Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Enough for All Event scheduled for January 18th and 19th

The Enough for All Campaign is a series of multifaceted events, held in several congressional districts in Minnesota.  Each event focuses on learning and building awareness on the realities of poverty, local community engagement with elected officials, visual and performance art on the theme of Enough for All, and a call to action.  The common thread throughout the campaign is this theme:  "We believe there is enough for all to have enough, if we all do our part." 

Two events will be held in Itasca County.  The first event will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 6-8:00pm.  It will start at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center at 6:00pm.  Members of Circles of Support will take the stage for a moving performance illustrating their experience of living in poverty through words, lights, and sound.    After the performance, at 7:15pm, there will be a reception at the MacRostie Art Center featuring a traveling art exhibit depicting “Enough for All,” which is artistic expressions from local students of what “Enough for All” means. The second event will be held on January 19th, from 4-8:00pm at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.   This event will start out with learning stations where attendees can learn about poverty and resources for ending poverty, followed by a rice bar meal.  At 6:00, there will be a poverty analysis, followed by a panel discussion with area legislators at 6:30.  At 7:30, a Minnesota Church Ladies video will be shown, followed by a call to action at 7:45.  These events are being sponsored by A Minnesota Without Poverty, KOOTASCA Community Action, Circles of Support, Blandin Foundation, MacRostie Art Center, ElderCircle, KAXE and Second Harvest North Central Food Bank.

Both of these events are free and open to the public.  Free childcare will be provided on Thursday, January 19, 2012.  To reserve a spot for dinner and/or childcare or for more information, please call Kootasca at 218-999-5883.

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