Tuesday, February 28, 2023

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2023

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2023

The shortest month of the year and yet so full, with Minnesota snowstorms and snow emergencies, Valentine's and Galentine's, and respective resets and restarts. And throughout, a chance to honor Black History in Minnesota through supporting Melanin in Motion, listening to and amplifying Black voices and perspectives, and advocating to ensure equity for all until Justice Just Is. May we continue to act on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom to build beloved community here and now: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

Bloom in Bloomington

Bloom in Bloomington is a youth workforce program offering young people aged 16 to 24 summer internship experiences. Applicants must live in Bloomington or attend high school or college in the city. There is an eight-week internship for current high school students who are at least 16 years old, including a weekly mandated leadership institute. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $15 per hour. There is a 12-week internship program for those who are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $20 per hour. Applications are due by March 12, 11:59 p.m. [Read more.]

Accepting Applications: Summer Impact Corps

If you're interested in supporting your community, consider Summer Impact Corps, an AmeriCorps program. There are openings across the Twin Cities in the areas of climate mitigation, K-8 education, and affordable housing access. Paid, full-time positions offer an opportunity to build your resume and earn money for school for you or your family. Choose to serve starting in May or June and ending in August. You'll earn up to $6,600 in 12 weeks! Must be 17+. Find openings near you at ampact.us/summer. Want more information? Register to learn more during an virtual information session on March 22 at 5:30pm. [Register online.]

Minnesota RUX

The Minnesota Rural-Urban Exchange cohort is a creative leadership program designed to develop skills and confidence, grow social capital, and cultivate relationships across racial, economic and geographic divides. RUX brings us to one another’s places to better understand who we are, what we love, what we fear, and what we need from one another. Each gathering is curated as a long-weekend retreat and will be hosted in various rural and urban communities across the state. We are currently looking for twelve people to join our Minnesota RUX cohort. The cohort meets four times over a two-year period. [Learn more.]

The Best of Cow Tipping Press: Vol. 4

A team of staff, interns, and authors has combed through over FIFTY Cow Tipping books to create a gorgeous compilation of genre-pushing, silly, profound, stand-out works. Come be the first to grab a shiny new copy and celebrate the release of this new collection with the authors on Thursday March 2nd from 7pm - 9pm. Featuring a gorgeous and thought provoking visual art exhibit showcasing Art for All artists from across the state with disabilities at the Northrup King building, live music by Rabeca, provided refreshments and extra snacks for sale by Noshing with Netta. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

“J is for Justice” Book Launch Party
Friday, March 3
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Capri Theater

Headscarf Story Circle: Tea Gathering
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, March 4
11:00am - 1:00pm

A Great Day In Twin Cities Hip Hop: Reflection on the Culture, Standing on Untold Legacies
Saturday, March 4
2:00pm - 4:00pm
MN History Center

Beyond Equity: Unpacking Targeted Universalism with john a. powell
Tuesday, March 7

Increasing Access to Capital
Tuesday, March 7
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carlson School

Legislative Lunch and Learn
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, March 9
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Home Improvement Workshop Day
Saturday, March 11
Cretin Derham Hall
9:00am - 1:00pm

ECO FAIR: Yes! We Can Make a Difference
InterFaith Creation Care South Metro Twin Cities
Saturday, March 11
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Rhetoric of Hate: White Violence & White Silence
YWCA Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions
Propel Nonprofits
Wednesday, March 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm

What's Happening at the Minnesota Legislature?
Wednesday, March 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Graze 4 Good: 2023 Event Series
Fourth Generation
March 17 and April 30

Mid(dle of the Legislative)-Session Bipartisan Social Majority in the Middle
Tuesday, March 21
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Celeste of St. Paul Hotel

2023 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference
MN Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits
March 28 and 30
8:30am - 4:30pm

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2023

[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2023

Happy Gregorian Calendar New Year and Happy Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit! The rabbit more than any other of the Chinese zodiac animals symbolizes luck, and has been described as waiting for an opportune moment and then leaping into action. Recognizing the disconnection, trauma, and grief our communities are experiencing with police-involved and community shootings locally and nationwide, may we see this as opportune moment to take action. In this month's Dispatch, find opportunities to connect with local community, uplift Black and Native voices and language, and grieve and laugh with Asian artists. Where possible, with support, find a way to turn your anguish to action.

