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August 2017

Where Rivers Converge: A Book Reading by Three Rivers Writers

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Three Rivers Writers will bring several authors who have experience reading their work to the East Side Freedom Library to have a public reading. Free and Open to All! Daniel O’Brien holds an MA in Advanced Japanese Studies and lived in Japan for twelve years. He fostered a deep knowledge of and respect for Japanese culture, which he now channels into his Eastern Thought high-school class in Minnesota. As the founder of a local collective, Daniel leads a group of…

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September 2017

Labor Day: A Special Event for Quiet Reading and Conversation

September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 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 "LABOR DAY: A SPECIAL EVENT FOR QUIET READING AND CONVERSATION." Monday, September 4, 2017 @ 1:00pm-5:30pm How are you spending Labor Day? From 1:00-4:00pm, Come on in for a couple of hours of quiet reading; and from 4:00-5:30pm, enjoy refreshments and conversation. We have thousands of great books for readers of all ages -- stories of work and workers, history, poetry, visual art, music, fiction, and more. Free and…

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Labor Movie Night presents: “Plutocracy I: Political Repression in the USA”

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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This new documentary (2015), part of a four part series about American labor history, begins with the deepening of the industrial revolution in the third quarter of the 19th century, and explores workers' efforts to organize unions in the face of ferocious repression from employers, private security officers, and the government. Co-sponsored by AFSCME Local 3800 and the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation. Free and open to all.  

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A Book Launch/Signing with Jon Lurie, Author of Canoeing with José

September 11 @ 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 and Milkweed invite you to join us for A Book Launch/Signing with Jon Lurie, Author of Canoeing with José Monday, September 11, 7:00pm Join us and author Jon Lurie for a reading from his memoir, Canoeing With José. Following the reading, Diane Wilson will lead Lurie in a conversation about memoir- and adventure-writing. About the book: The first time journalist Jon Lurie meets José Perez, and the smart, angry, fifteen-year-old Lakota-Puerto Rican draws blood. Five…

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Housing Justice from the Twin Cities to the Western Cape: A Panel Discussion

September 14 @ 6:00 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 HOUSING JUSTICE FROM THE TWIN CITIES TO THE WESTERN CAPE: A Panel Discussion Thursday, September 14, 6-8pm​ Join visiting activists from The Housing Assembly, a grassroots organization ​in Capetown, South Africa, to learn more about the intersections between movements for housing rights at home and abroad. Activists from the Twin Cities will share their insights about the struggles that they face, and all present will join in a conversation about overlapping challenges…

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