing, will be available to discuss sustainable and reclaimed fabrics, organic clothing, local designers and more. Your $5 suggested donation goes toward supporting Do It Green! Minnesota, a volunteer-run nonprofit organization. To RSVP for a workshop, please email info [at] doitgreen.org, call 612-345-7973 or visit www.doitgreen.org to register online. A suggested donation of $5 per workshop is payable online with registration or in person. We appreciate your support! --------5 of 14-------- From: "wamm [at] mtn.org" <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Scott Ritter 9.24 7pm Video: Scott Ritter Speeches in Minneapolis (8/31/08) and Minnetonka (9/4/08) Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Merriam Park Library, Meeting Room A, Marshall Avenue and Fairview, St. Paul. Watch a video of excerpts from speeches made by former weapons inspector Scott Ritter during the [lost] week of the Republican National Convention. FFI: Call 952-935-9390 --------6 of 14-------- From: Lydia Howell <lhowell [at] visi.com> Subject: Climate/ag/bio 9.24-26 The Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation and The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota present CLIMATE CHANGE, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, AND BIORESOURCES: A Public Forum September 24-26, 2008 Ted Mann Concert Hall and Radisson University Hotel Complete schedule: www.cas.umn.edu Minnesota and Austria are on the cutting edge of organic farming, innovative and sustainable uses of biological resources, and research on climate change. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic will come together to share their knowledge with the public in a dynamic, informative event you won?t want to miss! This three-day event will cover general trends in climate change, its effect on sustainable and organic farming, water and habitat, and the challenges of and opportunities for effective public policy to slow or even reverse climate change. Special events include: · Michael Braungart, coauthor of /Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things/ · Will Steger, polar explorer and environmentalist · Horst Rechelbacher, eco-preneur · ?The Past, Present, and Future of Organic Farming in Austria and Minnesota? roundtable discussion · Plus discussions on energy security, water resources, climate trends,the biosphere, and more All events are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed. Complete schedule with locations at: www.cas.umn.edu --------7 of 14-------- From: "wamm [at] mtn.org" <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Citizens making news 9.25 12noon Jeremy Iggers: "Citizens Making News and News Making Democracy" Thursday, September 25, Noon to 1:00 p.m. University of Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road, Minneapolis. The media landscape has changed dramatically since the 2004 U.S. Presidential election. Opportunities for citizens and alternative media to produce, aggregate, distribute, and respond to the news are increasing. Hear how these trends are playing out in the Twin Cities and talk about what this means in the context of the election season with Jeremy Iggers, executive director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance. Snacks provided by Rainbow Chinese Restaurant. Sponsored by: the Twin Cities Media Alliance. --------8 of 14-------- From: Gail Tully <speebee [at] gmail.com> Subject: Orgasmic birth 9.25 1:30pm Minnesota Premier Screening of Orgasmic Birth and related events Thursday, Sept. 25th, at 1:30 pm. A 1 1/2 hour talk, Pleasure in Birth; Is it Possible? Strategies and techniques for achieving a pleasurable birth in hospital, home or birth center. Women's stories and images from Orgasmic Birth will be woven into this inspirational and innovative way to view birth. Nurse, CPM, and psychologist contact hours, Doula CEUs 1.5 CEUs / contact hours available. Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, MN Directions, with map, provided when you buy a ticket online. $19. Buy Pleasure tickets online<http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/41664> . Thursday, Sept. 25th, at 7 pm. Orgasmic Birth; The best kept secret This is the documentary that examines the intimate nature of birth and the powerful role it plays in women's lives when they are permitted to experience it fully. The film's producer will be here to introduce this film and, afterwards, answer your questions. More than a night at the movies. A change in how you will view birth, your body, and your community. Perhaps even your future work. Be here at the beginning. 2.5 CEUs / contact hours available. Riverside Theater 3800 42nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN Directions, with map, provided when you buy a ticket online. Tickets may sell out before the night of the show. One night only. $18 Buy one normal ticket by clicking here now<http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/37975>. Or, buy the Parent Special, any couple can buy one ticket for $30 that allows two people to enter the theater when they arrive together! Friday, Sept. 26th, from 9 am to 1 pm, Becoming a Birth Activist Are you a birth enthusiast, a breastfeeding advocate interested in womens' health rights, compelled to make a change? Do you want to create awareness of the possibility of pleasurable, undisturbed birth? Participation in this workshop will provide tools for taking action and becoming a birth activist the Orgasmic Birth way. 4 CEUs / contact hrs. Corondolet Center, 1890 Randolf Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 Directions, with map, provided when you buy a ticket. $50. Buy Becoming a Birth Activist tickets online.