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July 2017
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Kids Rising Story Hour

July 8 @ 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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Mural Presentation featuring Hmong Boy Scout Troop 100

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Hmong Boy Scout Troop 100 will present a mural they have just painted under the direction of Augsburg College student Tou Xiong. The mural will be unveiled and the young artists will discuss their process and experience. In a Hmong Times article, Saint Paul city council member Dai Thao describes the Hmong Boy Scout Troop 100 as having "done an incredible job leading troop 100 for over 30 years, teaching Hmong refugee boys and now their sons solid leadership and…

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Brothers on the Line – Labor movie night!

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Brothers on the Line movie poster.

Our monthly Labor Movie Night, co-sponsored by St. Paul Regional Labor Federation and AFSCME Local 3800! Brothers on the Line is a 2012 documentary about the contributions and experiences of the Reuther brothers in the organization and development of the United Auto Workers Union.

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Mindful Self-Compassion

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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 July and August from 8-9am. More information…

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom is an ongoing workshop series hosted by the East Side Freedom Library. Join us every Friday 9-10AM in July and August. 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.…

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East Side Pride Open Mic

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Have a talent you want to share? Do you have east side pride? Join our safe space for all ages and talents! Comedy, Poetry, Song, Dance, Music, and more! The East Side Pride Open Mic's mission is to: "create a safe space for cultivating artistic talents and supporting youth expression and development as they celebrate their community." This event features East side artist Deynn "Dee" Warren-Hampton, vocalist and spoken word artist. Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 and Every 3rd Tuesday of…

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Neighbors Meet Neighbors: Indigenous Roots

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
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A monthly series of forums centered around the stories and experiences of recent immigrants to the East Side communities. This month, Neighbors Meets Neighbors features Indigenous Roots presenting the experiences, challenges, and perspectives of Latin@s on the East Side.

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THE NEOLIBERAL AGENDA AND THE STUDENT DEBT CRISIS

July 19 @ 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Book cover, Neoliberal Agenda...

Join us to hear Nicholas Hartlep, assistant professor of urban education at Metropolitan State University present his new book, The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education. Capturing the voices of Americans living with student debt in the United States, this collection critiques the neoliberal interest-driven, debt-based system of U.S. higher education and offers alternatives to neoliberal capitalism and the corporatized university. Grounded in an understanding of the historical and political economic context, this book offers…

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Poetry Reading with Prairie Spies Poetry Group

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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"They were warned. They were given an explanation. Nevertheless, they persisted." ~ with Prairie Spies Poetry Group. Poetry has always been a way to bear witness and bring light to the human condition. Join us for a reading by the Prairie Spies: Jacey Choy, Janet Jerve, Rita Moe, Nancy Walden, and Kathleen Weihe. Through poetry, the Prairie Spies address such wide-ranging topics as our fragile planet, the richness of places of origin, our kin among animals and plants, and meeting…

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Paj Ntaub: The Art of Storytelling (Online Exhibition Launch)

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library and Hmong Archives proudly presents: "PAJ NTAUB: The Art of Storytelling," a fundraiser and launch of a new online exhibition.

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