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March 2017
Free

Mindful Self-Compassion

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library invites you to explore workshops in “Mindful Self-Compassion” with Patricia Enstad. Eastsider Patricia Enstad, a licensed social worker and teacher, will provide a lively introduction to the practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. She writes: “As we consider the important tasks that lie ahead, we will need to support our action with compassion and resiliency. Subtle, yet powerful, these affirming and portable methods can be utilized anywhere.” Offered every Wednesday in March 8-9am More information on this approach…

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Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Carlyle Brown & Company and the East Side Freedom Library present “DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI: A Gospel Play with Music” by Carlyle Brown and directed by Noël Raymond. Down in Mississippi takes place during the Freedom Summer campaign to register African Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi in 1964. It explores the transformational experiences of three young civil rights activists who leave their safe northern homes to go down to Mississippi to try to change the world and…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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 9-10AM.  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 this weekly gathering we…

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Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Carlyle Brown & Company and the East Side Freedom Library present “DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI: A Gospel Play with Music” by Carlyle Brown and directed by Noël Raymond. Down in Mississippi takes place during the Freedom Summer campaign to register African Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi in 1964. It explores the transformational experiences of three young civil rights activists who leave their safe northern homes to go down to Mississippi to try to change the world and…

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April 2017
Free

History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

April 1 @ 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 hosts a weekly History Day Learning Center, open every Saturday 10AM-noon. 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 histories. If you have questions, please call…

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KIDS RISING (Story Hour)

April 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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 a social justice focus, with readers Jen Roba and Sean Morgan. Readings will be every first and third Saturday mornings of the month 10:30 – 11:30. April readings will be on the 1st and 15th. 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 would encounter at most story time gatherings.…

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Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Carlyle Brown & Company and the East Side Freedom Library present “DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI: A Gospel Play with Music” by Carlyle Brown and directed by Noël Raymond. Down in Mississippi takes place during the Freedom Summer campaign to register African Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi in 1964. It explores the transformational experiences of three young civil rights activists who leave their safe northern homes to go down to Mississippi to try to change the world and…

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Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Carlyle Brown & Company and the East Side Freedom Library present “DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI: A Gospel Play with Music” by Carlyle Brown and directed by Noël Raymond. Down in Mississippi takes place during the Freedom Summer campaign to register African Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi in 1964. It explores the transformational experiences of three young civil rights activists who leave their safe northern homes to go down to Mississippi to try to change the world and…

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Freedom on My Mind (Film Screening)

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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In conjunction with ESFL’s performances of “Down in Mississippi”, join us for a second film that adds to the conversation about the history of civil rights in the American South. “Freedom on My Mind” (1994) is a documentary that chronicles the story of Freedom Summer in Mississippi. The film vividly tells the complex history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961 to 1964: the interracial nature of the campaign, the tensions and conflicts, the fears and hopes. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best…

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Union Job Fair

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Join us for the 2nd Annual Union Job and Resource Fair! Last spring, local job seekers crowded into the East Side Freedom Library to meet dozens of union employers and resources for the first Union Job and Resource Fair. This year the event returns with a new line-up of employers and resources offering jobs, training opportunities, and helpful information. Employers will be hiring for union positions in such fields as Construction, Manufacturing, Government, School Building Custodial and Food Service Work, Healthcare,…

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