Our Resistance Calendar
Organized by the Sierra Club Duluth Clean Energy Team
Duluth People’s Climate March, April 29th, 1-3:00 pm sponsored by Sierra Club and the Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light. Starting at Leif Erikson Park we will march along the Lakewalk to Lake Place Park (about 3/4 of a mile).
This is a Registered Sister March of the People’s Climate Movement occurring the same day in Washington, DC and around the world! https://
Organized by People’s Climate Movement – Minnesota, MN350, and the Sierra Club North Star Chapter.
The People’s Climate March (2.0) is happening in Washington DC to challenge the backwards and dangerous policies of the Trump Administration and the threat they pose to our climate and our communities.
This is a moment to bring the range of progressive social change movements together. Pushing back against the Trump agenda and at the same time pushing forward on our vision of a clean, safe world where the rights of all people are protected and expanded means we all must work together.
Join us on and march on April 29th as we resist, build, and rise in the face of the threats to our communities. We’ll be starting at 2pm at the Federal Building in downtown Minneapolis for a march and rally through downtown.
Hosted by CTUL.
Stand with retail janitors going on strike May 1st!
Retail janitors organizing with CTUL will be going on strike on May 1st to demand an end to low wages and wage theft in their industry and are fighting for fair pay and a voice on the job.
Other retail janitorial companies have improved wages and other work standards including the right to form a union without fear of retaliation, but Kimco, Capital, and Diversified refuse to meet those basic standards.
This strike will be one of multiple upcoming actions on May 1st which will include a fast food strike and A Day Without Immigrants to demand an end to poverty wages, improvements in working conditions, and respect amidst attacks under President Trump and his corporate backers.
Join renters from across the city in staning up against one of Minneapolis’ worst slumlords: Stephen Frenz. This May Day, renters with Inquilinixs Unidxs Por Justicia/United Renters for Justice will be demanding a rent freeze and recognition of a tenant union. Renters will share their stories of injustice and abuse on behalf of Stephen Frenz and The Apartment Shop as well as our city’s need for rent control.
Stephen Frenz, landlord with The Apartment Shop, has repeatedly neglected repairs and housing conditions, committed fraud, and is now increasing rents while the city is moving to revoke his rental licenses. Tenants are saying enough is enough, and taking the fight to his doorstep! Join us at The Apartment Shop headquarters to show Stephen Frenz that he can’t get away with abusing tenants and raising rents.
Únese con inquilinxs de toda la ciudad en levantarse en contra de unos de los peores dueños de Minneapolis: Stephen Frenz. Este Primero de Mayo, inquilinxs con Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia van a demandar que el dueño congele las rentas y que reconozca un sindicato de inquilinxs. Inquilinxs van a compartir sus historias de injusticia y abuso por parte de Stephen Frenz y The Apartment Shop y también sobre la necesitad de nuestra ciudad por control de renta.
Stephen Frenz, dueño de The Apartment Shop, ha repetidamente descuidado reparaciones y las condiciones de vivienda, comprometido fraude, y ahora esta incrementando las rentras mientras que la ciudad está empezando a revocar sus licensias de alquilar. ¡Inquilinxs estan diciendo ya basta, y llevando la lucha a su puera! Únese a nosotrxs en la oficina central de The Apartment Shop para demonstrar a Stephen Frenz que no puede seguir abusando inquilinxs y incrementando rentas.
Organized by Mesa Latina.
Somos Latino-Minnesotanos. Aqui vivimos y contribuimos, por lo tanto debejos de exigir un futuro digno para nuestras familias. Basta ya de jugar el juego de la invisibilidad. Se benefician de nuestra fuerza laboral pero quieren ignorar nuestra presencia. Hazte presnte el 1 de Mayo para celebrar un dia de Inmigrantes en el Capitolio y demandar leyes que beneficien a nuestra familias.
We are Latino-Minnesotans. We live here and contribute to this state, therefore, we must fight for a dignified future for our families. They benefit from our labor force but ignore our aspirations. Let’s march May 1 to celebrate a day with Immigrants at the Capitols to demand legislation that benefits our families.
Hosted by Resist from Day One Coalition.
Join us to march on Monday, May 1st for International Workers Day to mark 100 days of resistance to Trump’s agenda.
Hosted by University of Minnesota student groups.
Rally at the Humphrey School from 3:30 to 4pm on May 1st, International Workers Day, to protest Trump’s anti-worker and anti-immigrant policies and to demand living wages for campus workers, 15/hr for student workers, and sanctuary campuses for immigrants. After the campus rally we will join the rally outside May Day Books at 4:00pm and march altogether to join the citywide Resist From Day One coalition rally and march which will culminate in a collective rally outside the federal building in downtown Minneapolis at 6:00pm.
Students demand that the University of Minnesota administration make the U of M a Sanctuary Campus and allow students to take action on May Day in solidarity with immigrants and workers wit…hout retaliation from the administration!
