Jewish Lessons in Multi-Faith Organizing
Oct
25
9:00am 9:00am

Jewish Lessons in Multi-Faith Organizing

Across histories, migrations and diaspora, white supremacy has depended upon the work of anti-Semitism to maintain the complicity of nations in the dehumanizing violence of racial oppression, land theft, and anti-blackness. What does it mean, then, to be Jewish in the context of multi-faith organizing towards liberation? In what ways do we all have work to do in shifting patterns of anti-Semitism? How has Jewishness been an integral part of diverse justice struggle in our shared movements?

Please join The Kaleo Center and Carin Mrotz – writer, organizer, and the executive director of Jewish Community Action – for a morning of conversation and reflection as we learn from one another how to build new relationships within the complexity of history and experience, and as we replenish our ability to find strength in one another while working towards deeper solidarity through action and community.

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Cornel West
Oct
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

Cornel West

The St. Olaf College Political Awareness Committee will host a lecture by Cornel West on Friday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Boe Memorial Chapel. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets will be required for this event, which will be made available to the general public on October 20 at stolaftickets.com

West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is Professor of
the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.

He has written 20 books and has edited 13. Though he is best known for his classics Race
Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, his most recent book Black Prophetic Fire has received critical acclaim. 

He made his film debut in the Matrix — and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on
the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in more than 25 documentaries and films including Examined LifeCall & ResponseSidewalkand Stand.

He has also made three spoken word albums including Never Forget, collaborating with
Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert. His spoken word interludes were featured on Terence Blanchard’s Choices (which won the Grand Prix in France for the best Jazz Album of the year of 2009), The Cornel West Theory’s Second Rome, Raheem DeVaughn’s Grammy-nominated Love & War: Masterpeace, and most recently on Bootsy Collins’ The Funk Capital of the World.

West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. — a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

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Paint or Bowl for Chace!
Oct
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Paint or Bowl for Chace!

In honor of Chace Johnson and his most recent pastime enjoyment, we invite you to “Paint for Chace” during his birthday month of October, on Sunday the 29th. Chace believed in giving back and wanted us to carry on his legacy. Donations from the event this year will go to the Colon Cancer Coalition and to The Table MPLS. 

Sign-up to bowl or paint at this link here: https://chacejohnson.weebly.com/

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Cultural Competency: A Deeper Dive
Nov
14
to Dec 5

Cultural Competency: A Deeper Dive

The person who is culturally competent is the person who has an awareness of one's own cultural identity and views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of others. At The Table MPLS, we are convinced that much of the societal problems that we are witnessing today are here because culturally competent people are not. Lets do something about this together.

In an ever expanding world of difference, we invite you into this series of 4 Tuesday nights (7:00-8:30pm) where we will be led by gifted trainers Dee McIntosh (Pastor of Lighthouse MPLS) and Siri Milton (Business Development, Thrivent Financial) to explore and equip one another to be culturally competent. 

Because we believe in this workshop, we don't want any costs to hold anyone back from partaking in it. Please pay what you can, and if you can't pay anything, don't sweat it. 

Click here to register.

 

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Movies That Matter
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movies That Matter

On the 3rd Thursday of every month, we want to host important films that reveal the reality that we live inside of. More often than not, these films will be for more mature audiences and viewer discretion is advised. 

Following each film, leaders from the Justice Cohort at The Table will facilitate conversations around the material in the film. 

These are important evenings to pause and reflect upon reality together. We would love nothing more than to have you with us. 

 

 

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Sep
4
11:30am11:30am

The Table MPLS Launch Party

 The Table MPLS from 5-8pm, join us for a night of worship and celebration. There will be free food, live music from local artist, Mayyadda, a bounce house, and a chance to win 2 tickets to the Vikings' home opener against Adrian Peterson and the Saints. This event is 100% FREE. 

Enter to win Vikings tickets here. RSVP here.

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MAKERS OF MINNEAPOLIS: Ben Kyle
Jul
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

MAKERS OF MINNEAPOLIS: Ben Kyle

Ben Kyle, best known as the songwriter-frontman behind the beloved alt-country band ROMANTICA, writes music that is deeply influenced by both his spirituality and the many places that he's called home in his life. Join us for this evening of songs and stories, as we take in the art of one of Minneapolis' best. 

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MAKERS OF MINNEAPOLIS: Nekima Levy-Pounds
Jun
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

MAKERS OF MINNEAPOLIS: Nekima Levy-Pounds

At The Table, we believe that visibility is a prerequisite for effective engagement. Far too often, we look at people and places but only very rarely do we actually see them in their fullest reality. 

This summer, we want to see this city that we love through a diversity of lenses. For each month, we will be bringing in an important leader in Minneapolis who will share their love for our city and their vision for what our city could become. 

On this first evening, we'll be hosting our friend and city leader, Rev. Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds. Levy-Pounds is a civil rights attorney, freedom fighter, legal scholar, blogger, and nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She is the author of several articles and essays focused on racial justice, poverty, incarceration, and the War on Drugs. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, Huffington Post, and the Star Tribune, to name a few. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera America, News One, and HuffPost Live.

 

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NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT
Jun
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT

On this night, we will be heading into the neighborhoods surrounding Knox to meet our new neighbors. Our intentions for this evening are not to sell The Table or even to invite the community to come out to The Table. Our intentions are to go door to door and ask the people of Tangletown and beyond: How can we be good neighbors to you? 

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COMMUNITY NIGHT
Jun
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

COMMUNITY NIGHT

If our ultimate aim in this neighborhood is to be a beneficial presence--a people who are actively loving our neighbors, then we have to actively be loved first. These nights are family nights where we will be together for food and friendship.

Our first evening together will be happening outside of the city, out in the burbs at Debbie Manning's house, where we'll talk briefly about a core value and spent the rest of the time eating and drinking and being merry.

Where: Manning House (2324 Lafayette Road, Wayzata, 55391)

When: Dinner at 5:30pm

 

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