Progressive Calendar 09.12.12 /3
From: David Shove (
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:53:55 -0700 (PDT)
*P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   09.12.12   *

1. Global warming     9.12 6:30pm
2. Utopia                  9.12 7pm

3. Resist repression 9.13 1pm
4. Anti-racism          9.13 5:30pm
5. Stein/Green         9.13 6pm DuluthMN
6. Voter ID forum      9.13 6:30pm
7. Chalk the Fed       9.13 7pm
8. Midstream poetry  9.13 7:30pm

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Global warming 9.12 6:30pm

Subject: MN350 -SEPT. 12 Planning  Mtg for  Bill McKibben coming to
Minnesota  NOV. 30
CONTACT: kate [at]
 or by phone at 651-402-8901

Guess what!  World famous environmental author and
co-founder, Bill McKibben, is coming to Minnesota!

Beginning the day after the election, Bill McKibben will be embarking
on a national "Do the Math Tour", based off his most recent essay for
Rolling Stone,
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math .  He will be in Minnesota Friday,
November 30!

This is a great opportunity to work
with  PLANNING MEETING: - We are gathering for the first planning meeting

Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at IATP Stevens Building,
2104 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, 55404 to plan Bill's visit to Minnesota
- the venue, the bands, the
speakers, the audience and, of course, the actions!  Join us in
creating an incredible opportunity to inspire Minnesotans to take on the
fossil fuel industry.

You don't have to live inthe Twin Cities to get involved.  We need all
hands on deck to really
engage Minnesota in the climate movement.   Regardless of your geographical
location in Minnesota,
RSVP your interest in joining MN350 to plan this event  - there is a place

If you have additional questions, contact kate [at] or by phone
at 651-402-8901 and we will plug you in.  Stay up-to-date and spread  the
word via the
event page .

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From: WAMM
Utopia 9.12 7pm

 Presentation and Discussion: “The Utopian Vision: Making it Happen”
Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Avenue South,

In this session of "Building Utopia" we discuss the strategy for how to
realize a utopian vision. The world does not lack for proposals to replace
patriarchy. History chronicles many people who have designed an egalitarian
model for society founded on the equitable sharing of labor and the
sustainable use of resources. But history is short on people who have a
plan to bring it off, a strategy of implementation, a way to realize the
vision and make it happen. "Building Utopia" takes up this challenge. Jeff
Mincey will give a brief opening presentation and then facilitate a
discussion. Sponsored by: Building Utopia. FFI: Email jmincey [at]

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From: AWC
Resist repression 9.13 1pm

Solidarity Against State Repression
Thursday, September 13th noon- 1pm @ Minneapolis City Hall, 350 S 5th St
Come out to show resistance to state repression and let our friends know
that we support them in these difficult times. From the Midwest to the
Northwest - from the anti-war movement to Occupy, let’s create a culture of
resistance by showing solidarity with those who have their backs against
the wall.   This action is in solidarity with activists resisting grand
juries & facing charges for Occupy protests.  FFI:

The Anti-War Committee has now successfully moved to 4200 Cedar #4,
MInneapolis, MN 55407.  We will have our meeting there in the future.  Our
next meeting will be Thursday, September 20th @ 7pm.  Thanks to all of our
supporters who helped us move!

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From:  Margery Otto
Subject: Anti-racism 9.13 5:30pm

 ASDIC Antiracism Study-Dialogue Circle begins 9.13

You are warmly invited to be part of our ASDIC Circle this fall, as we seek
to more fully understand the ways race and racism are operating in our

Reflective and highly interactive, the award-winning ASDIC Circle
experience follows a carefully designed sequence of shared study, dialogue,
exercises and action planning. Over twelve weeks we read selected writings
by leading scholars (300+ pages) and examine the particular nature of our
personal, organizational and community settings. As a result of our shared
work, we develop greater clarity of thinking, strength of relationship, and
effectiveness of action to address systemic racism. ASDIC Circles are
widely described as transformative by participants.

When: Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm, beginning September 13, ending
December 13 (no meetings September 27 or November 22). There will be a
shared meal before every Circle meeting at 5pm.

