Demand Change MATTOO 2012
Sunday, May 6th : 5-9pm
Hell’s Kitchen 80 9th St. S Minneapolis, MN
“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce, abolitionist
Last year, in the cold and rain, over 200 eager men took a public stand against sex trafficking in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul, MN. With women as witnesses, men signed the MATTOO Global Banner for the first time. This public declaration (“I will learn more about human trafficking; I will tell others about it; and I will never sexually exploit women) ignited a message that has since traveled around the United States, Europe and Asia.
This year, Demand Change MATTOO 2012 is designed specifically to inspire and equip men who desire to carry this message forward. If you are a MATTOO or desire to become a MATTOO – this night is for YOU! Come learn about specific opportunities to spread the MATTOO message and join hundreds of men from all over the world in bringing the coming “demand change” by signing the MATTOO Global Banner that is traveling to the Summer Olympics in London.
Space is limited, so please RSVP, as soon as possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below to watch – “MATTOO: The Genesis of a Global Movement”
Sunday, May 6 2012
The MC for the evening is Lindsey Seavert, WCCO reporter.
*A silent auction will be held between 5-6:30pm
Doors open. A perfect time to enjoy dinner and live music by the talented
Jayanthi, lead singer of the band Black Audience.
($10 voluntary admission at door and food and drinks are available for purchase through the venue)
MATTOO Program that includes a sneak-peak presentation of the
anticipated MATTOO educational curriculum and a guest appearance by
spoken word artist Lauren Martinez Catlin.
The night will close with a powerful performance by the local band
The Farewell Circuit
*Ample parking is available in the ramp adjacent to the restaurant. There is also surface street parking
A special Thank You to our
Demand Change MATTOO 2012
Partners and Performers:
“In an era where pervasive poverty, war, revolution, and uncertainty exist, The Farewell Circuit offers optimism and belief in humanity.” (The Dadada Music Blog)
The Farewell Circuit is a Minneapolis indie rock band. Their goal is to write music that is both artfully crafted and ideologically true to themselves and what they find important; like freeing the oppressed and caring for the forgotten people of this world.
Jayanthi and Black Audience
With her ultra-strong, smooth vocals, Jayanthi belts out gospel, old-time and traditional songs. Her band – Black Audience – can be seen playing in venues all over the Twin Cities. They are not to be missed!
Lauren Martinez Catlin is an author and poet who is committed to inspiring compassion through the written word. Her work has enhanced the efforts of A Minnesota Without Poverty, Breaking Free, Source Ministries, Justice4All, and A Beautiful Rescue. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with a degree in English Literature. Her first novel, The Other Side of Silence, has recently been released and is available on Amazon.com. She currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband and a german shepherd.
Lindsey Seavert is an Emmy award winning general assignment reporter at WCCO-TV, and is glad to be reporting for the hometown station she grew up watching. She’s a native of Plymouth, Minnesota and now lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and young son. Lindsey loves to tell stories of inspiration and overcoming odds, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. She can think of no better place to do that than here.
Hell’s Kitchen is an award-winning, chef-owned restaurant, located in the heart of downtown. (Just a block from Orchestra Hall and three blocks from the Convention Center.) Hell’s Kitchen is considered one of the top “foodie” places in Minneapolis. It’s a lighthearted, upscale restaurant that serves real food with the best possible ingredients.