Hundreds of youth under 21 are on the streets on any given night. While politicans keep giving themselves pay raises, they have not raised the welfare grant for poor families in 27 YEARS (it remains $420 for a family of three). Now, Congress looks like it will refuse to extend longterm unemployment safety net. IS THIS THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT? Hear from AVENUES FOR HOMELESS YOUTH/GLBT Host Home and members of WELFARE RIGHTS COMMITTEE. www.avenuesforhomelessyouth.org www.welfarerightscommittee.org
Check out EVENTS below!
***FRI.DEC.13,9pm:OPEN ARMS Benefit Concert (FoodSupport for People Living With HIV-AIDS) Local musicians including ELLIS & hosted by KFAI's ELLEN STANLEY (aka MOTHER BANJO) AT astor cafe, 125 se mAIN(sT.anTHONY mAIN),mINNEAPOLIS
***SAT.DEC.14, 3PM-6PM: MAY DAY BOOKS HOLIDAY, 301 Cedar Ave. S. (basement of HUB Bucycle), West Bank, Mpls (612)333-4719
***Sat.Dec. 14, NOON to 6pm:DEALING WITH INCARCERATION:Turning Negative Into Positive, FREE WORKSHOPS& SEMINARS, Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. North, Minneapolis
***SAT.DEC.14:No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve (MOMS DEMAND ACTION)
As mothers, we believe that there has been too much silence in this country about gun violence. On December 14, we will honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary, as well as the thousands of Americans lost to gun violence, with a moment of No More Silence. We will gather for a short program culminating in a bell-ringing, both to remember the victims and show our resolve to continue speaking out until meaningful action is taken to make our country safer.
TIME: 9:30 AM Central Time
DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2013
LOCATION: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave Minneapolis MN 55403
We encourage you to bring a bell from home so that you can participate in the bell-ringing.
Note: This is a simple and solemn event; not a political rally. Please refrain from bringing signs, buttons or other items of a partisan or political nature. CONTACT: Linda Winsor, Moms Demand Action MNljwinsor.firstname.lastname@example.org (651)224-6004
***DEC. 13-15, 20-22: BETWEEN THE WORLDS Winter Solstice performance HEART OF THE BEAST PUPPET & MASK THEATER, 1500 East Lake St.,Minneapolis (612)721-2535 www.hobt.org
***TUE.DEC.17,7pm: FILM "The Infamous T": African-American GLBT teens deal with surviving on the streets. Pillsbury House, 3501 Chicago Ave.S., Minneapolis HOSTED BY GLBT HOST HOMES (FREE & Open to the Public)
***WED. DEC. 18, NOON:12 DAYS OF POVERTY PROTEST, Governors'Mansion, 1006, Summit Ave.,St.Paul 55105 FOR MORE INFO:www.WelfareRightsMN.com (612)822-8020