From the hosts:
Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly
March 9, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Metropolitan State University ~ The Great Hall
Join us for a People’s Movement Assembly. 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 to honor the work of Ed Owens to fight mass incarceration, promote climate justice reparations and restore the vote to disenfranchised communities.
10:00 Registration and Mix and Mingle with tabling
11:00 - 12:30 Plenary
-- Randy Gresczyk ~ Bois Forte Tribal Member
-- raj ~ Roots of Systemic Racism
-- Anika Bowie ~ Restore the Vote
-- Bob Blake ~ Solar Bear
-- Timothy Denherder-Thomas ~ Just Solar Coaltion
-- Louis Alemayehu ~ Elder Storyteller
-- Music and More
12:45 pm Great Hall – Lunch - Table Talk
1:45- 3:30 People's Movement Assembly Break Out Rooms
3:30 - 4:30 Great Hall – Wrap up with next steps
*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?Ed Owens People’s Movement Assembly
*Ed Owen's Daughter, McKenzie Owens
*Representative Raymond Dehn
*Representative Carlos Mariana