Happy Halloween everyone! Sadly there is no weekly PAC speaker for this Tuesday, but there are many other events happening this week to fill the PAC-shaped hole in your heart. One such event is the Northfield Mayoral Debate happening Wednesday at Carleton–see more information below.
St. Olaf Campus Events:
Professor al-Kash, Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm in Viking Theater
Professor al-Kash is coming to campus on November 1st and 2nd at the invitation of International and Off-Campus Studies. Professor al-Kash teaches in the IES Abroad Granada program about Social and Mass Media in Arab Politics and Society, and she has also been an active participant in NGO activity dealing with the Syrian Refugee crisis. She will be speaking on the evening of the 1st in Viking at 7pm about the ongoing Syrian Refugee crisis.
MAYORAL DEBATE AT CARLETON
Come see Northfield Mayoral Candidates Dana Graham and Rhonda Pownell participate in a debate at Carleton College hosted by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and Northfield Initiative. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions to moderators and have them answered by the candidates.The debate will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 7pm in the Great Hall. Come, learn, and engage! Plus, FREE EL TRIUNFO to the first 50 attendees. The event will open with a special appearance from the two At-Large Northfield City Council Candidate Greg Colby and Brad Ness. If you have questions, or would like to submit a question in advance, email Peter Bruno (brunop) or Nick Cohen (cohenn). See the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126775404115431/?active_tab=about
Want a chance to meet the Mayoral Candidates in advance? Dana Graham will be at the Carl Dems meeting on Tuesday at 9 (Sayles 253) and Rhonda Pownell will be coming to speak at Wellstone Wednesday,6:30 PM, Huntington House.
Volunteer for Get-Out-To-Vote efforts with the MN Democratic Party
The Minnesota DFL is eagerly seeking volunteers for Get Out the Vote events from Nov 1-8. These local elections could easier come down to a couple hundred votes and every single voter is going to matter. Volunteering can take as much or as little as you can commit. We need door knockers and phone bankers just about every day. This is a joint effort with the Carl Dems and Carls for Hillary. To get involved/sign up, email Shayna Gleason (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Trip to Sacred Stone Camp
So many of you may have heard about the inspiring camp set up by the Standing Rock Lakota Nation and ally Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota citizens to resist a pipeline (the Dakota Access Pipeline) that would be built through native land. If you would like to learn more visit their website: http://sacredstonecamp.org/about/ Many folks have been going out to the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota to be in solidarity and generally support the camp. The more people at the camp, the more awareness, the harder it is for police to shut it down, and the more labor can go into preparing the camp for winter. Carleton students are going to be driving out 8th weekend; this is a call for you to join us. For more information and to sign up follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/2EathspEjLrQ2zGP2
This is a really powerful and important moment to be involved in the fight for indigenous rights and climate justice. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email me (neubauers@) or text/call me at (262) 994-1199. If you cannot make it but can donate, please consider contributing to the legal defense fund for those arrested in the fight: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf?ref=sh_25rPQa
**Please note this is from a Carleton student, for any questions or information please contact the student above.
Also sign here to voice your opposition to the pipeline construction: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-construction-dakota-access-pipeline-which-endangers-water-supply-native-american-reservations
St. Olaf Campus Political Organizations:
St. Olaf College Democrats: 8pm on Tuesdays, BC 144
St. Olaf College Republicans: 7pm on Wednesdays, BC 220
Young Americans for Liberty: 6pm on Wednesdays, BC143
T-minus 8 days till election day! Remember to send in or go cast your ballot if you are eligible to vote. Everyone have a wonderful week!