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December 2017

In-Visibility: Black Muslim Women in the Arts

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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For Black Muslim women living in the U.S., navigating the arts comes with several caveats. From tokenism to erasure, swerving on anti-Blackness, Islamophobia or sexism, is practically a given if you’re Black, Muslim and a woman in the arts. Join us for a robust panel discussion centering the voices of such individuals. These local creatives will share their unique perspectives and reflections surrounding their relationship to the arts. PANELIST Maya Beck Fatuma Mohamud Lula Saleh Vanessa Taylor Hawwa Youngmark Emceed…

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Music & Movements: The Queer Roots of Punk Rock

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Bookstore invite you to our first exploration of  "Music & Movements: The Queer Roots of Punk Rock" on Saturday, December 9 @ 3:00PM. In the early 1970s, outsiders of all sorts—artists and musicians, gay and straight, trans and cis-- met in bars and galleries in major cities across America. A new music and culture arose that would eventually be called punk rock.  But as the definition of punk solidified, the influence…

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Elections and the State of Our Democracy

December 14 @ 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 "Elections and the State of Our Democracy" on Thursday, December 14 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM. From Washington to Minnesota and beyond, there has been growing concern about popular confidence in the U.S. election process.   Can foreign governments intervene and influence outcomes? Are people voting illegally?   Are people who should have the right to vote being denied their access?   Are state political parties gerrymandering districts to remain in power?  Does money have…

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