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.