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January 2018

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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February 2018

Experiences of Wartime Displacement, Dispossession, and Confinement: the Japanese American Incarceration and Beyond

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

"Experiences of Wartime Displacement, Dispossession, and Confinement: the Japanese American Incarceration and Beyond" is a discussion panel that will include members of Minnesota’s Japanese American, immigrant, and refugee communities discussing their communities’ experiences of confinement, displacement, and eventual resettlement in Minnesota.  Audience members will be encouraged to share their experiences. *This discussion panel will be part of the larger photography exhibition "Nidoto Nai Yoni: Forgetting and Remembering the Wartime Incarceration of Japanese Americans" by artist John Matsunaga. Artist Statement: This exhibit…

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Music & Movements: Trans Roots of Punk Rock

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 third exploration of  Music & Movements: Trans Roots of Punk Rock on Saturday, February 10 @ 4:00PM. Venus de Mars is the iconic front person and founding member of the long standing Minneapolis glam-punk/trans-band: Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses, a band which Venus formed in the early 90's, and fronted through turbulent dark days when identifying as trans meant being classified as having…

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