SURJ Newsletter

Reject homegrown white supremacy in Iowa:
A dictionary & event planner

Minutemennoun. A nativist, anti-immigration militia group.  The Iowa chapter is planning a convention in Des Moines on the afternoon of October 7th.

Minuet: noun.  1. a slow, stately ballroom waltz for two, popular especially in the 18th century.  2. A pun on “minute,” naming SURJ arts-based response to the Iowa Minutemen on October 7th.

Minuet MANY: noun. An arts-based unity celebration and fundraiser to reject anti-immigrant nativism. October 7th, 1:30-2:30 at Iowa Capitol Stage. Organized in response to accountability group request. Minuet MANY Unity Celebration will feature local youth musicians, a participatory flash mob dance (all invited), and a fundraiser in support of Al Éxito and Dream Iowa.

Showing (Up):  noun. Stand up for an Iowa that welcomes all, no matter where we come from or how we got here.

What you can do:
 Attend SURJ meeting on October 1, 6pm.  Drake University Medbury Honors Lounge.
Donate: here to support Iowa Latinx Youth in response to Minutemen Convention. Proceeds to Al Exito and Dream Iowa.
Go: October 7th 1:30-3:00, Iowa Capitol Stage.
Watch: Facebook event and SURJ email for updates.
Volunteer: Day-of event volunteering needed. E-mail Darcie for more info. All kinds of roles to make this happen.
Build:  Alliances to create a white anti-racist response to white supremacy in Iowa.

With Minuet MANY, reject white supremacist, nativist extremist groups with music, dancing, and cheering on local artists in support of anti-racism.  Join this joy-FULL celebration with local high school and community musicians.

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