Free Ice Cream Sampling in Southwest Minneapolis This Friday
BEN & JERRY’S NEW “PECAN RESIST” ICE CREAM OFFERED FREE NOVEMBER 16 FROM 4-6 P.M. IN SOUTHWEST MPLS AT CALHOUN COMMONS TO HEARTY PATRONS WHO LOVE ICE CREAM IN ANY SEASON – AND WHO WANT TO PROTECT MINNESOTA’S WATER
Ben & Jerry’s recently launched Pecan Resist nationwide and now the company wants you to sample it free – and to get smarter about protecting Minnesota’s natural resources, including its water from the very real threats posed by a Canadian tar sands pipeline that threatens native treaty rights, climate and our water -- an oil pipeline that the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce declared unnecessary for economic and environmental reasons.
- The pipeline will also escalate the carbon pollution that is driving runaway climate change. A new UN report warns that we have 12 years to limit catastrophic impacts from a warming planet.
- Honor the Earth and MN 350 will be on site to discuss how Minnesotans can get involved in the battle stop Line 3 and to protect our water resources.
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, November 16, 2018 – from 4:00—6:00 p.m.
- Ben & Jerry’s at Calhoun Commons: 3070 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The public is invited to enjoy this delicious “limited edition” blend of pecans, chocolate and other scrumptious Ben & Jerry’s flavors that make up Pecan Resist as part of a campaign to lick injustice and champion those fighting to create a more just, equitable and environmentally sound nation for us all. Pecan Resist also celebrates the activists like Honor the Earth and three other organizations* that are continuing to resist oppression, harmful environmental practices and injustice.
Each organization will receive a significant $25,000 contribution from Ben & Jerry’s to continue the work they do.
Ben & Jerry’s has a history of using its ice cream to promote justice, from racial equity, climate change and marriage equality, to refugee and immigrant rights. For example, Chubby Hubby became Hubby Hubby in 2009 to celebrate same sex marriage in Vermont. Chocolate Fudge Brownie temporarily became “Food Fight Fudge Brownie” to support GMO labeling, and EmpowerMint was launched in 2016 to promote voting rights. In a previous incarnation, Pecan Resist was known as New York Super Fudge Chunk.
“We couldn’t be prouder or more excited to support these four organizations that are doing incredible work every day,” said Ben & Jerry’s new CEO Matthew McCarthy, said during the launch of the Pecan resists at the National Press Club in Washington DC before the election. “Our goal is to use our company’s voice, our ice cream, and our activism to encourage all Americans to support and help build these movements which counter the current regressive agenda. We think it’s more important now than ever that citizens and businesses alike stand up and be counted.”
- Honor the Earth works on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities – and is currently engaged in trying to prevent a new Enbridge Canadian tar sands pipe line carrying the dirtiest oil on the planet through Native American lands and waters, which threatens all of northern Minnesota’s pristine natural resources.
- Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champions solutions that move everyone forward.
- Women’s March is committed to harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
- Neta is one of the fastest-growing independent media platforms led by people of color along the Texas-Mexico border.
- Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/261905744507988/
- Learn more and engage with each group at benjerry.com/pecanresist
- To find Pecan Resist, please visit: https://www.benjerry.com/pecanresist
To interview Winona LaDuke or another spokesperson about Pecan Resist and Line 3 – please contact Martin Keller, Media Savant Communications, 612-729-8585, email@example.com
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Concert at 7:00pm.In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Tickets $15 online and at the door.
Come out for a beautiful evening of music and community to fuel the fight against Line 3! Co-hosted by MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota and Honor the Earth, this concert will feature the music of Annie Humphrey Music and Keith Secola Band, with local opener Freaque. Learn about how we are fighting Line 3 and how the resistance to Line 3 is growing.
Line 3 is a proposed tar sands oil pipeline that would cut through Minnesota, causing irreparable harm to our waters. The pipeline route also encroaches on treaty-protected territory where the Ojibwe retain the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wild rice, thus breaking these treaties. Finally, the pipeline would increase our dependence on oil, hitting the accelerator on global warming.
Indigenous communities, landowners, water protectors, environmentalists, and thousands of other Minnesotans have been resisting this pipeline for years.
The fight continues, and we need your help. Learn about how to become involved at https://www.stopline3.org.