2023 Move for America Fellowship Program

The Move for America Fellowship Program is a paid, immersive learning experience for emerging leaders to move across America's cultural, political, and geographic fault lines to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will serve in community-based organizations, build relationships, and learn about their host town. They will participate in professional development sessions, peer mentorship, and complete a capstone project designed to build the skills and habits to bridge divides through youth engagement. [Apply online.]

Audition Prep 101

Join Theater Mu artistic director Lily Tung Crystal and local artists Katie Bradley and Wesley Mouri as they offer insider knowledge, tips, and tricks about auditioning. This a la carte workshop series begins with a seminar discussing topics such as finding audition materials, seeking out audition opportunities, and how to present yourself in front of a panel of auditors. Next, sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions to hone your audition monologues and song selections. Finally, the series concludes with the opportunity to show off what you’ve learned by participating in a mock audition, after which you will receive feedback to help you in the future. Classes are made for BIPOC artists 16 years or older. [Learn more.]

Advocacy Accelerator Weekend

Calling for anyone who wants to make Minnesota better! Come together on February 18 and 19 with your community to advocate, activate and learn how to change laws and policies. Join the Center for Victims of Torture and partners at two sessions at Rondo Community Library to discuss strategies focused on the Minnesota legislature, building community power, and taking care of ourselves/each other during the process. ALL ARE WELCOME. No money, experience or education required. Open to the public, no-cost, with lunch and snacks provided. [Register online.]

Serving in Local Elected Office: A Citizens League Report

Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, the Citizens League sought out the voices and perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office (city council and mayor) in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis- Saint Paul) 7-County Metro area. This report is also offered as encouragement for those who would consider running for office at the local level, especially those who may initially say what could I bring to that role? Or even think that’s not for me. Perhaps it will be, someday. [Read the Report.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

The Great Northern Festival
January 25 - February 5

2023 St. Paul Winter Carnival
January 26 - February 5

Thursday, Feb 2
Augsburg University

Space for Grief: A Song Circle for Asian + Mixed Bodies
Friday, February 3
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Springboard for the Arts

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival
February 4 - February 5

Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 
February 9 - 10
Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Capitol Pathways Social
Citizens League
Friday, February 10
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Latine Hxstory and the Xican@ Pop-Up Book Movement
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, February 11
9:00am - 3:30pm

24th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow
Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center
February 11 - 12
Johnson Senior High School

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition
Tuesday, February 14
11:00am - 2:00pm
East Phillips Community and Cultural Center

Centering Voices of Color in Dismantling White Supremacy
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, February 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (Zoom) 

Feeding Our Souls: The Essence of Black Joy
MN Humanities Center
Thursday, February 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm CST

The FAWK Intentional Hot Mess Show
Friday, February 24
9:30pm - 11:00pm

Race Against Racism 2K/5K
YWCA Minneapolis
Saturday, February 26
8:00am - 1:00pm
Minneapolis Sports Center

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] November 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] November 2022

This month is marked by seasonal shifts, giving thanks, and recognition of the original and ongoing stewards of this land during Native Heritage Month. Mni Sóta Maḳoce, Minnesota, is home to the Dakota and Ojibwe Peoples and 11 sovereign American Indian nations. This year has been announced as the final ride of the Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride, marking the end of the annual journey from Lower Brule, SD to Reconciliation Park in Mankato, MN. Consider joining the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride or Memorial Relay Run, or contributing via GoFundMe to support the horse ride which honors ancestors and spurs reconciliation between the Dakota and Mankato community. #WeAreOnNativeLand

2023 RISE Fellowship Program

The RISE Fellowship brings together the next generation of highly-motivated, mission-driven, early career social sector and community leaders (with approximately five or fewer years of professional experience), who are passionate about social change and advancing equity. During the program, RISE Fellows gain an understanding of how mission-driven, social impact organizations function, develop essential leadership and professional skills, and engage in mentoring relationships and networking. [Learn more.]

2023 Hmong Women Leadership Institute

The Hmong Women Leadership Institute (HWLI) is a program of Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together. The mission of Hnub Tshiab is to be a catalyst for cultural, social and institutional change to improve the lives of Hmong women. HWLI provides Hmong women with the opportunity to develop their leadership in a supportive, nurturing environment. Participants will learn to use and practice their leadership to create lasting change on a personal, family, organizational, and global level. Online applications are due by 5pm on Friday, January 13, 2023. [Learn more.]

