Intercultural Sisters’ Dialogue emerges from Public Policy Forum conflict: Women explore racism, poverty, militarism and war – Part 2

Summer Intercultural Action for Peace Community Sessions

Another avenue for participation in this journey is through community sessions on Monday evenings this summer. Summer Intercultural Action for Peace Community Sessions

Another avenue for participation in this journey is through community sessions on Monday evenings this summer. Because we share and learn in varied ways, WAMM, along with cooperating partners, will host a series of arts-based intercultural gatherings. Our goal is to work cooperatively by gathering grassroots community participants in critical reflection, dialogue and action about the interconnections of poverty, racism, militarism, and war. We want to act together through activities such as theatre for social change, creating peace gardens, participating in workshops and celebrating the rich diversity of cultures in the Twin Cities community. All activities take place at Seven Bridges World Market, 400 1st Avenue, northeast Minneapolis (corner of 1st Avenue and 4th Street. For more information contact 612-827-5364.

Mondays, June 23 July 28, 2003 (no session on July 14th) “Quilting for Peace” Circle: 6:00 – 8:30p.m. Facilitator and Master Quilter, Doroth Mayer will lead the group. Bring one yard of solid colored cotton fabric for the first session. NO FEE or registration required.

Week 2 Monday, June 30, 2003 “Culture as a tool for resistance to oppression working for peace through cultural affirmation and movement” What does it mean to live in a world of multiple cultures? This session includes dialogue and experiential activities including dance. So, wear very comfortable clothes and shoes! 6:30 – 8:30p.m. Donation $3.00 per person; Guest facilitators Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc (Aztec Culture) and Rene Thompson Direct from Cuba (Afro-Cuban and Latin Culture) registration required.

Week 3 Monday, July 7, 2003 “So how are the children?” Drumming and Movement, Storytelling, and Arts & Crafts for Peace. Children ages 5 – 12 years of age. An adult must accompany all children. 6:00 – 8:00p.m. Facilitator: Jewelean Jackson. Donation $3.00 per participant includes supplies; registration required.

Week 4 Monday, July 14, 2003 “Food for thought from the Last Poets to Hip Hop”: Spoken word as a vehicle of social action. Oral tradition is one of the oldest in the world. Throughout history, on every continent, there have been storytellers and poets who have performed before an audience. The festivities begin at 6:00p.m. with an international feast, followed by a celebration of spoken word. Special guests Wain
McFarlane and IPSO FACTO and many more! Arrive early as there are limited seats available! Donation of $5.00 PER PERSON includes the feast. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Week 5 Monday, July 21, 2003 “Visual arts for social change” This is an experiential session that will be facilitated by artist Jane Evershed. Donation of $3.00 per person; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; registration required.

Week 6 Monday, July 28, 2003 “Violence and Peace transformation through story” Explore theatre for social change in an interactive session facilitated by River’s Edge Playback Theatre. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Donation $3.00 per person; registration required.

Week 7 Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Intercultural Action for Peace Festival at Seven Bridges World Market. Join the fun!

Cooperating Partners
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)
Seven Bridges World Market
Insight News
Black Storytellers Alliance
River’s Edge Playback Theatre
College of St. Catherine’s Committee on Diversity and Democracy Initiative
Speak Out Sisters
Headwaters Fund

Additional parking available across from Seven Bridges World Market fee $2.00

July 1, 2003
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