Location

Stillwater River Boats
525 South Main Street
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
Location map

About this event

 

ThinkSelf invites the community to a celebration of 7 years of operations as a Deaf-led, independent Minnesota-based nonprofit and 10 years of collaboration with Day One of Cornerstone! 

We are inviting the public to celebrate aboard the spacious Stillwater Riverboat. 
Ticket options start at $25 and include a taco bar, music and dancing! A cash bar with soda and adult beverages will also be available (water is free).
 
DJ Low from Gold Culture Entertainment will create a magical soundtrack for an unforgettable event - so wear your dancing shoes and brush up on the Electric Slide!

American Sign Language interpreters will be on site to facilitate communication between English speakers and ASL users. Any funds raised will support ThinkSelf operations.
 

 
ASL INTERPRETERS PROVIDED
Accommodation requests isuch as 1:1 DeafBlind interpreters - Requests due by June 30, 2024
hello@thinkself.org
651-829-9089

Driving Instructions

When arriving in Stillwater via HW 36, follow the exit to HISTORIC DOWNTOWN STILLWATER – do NOT go across the new bridge connecting MN and WI.

PARKING: Stillwater River Boats offers limited complimentary guest parking adjacent to the boarding area. Just follow our “Boat Parking” signs. If our free lot is full, there are several public parking areas nearby. Please view the parking map for all public parking locations in Downtown Stillwater. Please check-in for your cruise at least 45 minutes prior to departure.

NEED TRANSPORTATION?

We are excited to offer bus transportation for up to 60 riders. To ensure a smooth experience, we require all attendees to register in advance. PURCHASE A TICKET TO GET YOUR LINK TO REGISTER FOR TRANSPORTATION 

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Questions or Direct Ticket Purchase/Sponsorship

Please feel free to write a check or give cash directly to ThinkSelf

This will ensure 100% of your funds go to our services

hello@thinkself.org
651-829-9089

Sponsorships Available!

Sponsorships make all the difference in allowing us to create an accessible and welcoming event for community members including our students and surviors of violence! We offer several sponsorship levels; excess tickets received as part of a sponsorship may be donated to ThinkSelf’s students and survivors so they may attend free of cost! 

Community Champion Sponsor - $5,000

  • Title sponsorship of the event
  • Logo prominently displayed on all event materials
  • 20 complimentary tickets
  • Ad or speech in video played throughout the event
  • Option to place materials in gift bag for attendees (distributed at the end of the cruise)
  • Social media shoutouts

Change Maker Sponsor - $2,500

  • Logo featured on event materials
  • 15 complimentary tickets
  • Ad in video played throughout the event
  • Recognition during the event
  • Option to place materials in gift bag for attendees (distributed at the end of the cruise)
  • Social media mentions

Connector Sponsor - $1,000

  • Logo included on event materials
  • 10 complimentary tickets
  • Ad in video played throughout the event
  • Option to place materials in gift bag for attendees (distributed at the end of the cruise)
  • Social media mentions

Navigator Sponsor - $500

  • Logo listed on event materials
  • 5 complimentary tickets
  • Ad in video played throughout the event
  • Option to place materials in gift bag for attendees (distributed at the end of the cruise)
  • Social media mentions

Supporter Sponsor - $200

  • Name listed on event materials
  • 2 complimentary tickets
  • Ad in video played throughout the event
  • Option to place materials in gift bag for attendees (distributed at the end of the cruise)
  • Social media mentions

About ThinkSelf 

ThinkSelf provides Adult Basic Education instruction to a diverse community with an incredible range of life experiences. Seventy percent of our learners identify as immigrants or refugees and hail from a wide variety of educational, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

ThinkSelf’s other primary program serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence, as well as general crime. Since 2014, we have partnered with DayOne of Cornerstone to expand access for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing survivors of violence and crime. DDBHH indivdiuals are 1.5 times more likely to experience interpersonal violence in their lifetime compared to non-Deaf peers; they also face unique barriers to justice and healing. Our collaborative project has provided education and outreach to over 5000 professionals and community members since 2014!

"Our participants, learners and community allies are the leaders of our organization,” said Aaron Gutzke, Executive Director of ThinkSelf. “They challenge us every day to continue to evolve and create innovative programming that fosters self-empowerment and resilience.”

ThinkSelf’s mission is to offer resources, education and support to Minnesota Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing adults seeking full access to options for learning, safety, justice, employment skills, and community. Our work is funded by private donations along with grants from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office on Violence against Women (OVW), Otto Bremer Trust (OBT), and ARPA Survivor Support & Prevention.

 

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