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January 2018

Saint Paul NAACP Economic Committee: A ​Monthly ​Meeting, Chaired by William Moore

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to "Saint Paul NAACP Economic Committee: A ​Monthly ​Meeting, Chaired by William Moore" on​ Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:30PM­-8:00PM. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Founded in 1913, the Saint Paul branch serves all individuals who may experience discrimination based on race, gender, religion,…

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The Politics of the Pantry: A Book Talk with Author Emily Twarog

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to The Politics of the Pantry: A Book Talk with Author Emily Twarog on Saturday, January 20, 1:00PM-3:00PM​. Join us for a discussion with author Emily Twarog about her new book, THE POLITICS OF THE PANTRY: HOUSEWIVES, FOOD, AND CONSUMER PROTEST IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA. Emily teaches History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois. Several local scholars and activists will share their responses to the book and then engage Emily and each…

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After the End of the World and the Black Feminist Book Mobile: A Talk with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to After the End of the World and the Black Feminist Book Mobile: A Talk with Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Monday, January 22, 7:00PM-8:30PM​. Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a practicing poet, artist, educator, and scholar, and the first person to do archival research in the papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Lucille…

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Sports, Social Justice, Labor and Race: The Window Opened by the Super Bowl

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library  invites you to Sports, Social Justice, Labor and Race: The Window Opened by the Super Bowl on Wednesday, January 24 @ 6:30PM. Join the inter-generational and multi-racial organizers of the upcoming "Take a Knee Nation" conference, which will highlight "Race, Police Violence, and the Right to Protest."  The conference will be held in Minneapolis on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 and 4, Super Bowl weekend.  Join us for a preliminary peek at their plans --…

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“Mooz-lum”: A Black History Month Film Screening/Discussion

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Mooz-lum”: A Black History Month Film Screening/Discussion on Monday, January 29 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM. Join us for a screening of the film Mooz-lum in commemoration of Black History Month. Assistant professor of English and Africana studies Salamishah Tillet reviews Mooz-lum as follows: “a thoughtful new drama written and directed by first-timer Qasim "Q" Basir, manages to dress the age-old story of father-and-son conflict in new garb. But ultimately, this is a movie about fathers and sons on…

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