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Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
What: What's in the Mix
When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411
 
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This is International Education Week – an event built on recognition that people from all over the world come to the United States to learn and teach at our colleges and universities.

For example, about one dozen mid-career professionals come to the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center each year as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program. During the 10 month program, the fellows attend conferences, take academic courses and do professional networking. Two of this year’s U of M fellows are Gilles Kassarate of Ivory Coast and Navaratne Marasinghe of Sri Lanka. They stopped by KFAI to share some information about their homelands and the gratitude they feel for the opportunities they’ve had. And they told Maggie Kane about their involvement with human rights issues at home and here in the U.S.

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Tonight at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis, the Eden Prairie based Real Estate company Re/Max, along with Bell Mortgage, are sponsoring a City and Neighborhood Film Festival.
This annual festival is in its fourth year and is the result of a competition among visual artists to create short films about a neighborhood where they live or come from. Entries were submitted during the month of October and fifteen finalists were chosen.
There’s a six thousand dollar prize for the winner.
Ed Dillon is the film festival coordinator for Re/Max, and Kao Choua Vue is one of the filmmakers who worked with young people to get a couple of projects into the competition.

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KFAI’s Mike Fischbein talked with Natalie Warren on the Morning Blend. Warren and 11 others continue their expedition down the Mississippi River. She and her crew have just gone through Memphis and plan on reaching New Orleans by late November or early December. We’ll keep checking in with Natalie and the crew, Wednesday mornings as they’re splashing down the Mississippi River.
You can follow the trip online at Paddle4ward.com

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The Minneapolis Television Network is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a party on November 14th. MTN’s Executive Director Michael Fallon stopped by KFAI to talk with Mike Fischbein about social media, connecting people to the community and building relationships.

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Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
What: What’s in the Mix
When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411

KFAI community radio and Juxtaposition Arts are partnering to host a community engagement forum on Friday, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The event takes place at Juxtaposition studios, 1108 W. Broadway in north Minneapolis. It includes a reception and exhibition of Paintings and Rickshaws, as well as a conversation about art and community. The forum will be moderated by artist Caroline Kent, and also includes young Jxta apprentices, performer/educator Kenna Cottman, architect Sam Babatunde Ero-Phillips and journalist Sheila Regan. The conversation will focus on the intersection of art and community, and also features music by DJ Lady Em of Versed Radio, and local fare from Avenue Eatery and Cookie Cart.

Please join us and share this event via our eventbrite or facebook invitations.

Paintings and Rickshaws made its debut last summer as a public art display. Juxtaposition youth brainstormed expressions and questions they believed stimulated critical thought, then deconstructed text and transferred words to canvas. The paintings were transported through Minneapolis by rickshaw to provoke insight and conversations with community members.

What’s in the Mix will be recorded for a later broadcast on KFAI’s weekly arts program, MinneCulture, and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Caroline Kent is a Twin Cities-based artist, 2009 Jerome Fellow, and recipient of the MN Artist Initiative Grant. She co-founded the Bindery Projects last year, and is a 2012-13 Creative City Making grant recipient. She will moderate the forum and invite audience participation.

Kenna Cottman is a performer and dance educator who teaches the history of African peoples through art, culture, movement and song. She is an African dance instructor at TU Dance, and manages her own company, Voice of Culture Drum and Dance.

“Sam Babatunde Ero-Phillips:http://juxtapositionarts.org/about/staff/ grew up in North Minneapolis. An architect, artist and Environmental Design instructor at Juxtaposition Arts, he works with students on projects that connect directly to the surrounding community. He also lectures at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, where he’s working on a PhD in sustainable development.

Sheila Regan is a journalist who writes for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, City Pages’ Dressing Room Blog, mnartists and other publications. She also performs in theater and teaches after-school and summer theater classes.

For more information, contact KFAI’s Legacy Project Manger, Nancy Sartor.

On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

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