7/13/2012 Newsletter


  • CUAPB Receives NRRC Award
  • Volunteer Work Day at New Office
  • Donations Needed for New Office
  • Club Closing Copwatch Kickoff


Saturday, July 14 (TODAY!)
3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis

We are extremely pleased to be receiving an award at the Northside Resident's Redevelopment Council's first Community Awards Ceremony.  Recognition of our work always feels great but it is especially sweet while we are working so hard to rebuild even as we continue to serve and empower the community.  Please join us.  A buffet will be served and this event is free and open to the public.


Sunday, July 15
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
4200 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis

The groups whose offices were burned at the Walker Community Church are now moving to a new location, 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls (the old Danish American Hall). We need your help to prepare our new offices. The three groups, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB), and Welfare Rights Committee, will be joined in the new building by the Anti War Committee, the National Lawyers Guild, and most likely Women Against Military Madness (WAMM). The biggest project will be building partitions for the large basement room that will be separated  into three offices for CUAPB, MIRAc, and NLG. We will be constructing our own partitions out of plywood and framing. We will also be replacing  a door, and re-hanging the other doors and putting in good locks. People will also be dropping off donations of furniture, equipment, etc., during the day, so unloading those will be helpful. Lunch will be provided. Please come for whatever time you can. All lumber and supplies will be there. Please bring whatever relevant tools you may have, in particular, hammers, wood chisels, circular saws, saw horses, power screwdrivers, extension cords, etc. It would also be helpful to have drop cloths and/or large sheets of cardboard to protect the floor.  Thanks!


Please bring your donations to 4200 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis.  The building will be open and someone will be there to help you unload at the following times:
Sunday, July 15, 10am - 5pm
Wednesday, July 18, 5 - 10pm
Saturday, July 21, 11am - 4pm

The three organizations that lost everything in the Walker fire are asking for donations to help us get started in our new office space.   Items needed include computer desks and workstations, office chairs, folding or stacking chairs, file cabinets (lateral file cabinets particularly desirable), bookshelves, storage cabinets and storage lockers, large plastic storage bins, computers and laptops (not over 5 years old), flat screen monitors, computer peripherals - keyboards, mice, speakers, etc., TV with DVD / VCR player, projector for laptops, high speed laser printers (ink jet printers not needed), copy machine, printer/scanner/fax machines, paper cutter, 3-hole punch, tape dispensers, scissors, heavy duty and long-throat staplers, white boards and markers, flip chart easels and paper, waste baskets, desk accessories, hanging files, file folders, labels, paper and other office supplies, microwave, coffee makers.

If you need to drop off items at another time, call Dave at 612-276-1213, and we will try to arrange for that. If your items are too large or heavy for you to transport, call the same number, and we'll try to find someone with a truck to pick them up.  Thank you so much for helping us get a great start in our new space.


With the summer in full swing and police already acting out at club closing time in downtown Minneapolis (see below), it's time to kick off the summer copwatch season.  Join us for training, then copwatching with activists from around the country as part of the national October 22 Coalition meeting.
Club Closing Copwatch Kickoff
Friday, July 20th
4200 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
9:00 p.m. Training
10:00 p.m. Copwatching

Bring a camera or pen and paper and a water bottle.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  If you have questions, please call our hotline at 612-874-7867.

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