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September 2017

Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Concerned about the anti-union political climate in the U.S. today?   What can we learn from an historical perspective?  The East Side Freedom Library invites you to “Against Labor: A Book Discussion with the Authors of a New Collection” Saturday, September 30 @ 1:00pm–4:00pm   Contributors to the new collection, Against Labor: How U.S. Employers Organized to Defeat Union Activism (just published by the University of Illinois Press), will discuss their essays and the issues raised by the book as a…

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October 2017

Collaborating with ESFL in Events, Media, & Community Engagement

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Are you interested in collaborating with us on events and community activities? Please join us in deepening our programming through participating and taking leadership in any of the following projects: Event Promotion & Evaluation 1. Greeting Event Attendees 2. Assisting with Sign-ins 3. Collecting Event Surveys 4. Recording Library Events 5. Editing Podcasts Media and Communications 1. Posting Images on Social Media 2. Writing Blogs on Library Events Community Engagement 1. Attending Neighborhood Events 2. Assisting Library Visitors For more…

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Labor Movie Night— “Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever”

October 3 @ 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 Labor Movie Night—"Plutocracy II: Solidarity Forever." "Plutocracy I: Divide and Conquer" demonstrated the power that the government and employers found in late 19th and early 20th century America in breaking unions and defeating workers' struggles through manipulating race, ethnicity, and nationality. For Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm @ East Side Freedom Library, this second film, "Plutocracy II," highlights those struggles and campaigns where workers were able to overcome these divisions, build organizations…

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SHHH! Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts! (Song Circle)

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us for a monthly community song circle: SHHH! Sing Harmony, Hungry Hearts! Gatherings are every first Thursday of the month at 7PM. We will gather together to use our voices to sing our truth, practice the act of welcoming others, and adapting to the needs of all present. The voice you speak with is enough! This is not a performance. You don’t need to know any songs.

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Kids Rising Story Hour

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Our mission is to agitate the next generation of leaders by engaging them in stories that we believe to be more meaningful than the ones they might typically encounter at a story time. We focus on stories with social justice messages and are intentionally inclusive of writers and themes from diverse and under-represented communities. We believe that a key to our future success as a movement is engaging our kids in big issues rather than shying away from talking about…

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