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PRACTICING DEMOCRACY!!!

 

 

 

From

St. Paul, Minnesota

to

Waterloo, Iowa!!!

Saturday 25 January!

 

 

Calling for WARREN!

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Sunday 26 January!

 

Brian FIELD ORGANIZER for East Waterloo!

DOOR KNOCKING for WARREN!

 

Me / James – committed WARREN voter / Steph

 

Kate INTERN with WARREN / Waterloo!

 

 

 

 

26 January 2020

 

The Des Moines Register

 

ENDORSED

ELIZABETH WARREN!!!

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/caucus/2020/01/26/elizabeth-warren-president-democrat-iowa-caucuses-des-moines-register-editorial-board-endorsement/4562157002/

 

 

 

 

 

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We must accept

FINITE disappointment,

but  never lose

INFINITE hope.

In My Own Words,
a collection of 

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

sermons,
speeches, and writings
selected by his widow,

Coretta Scott King

 

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MPR News Presents

Former U.S. Attorney General

Eric Holder

and

Representative

John Lewis

Georgia

keynote addresses

on

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/01/20/mlk-day-keynotes-by-holder-and-lewis

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finite / perish / monologue

content / meandering / injustice

  succumb / conscientious / politic 

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MLK 

discerned

the

VIBRATION

of

EACH selected WORD

he used to

RE-WIRE

the brainbody
from the fear rooted pattern
spiral down of hopeless despair
to the risk of practicing

THE

SPIRAL UP

of

RADICAL HOPE!

Catherine L. Johnson

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ACTIONS UP!

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 THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO

FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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 EXODUSIMFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACKIMFREE                         CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

 

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/803-this-is-america-childish-gambino-aka-donald-glover-freshdriedbloodiamhuman/

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE:THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

IWISHIKNEW                                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson   2011

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-press-release/

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THE HALL OF LAMENT:

STAND YOUR GROUND FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/hall-of-lament-stand-your-ground-for-trayvon-martin-call-out-for-social-justice-moral-couragetruth-2012-st-paul-spring-art-crawl/

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ISAIAH

FIRST LIGHT @ NIGHT

TWO INSTALLATIONS WITH AUDIO

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/isaiah-and-first-light-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-dan-choma-spring-2013-st-paul-art-crawl/

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A STORY of THREE INDIVIDUALS

KINDNESS WARMS
HONORING INTEGRITY
IMPROVISATIONAL HUMANITY
15 January 2020

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The Ross Frame Shop

Minneapolis, Mn

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In Jim’s* own words
(*dear, dear, dear friend + my selected framer who knows the breath and dance of my art)

of his

special poignant encounter

with a

6 year old boy

on
15 January 2020.

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“A Mother and little boy came into the shop

towards closing.

I asked if she was her to “pick up”? 
She said no,
her son wanted to come in to meet me and see the shop.

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I smiled and introduced myself to him,
shook his hand
and said,

WOW!

I used to have choppers (leather mittens) just like yours!
Keeps your hands nice and warm, I remember. 
He smiled and agreed. 

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I then told him I have been here a long time
and
some of my customers children have already grown up,
and
they are even in their 40’s now!
The mom was amazed
and
I asked her to imagine her son as a 30 year old man,
if she could.
She said she could not!
I said, “Enjoy his age now,

he’s a wonderful six

but kids have a way of growing up before you know it.”
We talked about art
and
I said I have been doing this for a very long time,
and
what’s incredible, I still enjoy what I do!

I told the little boy to find something he loves

and
try to make that happen. 

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I told them their visit to my shop

made my day,

and
gave him some picture frame magnets to hold photos,
and
said they were welcome back anytime.

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This all came about from a little guy

looking out the school bus window
and

seeing me

day after day,
sometimes not,
and

wanted to know who I was!!! 

Amazing! “

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Please reflect and recall what was in your mind’s eye as you read this.
Now, please, cast the individuals in the below variables.
How does the ‘casting’ shift / challenge your perceptions / your comfort zone?

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JOHN RAWLS’ THEORY OF JUSTICE:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/747-veil-john-rawls-theory-of-justice-the-veil-of-ignorance-the-little-prince-documentary-whose-streets/

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Jim, my dear friend and the framer, is:

black / differently-abled / white / brown / gay / straight / single / married 
what age / what faith / other variables

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The Mother is:

black / differently-abled / white / brown / gay / straight / single / married
what age / what faith / other variables

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The 6 year old boy is:

black / differently-abled / white / brown / gay / straight / trans 
what faith / other variables

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JOHN RAWLS’ THEORY OF JUSTICE:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/747-veil-john-rawls-theory-of-justice-the-veil-of-ignorance-the-little-prince-documentary-whose-streets/

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RISE UP!

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STEP UP!

WORDS UP!

ACTIONS UP!

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE