026, City Council candidates PART 3: DAVE COLLING, St. Anthony Village, MN

DAVE COLLING - http://davecolling.com/
DAVE COLLING – http://davecolling.com/

DAVE COLLING ( visit http://davecolling.com/ ) is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections. (Recorded 9/27/2017).

ALL SIX CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO BE INTERVIEWED on this podcast touching on the topics and questions below. CLICK HERE to view municipal candidate filings or the following link:

http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=0&party=0&federal=True&judicial=False&executive=True&senate=True&representative=True&title=Council+Member+(St.+Anthony)+(Elect+2)&office=0&candidateid=0

The St. Anthony Village, MN community has had three significant and high-profile events in the past several years that have sparked a great deal of discussion around social justice issues: Abu Harraira, the officer-involved shooting of Philando Castile, and the displacement of 100+ low income residents from Lowry Grove Mobile Home Park. Each of these implicates very big and important issues our larger society is currently wrestling with:

A) islamaphobia and anti-muslim bias;
B) police violence against communities of color and the breakdown of police-community relations
C) the “affordable housing crisis” and whether we adequately safeguard the disadvantaged in our society.

Interview Questions:
1. What have you learned from these events?
2. In your opinion, why did these three events happen?
3. Are these events significant in your opinion, and if so, why?
4. How have you worked to welcome Abu Haraira members and the Muslim community into St Anthony?
5. How have you supported our former Lowry Grove neighbors?
6. Many families in our community and around the country have had deeper conversations about race, white privilege and equity since the shooting of Philando Castile. What are some things you’ve learned from these discussions with your own family? How have those conversations reshaped your values, if at all?
7. What is the role of government in leading, or at least participating in, the community’s response to significant events such as these?
8. Where do we go from here (how do we do better), and how as a councilperson, would you contribute, if not lead, as we move forward?

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“Armchair Activist” podcast (http://www.armchairactivistpodcast.com/) is PRODUCED/CO-HOSTED BY:
ANDRE KOEN http://www.AndreKoen.com, owner of AM Horizons, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants) http://www.amhorizons.com
BRIAN JOST, owner of Pod Launcher Studios LLC (Podcast Production) http://www.PodLauncher.com

025, City Council candidates PART 2: THOMAS RANDLE, St. Anthony Village, MN

Thomas Randle - CLICK for flyer
Thomas Randle – CLICK for flyer

(Recorded 9/25/2017) Thomas Randle is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections.  See flyer for more information about Thomas: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwiChNXQTuL4VG1RV3BGbFpnSlk

ALL SIX CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO BE INTERVIEWED ON THIS PODCAST touching on the topics and questions below. CLICK HERE to view municipal candidate filings.

The St. Anthony Village, MN community has had three significant and high-profile events in the past several years that have sparked a great deal of discussion around social justice issues: Abu Harraira, the officer-involved shooting of Philando Castile, and the displacement of 100+ low income residents from Lowry Grove Mobile Home Park. Each of these implicates very big and important issues our larger society is currently wrestling with:

A) islamaphobia and anti-muslim bias;
B) police violence against communities of color and the breakdown of police-community relations
C) the “affordable housing crisis” and whether we adequately safeguard the disadvantaged in our society.

Interview Questions:
1. What have you learned from these events?
2. In your opinion, why did these three events happen?
3. Are these events significant in your opinion, and if so, why?
4. How have you worked to welcome Abu Haraira members and the Muslim community into St Anthony?
5. How have you supported our former Lowry Grove neighbors?
6. Many families in our community and around the country have had deeper conversations about race, white privilege and equity since the shooting of Philando Castile. What are some things you’ve learned from these discussions with your own family? How have those conversations reshaped your values, if at all?
7. What is the role of government in leading, or at least participating in, the community’s response?
8. Where do we go from here (how do we do better), and how as a councilperson, would you contribute, if not lead, as we move forward?

Municipal candidate filings: http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=0&party=0&federal=True&judicial=False&executive=True&senate=True&representative=True&title=Council+Member+(St.+Anthony)+(Elect+2)&office=0&candidateid=0

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“Armchair Activist” podcast (http://www.armchairactivistpodcast.com/) is PRODUCED/CO-HOSTED BY:
ANDRE KOEN http://www.AndreKoen.com, owner of AM Horizons, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants) http://www.amhorizons.com
BRIAN JOST http://www.BrianJost.com, owner of Pod Launcher Studios LLC (Podcast Production Services) http://www.PodLauncher.com, author of memoir: “Grounded by Bipolar Disorder; One Pilot’s Landing” (CLICK for book on Amazon)

024, Karen Community Members at “Neighbors Meet Neighbors” panelist/discussion at East Side Freedom Library

KarenSchool1-300x225(Recorded 9/19/2017) Karen Organization of Minnesota, http://www.mnkaren.org/  “Neighbors Meet Neighbors: Karen Community Members” panelist/discussion at East Side Freedom Library http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/ . “Neighbors Meet Neighbors” is a monthly series of forums centered around the stories and experiences of recent immigrants to the east side communities.
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The following is information copied from Karen Organization of Minnesota‘s website http://www.mnkaren.org/

ABOUT
The Karen Organization of Minnesota is the first social services agency in the country founded by Karen refugees from Burma. We offer a variety of programs to help refugees transition to life in a new country and achieve their goals. We also provide resources to help organizations learn how to work with this growing community.

OUR MISSION
The mission of the Karen Organization of Minnesota is to enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota.