Intersect Community Engaging Art Call

The Intersect announces a Requests for Proposals seeking 1-2 artists (or art teams) to provide community engaging art at 2 locations on and near the new Northloop bike path connection in Minneapolis on the mixed use apartment building. The RFP is seeking artists to design and install art that creates a sense of arrival to the location and area, and for the building to be a canvas for public art. The art installations are to commence and to be completed Spring 2023. Submissions due December 31, 2022 and awards will be notified late winter (January/February 2023). [Read more.]

2023 Young Leaders Regional Vision & Policy Collaboration

The Metropolitan Council is looking to partner with six organizations to invite young people to help shape the 2050 Regional Development Guide (RDG). In 2023, each organization will connect eight to ten leaders, ages 14-22, to collaborate on vision and values for the RDG. Young people will have the opportunity to advise staff and policymakers on long-range housing, regional parks, transportation, and wastewater treatment planning policies. Participating organizations ($10,000) and young leaders ($750) will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the project. Online Declaration of Interest form due December 12. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Resource Fair
Friday, December 1
10:00am – 12:00pm

Where We Come From
Bockley Gallery
Friday, December 2

Neurodiverse Author Reading & Book Release
Cow Tipping Press
Monday, December 5
10:0am – 12:00pm
Northeast Library

Social Enterprise Sips & Stories
Social Enterprise MSP
Tuesday, December 6
8:30am – 10:00am
Wildflyer Coffee

Growing our Gifts: A Post Election Conference on Black Policy Outlook
The Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Tuesday, December 6
4:00pm – 7:30pm

The Distinguished Carlson Lecture: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones – Truth, History, and the 1619 Project
Tuesday, December 6
Northrop Auditorium

2022 National African Leadership Conference African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS)
December 8 – 9
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Rhetoric of Hate: Art as Activism
YWCA Minneapolis
Tuesday, December 13
3:00pm – 4:30pm

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Monday, October 31, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] October 2022

[#mnrising Dispatch] October 2022

Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, Veterans Day, and the end of Daylight Savings Time this week mark a shift in how we relate to one another, acknowledge those who have come and gone, and how we are in time and space. Election Day and Give to the Max Day 2022 provide us the opportunity to consider how we want to engage with and shape the future. Prepare your vote plan by using the YWCA of Minneapolis simplified voting guide and/or through the Secretary of State's website. Keep Minnesota's storied tradition of high civic engagement strong through participating in #GTMD22 and consider making contributions to the causes and organizations you care deeply about on Thursday, November 17. And during Native American Heritage Month, recognize Minnesota's original inhabitants and the crucial history of this place during the November 9 Dakota 38 documentary screening event. As uplifted in the 100% Campaign video, "A Circle by the River: Ricardo Levins Morales," this is a time that calls for healing in our communities and of the earth.

Voting Guide, Simplified! #Yvote

Election Day 2022 is just a week away! Read the YWCA Minneapolis simplified voter guide to get all the details on how to prep for the polls this year. (See: Register. Research. Vote. Know.) Not registered? Register online, by mail, or at the polls — during early voting or on Election Day! [Read more.]

Why are we trapped in conflict, and how do we get out?

Hateful conflict permeates our politics and, too often, our private lives. It affects our ability to think clearly and consumes our time and energy. Amanda Ripley’s groundbreaking journalism and books are being taken up by citizens and legislators to chart a new way forward. In this conversation with the award-winning Krista Tippett - a collaboration between On Being and the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance - they explore why we get trapped in conflicts and how we can break the spiral. | Wednesday, November 2 |12:00pm - 1:30pm. [Register online.]

Give To the Max Day 2022

Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits & schools across Minnesota! #GTMD22 is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving starts November 1, so search GiveMN.org to make a gift today! [Learn more.]

American Indian Family Empowerment Program

The Family Empowerment Program is a grant-making project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized. Throughout its history, this program has invested in human capital - in the skills, resources, and cultural strengths that American Indian families and individuals possess that allow them to contribute to the cultural and social wellbeing of their community. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, supporting an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Board Basics: Fundraising (Online Training)
Board Repair
Thursday, November 3
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Many Fronts: Veterans' and Community Voices Gathering
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, November 5
9:00am - 10:30am

White Church Truths
MN Council of Churches
Saturday, November 5
9:30am - 3:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Indigenous Representation Matters
Native Governance Center
Tuesday, November 8
3:00pm - 4:00 pm

Transforming Business Models
Propel Nonprofits
Thursday, November 10
12:00pm - 1:00pm

