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*P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 03.08.12 * 1. Copwatch 3.08 6pm 2. Full moon walk 3.08 7pm 3. Corp personhood 3.08 7pm 4. City planning 3.08 7pm 5. Laurie Penny - That's enough politeness – women need to rise up in anger 6. ed - Haiku Open (write a haiku, send it here) --------1 of 6-------- From: CUAPB Copwatch 3.08 6pm Copwatch Training March 8 at 6:00 p.m. 720 Washington Ave SE (US Bank Building), Minneapolis Learn to effectively monitor and document police conduct while preserving your own rights and teaching others about theirs. --------2 of 6-------- From: Seasnun seasnun [at] gmail.com Full moon walk 3.08 7pm Celebrate International Women's Day! Coldwater Full Moon Walk Meet at the Front Gate to Coldwater Spring Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7 PM On the global stage our mother is the earth. Let's memorialize the day by walking respectfully on the earth even as women's rights and the earth are being trashed by politicians and business-as-usual. Consider each step a prayer. Traditional group howl! Sunset 6:10 PM (41-minutes later than last month) Moonrise 7:03 PM (1-hour and 20-minutes later than last month.) DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Spring is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. 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 to a parking meter. Coldwater is at the end of the road. PARKING ALERT: Parking meters cost 75-cents per hour until midnight. Either bring quarters or plan to park in the neighborhood, across Hwy 55. Free. Open to all. Info: www.friendsofcoldwater.org COLDWATER ON THE RADIO on International Women's Day Thursday, March 8 from 9:30-11 PM KFAI-FM 90.3 (Minneapolis) 106.7 (Saint Paul Rmay will host a discussion of "Women of Purpose" with Diana and Malia from Occupy and Susu from Friends of Coldwater --------3 of 6-------- From: WAMM Corp personhood 3.08 7pm A Talk by Robin Monahan: "Corporate Personhood: The Rise of the Corporate Power" Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. Parish Community of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Avenue North (corner of Boone), New Hope. Robin Monahan is a native Minnesotan and became politically active after January 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, declared "corporations, for the sake of law, are persons." After walking across the United States from May to October 2010, with his brother Laird, to raise awareness about the issue of corporate personhood, Robin became a volunteer for Minnesota Move to Amend. That organization states: "We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights." Robin will speak about the Move to Amend as well as the efforts of others who believe that corporations are not people and must not be permitted to buy elections and run our government. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Northwest Neighbors for Peace (NWN4P). FFI: Call Carole, 763-546-5368. --------4 of 6-------- From: Karen Nelson <karen.nelson [at] hennepintheatretrust.org> City planning 3.08 7pm Talk-It Hennepin, a New Public Conversation and Workshop Series, Runs March–June 2012 City Planning and Design Series addresses the history of Hennepin Avenue in March and Creative Urban Intervention in April MINNEAPOLISToday, Hennepin Theatre Trust announced the launch of Talk-It Hennepin, a free, four-part series of public conversations and workshops bringing together today’s foremost thinkers and professionals in city planning and urban design with Hennepin Avenue stakeholders. Running from March 8 into June 2012, the Talk-It series is part of the broader Plan-It Hennepin, a year-long initiative led by partners Hennepin Theatre Trust, Walker Art Center, Artspace and the City of Minneapolis. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the plan will re-imagine a stretch of this storied avenue as a revitalized cultural corridor from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to the Mississippi River. The Talk-It conversations will range from the history of Hennepin Avenue to emerging cultural districts and global trends in urban planning, transit and public space. They will be paired with follow-up, interdisciplinary workshops conducted by Twin Cities’ artists to help define values, vision and achieve goals. Honoring History: The Avenue through the Ages, the first Talk-It event, is set for 7–9 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at the Minneapolis Central Library, tracing the Avenue’s evolution from a Native American footpath to a modern thoroughfare. The correlating workshop will be held Saturday, March 10 from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., also at the Library. The second Talk-It Hennepin event is Creative Urban InterventionsA Dialogue with Candy Chang, scheduled for 7–9 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at Walker Art Center. Chang is an artist, designer and urban planner who often combines street art with social activism. Details about the final two Talk-It Hennepin conversation/workshops, scheduled for May and June, will be announced soon. For more information about Plan-It and Talk-It Hennepin visit hennepintheatretrust.org/plan-it. Talk-It HennepinConversation and Workshop Series Talk-It Hennepin: Honoring HistoryThe Avenue Through the Ages Thursday, March 8, 7–9 p.m. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall (Pohlad Room, 2nd Floor) Talk-It Hennepin kicks off with a panel of local historians and experts in Native history, transit and GLBT issues examining the stories and histories of Minneapolis’ first street and gathering place. Discussion will range from Hennepin Avenue’s roots as a Dakota footpath and a trading/transportation hub for fur, agricultural commodities and people, to its modern transformation and function within the city’s evolving economy. Panelists include: Syd Beane, author and adjunct professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and a community organizer who is working on a documentary film about his famous Dakota Sioux uncle, Charles Alexander Eastman; Dorothy Bridges (moderator) Senior Vice President for Community Development and Outreach at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; John Diers, a transit consultant and writer/researcher on transportation history based in the Twin Cities who is active in historic preservation; Kevin Murphy, Associate Professor in History at the University of Minnesota whose studies include gender, the history of sexuality and GLBT history; and Penny Peterson, historian/researcher at Hess Roise and Company who has published articles about local history and worked as an interpreter for the Minnesota Historical Society. Talk-It Hennepin Workshop: Honoring History Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library (Doty Hall) This public planning workshop will engage participants in creative activities to explore Hennepin Avenue’s history and values to help guide planning. Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous attendance at the March 8 conversation. Talk-It Hennepin: Creative Urban InterventionsA Dialogue with Candy Chang Thursday, April 26, 7–9 p.m., Walker Art Center Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Candy Chang, artist, designer, urban planner and co-founder of the New Orleans-based studio Civic Center, likes to make cities more comfortable for people. Many of her projects combine street art with urban planning and social activism, sparking conversations among strangers in public places and providing people with easy and innovative ways to have a voice. She will draw on many of these concepts in her Talk-It Hennepin conversation. With Before I Die, she transformed an abandoned house in New Orleans into an interactive wall where residents could share their dreams; The Atlantic called it “one of the most creative community projects ever.” She created fill-in-the-blank I Wish This Was stickers for people to express what they want in vacant storefronts. She’s worked with communities around the worldNew York, Johannesburg, South Africa; Finland, Nairobi, Kenya; Vancouver, Canada; Querétaro, Mexico and Almaty, Kazakhstanto address issues ranging from tree-planting to street vendors’ rights. Chang is a TED Senior Fellow and an Urban Innovation Fellow. She was named a “Live Your Best Life” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. This Talk-It Hennepin conversation is presented by Forecast Public Art, Walker Art Center and Hennepin Theatre Trust. Talk-It Hennepin Workshop: Creative Urban Interventions Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Walker Art Center, Skyline Room >From the perspective of the Walker’s Skyline Room, workshop participants will articulate visions for the Avenue through words, drawings, skits, dance, sculptures and other forms to provide additional information to blend traditional city planning with cultural planning. Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous attendance at the April 26 conversation. Background: Earlier this year, Hennepin Theatre Trust received a National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” grant to develop plans to revitalize Hennepin Avenue into a cultural corridor working with Walker Art Center, Artspace, owner/operator of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, and the City of Minneapolis. This creative placemaking initiative, which coincides with the recent Minneapolis Downtown 2025 broader plan, will include recommendations for transit and infrastructure improvements, public art, streetscape designs and ways to increase cultural events and collaboration among the Avenue’s many cultural, business and educational organizations. An urban design team, led by Twin Cities landscape architect Bob Close and architect Mic Johnson, both of AECOM (formerly Ellerbe Beckett), will gather community input and ideas from the workshops to inform streetscape, infrastructure, transit and development. “With a little more conversation and coordination among these groups, we believe Hennepin Avenue could see a big uptick in the volume of visitors and arts activities,” said Tom Hoch, Hennepin Theatre Trust President/CEO. Added Olga Viso, Walker Art Center Director, “We hope for the public conversation series to enrich and expand discussions about contemporary city design and issues related to cultural districts and corridors, urban public space and arts-driven economic development.” TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are free, but RSVPs are requested and limited to available space. To confirm your attendance and for more information please visit www.hennepintheatretrust.org/plan-it. HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, non-profit owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and the newly developed New Century Theatres, is dedicated to enriching the vibrant cultural atmosphere of the Twin Cities. --------5 of 6-------- Published on Thursday, March 8, 2012 by The Independent/UK That's Enough Politeness – Women Need to Rise Up in Anger by Laurie Penny To get into the UN Commission on the Status of Women, you have to get past several ranks of large armed men. In the foyer, you can buy UN women-themed hats and tote bags, and pick up glossy pamphlets about this year's International Women's Day, but what you can't pick up is the slightest sense of urgency. In the 101 years since the first International Women's Day, all the passionate politics seems to have been leached out of the women's movement. International Women's Day began as a day of rebellion and outlandish demands – Equal pay! Votes for women! Reproductive rights! – but 101 years later, judging by the invitations in my email inbox, it seems to be more about jazzy corporate lunches, poetry competitions and praising our valued sponsors. At the UN, in a session on body image and the media, delegates (who are meeting this week) applauded politely as a promotional anti-airbrushing video by Dove cosmetics was shown. Cabinet Minister Lynne Featherstone gave a speech in which she condemned the "distorted image of beauty" offered by cosmetics advertisers, and lauded the efforts Dove has apparently made to change this while selling body lotion at £7.49 a tube. The British delegates present failed entirely to mention that Featherstone is part of a government responsible for putting more women out of work than at any point since records began. Lynne Featherstone and Dove cosmetics claim to be on the side of "real" women, but one suspects that the single mothers whose benefits are about to be cut and the domestic violence