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|From: David Shove (shove001umn.edu)|
|Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:25:26 -0800 (PST)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 11.10.11 1. Survive the cold 11.10 5pm 2. Civil rights history 11.10 7pm 3. Moon/armistice 11.10 7pm 4. PRT/podcars 11.10 7pm 5. Arab film festival 11.10-13 --------1 of 5-------- From: Sarah Martin Survive the cold 11.10 5pm Winter Survival Skills teach-in with Polar Explorer Ann Bancroft Thursday, November 10 @ 5:00 pm @ Occupy Minnesota, “People’s Plaza” (Hennepin County Government Center Plaza at 5th St. S. between 3rd and 4th Aves. S.) Ann will share knowledge with OccupyMN about living in the cold at the People's Plaza. Come learn some ways to survive the cold! In November 2012, renowned polar explorers and educators Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft will lead a team of six women from six continents on an 800 mile, 80-day long expedition to the South Pole. Sponsored by WAMM - Women Against Military Madness 612-827-5364 --------2 of 5-------- Civil rights history 11.10 7pm Join us for the premiere of Keep The Dream Alive! 2011: A History of the Civil Rights Movement A brand new Keep the Dream Alive! student performance has been created incorporating the story of the 2011 Civil Rights History Trip with an interesting look at the Movement through the experiences of its veterans, including Freedom Riders, SNCC organizers, integrators and agitators. Students retell the stories of the foot soldiers they met during their trip last spring. It’s a great way to learn more about the Movement and gain inspiration for the continuing struggle for justice. All are invited to the premiere event TONIGHT: Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc gym at 4537 3rd Avenue S, Minneapolis. Students in 6th-8th grade will present the slideshow and a discussion session will follow the presentation. Please bring extended family, friends and other community members. All are welcome! A $10 donation is recommended to help us raise funds for programming. We hope to see you there! --------3 of 5-------- From: Seasnun Moon/armistice 11.10 7pm Armistice Eve Full Moon Walk At Coldwater—Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7 PM Storytellers, Larry Johnson, Veterans for Peace, and Elaine Wynne, Revisioning Medicine, will conduct the 11 Bells ceremony and review the impact of Agent Orange and its relatives on people, water and the earth. Vets for Peace will conduct the ceremony in a burr oak grove just outside the Coldwater gates because the National Park Service has closed Coldwater to the public until fall of 2012 for building demolition and landscaping. Directions: Coldwater is south of Minnehaha Park, in Minneapolis. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive South on the frontage road for ½-mile past the parking meters, to the cul-de-sac at the main gate. Free. Open to all. Info: www.friendsofcoldwater.org --------4 of 5-------- From: Drea Walker PRT/podcars 11.10.7pm Dear friends and colleagues, It is with pleasure that I personally invite you to a special evening with the Deputy Mayor of Stockholm. Christer Lindstrom is coming to the Twin Cities on Thursday, November 10 to give a lecture on Podcars (also known as Personal Rapid Transit or PRT). Mr. Lindstrom will provide many updates from around the world, and discuss the benefits of Podcars for users (you and I) and benefits for cities. Citizens for PRT is inviting a wide range of guests, from political figures we all know, to folks who don't know much about PRT. i hope you can attend next Thursday, and we hope to pack the house! Feel free to pass this invitation around. Thanks! An Evening With Christer Lindström Alternate Deputy Mayor of Stockholm An Open Invitation to You and Your Colleagues PRT: Podcars have Arrived, a Global Perspective This is the first year we can look back and actually discuss what was built, how it is working, and what this means for the future. Christer Lindström; a successful politician, entrepreneur, and PRT (Podcar) developer from Stockholm, Sweden; will provide updates on the Personal Rapid Transit systems in operation today (Masdar City, UAE, and London's Heathrow Airport), under current construction, and in active planning (Sweden, South Korea, India, Mexico). He will focus on financing and benefits for cities and users. Thursday, November 10 6:00 pm Reception 7:00 pm Presentation and Q + A Weyerhaeuser Board Room in Weyerhaeuser Hall 62 Macalester Street Macalester College St. Paul, Minnesota RSVP Requested Email prtinfo [at] aol.com or Margaret at 763-542-1860 Brief Biography of Mr. Lindström A member of the liberal party Centerpartiet in Sweden, Mr. Lindström is the Alternate for the Deputy Mayor of Environment and Archipelago in Stockholm County. He has been involved in the development of Personal Rapid Transit since 2001, founding the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST). The IST is a major consultant in PRT studies and research in Sweden, and is responsible for the global Podcar City conferences. He is currently spearheading a $100 million Podcar investment proposal for the city of Uppsala. To refresh the somewhat cumbersome descriptor “Personal Rapid Transit,” he coined the term “Podcar.” Mr. Lindström initiated the visual simulation company Encitra Inc. in 2009, which communicates and displays the potential of Podcar systems to city planners and elected officials. This special event is free and brought to you by Citizens for PRT CPRT is on Facebook --------5 of 5-------- Arab film festival 11.10-13 NOV.10-13: Mizna's 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival For more details, please contact: Marya Morstad, Film Festival Director Mizna's 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival maryamorstad [at] mizna.org Office: 612-788-6920 Cell: 612-961-2528 Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Celebrates Art in Revolution MINNEAPOLIS – Award-winning films originating in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates among many others, highlight the seventh edition of the Arab Film Festival which will be held in the historic Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Ave, N.E., Columbia Heights, MN, November 10 -13, 2011. Presented by Mizna, a local