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September 2017

Working on the Railroad: An In-Person Oral History

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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St. Paul grew with this country's railroad system.  What has it been like to work on the railroad?  How has the work changed?  What roles have unions played in creating a safer working environment and a decent living for railroad workers?  Come and find out! George Joyce, who worked 37 and 1/2 years as a trainman and switchman on the BN, BNSF, and Amtrak systems, and served as president and local chairman of United Transportation Union Local 1000, will be…

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Walking Tour: Immigration & the (Re)Making of Saint Paul’s East Side

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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$22

EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY and ST. PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION invite you to "Walking Tour: Immigration & the (Re)Making of Saint Paul’s East Side." On Saturday, September 30, 10:00am–12:00pm, join Peter Rachleff, Co-Executive Director of the East Side Freedom Library, for a walking tour that explores the present through the lens of the past. Meet first at the East Side Freedom Library and travel to Swede Hollow to explore its role as the first site of settlements in the…

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Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Concerned about the anti-union political climate in the U.S. today?   What can we learn from an historical perspective?  The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection” Saturday, September 30 @ 1:00pm–4:00pm   Contributors to the new collection, Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (just published by the University of Illinois Press), will discuss their essays and the issues raised by the book as a…

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October 2017

Compulsory: The Education and Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School

October 20 @ 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 Compulsory: The Education and Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School." On Friday, October 20 @ 7:00PM, Dr. ​Sabina Vaught, Associate Professor of the Education Department at Tufts University, will discuss her new book, COMPULSORY: THE EDUCATION AND DISPOSSESSION OF YOUTH IN A PRISON SCHOOL. Assistant professor of urban and multicultural education at Macalester College Brian Lozenski describes Compulsory as “a call to action for educators, researchers, and others desiring something different…

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November 2017

The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy

November 2 @ 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, ISAIAH--Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota's History Department invite you to "The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy." On Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00­­PM, Nancy MacLean, Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, will discuss "The Origins of the Radical Right and the Crisis of Our Democracy."  Nancy is the author of a new, controversial book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS, an explosive exposé of the little-known thinker behind the…

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