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December 2016
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History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library is excited to announce our new History Day Learning Center, open every Saturday 10AM-noon, beginning November 5th. Our all star team of experienced History teachers will provide one-on-one guidance and support to students pursuing projects in the 2017 History Day competition: "Taking a Stand in History." They will also help students identify resources from our collection of more than 15,000 books focused in immigration, labor, African American, Latin@, Asian American, Native American, and social justice movement…

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Solidarity Saturday

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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In the aftermath of our November 12 "Call to Action and Mutual Aid," the East Side Freedom Library will be hosting a "Solidarity Saturday" on the second Saturday afternoon of each month. We will provide the time and space for participants to report back on their activities in the prior month, particularly in grassroots work with our neighbors. We will also provide a workshop for those who are interested. On December 10, we will provide a "Theater of the Oppressed"…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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 every Friday from noon to 1pm.  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…

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“Cradle Will Rock” (Twin Cities Labor Movie Night)

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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December's labor movie night film is "Cradle Will Rock" (1999), an American historical drama film written, produced and directed by Tim Robbins. The story fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the development of the 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock" by Marc Blitzstein; it adapts history to create an account of the original production, bringing in other stories of the time to produce a social commentary on the role of art and power in the 1930s, particularly amidst the struggles of…

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History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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takingastandinhistory

East Side Freedom Library is excited to announce our new History Day Learning Center, open every Saturday 10AM-noon, beginning November 5th. Our all star team of experienced History teachers will provide one-on-one guidance and support to students pursuing projects in the 2017 History Day competition: "Taking a Stand in History." They will also help students identify resources from our collection of more than 15,000 books focused in immigration, labor, African American, Latin@, Asian American, Native American, and social justice movement…

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KIDS RISING (Story Hour)

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Bring your kids and join us for "Kids Rising", a children's Story Hour with readers Jen Roba and Sean Morgan. Readings will be every other Saturday morning 10:30 - 11:30. November readings will be on the 5th and 19th. The focus will be pre-K to 4th grade level materials, especially picture books and music, but this can change based on the audience and interests. Jen Roba is an experienced 5th grade teacher, and an East Side resident. Sean Morgan is…

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Working Within or Outside the System (Roundtable Discussion)

December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Audre Lorde is often quoted as saying, "For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change." Working for change is complex. How and with whom does one go about it? What are the ramifications of working with established, mainstream institutions and systems? What does it mean to reject the established institutions and methods and work outside the…

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East Side Pride Open Mic Night & Holiday Jam

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Have a talent to share? Do you have East Side pride? Join this safe space for all ages and talents!  Come express yourself at the East Side Pride Open Mic: comedy, poetry, song, dance, music, and anything else you can think of! This month's featured artist is Jeffrey Lor, musician and singer. Our mission is to create a safe space for cultivating artistic talents and supporting youth expression and development as they celebrate their community. East Side Pride Open Mic…

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