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January 2019

Women’s March 2019

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155

In January of 2017, over 110,000 women, men, children, and allies poured into the streets of Saint Paul, MN gathering together from across the state. Minnesota, it's time to march again! Join us January 19 to bring a #WomensWave to St. Paul. Learn more RSVP to stay updated as information about the march becomes available, or join us at the Facebook Event Page. Donate to the Women’s March MN as a ReSister and support the costs associated with the 2019…

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Faith Communities & Young Activists: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Waltrina Middleton

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Minnesota Council of Churches, 122 W. Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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THE REVEREND DR. WALTRINA N. MIDDLETON has been at the forefront of action in response to the killings at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, on the frontlines of faith leader counter protests in Charlottesville, VA, and the founding leader of Cleveland Action—a community-based organization involved in the aftermath of the murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. She has served as organizer with Diaspora Dialogues, Associate Dean of the Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, and National Minister for Youth Advocacy and…

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Beyond Gas: How can we live better with clean electricity?

January 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Town and Country Club, 300 North Mississippi River Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55104

When we use natural gas to power our communities, we invest in carbon-intensive fossil fuels—and put our health at risk. Children who live in homes with gas cooking stoves are at a higher risk for asthma complications and recent gas explosions are chilling reminders that when we depend on gas, we are combusting volatile fuels in and around the places we call home. What would it take to move beyond gas, with super-efficient buildings that only require small amounts of wind and…

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2019 Kickoff! + Climate Justice Congregations Launch

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave
St. Paul, MN

Join interfaith community to kickoff the new year! We'll gather to reconnect and learn about exciting climate movement opportunities with the new legislative session. Program Director Erin Pratt will introduce our new certificate program for faith communities, Be the Spark: Climate Justice Congregations, designed to provide focus, resources, and support to galvanize your community to committed climate action. In an interactive format, we'll discuss ways to get involved with organizing for a Minnesota Green New Deal and 100% renewable energy…

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Mindful Direct Action Training

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Twin Cities Friends Meeting (Quaker), 1725 Grand Ave
St Paul,

Saturday, January 26th @ 10AM - 3PM   Twin Cities Friends Meeting (Quaker) - Meeting Room, 1725 Grand Ave, St Paul What does it look like to answer moral injustice with mindful/prayerful direct action? Join us for an introductory training to the skills needed to spiritually ground ourselves and defend our communities. This training will combine mindfulness techniques to reflect on your spiritual calling to act, to practice de-escalation during protests, and to organize for inclusive direct action. This event…

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February 2019

Lobby Day for 100% Clean Energy!

February 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Christ on Capitol Hill, 105 University Ave W
St Paul, MN

Join MNIPL and the 100% Campaign coalition to let our legislators know why we need a pathway to 100% clean, equitable energy. This is an exciting, important opportunity to advocate for bold climate policy, no previous experience required. The 2019 legislative session just kicked off, and this year we expect more than one 100% clean energy bill will be introduced at the Capitol. Right off the bat, we must show our legislators that thousands of everyday Minnesotans want our state…

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Interfaith Action at the Capitol: Water is Life / Stop Line 3

February 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Date: Friday, February 8th Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: Governor Walz’s Office, State Capitol, St. Paul Gather in the Rotunda at 11:15 am. We as people of faith are being called to take a stand against Line 3. We are being called to defend the sacredness of the water, land, and wild rice lakes that the proposed tar sands pipeline would cut through. Governor Walz has the power to protect our sacred water and stop Line 3. Since…

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Be the Spark! Leadership Development Part I

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave
St. Paul, MN

Join us for our annual leadership training! Together with MNIPL Program Director Erin Pratt, you'll learn tools and practices for how to build positive, creative, and committed teams to fuel energized action on climate. Over 2 sessions sessions you’ll build premier organizing skills and learn strategic approaches for engaging your faith community in Climate Change solutions. Sunday, February 10th & March 3rd at 2:00-7:00 pm each session. Refreshments and Dinner provided. At St Mary’s Episcopal Church, St Paul, MN. Register…

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Our Future, Our Right: Launch the MN Green New Deal w MN Youth

February 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Join youth of Minnesota as we introduce a Minnesota Green New Deal bill to address the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by: eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, investing in communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution, and building a more sustainable economy with thousands of green new jobs. On January 31st at 3:30pm, we will stand in the balcony of the House of Representatives as Representative Frank Hornstein announces our bill on the House floor, rally…

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Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Workshop – Grand Rapids, MN

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
MacRostie Art Center, 405 1st Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

The Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project brings communities together to discover our environmental ancestry stories, how this informs and empowers us in the present, and what our collective action will be - rooted in justice, place and the land. We invite you to participate in one of three day-long community workshops in February and March. These workshops will be hosted by one of three cultural artists: Ifrah Mansour, Leah Limm, and Louis Louis Alemayehu (bios below). Please register your interest here:…

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