<http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/41777> Register for all three events for $69 at BrownPaperTickets. Buy discounted ticket for all three, Triple Treat. All 3 - One price $69.00 <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44463>a great savings online before Thursday 7 am, or at The Collective Parent Topic Nights. This discount is not available for only one or two events, only for all three! Also! Parent Special <https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44462> for Debra's talk about her film and the showing on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 pm. Only this week. Parent Special is for any couple, expectant or not, Two enter on one ticket. $30. Must come together through the door, and must buy ticket before the night of the show. Tickets on line until 7 am, Thursday, Sept. 25. Buy Parent Special tickets to the film and Debra'sintroduction and Q and A, here. <https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/44462> Free Event, Picnic and meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:30-6 pm Minnesota State DONA Member Meeting at Wabun Park on the east side of Minnehaha Park and Falls, about 1/2 mile. Bring your own food or buy a box lunch. RSVP with Susan Lane at salane (at) yahoo (dot) com (@ and . altered to reduce spam.) 1 CEU for DONA certified doulas. Free. No ticket needed. Everyone welcome whether or not you are a DONA International member. This is a meeting of birth doulas. Contact Gail Tully via this email by reply or at 10545 Humboldt Ave. So. Mpls., MN 55431 952-888-6929 http://spinningbabies.blogspot.com/ www.SpinningBabies.com --------9 of 14-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 9.25 4:30pm CANDLELIGHT PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------10 of 14-------- From: Carole Rydberg <carydberg [at] comcast.net> Subject: New Hope demo 9.25 4:45pm NWN4P-New Hope demonstration every Thursday 4:45 to 5:45pm at the corner of Winnetka and 42nd. You may park near Walgreens or in the larger lot near McDonalds; we will be on all four corners. Bring your own or use our signs. --------11 of 14-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 9.25 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------12 of 14-------- From: Charles Underwood <charleyunderwood [at] hotmail.com> Subject: RNC stories 9.25 6:30pm Thursday, 9/25, 6:30 pm, telling our stories and moving forward after the Republican Convention, Walker Church, 3104 - 16th Ave S, Mpls. http://upwellingofearthwisdom.blogspot.com/ --------13 of 14-------- From: Kristen Melby <kemelby [at] gmail.com> Subject: Paraguay 9.25 7:15pm Come hear directly from Leticia Galeano, an inspiring young leader from the Movimiento Agrario y Popular (a rural farmworker organization in the department of Caaguazu) and university student in Asuncion, Paraguay. Leticia will speak about militarization and criminalization of social movements, local resistance to soy expansion and the role of U.S. agribusiness giants (like Cargill, ADM and Bunge) in the soybean wars. Thursay September 25th 2008 7:15-8:45pm @ Waite House Community Center 2529 13th Ave. S. Mpls, Mn 55404 Event will be bilingual. Free. Donations accepted. Questions? Preguntas: Call/Llama a Kristen Melby 651.334.5648 o kemelby [at] gmail.com --------14 of 14-------- From: globalnet [at] mindspring.com Subject: Revolution for the Rich Bruce Gagnon Yes it is socialism at last. America, the great free enterprise, every man for himself, empire has at last gone and dumped capitalism. Socialism has now taken hold in the USA! At least for the rich it has. Yes we now have socialism for the rich in America - and capitalism for everyone else. The old saw that business has to make it on its own is now history. Start a bank and if it is nearing collapse, no problem. The government will bail you out. Lost your job because the corporation is closing the plant and moving overseas where cheaper labor can be found? Tough luck Jack - you are on your own. It's called a revolution! You wanted revolution, well you got it. Revolution for the rich. Aye, it's a return of feudalism. Back to the days of the lords and masters. And the serfs in their crumbling villages at the bottom of the hill. Feudalism, the 21st century variety. But this time every peasant gets a car and a TV. That's if you can afford to put the gas in it or pay the cable bill. So just keep your mouth shut and get in line. Remember, if we don't treat the rich with respect they won't invest their money and create jobs for us. All hail the lords of Wall Street. Bow to the masters of diaster. On your knees you!!!!! -- Bruce K. Gagnon Coordinator Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space PO Box 652 Brunswick, ME 04011 (207) 443-9502 http://www.space4peace.org globalnet [at] mindspring.com http://space4peace.blogspot.com (Blog) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - David Shove shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu rhymes with clove Progressive Calendar over 2225 subscribers as of 12.19.02 please send all messages in plain text no attachments To GO DIRECTLY to an item, eg --------8 of x-------- do a find on --8 vote third party for president for congress now and forever
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