Actions Happening the Week of Super Bowl 52 in Minnesota
Black Visions Collective, CTUL, Inquilinxs Unidxs, the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, the Baker’s Union, MN350, Young People’s Action Coalition, $15 Now & others are organizing a series of actions during the week of the Super Bowl.
Our communities are already in crisis, and now the Super Bowl is coming to Minnesota. Politicians and corporate interests are implementing a plan to make Minnesota “better” under a neoliberal vision — all subsidized by our tax dollars, creating austerity for the poor and profits for the rich. The Super Bowl will supposedly bring 338 million dollars to Minnesota. We demand that we share in these millions. The Super Bowl is our opportunity to create a vision of a new world we co-create, a world beyond the greed and limited freedom that capitalism offers.
- When: Monday, January 29 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
- Where: Hamm Plaza, 1 Ecolab Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
- Who: Our full coalition
- Why: Join us to demand that NFL billionaires hear us during the first event of Super Bowl week.
- When: Wednesday, January 31 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Where: Apartment Shop offices, 12 E. 25th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Who: Inquilinxs Unidxs (Tenants United for Justice)
- Why: Tenants are standing up to demand better living conditions and protest gentrification.
Saint Paul Federation of Teachers Strike Vote
- When: Wednesday, January 31
- Who: SPFT
- Why: SPFT members will vote whether to go on strike to win changes that would improve St. Paul’s public schools for students of color. SPFT is also demanding that MN’s largest corporations pay their fair share to support St. Paul kids. This is not a public event.
- When: Wednesday, January 31 from 10:00pm
- Where: Pimento, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Who: BLVC
- Why: Join BLVC and the homies in a true party for the people during Super Bowl week.
- When: Friday, February 2 from 4:30pm-6:00pm
- Where: Home Depot at the Quarry, 1520 New Brighton Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Who: CTUL, Navigate MN
- Why: CTUL and Navigate want Home Depot, which benefits from low-wage and immigrant workers and customers, to support a Responsible Contractor Policy and DACA.
- When: Saturday, February 3 from 7:00am-9:00am
- Where: Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Who: CTUL
- Why: The Super Bowl is hosted by the same corporations that tried to keep working families in poverty by fighting Sick Time and a $15 minimum wage. They’re organizing an elite Super Bowl breakfast; while they have their breakfast inside, we’ll host a people’s breakfast to honor workers who fight for living wages, their families and their communities.
- When: Saturday, February 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm
- Where: U.S. Bank Headquarters, 800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
- Who: MN350 and others
- Why: Water Protectors from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and beyond are coming to Minneapolis to demand that US Bank keep its promise to divest from oil and gas pipelines, including Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.
- When: Saturday, February 3rd from 3:00pm-4:30pm
- Where: 3940 Pillsbury Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
- Who: Young People’s Action Coalition
- Why: Protest to remove police officers from public schools. Taste of Justice When: Saturday, February 3rd from 5:00pm-8:00pm Where: St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, 353 West 7th St, St.Paul MN 55102 Who: BCTGM Local 22 (Baker’s Union) Why: Franklin St. Bakery’s owner also runs the Taste of the NFL, a non-profit that organizes Super Bowl parties for the 1%. We’re holding a event for bakery workers who are organizing a union.
- When: Sunday, February 4th from 3:00pm-6:00pm
- Where: Peavey Park, 730 22nd Street East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
- Who: Super Bowl Anti-Racist & Anti-Corporate Coalition (a different coalition from ours)
- Why: The City will spend millions to beef up the police and clear the homeless out of downtown, in a shameful effort to whitewash Minneapolis and ignore real problems of injustice and exploitation. Help us greet the spectacle of the Super Bowl with acts of protest and resistance!