Wednesday, March 4, 2015

You're Invited: Saint Paul to Selma

With sunshine and warmer weather on the way, several Twin Cities organizations are hosting events to bring issues of justice into the light and outdoors. It's not too late to buy tickets to tonight's "Honoring an American Revolutionary: A Celebration and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs" at the Penumbra Theater or consider organizing your friends and family to join the Crossing Bridges: Selma to Minnesota commemorative march this Sunday. Learn more below and join in on the journey!

St. Paul March Planned to Honor the Historic Selma March

crossingFrom Crossing Bridges MN:
The public is invited to participate in a march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic and bloody Selma marches of 1965, catalytic events that led to the passage of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.
Cheryl Chatman, Executive Vice President and Dean of Diversity at Concordia University-St. Paul, one of the organizers, said that many local religious, academic, and civil rights institutions have come together to plan the march. “We feel it is critically important to remember this major turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights struggle—and to underscore the Civil Rights work that still needs to be done,” she said.
People interested in joining the march are asked to arrive at the Minnesota State Capitol at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, for a brief introductory program. The half-mile route will cross the Cedar Street Bridge over I-94, recalling the Selma marchers who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to protest laws and practices that denied black people the right to vote. The St. Paul march will end at Central Presbyterian, 500 Cedar Street, followed by a program at the church beginning approximately 3 p.m. Information on the event also is available on our Crossing Bridges MN website:
As recounted in the recent film Selma, there were three Selma Marches in the spring of 1965. The first one, March 7 (Bloody Sunday) ended when local law enforcement brutally attacked 600 nonviolent marchers after they crossed the Pettus Bridge. The second march happened two days later. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. invited faith leaders from across the country to join. While this march reached several thousand participants, King turned the marchers back at the bridge rather than risk another attack. The third march, the Selma-to-Montgomery March, started on March 21, bolstered by a federal court ruling affirming the marchers’ right to protest. On March 24, 25,000 people entered Alabama’s Capitol city in support of African American voting rights.
Our event is but one of many marches planned across the country, including those in Selma, one of which will be attended by a large group from the Twin Cities at the same time as the St. Paul event. These many efforts acknowledge the fact that we are stronger together in bringing justice to this broken and hurting world. Our march will be a moment to pause and celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others who have fought for desegregation, voting rights, and civil liberties. It is also a moment to pause and reflect on all the work that still needs to be done. Now is the time for us to inspire each other to new levels of action and solidarity for justice, specifically related to addressing racial disparities in everything from incarceration rates and voting rights, to education, employment, and economic well-being.
Those helping to organize and/or fund the event to date include: Luther Seminary; Concordia University-Saint Paul; United Theological Seminary; Saint Paul NAACP; Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas; Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches; Unity Church-Unitarian; Central Presbyterian Church; Minneapolis Area Synod/ELCA; Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul; Bethel University; Saint Paul Area Synod/ELCA; Hamline University, Episcopal Church in Minnesota, Augsburg College, Edina Community Lutheran Church, Cherokee Park United Church, Saint Paul Interfaith Network(SPIN); Islamic Resource Group; AARP-Sabathani Chapter; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Committee; Saint Paul Area Council of Churches; and the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

You're Invited: YEP-TC Resume Workshop

The Young Education Professionals - Twin Cities is hosting their second Resume Workshop on Monday, March 9th at the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI). You'll hear from a diverse panel of education professionals, get one-on-one writing assistance or peer review on your resume, and have great opportunities for networking. Register today to get your foot in the door!

Save the date for our annual Resume Workshop

Meet a diverse panel of education professionals who will speak to their career paths, personal missions, and how they "got the job." Bring your most up-to-date resume for group discussions and one-on-one writing assistance. Please come prepared with questions regarding your resume and/ or professional trajectory, and don't forget to pocket your business cards! 

We will have snacks waiting for you promptly at 6:00pm.

Programming 6:00pm
Panelist Introductions
Q & A

Breakout Conversations
Resume Workshop 

The Young Education Professionals Network - Twin Cities

YEP-Twin Cities is the Twin Cities chapter of Young Education Professionals. Founded in 2012, we are a volunteer-run organization looking to offer peer networking, professional development, and volunteer opportunities to young education professionals throughout the the Twin Cities area. 

We are always looking for new ideas, great speakers, and more members. Whether you're an edupreneur, researcher, teacher, or an aspiring education professional - we welcome anyone interested in education!

