Coming Soon: We Are All Criminals

“We Are All Criminals” is a series of programs inspired by the work of the nonprofit organization of the same name (weareallcriminals.org) that seeks to challenge society’s perception of criminal records and what it means to be a criminal. The programs will include art exhibits, presentations, theater performances, and educational displays that emphasize personal stories of crime, privilege, justice, and injustice to inspire empathy and ignite social change.

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Program Schedule | Grand Rapids, MN, September 2017

Note: All events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise. Links to register/RSVP will be added as they become available.

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Art Exhibits                                      September 1 –30, 2017 MacRostie Art Center, GR AreaLibrary, Itasca County YMCA

First Friday Opening Reception      September 1,4– 7pm, MacRostie Art Center

“15 to Life:Kenneth’s Story” Film Screening &Discussion                                     September 6,11am– 1 pm, GR AreaLibrary

Our Community’s Untapped Workforce: Chamber Luncheon                          September 11,2017, 11:30- 1 pm, SawmillInn

We Are All Criminals: Presentation  September 11, 2017, 1 pm, Itasca Community College

We Are All Criminals: Big View Presentation  September 11,2017, 6pm, GRArea Library

We Are All Criminals: Presentation  September 13, 2017, 11 am, Hibbing CommunityCollege

How Perceptions and Policies of the Past and Present Affect American Indians Today: Panel Discussion                     September14,6–8pm,MacRostie Art Center

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Presentation September 16, 2017, 10 am - 12 pm MacRostieArt Center

Itasca County Wellness Court: NAMI Education Meeting                 September19,2017,6:30pm, GR Area Library

Realities to ReEntry: Workshop for Professionals                                     September 21, 2017,2:30 – 4:30pm, Blandin Foundation

Fair Housing: How to Follow the Rules in a Changing World                               September 21, 2017,5–6 pm, Blandin Foundation

“Reality Roadshow”:zAmya Theater Project Performance                                       September 25, time TBD, Reif Performing Arts Center

“Reality Roadshow”: zAmya Theater Project Performance                                      September 25, 7pm, Reif Performing Arts Center

“Broken on All Sides” Film Screening & Discussion                                        September 26, 11am–1pm, GR Area Library