Thursday, February 28, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2019

Despite it being the shortest month, February has been full to overflowing. There were numerous opportunities to celebrate Black History Month throughout the past 28 days and there are multiple ways to continue to learnabout and support local African American culture and community all year long. This month ushered in the Year of the Pig as the Lunar New Year kicked off on February 5. And of course, we set the record for the snowiest February in Minnesota history, with more than a foot of snow falling in the Twin Cities since the record was broken earlier this month. As we keep count of the snowfall as well as one another, we can start to staff up for the 2020 Census and nominate our colleagues and co-conspirators for the 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Awards. Thanks for your work to help surface and support other leaders with these submissions, and may coming together to overcome the record-breaking levels of snow bring out the best in all of us!

"She Won! Now What?" International Women's Day Reception

In honor of International Women's Day, LOCUS is partnering with POWERMoves to celebrate amazing women of color who are leading as elected officials, entrepreneurs, and so much more. Special guests at "She Won! Now What?" on Friday, March 8 include: Marquita Butler, the 2nd black woman elected to the Brooklyn Center City Council; Maria Regan Gonzales, the 1st Latina Mayor of Richfield; and MN Fateemah, award winning stylist & Beauty Inclusion Strategist. Enjoy light snacks, treat yourself to a complimentary cocktail and gift bag, and take photos with FotoGenic MN! [Read more.]

Challenging Islamaphobia Conference

Join the largest regional conference on challenging Islamophobia in the nation. The conference will bring leading national experts of Islamophobia, as well as community leaders in Minnesota addressing how to challenge Islamophobia. Last year's conference drew over 250 attendees from school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists. The mission of CAIR-Minnesota is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. [Read more.]

Apply for NEW Leadership™ 
Development Institute 2019

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights has held an annual NEW Leadership™ Development Institute since 2004. These intensive five-day residential institutes provide leadership training, inspiration and support for women in the upper Midwest. Particular emphasis is placed on supporting women from communities that are underrepresented in public leadership. Participants gain valuable leadership experience by attending workshops on: running for office, public speaking, fundraising and grant writing, public policy advocacy, working with the traditional and new media, and building community partnerships. [Read more.]

Changing Racial Narratives in Media Conference

On March 19-20, attend "Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media, an innovative conference that aims to equip media professionals to challenge racial narratives and build trust in local news media. Learn how to create more accurate, complete and trustworthy "narratives by challenging racial bias -- for yourself, your work and your communities. The conference is the product of a collaboration between The Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Public Radio, KMOJ, Pillsbury United Communities, ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas, and Hamline University. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

2019 AAPI Youth Summit: Rooting Our Stories, Rooting Ourselves
Saturday, March 2
10am - 3pm
University of MN

Indigenous Women Have Always Been Leaders 
2019 International Women's Day Conference
Friday, March 8
8:30am - 5pm
Cowles Auditorium + Livestream

FeMNist Day 2019
Showcase, Workshops, and Night Market
Friday, March 8
9:15am - 10p

Microaggressions and Bias 101
Wednesday, March 13
6pm - 8pm
YWCA Minneapolis Downtown

2019 Educator Institute
MN Humanities Center
Application deadline: March 14
Program: June 16 -21

PEN 2019 Educating for Democracy: Navigating the Current and Channeling the Future of Progressive Education 
Call For Proposals due March 15

Leading with Equity: Community Organizing & New Electeds of Color
Friday, March 15
11am - 1pm
Hope Community

Global Health Discussion
Minnesota International NGO Network
Monday, March 18
5:45pm - 7:30pm
Ewald Consulting

SEA Roots: Language Workshops 
Languages offered: Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese
Register by March 16; Classes begin March 30

Celebration 39: Honoring Our Minds, Our Bodies, Our Souls, Our Rights, Our Lives
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Wednesday, March 27
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Keller Golf Course

20/20 Artist Fellowship
Springboard for the Arts
Deadline to apply: March 31
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2019

2019 is off to an historic start with the longest U.S. government shutdown in history and the polar vortex visiting record-breaking cold temperatures across the Midwest and beyond. To keep up the cold front, celebrate with The Great Northern 2019, which brings together legacy festivals and original programming, all highlighting Minnesota at its wintry best with an accessible, family-friendly focus. To get a break from the frigid air, consider joining a human rights delegation focused on migration and social movements in Honduras this spring. And to make sure our communities count in 2020 and continue to be fully resourced in the years to come, get active with the Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership. Wishing you warmth in the meantime!

Tapping the Potential of Community Engagement

This workshop series is designed to deepen your knowledge, broaden your perspective, and sharpen your skills as you explore the potential for community engagement to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities. The sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about community engagement, or for those who wish to deepen their work with community. NOTE: Attendance at all four sessions is required, as this is a cohort experience and each session builds upon previous sessions. [Read more.]

APM Podcasts: Open Call

Have an idea for a new podcast? American Public Media, a division of Minnesota Public Radio (“MPR”), is launching an open call for podcast pitches. They’re looking for storytellers, producers and new talent from all backgrounds to join in entertaining, educating and connecting with people in new ways. They’re ultimately looking for two to three new show ideas to develop into pilots and potentially full seasons of at least six episodes. If selected for a full season, APM will also provide marketing and PR support, underwriting/sales and membership opportunities, and the opportunity to collaborate, cross-promote and learn from other APM Podcast teams. [Read more.]

