WHEN?

3-5 p.m. today

Antiviolence gathering, Church of Ascension, 1704 Dupont Av. N., Minneapolis.

WHERE?

Macalester College, St. Paul

State Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman speaks, 3 p.m., Kagin Commons.

WHO?

Katy Smith, 2011 state teacher of year

"It's like having 48 ping-pong balls coming at you at once," of reform efforts that focus on teachers.