NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Minnehaha Free Space radical community calendar, Feb. 13-18

Sing-along - 2/13 - 6:30-9:30pm

Come join others for a community sing-along!

Game Night - 2/14 - 5pm-7pm

Come have fun playing board games with other cool people!
Board games provided!

Care in movement / Care as movement: accountability, abolition, and alternatives to the state
- A panel with members of Philly Stands Up! & Trans Youth Support Network - 2/15 - 6pm-8pm

Alexis Pauline Gumbs writes, "It is possible to call on each other (and to call each other out) instead of calling the police, and... healing justice is not merely a salve for overworked activists or a sparkle decorating our movement, it is a tangible resource for longevity and resilience against the state." In recent years, there has been an upsurge in activists talking about and working through how to operate outside the state. Disassociating activist communities from the police by creating alternative forms of care and accountability is one crucial component of that process, especially amongst populations who face increasing levels of policing and incarceration. In this panel, we talk with an array of activists about how such efforts have unfolded in Minneapolis and throughout the U.S., what challenges they've faced, and potentials for future organizing.

Friday, 2/15, 6:00pm-8:00pm @ MFS
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About the Speakers:
Philly Stands Up! is a small collective living and working in Philadelphia. We work with people who perpetrate sexual assault by leading them through processes which aim to hold them accountable for their actions and meaningfully change their behavior. We embrace harm reduction, transformative justice and anti- oppression frameworks as a means to strengthen and transform our communities and Movements into self- reliant, safe and dynamic spaces. For more info see

The Trans Youth Support Network is a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota. We were founded as a community response to a series of incidents of violence targeting young transwomen of color in the Fall of 2004. Today, our work continues to be shaped and directed by trans youth. For more info see

To Care is to Struggle: Support in Radical Movements - 2/17 - 5pm

To Care is to Struggle: Support in Radical Movements

17 February 2013 @ 5pm

Minnehaha Free Space – 3747 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN

A talk by Kevin Van Meter of Team Colors.

How do radical movements respond to personal crises, trauma, care as well as issues that flow through our everyday lives? Beyond seeing politics as a simply a set of issues and positions, how do we begin to construct new relationships, activities and projects that address issues such as mental health, care, trauma and grief, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence?

This discussion seeks to address some of these questions in two ways: in the specific sense of developing harm intervention systems, creating communities of care, addressing sexual assault and organizing around issues of mental health; and in the general sense of creating movements that don't see such projects as appendages but rather as a core element in reconstructing our lives, creating movements that self-reproduce themselves, and to forge projects that challenge the social reproduction of capital and the state-apparatus by constructing new forms of life and new social relations.

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About the Event:

The event will consist of a short talk followed by a facilitated discussion based on a recent article by Team Colors Collective member Kevin Van Meter called “To Care is to Struggle” published in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory. Copies of Perspectives will be available at the event and can be obtained from AK Press here:

About the Speaker:

Kevin Van Meter is a member of the Team Colors Collective and has just relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota to complete his doctorate in Geography. Van Meter, with Team Colors, co-edited the collection Uses of a Whirlwind (AK Press, 2010) and co-authored Winds from below (Team Colors / Eberhardt Press, 2010). Van Meters’ collaborative and single-authored work has appeared in various radical publications.

Movie - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner - 2/18 - 6pm

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.


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