East Metro Pulse

Data can reveal many things about a place. But the way a community functions is more nuanced than numerical.The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations released the second volume of East Metro Pulse, a survey of residents in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties that measures community vitality and quality of life. The data is free and available, and the Foundations encourage policy makers, funders and local leaders to use the data to find opportunities to learn, champion important issues and create new networks that will benefit the community. [Read more.]

Wilder Foundation Training and Consulting Services

The Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™ at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation provides educational training and consulting services that connect you to the decades of experience and community wisdom generated from helping people and organizations develop new skills and ideas, address vital community issues and reach their full potential. The team is comprised of practitioners grounded in research, learning from the community, and accelerating what works through continued education! They offer a variety of training in topics that are culturally responsive, reflect the community Wilder serves and are relevant for Wilder's overall mission. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Leading Differently Together
US Bank and NAAAP-MN
Tuesday, February 5
3:30pm - 6:30pm
University of St. Thomas

Act Two - White Fragility: Unpacking Privilege
Keynote Address: Robin DiAngelo
Tuesday, February 5
6pm - 7pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Unraveled Network | Divided by Design
Weds., February 13
8am - 10:30am
The Holden Room

A Conversation with Governor Tim Walz
Weds., February 13
Humphrey School

Micro Agressions and Bias 101
Weds., February 20
6pm -8pm
YWCA Downtown

MSP Mingle - Connecting Our Region's Diverse Professionals 
Friday, February 22
5:30pm - 7:30pm

TEDxMinneapolisSalon: Piece Together
Saturday, February 23
8am - 12:30pm
Walker Art Center

21st Annual Cherish the Children Powwow
Ain Dah Yung Center
February 23-24
Central High School

Advocate: Access & Act!
Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit
Thursday, February 28
8am - 2:30pm
Saint Mary's University
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Monday, December 31, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] December 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] December 2018

As we bid 2018 farewell, we thank you for your readership and engagement with Minnesota Rising. The year ahead features our 10th anniversary as a network and we look forward to celebrating with you all in the months ahead. Wishing you and yours every good thing in 2019!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

The beginning is always today.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

Stories from the East Side

omg (the other media group) was built out of community need. When POC/I have stories to share, there is no central, mainstream place for them to do this. A collaborative effort is in the works to enhance community building and affect change. omg came out of a passion for bringing people of all backgrounds together and celebrate our lives through storytelling. Stories from the East Side is a special project by the East Side Funders Group. The goal of this promotion is to increase regional awareness about the East Side’s uniqueness and to recognize the people who contribute to its vibrancy and sense of community. [Read more.]



2019 Apprentice Program

The goal of the North Spark apprentice program is to share the systems built over the years to produce this beloved event, and to foster an exchange of skills and community knowledge in the neighborhoods where the festival is taking place. For this year's Apprentice Positions, Northern is looking for candidates with cultural connections and community involvement in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul and the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis. Applications are due January 11. [Read more.]

Seeking WFMN Innovator Applicants

Young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities between the ages 16-24, apply to become a WFMN Innovator today. Through the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota WFMN Innovators program, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota provides one-time microgrants of $2,500 directly to young women (ages 16-24) to support their leadership and to drive their ideas and solutions that advance key recommendations in the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWI MN) Blueprint for Action. Applications are due January 10. [Read more.]

2019-2020 Resident Artist Research Project

The Bell Museum is seeking four resident artists for the 2019-2020 cycle of their Resident Artist Research Project (RARP).  With the opening of a new facility in July 2018 that includes a state-of-the-art digital planetarium and a five-acre outdoor learning landscape, its role is expanding to become the gateway to the sciences at the University of Minnesota. The museum-based artist residency program invites dynamic candidates from all disciplines to investigate artistic practice as a lens for science discovery in four, 12-15 week residencies taking place over the span of 18 months. Applications are due January 20. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Hackers and Founders Minneapolis
Tuesday, January 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Utepils Brewing

LOCUS 2019 Leadership Team
Applications due Wednesday, January 2

Get Real: A Native Feminist Artists Dialogue
Monday, January 7
6:00pm - 7:30pm
All My Relations Art

Help create a vision for youth justice reform
Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Tuesday, January 8
5:00pm - 7:00pm
YMCA - Emma B. Howe Building

SoGal Pitcher - Minneapolis Chapter Launch
Wednesday, January 9
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urban Growler

Women Who Code
Wednesday, January 9
7:00pm - 8:00pm

2019 Session Line-Up
MN Council of Nonprofits
Friday, January 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saint Paul College

Free Trauma-Sensitive 12-Session Yoga Class for Somali Women
Sundays, January 13 - March 31
7:00pm - 8:00pm
YWCA Midtown

Advocacy Training for the Non-Policy Wonk
MN Council of Nonprofits
Friday, January 18
9:00am - 12:00pm
State Office Building

Building Power Happy Hour
Women Winning
Wednesday, January 23
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Lake Monster Brewing

Beyond Gas: How can we live better with clean electricity?
Fresh Energy
Thursday, January 24
7:00am - 8:30am
Town and Country Club

Social Media Trends to Watch in 2019 
Social Media Breakfast - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Friday, January 25
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studios Event Center

Free Minds, Free People 2019 Conference
Proposals due January 30
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