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 ( 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