OUR COMMUNITY
More than 12,000 Karen people live in Minnesota, making it the largest Karen community in the country. Minnesota is also home to more than 1,000 refugees from other ethnic groups in Burma. Refugees from Burma come to Minnesota for the same reasons many people do: to find good jobs, access high-quality education, and connect with a strong community. Learn more about Karen people and other ethnic groups from Burma.

OUR IMPACT
KOM is a leading service provider helping over 1,500 refugees each year achieve their goals. Our success is due to:
Programs designed by and for the community: KOM is founded and led by refugees from Burma who understand the needs and goals of the community we serve.  Providing wraparound support: Our staff take time to understand each person’s situation and make sure they can access all of the resources they need.  Strong partnerships: KOM values working with partners to help refugees access more opportunities and to help other service providers learn how to work with this growing community.
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The following is copied from the East Side Freedom Library‘s website http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/

ABOUT
The East Side Freedom Library (ESFL) has its home in the former Arlington Hills library, one of St. Paul’s historic Carnegie library buildings at 1105 Greenbrier Street, located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood. The ESFL’s mission is to inspire solidarity, advocate for justice and work toward equity for all. The library houses non-circulating research collections that appeal to interested general learners as well as scholars, with innovative databases and finding aids that make using the collections fun and vital. Story is a major theme of the ESFL, and the telling and gathering of stories, through formal interviews, workshops, and small-scale public performances, will allow local residents and interested publics to learn more about the work and residential histories of the East Side.
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org

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“Armchair Activist” podcast (http://www.armchairactivistpodcast.com/) is PRODUCED/CO-HOSTED BY:
ANDRE KOEN http://www.AndreKoen.com, owner of AM Horizons, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants) http://www.amhorizons.com
BRIAN JOST http://www.BrianJost.com, owner of Pod Launcher Studios LLC (Podcast Production Services) http://www.PodLauncher.com, author of memoir: “Grounded by Bipolar Disorder; One Pilot’s Landing” (CLICK for book on Amazon)

023, City Council candidates, Part 1: NANCY ROBINETT, St. Anthony Village, MN

Nancy Robinett - CLICK for website
Nancy Robinett – CLICK for website

(Recorded 9/19/2017) Nancy Robinett (https://www.nancyforthevillage.com/) is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections.

ALL SIX CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO BE INTERVIEWED ON THIS PODCAST touching on the topics and questions below. CLICK HERE to view municipal candidate filings.

The St. Anthony Village, MN community has had three significant and high-profile events in the past several years that have sparked a great deal of discussion around social justice issues: Abu Harraira, the officer-involved shooting of Philando Castile, and the displacement of 100+ low income residents from Lowry Grove Mobile Home Park. Each of these implicates very big and important issues our larger society is currently wrestling with:

A) islamaphobia and anti-muslim bias;
B) police violence against communities of color and the breakdown of police-community relations
C) the “affordable housing crisis” and whether we adequately safeguard the disadvantaged in our society.

Interview Questions:
1. What have you learned from these events?
2. In your opinion, why did these three events happen?
3. Are these events significant in your opinion, and if so, why?
4. How have you worked to welcome Abu Haraira members and the Muslim community into St Anthony?
5. How have you supported our former Lowry Grove neighbors?
6. Many families in our community and around the country have had deeper conversations about race, white privilege and equity since the shooting of Philando Castile. What are some things you’ve learned from these discussions with your own family? How have those conversations reshaped your values, if at all?
7. What is the role of government in leading, or at least participating in, the community’s response?
8. Where do we go from here (how do we do better), and how as a councilperson, would you contribute, if not lead, as we move forward?

Municipal candidate filings: http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=0&party=0&federal=True&judicial=False&executive=True&senate=True&representative=True&title=Council+Member+(St.+Anthony)+(Elect+2)&office=0&candidateid=0

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“Armchair Activist” podcast (http://www.armchairactivistpodcast.com/) is PRODUCED/CO-HOSTED BY:
ANDRE KOEN http://www.AndreKoen.com, owner of AM Horizons, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants) http://www.amhorizons.com
BRIAN JOST http://www.BrianJost.com, owner of Pod Launcher Studios LLC (Podcast Production Services) http://www.PodLauncher.com, author of memoir: “Grounded by Bipolar Disorder; One Pilot’s Landing” (CLICK for book on Amazon)

022 Dr. Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, author of 14 books including “Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask”

CLICK - antontreuer.com
CLICK – antontreuer.com

http://antontreuer.com/ (Recorded June 2017)
Dr. Anton Treuer – Author • Speaker • Trainer • Professor:
Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the Oshkaabewis (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap, and Tribal Sovereignty, History, Language, and Culture. He has sat on many organizational boards and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His published works include Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Winner of Caroline Bancroft History Prize and the American Association of State and Local History Award of Merit), Ojibwe in Minnesota (“Minnesota’s Best Read for 2010” by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress), The Assassination of Hole in the Day (Award of Merit Winner from the American Association for State and Local History), Atlas of Indian Nations, The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier, and Awesiinyensag (“Minnesota’s Best Read for 2011” by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress).

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“Armchair Activist” podcast (http://www.armchairactivistpodcast.com/) is PRODUCED/CO-HOSTED BY:
ANDRE KOEN http://www.AndreKoen.com, owner of AM Horizons, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants) http://www.amhorizons.com
BRIAN JOST http://www.BrianJost.com, owner of Pod Launcher Studios LLC (Podcast Production Services) http://www.PodLauncher.com

“Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask” by Anton Treuer

Click for book on Amazon
Click for book on Amazon

This is just one of 14 books by Anton Treuer.  Episode 22 of “Armchair Activist” podcast will feature a conversation with Anton. CLICK IMAGE or HERE for more information about this book.