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November 2017

Mindful Self-Compassion

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library invites you to explore workshops in “Mindful Self-Compassion” with Patricia Enstad. Eastsider Patricia Enstad, a licensed social worker and teacher, will provide a lively introduction to the practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. She writes: “As we consider the important tasks that lie ahead, we will need to support our action with compassion and resiliency. Subtle, yet powerful, these affirming and portable methods can be utilized anywhere.” Offered every Wednesday from 8-9am. More information on this approach is…

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom is an ongoing workshop series hosted by the East Side Freedom Library. Join us Friday 9-10AM. The workshop will be led by Marc Anderson, a widely respected teacher of meditation. “Among all people, freedom is one of the highest values. The American ideal is based on liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is every person’s birthright; it is our very nature, yet its full realization can be elusive. In this weekly gathering we…

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2017 Karen Women’s Weaving Project: A Closing Celebration

November 29 @ 6:00 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 "2017 Karen Women’s Weaving Project: A Closing Celebration" on Wednesday, November 29 @ 6:00PM–9:00PM. Join us for the closing celebration of the 2017 Karen women's weaving project. The weavers will demonstrate their techniques and there will be beautiful cloth items to buy -- perfect for holiday presents! There will be refreshments, stories, and art. Free and Open to All. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org  …

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Ragged Revolutionaries: A Book Discussion with Author Nathaniel Mills

November 30 @ 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 "Ragged Revolutionaries: A Book Discussion with Author Nathaniel Mills" on Thursday, November 30 @ 7:00PM. Join us for a reading and discussion of the new book by author Nathaniel Mills, Ragged Revolutionaries: The Lumpenproletariat and African American Marxism in Depression-Era Literature. In Marxism, the concept of the lumpenproletariat refers to the masses in rags, outsiders on the edge of society, drifters and criminals, of little or no use politically. But in Ragged…

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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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