Mark Kappelhoff, U of M Law Professor - Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail

 

Saturday, June 11 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

 

mark kappelhoffProfessor Mark Kappelhoff is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. His areas of expertise are criminal law, police accountability and reform, criminal procedure, civil rights, and human trafficking. He directs the Criminal Justice Clinic, teaches a seminar course on Human Trafficking, and consults regularly on issues related to the criminal justice system and civil rights laws.

The Stone Arch Discussion Group is a monthly conversation of issues of pressing public interest, from health care reform to instant runoff voting to a progressive majority.

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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MinnPost reporter Briana Bierschbac​h covers the legislature [Stone Arch Discussion Group] PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   

 

Saturday, May 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Briana Bierschbach reports on state politics, policy and campaigns. She got her start in journalism covering city government and transportation for the Minnesota Daily, the University of Minnesota's award-winning campus newspaper. After college she covered the 2010 Minnesota legislative session with the Associated Press before joining Politics in Minnesota as a staff reporter. She has spent more than five years covering Minnesota politics and has also worked with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and Minnesota Premier Publications.

 

Her recent articles include:

Senate Democrats' $1.5 billion infrastructure proposal sets up clash with House Republicans

Transportation debate at the Legislature muddles Minnesota's already complicated bonding process

A historic mansion, the Minnesota Legislature, and the politics of the 2016 bonding bill

Not adding up: Halfway through session, legislative leaders remain far apart on key issues

 

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Fartun Weli of Isuroon Nonprofit Group - Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail

 

Saturday, April 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

fartun weliFartun Weli is Founder and Executive Director of Isuroon, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of Minnesota’s Somali women. Under her direction, ISUROON (a Somali word meaning "woman taking care of herself") has created a health-support network for Somali women, forged links with dozens of community groups, and secured public and private grant support for Isuroon's work.   She speaks often about the concerns of health inequity of Minnesota minorities, especially the Somali community-women at public events and is recognized as an indispensable liaison between the Somali and mainstream communities.


As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

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Dane Smith and the Rising Focus on Racial and Economic Justice [Stone Arch Discussion] PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   

 

 

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Saturday, March 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

Growth and Justice has been working for a more equitable economy for years, and Executive Director Dane Smith will talk their two big projects: education equity and eliminating racial disparities in achievement, attainment, workplace and economic outcomes.

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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How Can a City Advance Racial Equity? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   


February Stone Arch Discussion Group

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

joy marsh stephensWelcoming new Minneapolis Equity & Inclusion Manager Joy Stephens to lead a conversation about what Minneapolis is doing to advance racial equity. Joy is one of two Equity & Inclusion Managers. Her main role will be with equity initiatives within the City as a workplace. She will work closely with enterprise leadership on a variety of initiatives including supporting the work contemplated by the Racial Equity Action Plan as well as that already undertaken within City departments. She will help support equity and inclusion efforts in hiring, recruiting, supplier diversity and contracting.


Joy most recently worked at UnitedHealth Group where she led large-scale systems and operational change across the multinational organization with more than 180,000 employees. With undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota, she has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of sectors including public schools, health care and financial services. She has served leadership roles in numerous nonprofit boards, schools, and other community groups with a focus on driving equitable outcomes for people of color across the Twin Cities metro area. She views her new role with the City as an ideal opportunity to marry her organizational development and change management skills with her passion for racial equity.

Please everyone, come a little early to buy your coffee. Refills will be in the room. See you Saturday.


Also, check out the recap of the Stone Arch Discussion's 30th Anniversary!