Monday, March 2, 2015

You must write it

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“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 
-Toni Morrison

Friday, February 27, 2015

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch ] February 2015

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2015

February has been full! Featured in the kick-off to the WCCO series on Minnesota Millennials, hosting a powerful Story Lab: Recognizing and Valuing Diversity, and piloting public feedback to the findings of the "Our Minnesota" Cascading Conversations Tour, Minnesota Rising has been hard at work to advance our 2015 areas of work. Join us at the upcoming Sounding Board meeting on March 9 for updates and opportunities to help bring some fun projects to life. In the meantime, here's hoping March comes in like a lamb during this Year of the Sheep!
Sondra Samuels

4 Things To Know About Minnesota Millennials

According to Pew Research Center, Millennials make up 75 million of the United States' population. Just like across the country, Millennials make up the largest generation in the state. 

So, here's a look at the generation. 

Who are Minnesota Millennials? It's a question that doesn't necessarily have a definite answer, but we can tell you this - they are the largest population in Minnesota. [Read more.]

Minnesota Rising Story Lab: A recap in reading recos


The Minnesota Rising Story Lab: Our Story, Our Future on "Recognizing and Valuing Diversity" took place on Thursday, February 5th at Hamline University Minneapolis. Participants came from a variety of sectors, including: city and state government, nonprofit organizations, business development consulting, and arts and culture. Introducing themselves, their interest in coming together to explore issues of race and privilege, and their favorite books, we generated a healthy list of reading recommendations. [Read more.]
Bridging Arts and Audiences

Saint Paul to Selma

Crossing Bridges MN

A march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic and bloody Selma marches of 1965, catalytic events that led to the passage of the U.S. Voting Rights Act will be held Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Open to the public, the half-mile route will cross the Cedar Street Bridge over I-94, recalling the Selma marchers who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge en route to protest laws and practices that denied Black people the right to vote. The St. Paul march will end at Central Presbyterian followed by a program at the church beginning at approximately 3 p.m. [Read more.]

Accepting Applications: Giving Project

Headwaters Foundation

Headwaters Foundation for Justice is looking for 25 individuals to join Headwaters' first-ever Giving Project in summer 2015. The deadline is April 6. The Giving Project is an innovative new model for community building, leadership development and funding social change. It will bring together a multiracial, cross-class group of people who are passionate about social change and interested in building their skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building. Participants will work together to raise and give out money to organizations that build power for social change in Minnesota. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

MINN Networking Event
Minnesota International NGO Network
Wednesday, March 4
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Stella's Fish Cafe

Honoring an American Revolutionary: A Celebration and Fundraiser for Grace Lee Boggs
Wednesday, March 4
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Penumbra Theatre

YPE Minneapolis Happy Hour
Thursday, March 5
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Burning Brothers Brewery

You Be the Judge: Courts and Public Policy
Thursday, March 5
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Women's Club of Minneapolis

Eliminating Health Disparities Community Input Meetings
March 5, 19, 20
MN Dept. of Health

Accepting Applications: Tri-College NEW Leadership Institute
Deadline: March 6

Accepting Applications: New Sector Fellows
Deadline: March 6
New Sector Alliance

Telling: Minnesota 2015
MN Humanities Center
March 6 - 15
Guthrie Theater

Resume Workshop
YEP Twin Cities
Monday, March 9
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

Women Leaders in the State Legislature

Tuesday, March 10
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

2nd Annual Musical Chairs Championship
Wednesday, March 11
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Accepting Applications: 2015 Summer of Maps Fellows
Deadline: March 15

Hlee Lee in Southeast Asia
Deadline: March 16
Contribute to rare art forms in SE Asia

Cabaret: Cinecitta La boheme
MN Opera
Saturday, March 28


Making Our #MNRising Mark!

Don't forget to tag your upcoming emerging leader events, thoughts, musings, and more,#mnrising, on Twitter and Facebook. Let's aggregate and organize ourselves for increased interaction and potential for collaboration! 

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Accepting Applications: 2015 Tri-College University NEW Leadership Development Institute

This year's Tri-College University NEW Leadership Development Institute is slated for May 27 - May 31, 2015. Seeking to empower a new generation of women leaders through an intensive 5-day residential program, the institute provides a diverse array of skills- and relationship-building training and development opportunities. The March 6th deadline is fast approaching, so if you or a passionate woman you know is interested in applying, don't delay!

NEW Leadership Development Institute:
...empowering a new generation of women leaders.

May 27 - May 31, 2015 - hosted at North Dakota State University
  • Intensive 5-day residential program
  • Limited to 40 participants
  • No costs for participation and possible scholarships for childcare and travel
  • Applicants who are interested in politics, leadership, public service, or community service, and have a desire to develop their own leadership skills are encouraged to apply.
Whether or not you view yourself as a leader now, if you desire to create positive change in your community, YOU should apply!
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