Upcoming Events

Political Events!

Interested in telling your elected officials what you thought about their actions during the RNC?  Check out our Political Events Calendar for upcoming possibilities!  (Note:  Events listed are not necessarily events that CRASS will be attending, but have fun anyway!)


Friday, March 27th
SUBSTANCE presents…Manifeststation
featuring Sage Francis, Building Better Bombs, B. Dolan & Cecil Otter of DOOMTREE and SFR, and the God Damn Doo Wop Band

First Avenue, Minneapolis
18+ (Main Room), $13 in advance, $15 door, 8pm

* All Ages Pre-Show at 7th Street Entry, 4pm, $7, featuring Cecil Otter, The Battle Royale, Big Cats and El Guante of Tru Ruts

A show to launch Substance as an organization and continue the Ripple Effect, started during the RNC, merging music, arts, and activism. Come check out the cool bands and the super-duper rad CRASS table with all kinds of free lit!

Tickets and info at: www.manifeststation.org

Contact: info@livewithsubstance.org

Partners: Global Exchange, Will Steger Foundation, CRASS, HECUA, Honor the Earth, Oxfam Action Corp, Knowmore.org, HIRE MN, Blue Sky Guide, YEA MN

– To volunteer, contact info@livewithsubstance.org, or kiley@livewithsubstance.org

– If you work with an organization that would like to be involved, email katie@livewithsubstance.org

Saturday, March 28

Part of the Saturday, March 28 National Day of Solidarity with the RNC 8

This first week of spring, get on your bike in solidarity with the RNC 8! Reclaim the sites of last fall’s RNC raids in the Tour de Fletcher.

Join us on this legal, fun ride visiting and reclaiming the sites of Sheriff Bob Fletcher’s pre-emptive raids. Put the brakes on bogus terrorism charges! There’ll be activities, speakers, surprises, and more ways to ride with the RNC 8, eight members of our community facing possible prison time in response to their effective political organizing.  Whatever the weather – we ride together!

Here’s the schedule – Come for all or part of the day:

  • 10:30am: GATHER @ Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, by the rec center
  • RIDE to…
    • 3500 Harriet Ave.
    • 3240 17th Ave.
    • 2301 23rd Ave.
  • 12:30 (approx.): LUNCH at or near Walker Church, 3100 16th Ave. S – a sliding scale fundraising event for the RNC 8 legal defense. After lunch, if you’re up to it…
  • 2:00: RIDE to 949/951 Iglehart Ave and 627 Smith Ave (the convergence space) in St. Paul
  • Stay tuned for possible events in the evening!

Brought to you by Friends of the RNC 8, CRASS (Community RNC Arrestee Support Structure), the RNC 8 Defense Committee, and supporters like you!

For more info on the RNC 8, including background, legal updates and downloads: www.RNC8.org. Other events on the National Day of Solidarity: www.RNC8.org/M28. Contact Friends of the RNC 8: info@rnc8.org.

CRASS Meetings!

Arrestee meetings happen every two weeks and are a time for those arrested and their supporters to come together for updates and to coordinate the organizing around arrestee support.

When: Sunday, March 29th from 12:00-2:00 pm
Where: Hosmer Library Meeting Room (347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis)

Please attend and contribute in whatever way you are able; all of the RNC arrestees still need our collective force, support, and solidarity!


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