victims whose refuges are being closed may not find that prospect terribly comforting. A huge cultural change is taking place all over the world right now. Over the past year, from the Arab Spring uprisings to the global anti-corporate occupations, young people and workers have realised that they were flogged a false dream of prosperity in return for quiet obedience, exhausting, precarious jobs and perpetual debt – most of it shouldered by women, whose low-status, low-paid and unpaid work has driven the expansion of exploitative markets across the world. Equality, like prosperity, was supposed to trickle down, but not a lot can trickle down through a glass ceiling. Women, like everyone else, have been duped. We have been persuaded over the past 50 years to settle for a bland, neoliberal vision of what liberation should mean. Life may have become a little easier in that time for white women who can afford to hire a nanny, but the rest of us have settled for a cheap, knock-off version of gender revolution. Instead of equality at work and in the home, we settled for "choice", "flexibility" and an exciting array of badly paid part-time work to fit around childcare and chores. Instead of sexual liberation and reproductive freedom, we settled for mitigated rights to abortion and contraception that are constantly under attack, and a deeply misogynist culture that shames us if we're not sexually attractive, dismisses us if we are, and blames us if we are raped or assaulted, as one in five of us will be in our lifetime. Feminism, however, has not been a sustained part of this mood of popular indignation. Not yet. One year ago in Tahrir Square, women marching on International Women's Day were sexually and physically assaulted by some of the same men they had stood side by side with during the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Meanwhile, with women and girls bearing the brunt of the financial crisis across the world, the biggest discussions of women's role in the Occupy movement have focused on how to protect them from rapes that have occurred in the protest camps. This week, though, we've seen the first inklings of a women's fightback that is a little less delicate and demure. What would a radical women's fightback look like? It might look a little bit like hundreds of women and men linking arms on the steps of the Capitol building in the US state of Virginia, where lawmakers are attempting to force women seeking abortions to submit to trans-vaginal ultrasounds – being penetrated with a medical rod – before they can have the procedure. Last week, riot police in full armour were dispatched to drag the Occupy Virginia protesters to jail as they demanded an end to this insulting attack on women's right to choose. Female protesters are currently being processed by Virginia courts on charges of trespass. What would a daring feminist cultural shift look like? It might look like two young mothers in a Moscow jail, arrested for flash-mobbing churches with short skirts, guitars and an agenda against corruption and institutional sexism. The members of the punk-rock girl band "Pussy Riot" are currently on hunger strike, after being imprisoned for singing rude songs about Vladimir Putin in public. They face jail-time of up to seven years. It seems that as soon as women stop asking politely for the change we want to see, the crackdowns come quick and hard. Politeness is a habit that what's left of the women's movement needs to grow out of. Most women grow up learning, directly or indirectly, how to be polite, how to defer, how to be good employees, mothers and wives, how to shop sensibly and get a great bikini body. We are taught to stay off the streets, because it's dangerous after dark. Politeness, however, has bought even the luckiest of us little more than terminal exhaustion, a great shoe collection, and the right to be raped by the state if we need an abortion. If we want real equality, we're going to have to fight for it. Like the suffragettes and socialists who called the first International Women's Day over a century ago, women who believe in a better world are going to have to start thinking in deeds, not words. With women under attack financially, socially and sexually across the developed and developing world, with assaults on jobs, welfare, childcare, contraception and the right to choose, the time for polite conversation is over. It's time for anger. It's time for daring, direct action, big demands, big dreams. The men who still run the world from boardrooms and government offices have become too used to not being afraid of what women will do if we are attacked, used and exploited. We must make them afraid. Deeds, not words. Fewer business lunches, more throwing punches. Of course, there will be consequences. Those large armed men aren't just there for decoration, and the suffragettes who had their breasts twisted and their bones broken in prison 101 years ago knew that full well. But they also knew what we must now begin to remember – that the consequences of staying quiet and ladylike are always far more serious. © 2012 The Independent Laurie Penny is a journalist, author, feminist, reprobate. Lives in a little hovel room somewhere in London, mainly eating toast and trying to set the world to rights. Drinks too much tea. Has still not managed to quit smoking. --------6 of 6-------- *Haiku Open* If ed likes it/them, your original haiku(s) will be printed in the Progressive Calendar Haiku Section! No money, just endless glory. Write and submit one to three original haikus >From now - Thursday March 8 - through Thursday March 22. The judge is yours truly, ed, David Shove. Include your name as you’d like it printed. Rules: Title optional 17 syllables in 3 lines, 5 7 5: 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 example: TOP 40 UBER ALLES Right wing radio’s fascist hit parade dresses our thoughts in brown shirts. Each word must be complete on its line; do not break a word across the end of a line. If the number of syllables in a word is unclear, look it up in a dictionary. Rhyme not required. Any topic. Email to shove001 [at] umn.edu under the header Haiku Open. This is an experiment; let’s see what happens! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ShoveTrove
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