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“The Time is Now” Bus Painting during St. Paul Youth Climate Strikes

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 upwards 5,000 students marched on the Saint Paul Capitol in Minnesota as part of the international Youth Climate Strikes calling for immediate action to address the Climate Crisis.

The Youth Climate Strike’s organizing website, StrikeWithUs.org, identifies a list of demands being called for by young people around the world. Under the first demand for a “Green New Deal” is the call for “a halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately.”

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The SEEKJOY Community“The Time is Now” Bus Painting during St. Paul Youth Climate Strikes
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Trump Rally Resistance in Duluth Minnesota

Some two-leggeds from the SEEKJOY community traveled North on Wednesday to hold space during President Trump’s visit to Duluth, Minnesota and after spending some time driving around in front of the Amsoil Arena ended up parked by a group of humans gathered at Lake & Superior holding a variety of signage in opposition to the Trump Administration.

We’ve uploaded photos on Facebook in a gallery (Click for FB Photo Gallery) as well as to our Smugmug Portal in higher resolution (SmugMug Gallery Here)

Video recap coming soon – sending love!

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The SEEKJOY CommunityTrump Rally Resistance in Duluth Minnesota
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MNPPC: An Interfaith Response ~ No Line 3! Photo Recap

As part of Minnesota’s Poor People’s Campaign over 500 faith leaders from Minnesota and the surrounding area signed a letter opposing the Line 3 Replacement Pipeline Project and delivered it to MN. Gov. Mark Dayton & the Public Utilities Commission.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityMNPPC: An Interfaith Response ~ No Line 3! Photo Recap
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Block (Line 3) Party @ the PUC Event Recap & Photos

A two-day event called the “Block (Line 3) Party” was organized at 121 7th Place East in front of Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission by MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota, Sierra Club Northstar Chapter, Honor the Earth and the Power Shift Network to raise awareness about the upcoming decision by the PUC to either approve or deny the permit for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Project in Northern Minnesota.

The Line 3 Replacement Project has been undergoing regulatory approval in the State of Minnesota for over three years. At present, the final decision on whether it can cross the Mississippi Headwaters comes down to whether or not the PUC approves two permits, a “Certificate of Need” and a “Route Permit” for the proposed route south of the existing line and the Leech Lake Reservation.

The Block (Line 3) Party began at 2:30pm on Friday, May 18th, with a march from the State Capital to the PUC building in Downtown St. Paul where a free Wild Rice meal was offered at 4:00pm. A free “Concert to Block Line 3” began at 5:30pm featuring Thomas X, See More Perspective, Jayanthi Kyle & Annie Humphrey.

Midway through the concert a thunderstorm broke out, similar to the storm that seemed to sweep the Oceti Sakowin Camp on February 21st, 2017, the day before the scheduled “Raid”.

A brief video recap of Day 1 was published via the SEEKJOY Facebook page and has been made available on the #StopLine3 Initiative Page.

Day 2 of the event began with a Water Ceremony on the bank of the Mississippi River at Shepard Road and Sibley Street. A “Pledge of Resistance” gathering began at 10:00am and included a couple words by the organizers of the event and encouraged the public to make a quick statement of why they will stand in resistance against the pipeline and to sign a large banner that will be displayed over the course of the coming weeks leading up to the to PUC Decision.

The event closed with a Direct Action Training from noon to 4pm.

As part of #SYLFFIRE (Support Your Local Fossil Fuel Industry Resistance Effort) SEEKJOY assisted in promoting the event by distributing flyers across the Twin Cities Metro and providing media support during the 2 day event at the PUC.

The most comprehensive page available to convey information about Line 3 can be found at StopLine3.org. Scott Russell’s Healing Minnesota Stories page is another extremely informative blog on StopLine3 legislation.

A photo gallery of the March from the Capital and Day 1 of the Block party has been posted to facebook in low resolution and made available to the public in high resolution via SEEKJOY’s SmugMug Portal. If you would like to use any of the photos, please just let us know how they’ll be used and credit the SEEKJOY Community where credit’s due.

All photos and footage captured has additionally been provided to MN350, Honor the Earth and the Sierra Club Northstar Chapter for use as seen fit. Stay tuned for a video recap of the two-day event.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityBlock (Line 3) Party @ the PUC Event Recap & Photos
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Good Luck Finding Iris at PaperHouse MPLS

We had the pleasure of documenting a grungy hole-in-the-wall performance by Good Luck Finding Iris at the Paperhouse in Minneapolis, MN. We’ve posted a photo gallery from the night on Facebook and made the complete gallery available in high resolution (without watermarks) on SEEKJOY’s Smugmug Page.

Keep an eye out for this talented group of young musicians – something tells us they’re going places 🙂

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The SEEKJOY CommunityGood Luck Finding Iris at PaperHouse MPLS
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Wookiefoot Halloween at the Cabooze

Wookiefoot held their annual Halloween show at The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN and we got the wonderful opportunity to kick it & enjoy ourselves. Although our primary focus for the evening was having a good time, we brought some gear and captured a couple photographs of the show which we’ve posted in galleries on our Facebook page and via SmugMug.

For you locals in the Twin Cities, we highly recommend this be your Halloween jam 🙂

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The SEEKJOY CommunityWookiefoot Halloween at the Cabooze
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Good Luck Finding Iris at Fjall Raven Uptown

Another wonderful pop-up show by Good Luck Finding Iris at the Fjällräven Uptown Store on the evening of Saturday, October 29th.

We’ve uploaded photos a Facebook Photo Gallery Here: https://seekjoy.smugmug.com/Event/GoodLuckFindingIris-FjallRaven/

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The SEEKJOY CommunityGood Luck Finding Iris at Fjall Raven Uptown