ANNIE HUMPHREY is a singer/songwriter who won the 2018 Native American Music Awards' Native Artist of the Year. She grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota.
KEITH SECOLA is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
If you have questions about the event, contact Molly Sowash at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Fritz-Endres at email@example.comHonor the Earth will have merchandise tabled at this event ... if you cannot make it there will also be merchandise at the Rising Appalachia Concert in Minneapolis on Nov. 18th or you can shop online.
Minneapolis Permaculture Action Day
on the Solidarity Tour with Rising Appalachia Music
Join us on the day after Rising Appalachia's Minneapolis show for a day full of family-friendly, hands-on permaculture learning, workshops, skillshares, food for the people, and live entertainment.
Waite House | Sunday Nov. 18 | 10-5
2323 11th Ave S | Minneapolis, MN
We will be working on many indoor projects (so come despite the weather!) including installation of an aquaponics system, a vermiculture system build, a collaborative mural painting, and the construction of a potted plant wall for indoor growing.
More details including full action day schedule, special guests, hands-on projects, all to be announced soon. Get in touch with us to contribute or help facilitate!
Special guests will include indigenous rights group Honor the Earth and recording artist Amber Lily with more TBA.
The theme for the day will be Food Security & Community Activation.
These are public and family friendly events.
Honor the Earth will also have merchandise tabling at this event ... if you are able to attend, you can still shop online.
Rising Appalachia, a unique group founded by two sisters from Appalachia, Leah Song and Cloe Smith, will provide a night of engaging songs and music on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rail River Folk School in Bemidji
(303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji, MN 56601)
A donation of $20.00 at the door is requested.
Purchase Tickets in Advance Here:
Rising Appalachia - Resilient. Official Music Video
Honor the Earth will have gifting merchandise tabling at this event ... if you cannot make it, you can still shop line.
As climate change is beginning to alter the planet before our eyes, two internationally recognized activists come together at the Rubin to discuss the economics associated with climate change, the role of First Nations in the climate movement, and the connections between violence against women and violence against the land.
Purchase Tickets Here: http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/future-karma-winona-laduke-naomi-klein-12-02-2018
Featuring The Sioux Chef (Chef Sean Sherman)
Friday, December 21, 2018
201 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806
5:00 p.m. Doors
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Individual Tickets: $60
Table of 8: $450
This 4-course indigenous feast by the Sioux Chef will feature Native foods in "pre-contact" recipes, prepared using the traditional ways of our ancestors. The feasts will be themed to the current moon of the Anishinaabe calendar, Manidoo Giizisoons, Little Spirit Moon hosted at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth.
A social hour and traditional music begin at 5:00 pm, with dinner served at 6:00pm. Tickets are $60 per Individual Ticket / $450 for Table of 8. All proceeds support campaigns to protect our land, water, and health in the face of extreme extraction. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
Chef Sean Sherman, aka The Sioux Chef, is an Oglala Lakota Sioux from Pine Ridge. Sean has spent the past 25 years harvesting the wisdom of our ancestors and perfecting the art of “pre-contact” Native American cuisine. He is a leader of the resurgent indigenous foods movement and is turning heads all over the globe with his revival of the old ways. He also runs the Tatanka food truck in the Twin Cities, is opening a restaurant and learning center, and is publishing a cookbook. We are honored to have him as our featured chef.
At the feast, Honor the Earth will be presenting Water Protector awards to those protecting the Seventh Generation. To nominate an individual, organization, or business please share with us your name, the name and contact for those being nominated, and the reason you are nominating then. Nominations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 612-385-1557. At the event we will announce the winners of the Water Protector Awards to recognize and celebrate their leadership in our community.
Please join us to celebrate the sucker moon and this land we all love, with a succulent 4-course feast.
If you are vegetarian, or if you have food allergies, that's no problem. Please email email@example.com or call 612-385-1557, and we will do our best to accommodate you! (Don't worry about dairy, gluten, or processed sugar - Sean doesn't use it anyway!)
We are so grateful for your support, and we look forward to seeing you soon. This will be an evening not to be missed!
Join Honor the Earth in honoring our ancestors, our water protectors, and our friends who stand to protect Minnesota’s water (nibi), wild rice (manoomin), treaties, and indigenous people put at risk by extreme industrial development.
We will see you there!
Honor the Earth, and local native artist vendors will have gift merchandise tabling ... if you are unable to to attend, you can shop online.