to Feb 13

Amnesty International Visits Duluth

A delegation from Amnesty International will be visiting Duluth on February 12th and 13th. The delegation will share their experience in British Columbia in the wake of the Mt. Polley copper mining catastrophe, where downstream communities were forever altered following the release of 24 million cubic meters of toxic slurry after a tailings dam was breached. The delegation will include Tara Scurr (Business and Human Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International Canada), Doug Watt (member of Likely District Chamber of Commerce and a directly-affected community member), and Jennie Green (Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Group and Amnesty International USA).

"The Mt. Polley mine disaster sent shockwaves across Canada and around the world," said Scurr. "Unfortunately, we learned too late how ill-prepared our regulators were to protect citizens from these harms”.

Public Events will include:

- Press Conference, Noon on February 12 at Duluth City Hall

- City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM on February 12 at Duluth City Hall

- Presentation, 6:00 PM on February 13 at the Duluth Folk School in Lincoln Park

These events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the February 13 event, as space is limited. Click here to register. Please join us!

Organizational co-sponsors include Amnesty International USA, the Duluth branch of the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters Duluth, Duluth for Clean Water, Friends of the BWCAW, Honor the Earth, the Izaak Walton League McCabe Chapter, MN 350, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group UMD, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Our Revolution Duluth, Sierra Club Northstar Chapter, Vets for Peace Chapter 80, and Witness for Peace Midwest.

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5:00 PM17:00

Polymet Public Hearing

We will be hosting a table and adding to the voices in opposition to the proposed NorthMet copper-nickel mine in the Lake Superior watershed.

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM - open house, Split Rock Room will be open
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - pre-hearing rally
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - public hearing

The hearing will be held in the Edmund Fitzgerald Ballroom, on the second floor of the cityside convention center of the DECC. The groups co-sponsoring this event have rented the Split Rock Room (just to the left of the cityside convention center entrance) from 1-9 PM. All are welcome to use this room to gather, store your coat, share information and attend trainings on how to make sure your voice is heard.

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6:30 PM18:30

School Funding Resolution

  • Duluth Public Schools - Board Room (map)
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Twin Ports DSA supports the effort to have compensatory education funds spent on the schools in which they are generated.

Join us in showing support for the Duluth Indigenous Commission's school board resolution. A better world is not possible without equitable education.

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11:00 AM11:00

Twin Ports Women's March

Joining together once again to resist, persist, and INSIST that we are still here, fighting for peace, justice, and equality against systems of oppression.

Meet at 11 AM at the Building for Women. We will march along 1st Street to Duluth City Hall for a program of speakers featuring Mayor Emily Larson, City Councilor Elect Renee Van Nett, Arshia Khan, Terresa Hardaway, LeAnn Littlewolf, Andrea Crouse, and emcee Jackie Halberg; music by Sara Thomsen.

TPDSA stands in solidarity with the Feminist Action Collective, who organized this event.

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7:00 PM19:00

Film: The Secrets of Being Black - Duluth Edition

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth (map)
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Local filmmakers Classie Dudley and Malcolm Fields' documentary film that examines the experiences and perspectives of current black residents of Duluth. This film shares reflections of the community on culture, housing issues, education, relationships, mental health, religion and representation.

Presented in solidarity with Our Revolution Duluth and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth's Peace and Justice Committee.

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4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Party

Twin Ports DSA's holiday gathering will feature food, friends, games, and gifts! All are welcome; bring a dish to pass if you have a good recipe!

Will our "red elephant" gift exchange be brought down by introspections on commodity fetishism? Only one way to find out!

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3:00 PM15:00

November Membership Meeting

Twin Ports DSA's meetings are open to anyone interested in a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

Thanksgiving is coming up, don't miss out on the hot talking points that will enrage and confuse your reactionary relatives!

This month's meeting will be followed by a review of this month's city council election, with a panel of Twin Ports DSA's endorsed candidates.

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