2022 Re-Imagining Justice Conference
Minnesota Justice Research Center
November 16 - 17

Indigenous Foods Class series- Squash and Maple Syrup Seward Community Co-op
Thursday, November 10
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learning in Community: Hmong St. Paul
Saturday, November 12
9:00am - 1:00pm

2022 Institute Research Conference
Thursday, November 17
9:30am - 5:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Introduction to Environmental Justice: Third Thursday Community Lunch & Learn
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, November 17
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Raise Our Roots: Lotus Rising
The SEAD Project
Saturday, November 19
6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, September 30, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] September 2022


[#mnrising Dispatch] September 2022

The start to the school year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Fall Equinox, and Rosh Hashanah all mark new beginnings. Transitioning to a different season and to a new year provides an opportunity to ask ourselves what no longer serves and can be left behind. In this shedding and letting go, space is created to allow new rhythms, embodiment, and insights to arrive and become integrated. May it be so. "Because your future isn't bound by your past." Shanah Tovah! 

Entrepreneur-ship 4 Good

Part graduate course, part online accelerator, this program is designed for those who are starting or hoping to start a new mission driven venture. It uses a cohort learning model convening 6-10 people over 9-10 weekly sessions. Each class session is live, online for 2 hours. Based on the content of the lean start-up graduate courses taught by the lead instructor, Terri Barreiro, the series goes deep into all the best practices for an effective social venture business plan. The result for you will be a deep understanding of how to launch or expand your specific business! The 2022 Fall Cohort will run October 19 - December 14, 2022. Applications due October 3. [Learn more.]

LOTT Fellowship Program

If you're looking to ignite your leadership journey or to contribute to a community of women leading with confidence: Become a 2023 LOTT Fellow or Mentor! This free leadership development program challenges emerging professional women in all sectors in the Twin Cities to see their role in furthering women's leadership. The program is designed to develop women's potential to lead professionally, personally, and in their communities. Short applications are due November 2 for Fellows and Mentors. The next cohort will begin in January. [Learn more.]

Code Switch 2022: Virtual Civic Ideathon

On October 15, participate in Code Switch from anywhere! Attendees will hear from civic leaders on how we can shape the future of civil rights and access. Code Switch is a civic ideathon in which community members work on data and technology projects to create positive change. Techies AND non-techies are welcome — entrepreneurs, artists, educators, developers, business professionals, and concerned residents. Projects can use coding, data, storytelling, and more! Ideas and solutions can be proposed by anybody (yes, anybody). You don’t need a detailed plan, only a desire for change. This year’s theme is Revisioning Access, Advocating for Our Rights. [Read more.]

New Angle Fellows

New Angle Fellows is a 7-month fellowship that supports underrepresented and emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge from more advanced filmmakers and gain support from one another. Fellows also receive a $3000 stipend to support them in producing their documentary. Applications due October 3rd, 2022. [Read more.]
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News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!
Addressing Labor Market Limitations on Minnesota Workers’ Economic SuccessFederal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisMonday, October 38:30am - 1:00pmTruth, Equity, & Justice: How We Make Our Way Forward (Again) Together Conference Thursday, October 69:00am - 4:00pmMondale Dialogues: How to Strengthen American DemocracyThursday, October 612:00pm - 1:00pm Learning in Community: LGBTQ+ History in Downtown MinneapolisSaturday, October 81:00pm - 4:00pmCircle of GenerosityTiwahe FoundationMonday, October 104:00pm - 8:00pm2022 MINN SummitThursday, October 138:30am - 4:30pmHumphrey School of Public Affairs2022 Annual ConferenceMinnesota Council of NonprofitsOctober 13 - 14  Saint Paul RiverCentre2nd Annual Mid-Autumn Film NightThe SEAD ProjectFriday, October 145:00pm20th Annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™Featuring Angela DavisTuesday, October 1812:15pm - 1:45pmThinking Spatially Symposium: Indigenous MappingFriday, October 219:00am - 12:00pmMinneWiADS 2022: Women in Analytics & Data Science ConferenceMonday, October 248:30am - 5:00pm Science Museum of Minnesota50 Over 50 CelebrationOctober 25, 20224:00pm - 6:30pm Quincy HallSunsetting Your Nonprofit with GraceWednesday, October 1912:00pm - 1:00pmTaste of AsiaSunday, October 2311:00am - 7:00pmUnion Depot
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