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Rays of Justice: Ed Owens Peoples’ Movement Assembly

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a People’s Movement Assembly, honoring the work of Ed Owens to fight mass incarceration, promote climate justice reparations, and restore the vote to disenfranchised communities. Hosted by Minneapolis NAACP, Restore the Vote, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and the Just Solar Coalition. Speakers, storytellers, artists and musicians will help us understand the structures of oppression that divide us and then we’ll come together to explore a variety of solutions.

This will be an opportunity for people from different social justice networks to meet each other and come together with bold vision around intersectional solutions. Free and open to the public. Facebook event

10:00 AM – Registration and Mix and Mingle with tabling

11:00 – 12:30 PM – Plenary

— raj ~ Roots of Systemic Racism
— Anika Bowie ~ Restore the Vote
— Bob Blake ~ Just Solar
— Music and More

12:45 PM – Great Hall – Lunch, Table Talk

1:45 – 3:30 PM – People’s Movement Assembly Break Out Rooms

3:30 – 4:30 PM – Great Hall – Wrap up with next steps

Topics/Key Questions:

  • How do we elevate the voices of those who have been disenfranchised by economic, political and criminal justice systems?
  • What are the connections between criminal justice and just solar?
  • How do we decolonize the systems that we have today in a way that will lead to the restoration of land and voices?
  • How can communities change the story of the doctrine of discovery in order to restore voice and power for all?


March 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Metro State University
700 7th St E
St Paul, MN 55106