“MINNEAPOLIS, MN — They weren’t carrying signs. They didn’t have loud speakers. They didn’t even need a group of guards in riot gear to make sure they didn’t get out of hand.
Call them the non-protesting protesters. About 14 or so of them gathered — many coming and going and some just stopping by for the free food — at the “Unconvention” to take a different approach to protesting the Iraq war: talking it out.”
No, not the RNC. On the way to Peace Island Picnic, stop at the Weisman Art Museum for a day of the American Politics Sideshow. Mingle with giants, hoola hoopers, and musicians. Expound on any subject on THE AMERICAN SOAPBOX. Take a citizenship challenge and win fabulous prizes. Hear discussions with ethnic media covering the RNC. Buy food from the upscale chef shack. Hear lectures on art and politics, and see Presidential reenactments and films reflecting America today. In the galleries, view Luke DuBois’s exhibit “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” which muses on presidential vision and rhetoric in presidential State of the Union speeches. Also view “Who is a Citizen ? What is Citizenship” featuring American art of the last century. Events occur from late morning until after dark.
Where: Weisman Art Museum, inside and outside When: Thursday, September 4, 11 am — 9 pm
ligorano/reese have posted some video of The State of Things, their melting, calving ice sculpture that spelled out D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y for a few hours on Monday on the grounds of the State Capitol during the rally for the March on the RNC Against the War.
The State of Things is part of Provision Library’s “Brushfire” programming leading up to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and is presented locally with Northern Lights for the UnConvention.