Join us for our CAAR Hangout 3-3-15

CAAR LogoSAVE THE DATE for our upcoming general membership hangout! Existing and new community members are welcome!!

-DATE: Tues, March 3, 2015
-TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm

Save the date! We would love to see you at the next hangout! And as always:

Let us know if you have any issues and/or actions you want to bring to CAAR organizers :)

Please RSVP via our Facebook page or via email (

*Free food will be available

3-4-15 Film and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: A Celebration and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist, writer, philosopher, and feminist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades, specifically the struggles of the African American community during the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. Grace is now 99 years old, is in hospice care, and in need of assistance. Come join us for a night honoring the contributions of Grace Lee Boggs with a film screening of “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs” and a silent auction! All proceeds will go to help Grace with her hospice care.

Be sure to RSVP and for more details, check out the Facebook event page. Please buy your tickets in advance to save yourself a spot! See you there!

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Rest in Power Gabriel Dominic Johnson-Ortiz

We wanted to just take a moment to recognize Gabriel Dominic Johnson-Ortiz who passed away on January 17, 2015. Gabriel became an active volunteer with CAAR about a year ago, even while dealing with so many health issues. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm to make this place a better world and for providing his insights from years of community organizing. Thanks Gabriel for how you’ve touched our lives. We’re here to continue the fight for justice. Rest in Power friend.

There will be a community celebration of Gabriel’s life this Friday, January 30, 6:30-10 pm in the basement of Bethany Church, 2511 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis 55406. More details here.

CAAR organizers at our Sept 9, 2014 meeting. Gabriel is the third from the right.

CAAR organizers at our Sept 9, 2014 meeting. Gabriel is the third from the right.

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Join us for our CAAR Hangout 2-1-15


Join us for our 1st general membership hangout of the new year! Existing and new community members are welcome!!

DATE: SUNDAY, February 1st, 2015
TIME: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
LOCATION: Hosmer Library – Hosmer Study Room: located in the upper level of the library.
347 E 36th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
PARKING: Library parking lot & street parking available

3:00-3:15 Welcome, Intros, Check-in
3:15-3:45 CAAR updates
~ Recognize Gabriel
~ Co-sponsor Grace Lee Boggs fundraiser 3/4 (Margie)
~ Internal Org Structure updates (Sandy)
~ Hmong Hunters/DNR campaign update (Sandy)
~ BlackLivesMatter MLK march (Margie)
3:45-4:30 Group Discussion: Regroup & think about plans in 2015
4:30-5:00 Debrief mtg, Finalize next steps, Wrap up

We would love to see you at the next hangout! And as always:

Let us know if you have any issues and/or actions you want to bring to CAAR organizers :)

Please RSVP via our Facebook event page or via email (

*Free food will be available

Join us for our CAAR Hangout on 11-20-14

Join us for our upcoming general membership hangout! We will be discussing updates on the Hmong Hunters Campaign and recapping our “Responding to Racism on Social Media” workshop. Existing and new community members are welcome!!

DATE: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
TIME: 7:00 to 8:30pm
LOCATION: CAPI offices – 3702 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55406
ROOM: We’ll be on the first floor. There will be signs.
PARKING: Free parking lot available next to building or free street parking

Read more…

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Recap of Oct 25 “Responding to Racism on Social Media” Workshop


A sincere thank you to all those who were able to attend the “Responding to Racism in Social Media” workshop. On October 25, 2014 the workshop was held at the Walker Art Center to discuss our experiences and put our knowledge together to co-create tools for use on social media platforms.

The event started off with breakfast and brief introductions as participants signed in for the day. Eleonore and Mai, CAAR core coordinators, opened up the workshop by also sharing CAAR’s history, Line Break Media’s history, going over the day’s agenda, goals and laying down ground rules for discussion. Read more…

CAAR to host Oct 25 Workshop on How to Respond to Racism in Social Media

10-25-14-WorkshopFlierHave you ever read something on social media, got angry at the ignorant comment but then not know how to respond?!?!

The ways in which we encounter racism on social media often vary. It can meet us in ways such as an anonymous comment on a YouTube video or from a much more personal encounter such as a seemingly harmful quip from a Facebook friend.

Join us for this free and exciting workshop co-hosted by Community Action Against Racism (CAAR) and Line Break Media! We will explore the various nuances in responding to racism on social media. This workshop will be build on the collective knowledge we all have in what has worked well and definitely not worked! You will also walk away with tangible tools. We hope you can join us in this interactive, engaging workshop!

DATE: Saturday, October 25
TIME: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included)
LOCATION: Walker Art Center – 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
ROOM: Art Lab
To get to the art lab, enter the Walker through the Vineland Place road entrance (by the Sculpture Garden). Once inside, head straight back tow
ards the elevator and take the small staircase down towards the bathrooms. The art lab will be on your right.
PARKING: Street parking is available on Groveland Terrace, Bryant Avenue South, and Vineland Place

11:00 am – 11:20 am – Introductions & Welcome
11:20 am – 12:00 pm – Opening Activity
12:00 am – 12:30 pm – Small Group Conversations
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm – Break Time! Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm – Large Group Discussion
1:15 pm – 1:35 pm – Presentation on CAAR Tools
1:35 pm – 2:00 pm – Closing

Please RSVP for this workshop by 10/23 via our Facebook public event page or by email CAAR at[at] so we have an accurate headcount for food.

We hope you can join us! Please help us spread the word about this great opportunity!

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