You know the one about having stayed too long at the Fair…..Well, I did – no regrets, except that I’m slow to post some great learning possibilities. To wit:
The East Side Freedom Library ( http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org) continues its robust calendar of social justice related programs, all set for the week to come:
On Wednesday, September 7, ESFL will sponsor a panel discussion on “state-sanctioned violence against people of color.” Panelists include Chris Mato Nunta, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Mel Reeves, and Ricardo Levins Morales. 7:00 p.m. at the ESFL, 1105 Greenbrier Street on St. Paul’s East Side. (see map on ESFL website)
On Friday, September 9, there’s another program in the Storytelling through Vinyl and Film series. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with a music happy hour at A Greener Read (http://www.agreenerread.com/home.html) followed by viewing and discussion of the film Come Back Africa (https://comebackafrica.com) beginning at 6:30 at ESFL.
On Tuesday, September 13, the program features Nick Licata (http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/nick-licata-is-done-with-seattle-city-council-but-not-with-activism/), former Seattle city council member and author of the new book with the hefty title Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies and Advice for Changing Our World. Licata will join a panel of local activists who have been involved with the Fight for $15 and other local campaigns. Guests are encouraged to bring and share their own stories of activism! The program will be 7:00 p.m. at ESFL.
For more background on the ESFL you may want to check this earlier blog post: https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/east-side-freedom-library-gives-new-life-to-carnegie-library-st-paul-neighborhood/