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February 2018

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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The Labor Movement and the Struggle for Democracy in Minnesota

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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$53

The East Side Freedom Library and St. Paul Public Schools Community Education Program invite you to The Labor Movement and the Struggle for Democracy in Minnesota on Tuesdays from February 13 through March 20 @ 6:00PM-8:00PM. East Side Freedom Library invites you to participate in a learning opportunity through the St. Paul Public Schools Community Education Program. We cannot understand the meaning of our democracy without a study of the labor movement.  For a century and a half, Minnesota workers have organized themselves to…

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Neighbors Meet Neighbors: Student Series

February 13 @ 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 join us for Neighbors Meet Neighbors, a three part series of monthly forums centered around the stories and experiences of recent student immigrants to the east side communities. Join us to hear from Immigrant Students from Hmong, Somali, Oromo, Karen, and Mexican Communities - January 16th @ 7pm; February 13th @ 7pm; March 20th @ 7pm Free and Open To All. Location: East Side Freedom Library - 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul…

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Representing and Resisting Historical Injustices through Art

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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“Representing and Resisting Historical Injustices through Art” will be a panel of artists from diverse communities joining featured artist John Matsunaga in a conversation about how they have used their artistic practices to engage the historical injustices which have challenged their communities.  The artists will bring the experiences of not only diverse communities, but also various art forms into this conversation.​​ *This panel will be part of the larger photography exhibition "Nidoto Nai Yoni: Forgetting and Remembering the Wartime Incarceration…

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And Then They Came for Us: A Film Screening and Discussion

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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And Then They Came for Us(2017) is a film by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they…

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