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April 2017
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Saint Paul Mayoral Candidate Forum

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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topics include: A FAIR ECONOMY A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT & RACIAL EQUITY Join us!

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East Side Pride Open Mic

April 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 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! More details coming soon. 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 is every 3rd Tuesday of the…

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East Side Pride Open Mic

April 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 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 singer Barbara Lee. 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 is every…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

April 19 @ 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 April 8-9am More information on this approach…

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Mindful Self-Compassion

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 May 8-9am More information on this approach…

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Steeling Our Magnolias: Forging our Voices for the Ongoing Work of Speaking Up & Out

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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As active members of our democracy, we are voicing our opinion in public hearings, outdoor marches, and big rallies, as well as in intimate quarters with family, friends, and allies. As we yell our favorite chants and sing our convictions loudly, our voices quickly get sore and hoarse. Speaking up and out in this way can threat our ability to speak up and out long-term if we’re not careful. This workshop brings awareness to 5 basic qualities of voice we use habitually in everyday life and…

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

April 21 @ 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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The Factory Hog Farm Puppet Show

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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The Factory Hog Farm Puppet Show is a short play about "corporate personhood," and the resulting reduction in rights for actual people.  Specifically, the play centers around the "Community Rights" movement, which has arisen in the U.S. as local municipalities in nine states have passed ordinances or ballot initiatives that strip corporations of their “personhood rights.” This authentic democratic action usually is driven by an imminent, highly unwelcome environmental impact like a pipeline, factory farm, fracking, or water extraction. The public…

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History Day Learning Center (Research Support)

April 22 @ 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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The Gated Community and IE (Concert)

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library invites you to stretch your listening universe through a concert by two innovative, imaginative local musical groups: The Gated Community is an Americana band from the Twin Cities, ​which ​is known for compelling song​ ​writing with a leftist-political slant and beautiful vocal harmonies​. They​ released ​their​ third album, Country Hymn, in the fall of 2016. IE (pronounced "EE") plays minimalist compositions and improvisational drones, echoing imagined sounds from beneath the ocean floor and above theme parks…

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