Arab American arts organization, the 2011 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival presents a wide-ranging and thought-provoking selection of feature-length and short films made by and about Arabs and Arab Americans. Mizna has responded to the revolutionary events throughout the Arab world by creating programming under the banner of “Art in Revolution” and this year's festival opens with the Egyptian film 18 Days. A group of ten directors agreed to act quickly to shoot, with no budget and on a voluntary basis, ten short films about the Egyptian Revolution and the 18 days in Tahrir Square, creating ten stories they have experienced, heard or imagined. There will be a panel discussion prior to the screening on the theme of the Arab revolutions and uprisings. Other film highlights in the festival line-up include: • Hawi, (The Juggler), is the third feature by Egyptian director Ibrahim El-Batout, which won the Best Arab Film at the 2010 Doha TriBeCa Film Festival. Shot in Alexandria, the film is an organic study of a city populated by disparate, often desperate characters, and a closer view of the so-called reality and lives of everyday people. El-Batout is credited with elevating independent cinema in Egypt to a new level. • City of Life, shot in Dubai, is an urban drama that tracks the various intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining how random interactions and their consequences can irrevocably impact another's life. As the name suggests, City of Life's inordinately humane kaleidoscope of converging experiences introduces a city that is in itself a living pulsating character. City of Life, directed by Ali F. Mostafa, is the first major narrative feature to come out of the United Arab Emirates. • Teta, Alf Marra (Grandma 1,000 Times) by Lebanese director Mahmoud Kabour, is a poetic documentary about the filmmaker's feisty Beiruti grandmother. The film employs magical realism to convey the story, which won Best Film at The London International Documentary Film Festival and which was inspired by a piece by Kaabour originally published in Mizna's literary journal, Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America. • Images of a Fight by Jerome Laffont, is a French documentary which profiles Rene Vautier - considered an anti-colonialist filmmaker and one of the most censored directors of his time - about his coverage of the Algerian War of Independence in the 1960s. • Stray Bullet, by Lebanese director Georges Hachem, won first prize at the Dubai International Film Festival. The film, set shortly after the start of Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war, tells the story of a young woman who is torn between a finance chosen by her family and a former lover who suddenly reappears in her life. The film stars Lebanese-Canadian Nadine Labaki, director of the highly acclaimed 2007 production, Caramel and more recently, Where Do We Go Now?, which was chosen earlier this month as Lebanon's 2011 entry in the Best Foreign Language film category for the Academy Awards and recently won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. • The Koran: Back to the Origins of the Book, by Bruno Ulmer, is an enlightening documentary about the origins of the Koran, which according to Muslim tradition, has remained static and unchanged since its revelation to the prophet Mohammed between 610 and 632 CE in Mecca and Medina. However, recent discoveries of the oldest known Koranic manuscripts, dating from around 680, indicate that the Koran may have a more complicated history. The festival also features local entries, such as Iraqi-American Tarik Rasouli's Iraq, Finally, a filmic diary of his first ever visit to his parents' homeland, and Triumph 67, a collaboration between a Jewish director, Dan Tanz and a Palestinian actor/producer, Mohannad Ghawanmeh. Following the sudden death of his brother, a Palestinian-American man must grapple with the past, the present, and the cost of his own secrets from a long ago summer. Triumph 67 won Honorable Mention at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. The Twin Cities Arab Film Festival closes with the Minnesota premiere of Palestinian director Elia Suleiman's The Time That Remains, an examination of the creation of the state of Israel from its creation in 1948 to the present day. An official selection at The Cannes Film Festival in 2010, this semi-autobiographical drama is written and directed by and stars Suleiman, known for his 2002 film, Divine Intervention, which screened at Mizna's first Arab Film Festival in 2003. Lana Barkawi, Mizna's Executive and Artistic Director states: “It's wonderful to see how our festival has taken shape and grown over the years. This year's team, Rami Azzazi, Marya Morstad and the festival committee, have put together an exciting and timely selection of films–whether romantic, political or revolutionary– always reflecting the humanity of our community.” The complete schedule, trailers and ticket information will be updated at www.mizna.org/arabfilmfest11. Festival passes are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Single tickets are $10 general admission and $6 for students/low income. Please contact the Festival Director for film review copies, additional film images and/or interview requests with Mizna's 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Curator, Rami Azzazi, visiting and/or local filmmakers. A complete program schedule with information on visiting directors and related events will be available soon. Mizna is an Arab American arts organization that provides a forum for promoting Arab culture and gives voice to Arabs through literature, film, visual art, and community events. Founded in 1998, Mizna publishes the only journal of Arab American literature in the United States. In addition to the literary publication, Mizna presents Arabic language courses, presentations and lectures by invited national and international Arab writers and artists, and local community gatherings to encourage the development of Arab American artistic expression. ### Marya Morstad Film Festival Director Mizna's 7th Arab Film Festival maryamorstad [at] mizna.org www.mizna.org O: 612-788-6920 C: 612-961-2528 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shove Trove
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