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Sunday May 19th 2024

May 24 Events

Minneapolis American Indian Center
Grand Reopening and Powwow
Wednesday, May 1
10 AM (parade)
11:30 AM – 2 PM (grand reopening)
5 PM (community powwow)
1530 E Franklin Avenue
Free

Help celebrate the newly renovated and expanded Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC) on May 1st! The festivities kick off at 10 am with a parade to mark the start of American Indian Month. The parade begins at Cedar Field Park (2500 Cedar Avenue) and ends at the Center, where a ribbon cutting will follow at 11:30 am. From 12 – 2 pm, the new space will be open for the community to view the facilities, meet staff, and participate in activities, including live performances by Keith Secola and the Sampson Brothers. Food will be available from the Gatherings Cafe and local food trucks. Finally, from 5 – 7:30 pm, a celebratory community powwow will be held, with the Grand Entry at 6 pm. For more details, visit maicnet.org or the Minneapolis American Indian Center Facebook page.… Read the rest “May 24 Events”

Midtown and East Phillips: May 24

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Disinformation: How It Impacts Elections and What We Can Do About It

By LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MINNEAPOLIS

Illustration: Jake Ryan

As voters gather information on candidates running for office this election season, they will be inundated with massive amounts of information from a variety of sources. Some information will be factual, while much will involve misinformation and disinformation. What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation? Misinformation is false or inaccurate information. Disinformation is false information which is deliberately intended to harm and mislead.


Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon calls disinformation “the conscious spread of knowingly false information” This shouldn’t be confused with political “disagreement.” When weaponized, Simon says, it can incite violence and disruption, posing a threat to the integrity of elections, the backbone of a healthy Democracy. He’s referring not just to January 6, but to the ongoing targeting of election workers.
In 1949 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Fairness Doctrine, which required radio and television broadcasters “to present fair and balanced coverage of controversial issues to their communities, including granting equal airtime to opposing candidates for public office.” This was an extension of the Radio Act of 1927, which mandated that licensees serve the public interest.


Over the years challengers of the equal airtime requirement called it an infringement on their First Amendment right to freedom of speech.… Read the rest “Disinformation: How It Impacts Elections and What We Can Do About It”

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