Social Movements and State Repression – 9/20 (@ U of M)
Note that this event is at the U of M, on the West Bank campus, Blegen Hall – room 120
This past year has seen social movements and insurrections flare up across the globe. Have you watched as police attempt to repress these rebellions and wondered why? Or, perhaps more importantly: how do we fight back? Join former political prisoner Carrie Feldman and writer Will Munger in an interactive presentation on resistance to state repression.
Will’s upcoming book Life During Wartime (AK Press, 2013) is a collaborative research project documenting the use of domestic counterinsurgency. By examining how counterinsurgency is currently being used in the United States, we can begin to see the strategic outlines of the state’s repressive strategies. Through historical and ethnographic examples, Will’s research frames key challenges and potentialities for liberatory social movements.
Carrie’s experience in resisting the 2009 Davenport Grand Jury highlights how the grand jury system has become a tool for prosecutors to conduct information gathering operations against animal, environmental, and anarchist movements. In recent years we have seen grand juries increasingly used against activists and political dissidents–raising critical questions about our assumptions of freedom of association, speech, the right to counsel, and due process of law. Carrie’s presentation will analyze the legal technicalities that enable the use of the grand jury as a tool of investigation and intimidation as well as the social and political circumstances that facilitate this trend.
The presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Bring your own reflections and invite your friends!
Invite your friends (if on facebook, RSVP on this event: http://www.facebook.com/events/274286566015376/ )
From Georgia to Palestine – Connecting the Struggles Against Colonialism & Incarceration – 9/27
Thursday, September 27, 7pm at the Free Space
Join us for a screening of the film Hunger, followed by a discussion of the role of prisoner rebellion and resistance in our shared struggles for liberation in the U.S., Palestine, and everywhere.
Across the globe and throughout history, struggles against colonialism and imperialism have been inextricably linked with the fight against incarceration and punitive social control. In the past year alone, we’ve seen prisoner strikes from Palestine to California, Syria to North Carolina, and Chile to the state of Georgia, all vital components of broader movements for social change.
Hunger (2008) follows the events of the 1981 Irish hunger strike by political prisoners in Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison. The hunger strike was called off after 10 Irish liberation prisoners, including leader Bobby Sands, died.
Note: Hunger is not rated, but contains graphic and disturbing footage that may be inappropriate for children. Childcare will be provided for this event, with a simultaneous screening of a kid’s movie.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/523147004366414/
2012 SE Minneapolis Learning Carnival – 9/29
At Van Cleve Park
On Saturday, September 29th from 1pm to 4pm, Van Cleve Park will come alive with learning during the 2nd Annual Southeast Minneapolis Learning Carnival. People of all ages are invited by the Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning (SEMCOL) for an afternoon of fun, hands-on learning activities, provided for FREE by your neighbors and community organizations.
The goal of the Southeast Minneapolis Learning Carnival is to reveal the rich variety of learning opportunities available in our community. Everyone who participates will make new connections and discover many possibilities for meaningful learning experiences.
For more info and a list of some participants, visit http://semcol.org/learningcarnival. Van Cleve Park is located at 15th Ave. SE and Como Ave. SE in Minneapolis.
Slutwalk Minneapolis Volunteer Night & Open Mic Night – 9/26 and 10/3
From Slutwalk Minneapolis:
We are pleased to announce the very popular Open Mic Night for survivors and their supporters has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd at Minnehaha Free Space. We will begin at 7 pm and run until 10 pm that evening.
Open Mic night is a safe, supportive atmosphere for people to perform poetry, prose, music or whatever moves them. We will not tolerate anyone who doesn’t understand and support what SlutWalk Minneapolis stands for.
Our merchandise will be available for CASH purchase that night and we’ll have hoodies and t shirts available!
We look forward to seeing you that evening and it will be a great night of togetherness.
Slutwalk Minneapolis is also hosting a Volunteer Night on Wednesday, September 26th from 7 to 9 pm at the Minnehaha Free Space. Our very own volunteer coordinator, Allyson Adams will be there to talk to you about the many opportunities to be part of SlutWalk Minneapolis and answer any questions you might have. We’ll have information about the upcoming SlutWalk and other opportunities to help out. Please stop by anytime during those hours to say hi, sign up to help, and talk to us about SlutWalk Minneapolis.
Fall EXCO Classes
Have you seen this fall’s new EXCO classes yet?
Check out the new free classes available this Fall through EXCO, Experimental Community Education of the Twin Cities, at excotc.org/. Many classes start in mid-late September, and take place all over the Twin Cities, including at the Free Space.
The Minnehaha Free Space–3747 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis MN
presented by the Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) Collective
To get e-announcements: send a blank message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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