Hear from some of the organziers of upcoming UNITING PEOPLE--BUILDING PROGRESSIVE POWER IN MN gathering (info below):
Indigenous activist PATRICIA SHEPHERD of IDLE NO MORE; education equity activist MARCUS HARCUS of NEIGHBORHOODS ORGANZING for CHANGE (NOC); intenet freedom activist SAM WAGNER.
A Big Gig pick by Chris Riemenschneider writing in the Star Tribune: "It started out on a bumper sticker and became the mantra of Low’s contentious one-song, half-hour performance at Rock the Garden last summer. Now “Drone, Not Drones” is a 28-hour free-form music marathon intended to raise money and awareness for war victims in Pakistan and Yemen. Not the kind of show anyone will be singing or dancing at — the Cedar is actually telling people to bring pillows and blankets — it promises nonstop minimalist, ambient, purr-to-roar music played by dozens of local indie-rock and experimental musicians, including Low themselves, Martin Dosh, Paul Metzger, Zak Sally, JT Bates, Tim Kaiser and members of the Cloak Ox, Marijuana Deathsquads, Flavor Crystals, Magic Castles and Daughters of the Sun.” Limited seating.
Performance Location: Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis (corner of Franklin and Nicollet, in the Plymouth Congregational Church building, with plenty of free, on-site parking) Phone: 612.623.9080 Web: youthperformanceco.org
********FRI.FEB. 14, 6pm: ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE! (V-Day transformed)
||We are inviting women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.
Please join us in Powderhorn Park
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