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January 2018

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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Nidoto Nai Yoni: Opening Reception of John Matsunaga’s Photography Exhibition

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Title: Nidoto Nai Yoni: Forgetting and Remembering the Wartime Incarceration of Japanese Americans Artist Statement: This exhibit presents photographs of the physical remnants of the ten American concentration camps that were used to incarcerate Japanese Americans during World War II. In 1942, approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans that lived within the western United States were forcibly removed from their homes, imprisoned in American concentration camps for up to four years, and denied their constitutional rights because of their Japanese ancestry.  This body of…

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“Writers Who Dare,” with Sherry Quan Lee and Seven Writers

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library invites you to "Writers Who Dare,” with Sherry Quan Lee and Seven Writers on Saturday, January 27, 1:00PM-2:30PM​, @ East Side Freedom Library. How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse offers a much needed corrective to the usual dry and uninspired creative writing pedagogy. The collection asks us to consider questions, such as "What does it mean to work through resistance from supposed mentors, to face rejection from publishers and classmates, and to…

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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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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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