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Are Youth Poets Book Release
September 9, 2017, 3:00pm - September 11, 2017, 6:00pm
Duluth Youth Poetry CREW called "ARE" will be releasing thier first compilation of poetry. Vol 1: MEntally Illest.
ARE Book release will feature live performances from the crew; both students and mentors! Book Sales! And the viewing of a documentary that gives the story to how this group came to be and the work they have done over the last year. All in the comfort of some light snacks and soft drinks.
The community is encouraged to attend to CELEBRATE with the youths on thier accomplishments as well as to LISTEN and WATCH the exciting story of diverse young minds that crave creative development using their own words, and are on a quest to being aware of their own voice in various spaces.
This event is Sponsored by OEE Office (ISD709), Blackbird Revolt (Publishing), Zeitgeist Foundation of the Arts & Duluth Residents.
The Duluth Branch of the NAACP will host a Twin Ports Solidarity Vigil in response to the White Supremacy Rally that was held in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th. We stand tall, strong, and peaceful in honor of those who have lost their lives or have been hurt standing up against white supremacy and racism.
Stephan Witherspoon, President of the Duluth Branch NAACP, will speak at this event along with a couple other local leaders (TBA). The program will be brief. There will also be a time for fellowship to get to know one another and speak about racial justice and equity and how we can move forward together in unity to make our communities better.
Please gather at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Historic Landmark located at the corner of E 1st St & N 2nd Ave E in Duluth no later than 7:30 pm. Vigil will start at that time. Feel free to bring candles or other light sources.
We invite other local organizations whose work is to eliminate racial disparities in the Twin Ports (and other places) to join with us and we hope they will invite their members to this peaceful vigil.
Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. All ages vigil. Family friendly. If you should have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a question in the discussion section of this event invite.
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Gathering in Response to the White Supremacy in Charlottesville
and addressing local concerns
Today at 2:00 pm
at St. Mark's AME Church: 530 5th Ave E.
This event will include a panel with Carl Crawford and Emily Larson. SURJ did not plan this event but we are encouraging folks to attend.
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I believe that to create a better world, we must face the truth of our past, however painful. In honor of the Ms. Ida B. Wells (she was born on July 16, 1862), who fought so valiantly against lynching and the creation of anti-lynching laws, this video presents a powerful overview of lynching in the US.