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October 2016
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DEREGULATING DESIRE: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice (Book Talk)

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Ryan Murphy will introduce his new book, DEREGULATING DESIRE: FLIGHT ATTENDANT ACTIVISM, FAMILY POLITICS, AND WORKPLACE JUSTICE, and discuss the creative activism of flight attendant unionists as they responded to neoliberal economic policies in their industry. A graduate of Macalester College, Ryan is a former flight attendant and union activist at United Airlines.  He earned his PhD in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, and is now an Assistant Professor of History at Earlham College. Wednesday, October 5, at 7PM.  ​1105 Greenbrier…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop Series)

October 7 @ 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 (started on September 16).  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…

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What Happened Miss Simone? (Film Series)

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Greener Read Used Bookstore,
506 Kenny Road
Saint Paul, MN 55130 United States
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"What Happened Miss Simone" (2015) is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone, and includes never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage, and her best-known songs. Directed by Liz Garbus. October's film is part of the "Storytelling through Vinyl & Film" series, which is a partnership between the East Side Freedom Library and A Greener Read Used Book Store. The documentary film will be presented at 5PM at A Greener Read Used Bookstore, 506 Kenny Road. Join us for a discussion…

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$15 NOW Movement Celebration

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Come celebrate the $15 NOW movement to raise the minimum wage, get earned sick and safe time for all workers, and rational scheduling. This event will feature activist workers from the grassroots of the campaign.

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop Series)

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 (started on September 16).  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…

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DESIGN & SCREENPRINT: Make Your Own Political Posters (Workshop)

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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This is a two-day workshop. Day 1 (Sat 12-3PM) Learn poster design skills and design your own poster. Day 2 (Sun 1-4PM) Learn to screenprint, and print your own posters. Come to either workshop, or better, come to both. Workshop Leaders: Aaron Rosenblum and Aaron Johnson-Ortiz. Hosted by the East Side Freedom Library, and supported by the Living Proof Print Collective. Please register by clicking here.

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DESIGN & SCREENPRINT: Make Your Own Political Posters (Workshop)

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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politicalgraphicsflier

This is a two-day workshop. Day 1 (Sat 12-3PM) Learn poster design skills and design your own poster. Day 2 (Sun 1-4PM) Learn to screenprint, and print your own posters. Come to either workshop, or better, come to both. Workshop Leaders: Aaron Rosenblum and Aaron Johnson-Ortiz. Hosted by the East Side Freedom Library, and supported by the Living Proof Print Collective. Please register by clicking here.

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Beyond Orientalism (Discussion)

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library will host a roundtable discussion, sponsored by Theater Mu and Pangea World Theater, on "Beyond Orientalism." Local artists will lead the discussion and respond to questions like: "How can the creative community advance race equity in the theater?"  "How do artists and producers work together to eradicate yellowface and brownface?" The artists will open a fishbowl discussion, leading to a roundtable and a more general discussion.  This conversation follows in the footsteps of similar dialogues, which were held…

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A Raisin in the Sun (Play Discussion & Script Reading)

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The East Side Freedom Library will host a discussion with professional theater artists Harry Waters Jr. and Thomasina Petrus about "A Raisin in the Sun", Lorraine Hansberry's classic play, as well as a reading of a portion of the script. "A Raisin in the Sun" is a fiercely moving portrait of a family living and struggling in Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It was the first play written by an African-American woman to be performed on Broadway (debuted in 1959).…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop Series)

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library,
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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marc_anderson610

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 (started on September 16).  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…

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