Where: 285 North Dale Street, Saint Paul 55103 – at I-94.
Cost:  sliding scale fee
Your participation would be most welcome.
 FFI: Margery Otto, motto [at], 952-334-3149.  Website – (unable to update Events at this time).  Facebook:

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From: Diane J. Peterson
Stein/Green 9.13 6pm DuluthMN

Please notify folks about the Green Party's Presidential candidate, who
will stop in Duluth on Thursday.  She is 100% behind "Medicare For All."
 Please notify any disaffected Republicans and Democrats you know, also,
since they deserve to hear from a candidate who does not take ANY money
from corporations or special interest groups to fund her campaign.

Dr. Jill Stein, MD
Green Party-endorsed Presidential candidate
Thursday, September 13
6:00-8:00 PM
Kirby Student Center Lounge of the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus
Free and open to the public, with refreshments

Dr. Stein was featured September 7 on national Bill Moyers' national TV
program.  Watch her (and her running mate) on Bill Moyers' segment titled,
"Challenging Power, Changing Politics" at

Check out Dr. Stein's website:<>
For information on the Duluth event, contact Allan Hancock at 763-561-9758,
hancock40b [at]

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From:Edward Davis ed [at]
Voter ID forum 9.13 6:30pm

Consider attending a forum (with a bias probably) to understand some of the
issues around the Voter ID Amendment.

Coming Together: A Faith Gathering to Stop Voter Restriction
Hosted by His Works United

Forum and Rally
Thursday, September 13th 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

New Salem Baptist Church
2507 Bryant Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411
Ed Davis. as a participant

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Chalk the Fed 9.13 7pm

Our next group chalking event is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th!
7pm! If you missed it last time, join us again. Free chalk! :) the Streets of
Minneapolis 2.0 - Sept. 13th Chalkupy!
Thursday, September 13 at 7:00pm at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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From: ed
Midstream poetry 9.13 7:30pm

Midstream Reading Series
When: Thursday September 13, 7:30–8:30pm.

Where: Blue Moon building,  corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake.  Upstairs.
 Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house; up the stairs and to the
left. Air-conditioned. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street
  Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from
the Blue Moon, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. And, the
venue will easily hold about 30; after that, standing or floor-sitting room
only. The early bird gets the seat.

Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:
Kirsten Dierking
Mike Finley
Tracy Youngblom

Kirsten Dierking
Kirsten Dierking is the author of two books of poetry, Northern Oracle
(Spout Press, 2007) and One Red Eye (Holy Cow! Press, 2001).  Her third
book, Tether, will be published by Spout Press in 2013.  Her poems have
been heard on The Writer’s Almanac and have appeared in numerous journals
and anthologies, including Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems, American Places
and To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days
to the Present.  She is the recipient of a 2010 McKnight Fellowship, a
Minnesota State Arts Board Grant for literature, a Loft Literary Center
Career Initiative Grant, a SASE/Jerome Grant, and a writing residency at
the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.  She teaches humanities courses at
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and in 2011 received the NEA’s Excellence
in the Academy Award for the Art of Teaching. [2012.9]

Mike Finley
With 120 books under his belt, Mike Finley is the undisputed King of the
Minnesota poets. His collected works, Yukon Gold, the largest chapbook ever
published, has nevertheless been downloaded about 6000 times. The winner of
a Pushcart (1985) and a Global Book Award (1995), Mike is publisher of the
online upstart Lief Magazine, and head of Robots & Pirates, a foundation
that helps Twin Cities punks stay alive. Mike makes his living writing
websites for lawyers. [2012.9]

Tracy Youngblom (Turner)
Tracy Youngblom's chapbook, Driving to Heaven, was published in 2010 by
Parallel Press.  Other publications include poems in Shenandoah, North
Stone Review, Great River Review, Briar Cliff Review, Cortland Review, The
Slate, Minnesota Monthly, and the anthologies 33 Minnesota Poets and In a
Fine Frenzy.  She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  Besides teaching
English full time at a local community college, Tracy volunteers as poetry
editor for the online journal Emprise Review.

Jere Truer, previously announced, will be unable to read/attend.

For further information:
David Shove shove001 [at]     651-636-5672


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