We need to disrupt “business as usual” to defeat Trump’s agenda. Working people have the potential power to strike a blow at Trump and his billionaire backers by shutting down their profits on May 1. Alongside immigrant organizations and labor unions, students will take action against the deportations, Trump’s wall, the Muslim ban, anti-union laws and attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
Hosted by CTUL.
Fast food workers organizing with CTUL will be on strike on May 1st to demand $15 in Minneapolis and the right to form a union. Fast food workers have been on the front lines and have played a very crucial role in moving the conversation about living wages forward in Minneapolis. Two years ago, we were told it couldn’t be done, and today we are closer to passing $15! Join us to continue to uplift the stories of these fearless leaders on May 1st.
The fast food action will be a part of the International Workers’ Day and Day Without Immigrants March, which will begin at East Phillips Park. There will be a stop on the march at Wendy’s as we make our way to Federal Plaza.
Hosted by the St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT).
SPFT will be marching alongside the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and other allies in the International Workers Day March on May 1st. We are marching to support our immigrant and refugee students and to call for fully funded, racially equitable public schools.
Join TakeAction Minnesota’s Executive Director, Dan McGrath for a conversation about the times we are living in and what we can do turn the tide toward a more progressive, sustainable and more hopeful politics. We want to hear what you are thinking about, and we want to share with you what TakeAction Minnesota is doing to make a difference – and how you can get involved
Organized by the Sierra Club North Star Chapter.
Join us for a tar sands issue briefing to learn about the threats our state is facing and how to stop them. The Line 3 pipeline is in the permitting process at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and we are entering an important time for public engagement on that process. This pipeline is a risk to our water, climate, lands, and communities and violates treaty rights – we need to make sure our voices are heard. Join us to learn more about tar sands, the Line 3 pipeline, and how to take action to resist it.
The Capitol is “The People’s House,” but it doesn’t always feel that way. Our legislators are our neighbors, but we don’t always treat them that way. Come learn how to have a powerful, productive meeting with your legislator that solidifies relationships between activists and sets the stage for a powerful relationship with elected officials in the future.
Registration is Free, click here.
TakeAction MN will host a free, open-to-the-public screening of the new documentary, followed by community discussion. The screening is sponsored by Caring Across Generations, a national campaign to transform care so that everyone can live and age with dignity.
“Although we’d rather not think about it, we’re all aging. And if we’re lucky enough to love a long life, most of us will need help. 90% of Americans want to age at home, but who will provide the care we’ll need?
CARE pulls back the curtain on the largely unseen world of home elder care. With a verité eye, it follows the stories of care workers and their clients. We meet undocumented Vilma, who lovingly cares for 93-year old Dee—long an independent businesswoman, who lives 3,000 miles away from her closest family. We go to work with Laurie, mother of 5, who tends to wheelchair-bound Larry in a tiny rural town. We meet Toni whose husband, a CBS executive, suffers from severe Parkinson’s disease. “Peter would die in a nursing home,” Toni says, but keeping him home requires 24/7 help.
CARE depicts the beauty and social importance of home-based care. It also reveals a broken system., where workers make poverty wages and families struggle to pay for the care they need. The film sounds the alarm about a rapidly aging population and impending crisis of care.”
*Registration is required to be gaurenteed a seat.
Hosted by Women & Advocates MN.
WANDA MN Spring Conference is an opportunity for Activists and Advocates at all levels of experience to learn, network and connect with organization(s), to create an interwoven web of activist communities all over MN.
The Spring Conference will offer workshops in two tracks: Activism and Advocacy. Attendees will have a chance to chose workshops that suit the ways in which they want to engage. Workshop topics include racial and social justice, intersectionality, women’s and gender rights, economic justice, immigration, environmental justice and self-care for participants. Attendees will utilize the skills they’ve developed to help set the WANDA MN policy agenda for 2018 with actionable plans for the upcoming six months.
Presented by the Womxn of Color Table
We are calling on our sister allies to join us in our journey of creating sustainable and balanced leadership. We call ourselves ‘Collaborators with WOC’. The road before us is treacherous, long, and difficult, we are coming together to summon new leadership to go about this work. A type of leadership that is by womxn of color, for womxn of color, and with womxn of color. A practice that flows through our bodies with power, direction, and intentionality. The WOC Table has redefined what it means to be collaborating with womxn of color, and we’re inviting you to join us in this process with white sisters that we have trained and have commited to training you.
Want to know how to be a powerful collaborator with womxn of color?
Do you identify as a white womxn including transwomen, genderqueer folks, and femmes?
Do you want a space to process and learn how to show up better for womxn of color, and in that process, show up better for yourself?
Womxn of color leadership have blessed this space, crafted its training, and unleashed its power. This is an invitation to break the isolation, show up authentically, hold yourself and others accountable working through tensions and conflicts that will come up, gain clarity in cultivating your own power, build balanced and strong leadership across race, and analyze the personal impact different systems, especially racism and sexism, have had on you. This is a radical space-in-progress, and we thank you wholeheartedly for being willing to show up authentically and willing to play a key part in creating this vision.