Past Events

Power Gathering: Mothering Through Pain And Suffering in Silence

Art to Power: Power Gathering

Sunday, December 18, 2-4 PM

Rondo Days

July 16, 2016 11 a.m. Parade followed by the Festival at Benjamin E. Mays Fields St. Paul

Million Artist Movement will be there along with:

Voice of Culture Drum+Dance

The Yarn Mission

Healing Benefit Concert: Philando Castile

July 10, 2016 at Beldam Lowertown

Hand in Hand: Community Sings for Jail Support

July 11, 2016 at Ramsey Adult Detention Center

Juneteenth Celebrations

June 11, 2016   2-4 p.m. at Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center

June 16, 2016  5-7 p.m. at Sumner Library, Minneapolis

June 26, 2016  2-4 p.m. at North Regional Library, Minneapolis

Million Artist Movement will be here along with:

Voice of Culture Drum+Dance
Black Storytellers Alliance
Never Ending Story Circle
Journey Productions
Passed Presents
Free Black Dirt 
Ancestry Books

True Roots: A Benefit Show for the Water Warriors

June 11, 2016  2-7 p.m. at Seward Community Cafe, Minneapolis

A Day Focused on Native Land Struggle, Land Defense, and Liberation

Join us for this event hosted by Camp of the Sacred Stone.  It will be a day full of concerts and performances raising funds to support resistance to the DAPL pipeline project running through and threatening several Native nations.
2/15/16 Power Gathering: Back of the Bus

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Hands Up Don’t Shoot – HER & Faith (In) Action?

Join us as we partner with Intermedia Arts, Obsidian Arts, and United Theological Seminary and lead an evening channeling the historically relevant Freedom Rides with chants, poetry, and history.

 

12/17/15 Power Gathering: It’s Tea Time

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11/27/15 Da Real Black Friday:  SASA Afrikana Black Bazaar

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11/14/15 Power Gathering: A Black Manifesto

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The Black Left Unity Network is a working to forge unity for the Black Liberation Movement. The Draft Manifesto is a document to start a national conversation to get our dispersed movement focused on a common orientation.  A national debate can lead to a consensus that can be the basis for a united Black Liberation Movement.

Come be in conversation with the the incomparable Dr. Rose Brewer and Dr. Zenzele Isoke as they help to frame the assault on Black people and give you the opportunity to work in small discussion groups exploring the Draft Manifesto.  Childcare and food provided.

Location: First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
10/27/15 Power Gathering: Asian American Resistance & Solidarity

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6/13/15 North Regional Library presents: A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

FREE
2-4pm

North Regional Library
1315 Lowry Avenue North – Mpls MN 55411

JUNETEENTH is a celebration and observance of African-American freedom.  The Juneteenth holiday originated in Texas, dating back to 1865. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

The celebration will include:

Drum and Dance with Voice of Culture
The NeverEnding Story Circle with Auntie Beverly
Something Cool with Bill Cottman
Rethink Your Drink Art Activity with the Million Artist Movement
Jayanthi Kyle and Alicia Steele presenting a Juneteenth piece
Meeting the Ancestors with the Black Is Sacred puppets from May Day
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At 4pm there will be a Black Is Sacred Juneteenth Procession from the library to Ancestry Books located at 2205 Lowry Ave North – Minneapolis 55411

There will be a used book sale to benefit Ancestry Books at 2400 Lowry Ave N from 9-5pm June 13.  Procession participants are encouraged to continue up to the sale and buy a book to support Ancestry.

This event is free and open to the public, and for all ages and abilities.

If you have special needs please contact Kenna-Camara Cottman (kennajean13@gmail.com) or Catherine Brennan (cabrennan@hclib.org).

Organizations partnering for this event include: Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, Salon 1016, Million Artist Movement, Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask, MaMa MoSaiC

 

05/31/2015 Self-Exploration Salon Series

The Million Artist Movement Education Team would like to invite you to our Self-Exploration Salon Series on the last Sunday of each month from 4:00 – 6:00pm. In light of recent events in Baltimore and their connection to the larger conversation around black lives and how to respond to injustice, our theme this month is Black Anger.

We will explore together those inner emotional responses to inequity and how they may manifest in the face of brutal killings, discrimination, and systemic racism. We will share our personal experiences and understandings of Black Anger and its place in the movement, look at some history and data connected to its expression at different points in time, and create some art reflective of our discussions.

This month’s Salon will occur on Sunday, May 31st at Pillsbury House + Theatre located at 3501 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis. Please join us for this powerful event.

 

04/23/15 Power Series:  Hip Hopt Out

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03/01/15 Power Gathering: Healing across generations

02/22/15 Power Gathering: Trauma & Identity

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02/01/15 Power Gathering

Gather together & build power

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01/19/15 Reclaim MLK Day: Song & Study

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01/05/15 Power Gathering

12/13/14 March on Government Plaza

 

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