 

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30th Anniversary Celebrated at Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail

 

Think Again MN President Jeremy Wieland

Remembers Don and Arvonne Fraser and Many Others

 

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elizabeth gliddenThe longest running forum of Think Again MN is the Stone Arch Discussion Group which meets at the Wilde Roast Cafe in SE Minneapolis.  Stone Arch celebrated its 30th anniversary and that of our nonprofit in December.  The other Think Again MN monthly forums are the Achievement Gap Committee in St. Paul, Westside Progressives in Plymouth, and Think Again Brooklyns in Brooklyn Park.  Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (left) spoke for the occasion at Stone Arch on the Working Families Agenda.  Following are 30th anniversary comments from Jeremy Wieland, President of Think Again MN and Stone Arch host:

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"The Stone Arch Discussion Group has been a forum to share ideas and challenge policy innovators. It has also been a wonderful forum for friends to share a cup of coffee and for businesses to show support of the community.  Stone Arch has been a venue to meet and humanize elected people who represent us in government, to talk with the thought leaders and academics who push the policy boundaries, and to hear from the government employees who forge law & policy into reality.


don ostrom at 30th anniversary dec 2015Without Arvonne and Don Fraser, we would never have met the first time. We thank them for public service in both the civic and civil realms that is too vast to measure. They did not do this alone. I have been on the Board for over ten years and I’ve benefited from the mentorship of the Frasers, Don Ostrom (left, in front) and Carol Flynn, who were Presidents before me, and Barbara Allivato, Vici Oshiro, John Farrell, and Brian Hanninnen who made pretty much everything run on time. Barbara Bearman and Matt Little were especially welcoming to a much younger me. I thank Amy Klobuchar for being an early President and now respected Senator. I thank so many who endeavored on this project before us. 


I want to call attention now to our current Board, many of whom you may not know. Carol Woehrer, John Riskin, Wayne Doe, Tammie Carino and former Legislator Betty Folliard. Carol, John, Wayne, Tammy and Betty give tirelessly, as have their predecessors, so that we have venues and speakers to continue the work of civic engagement and democracy building. They are all inspirational in their own ways whether they know or not.


Today’s celebration is of each of you in the room this morning, and everyone who raised a cup at Gardens of Salonica, or who tempted fate marching down the stairs of Jitters, and everyone who has taken a bag lunch to seek solutions to the achievement gap, or shared the history of progressive politics in Minnesota, or reached out to engage new Minnesotans before the historic rejection of the marriage amendment. Together the great work of our society progresses under our hands, and I like to think that we are making progress."

 

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How are the Minneapolis Parks, and Why the $21 Million Levy? PDF Print E-mail


January Stone Arch Discussion Group

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Minneapolis Parks are frequently rated among the best in the country. Come hear how they’re doing and why the city’s park board says it will take a new $21 million levy to keep up our nation-leading park system.

 

Saturday, January 9, 2016 – 8:30-10:00 AM
Wilde Roast: 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come early, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

Photo credit: Michael Hicks via Flickr

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Elizabeth Glidden Answers: Is the Working Family Agenda Dead in Minneapolis? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   

 

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STONE ARCH DISCUSSION GROUP
 
Sat, December 12, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wilde Roast, 65 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States (map)
 
 
Councilmember Glidden will join us to discuss the Working Families Agenda. A set of powerful economic justice issues—fair schedule, sick leave, and minimum wage—were introduced to the city council earlier this fall but encountered stiff resistance from the city's business community. By now, all proposed changes have been dropped or postponed. What are the prospects for these issues in 2016?  
 

Learn more:
Adopted Minneapolis resolution in April 2015: http://bit.ly/1O6IhwB
What happened from MinnPost: http://bit.ly/1N6GqIy
Last agenda item, paid sick leave, postponed until 2016: http://bit.ly/1OKpz0D

 

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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Underutilized Public Space: Stone Arch Discussion Group at Wilde Roast PDF Print E-mail

 

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Sat, November 14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wilde Roast, 65 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States (map)
 
 
    Minneapolis Councilman Blong Yang will discuss underutilized public space.
 
    As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public.
    Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.
 
 

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October Stone Arch Discussion Group Cancelled PDF Print E-mail

 

Mattie's on Main has closed.  Our future Stone Arch discussions will be down the hall at the Wilde Roast, 65 SE Main Street, Minneapolis.  The Wilde Roast has a wedding party for October 10th so we are cancelling our October meeting.  We will look forward to seeing you at the Wilde Roast November 14 when Minneapolis Councilman Blong Yang will discuss underutilized public space.

 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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