"A Low Budget" for Higher Ed - Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   

 

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Saturday, May 9           8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Mattie's on Main, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis

 

In a letter to House and Senate higher-ed funding chairs, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education Larry Pogemillrt said empathetically, "A lower budget target has lowered the [House] committee's ability to make comprehensive investments."  (Star Tribune, April 29, 2015)

 

Come hear more from the Commissioner on the outlook for higher education in the legislature at this month's Stone Arch discussion!

 

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

 

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Stone Arch Discussion with Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Minneapolis PDF Print E-mail

 

Art's Contribution to Street Life and the Economy

 

Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

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This month, we're talking about the contribution of the arts to our economy. Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Minneapolis will lead our discussion which may cover the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, The Guthrie, and the Hennepin Theater Trust, among other major arts spaces and events. Part of her job is to encourage artists to create urban gathering places, plazas, parks, markets and streets bursting with life.


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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The Market: A Really Bad Idea––March's Stone Arch Discussion PDF Print E-mail

 

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Saturday, March 14, 8:30AM to 10AM

 


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

 

Join us for a conversation with Dennis Paulaha about his latest book that asserts that "markets, as defined by economists, do not exist and that the damage caused by the false supply and demand idea is beyond calculation."

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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Senator Kari Dziedzic at Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, February 14, 8:30AM to 10AM


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

Expect to hear more about the prospects of the Senate DFL's first six bills–including free two-year tuition at community or technical colleges and free pre-school–at our February Stone Arch discussion!

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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Jay Walljasper at January's Stone Arch Discussion PDF Print E-mail

 

Saturday, January 10 – 8:30-10:00 AM


***at Mattie’s on Main***
43 SE Main Street #144, Minneapolis

 

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Featuring Jay Walljasper


A popular speaker, veteran communications strategist, award-winning writer and community consultant, Jay Walljasper gathers stories and practices from around the world that point us toward a better and more enjoyable future.

Jay explores the reality and the perception of the Twin Cities in a series of essays commissioned by The McKnight Foundation. Looking at successful cities in the US and around the world he's investigated the policies and the culture that give us our strengths and weaknesses on a very competitive, global stage. For Stone Arch he'll lead us in a conversation about his findings.

Check out his "food for thought" pieces for McKnight Foundation!

 

 

 

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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Why Worry about ALEC? - Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail

 

Saturday, November 8

Gardens of Salonica
19 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN‎

 

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This month we hear from Dee Voss, a local expert on the conservative ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council.  Dee Voss gives talks on the impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council in which she covers the impact of ALEC on many aspects of state and federal law. By the end of her talk, you will know why you need to be worried about ALEC.

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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Tim Willson on Inner Ring Suburbs PDF Print E-mail

 

Tim Willson - Mayor of Brooklyn Center

 

Saturday , October 11, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.tim willson

 

Gardens of Salonica

19 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN


What are the particular challenges faced by inner ring suburbs? Mayor Tim Wilson from Brooklyn Center comes to Stone Arch to share his views, and hear yours. Join the discussion!

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. 

Sponsored by the Stone Arch Discussion Group.

 

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Lisa Stratton from Gender Justice [Stone Arch Discussion Group] PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, September 13, 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
 
Gardens of Salonica, 19 5th St NE, Minneapolis
 
 
Gender Justice works to eliminate gender and sex discrimination through education, policy work, and impact litigation. Learn more at this month's Stone Arch discussion!
 
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.
 
 
Bridging Downtown and the U of M West Bank - Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail

 

Saturday, August 9, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Gardens of Salonica, 19 5th St NE, Minneapolis

 

mic johnsonMic Johnson from the U of M's School of Design comes to share their concept for bridging downtown Minneapolis with the University's West Bank by building an extensive deck over I-35W (much like I-35 in Duluth).  Come see and discuss this intriguing concept of urban design!

More about it here: http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2014/04/plan-stitch-minneapolis-together-again-cover-stretch-i-35w

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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Obamacare Implementation, Session 2014, and More PDF Print E-mail

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Saturday, July 12
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Gardens of Salonica 19 5th St NE, Minneapolis (map)

 

Minnesota Rep. Diane Loeffler will discuss state implementation of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") and review the 2014 legislative session.

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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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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