Empowering Communities Through Collective Action
Though we live in a democratic society, many often feel that their voices and votes aren't heard and don't count. Join Keesha Gaskins, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters Minnesota and dispel this belief by learning how disenfranchised or "frontline" communities can make the most of their vote by using it to build community power.
Free and open to the public. Food and drink are available for purchase on site. Reserve your seat by contacting Jodi@HeadwatersFoundation.org.
Join us at the Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar for Movement Building the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to April as we transform emerging ideas into mainstream values. Headwaters Foundation is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. Through grantmaking, donor education and capacity building support to grassroots organizations, our goal is to foster just and sustainable communities.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Citizens League, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that builds civic imagination and capacity in Minnesota, is hiring a Policy Intern for a 3-month (October-December 2010) project involving the state budget. This is a paid, part-time, contract position with the bulk of the work occurring in October and November.
Some overnight in-state travel required. Hours will vary, but will average approximately 20 hours per week. Compensation is $25/hour.
- Interest in and knowledge of the state budget
- Strong analytical skills
- Experience with data analysis
- Experience with social networking websites
- Experience giving public presentations
- Strong writing skills
- A willingness to assist in a variety of tasks and assignments
lindseyalexanderconsulting.com by Tuesday, September 28th.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This will be a great event centered on political and civic engagement with young professionals, candidates of color running for office, political, non-profit, education and community service leaders.
Wednesday, October 6
5:30 – 8:30 PM
The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium
130 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55455
Friday, September 17, 2010
Keep up to date with registration for the conference on the blog, as we will announce when registration is open! Until then, submit a proposal for you or your group to present at the conference at MinnesotaRising@gmail.com. To learn more about submissions, check out this post.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Apply today for a $1,000 Grant from Catalyst!
Catalyst is excited to offer new Mini Training Grants to support youth involvement in nutrition and physical activity initiatives. Since Catalyst is about Minnesota teens in action, we want to give groups of motivated teens up to $1,000 to take charge in their schools and community.
Catalyst "Activate: U" Mini Training Grants will be awarded to applicants willing to take a stand, make a change in their community and have a lot of fun at the same time. The mini-grants will be made available on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure to submit your completed application as soon as possible in order to be considered for this mini-grant.
Visit the Catalyst website for more details and to download the Mini-Grant Application or the Activism Guide.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
From November 19-20, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal will be the center of the transatlantic relationship as Heads of State, top diplomats, military figures, and others will convene for the 2010 NATO Summit. The Atlantic Council of the United States' Young Atlanticist Program, in partnership with the Portuguese Atlantic Commission and the Atlantic Treaty Association /Youth Atlantic Treaty Association, will be hosting a young professionals' event for the Summit, and is currently soliciting applications from exceptional candidates from all NATO and Partnership for Peace(PfP) countries, as well as Mediterranean Dialogue members.
The 2010 Young Atlanticist Summit will connect emerging leaders with one another and with Alliance leaders to discuss NATO's strategic concept and other pressing issues facing the Alliance. Those who have met with “Young Atlanticists” at previous NATO Summits include: President Barack Obama, Czech President Vaclav Havel, Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Georgian President Mikhael Saakashvili, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and NATO Secretaries General Lord Robertson and Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. In 2010 the organizing partners will again use their networks to arrange similar high-level meetings, where possible.
In addition to a series of high level speakers and panel discussions, participants will have opportunities to network with one another during meals and cultural events. The Young Leaders Summit will take place on November 18th - 20th in Lisbon, Portugal. Participants will arrive on November 17th, and leave on the 20th or 21st. Accommodation will be provided and allowances will be available to help cover travel cost.
We are currently seeking applications from exceptional young professionals, aged 22-35, and are targeting individuals who have started careers in the fields of international relations, defense/security, journalism, international business, and academia. Successful candidates will possess a strong passion for international engagement and have demonstrated leadership abilities.
To be considered for this program, interested parties should submit the following materials to email@example.com
- Young professionals who have begun a career in a related field (graduate students may also be considered);
- Between 22 and 35 years of age
- NATO or PfP country citizenship, Mediterranean Dialogue citizenship
- Past experience and/or studies relating to: security of defense policy; democratic transitions; international law; international energy policy; electoral politics; humanitarian issues; or any other fields of relevance to the transatlantic partnership.
- Working knowledge of English
- A willingness to provide running commentary of the summit via blog and video blog
- An interest in long-term engagement with peers on issues pertaining to transatlantic relations
- Applicants who have previously participated in a Young Atlanticist Summit are not eligible to apply for this opportunity
Click here to download the application form.
- Current CV, including nationality and age;
- Application form and essays;
- One English language writing sample, no longer than 5 pages in length;
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Minnesota Rising Un/Conference will be hosted on Saturday, November 13 at CoCo in St. Paul. The conference will consist of 3 sessions with 3 break-out session options for attendees during each session. The planning committee is now accepting proposals for presentations. We are looking for presenters to present on a unique topic that would be of interest to our target audience.
Please answer the questions below and send the completed form to: MinnesotaRising@gmail.com by September 17th, 2010.
- Emerging leaders and young professional group leadership
- Emerging leaders and young professional group membership
- Unaffiliated emerging leaders and young professionals
1. What topic are you interested in seeing explored, are you interested in presenting/facilitating the topic?
2. Why do you feel this topic will be of interest to attendees?We are looking for presenters that can actively engage attendees through facilitation of discussion and group work.
3. How would you engage attendees in your session? If just suggesting the topic, do you have ideas about how the session could be structured and a good presenter?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
2010 Gubernatorial Candidate Conversation hosted by the Citizens League, the LEAD Project, and Bring Me The News
Tickets for next week's events have largely been snatched up due to popular demand, but if you are interested in participating, be sure to sign up for the waiting list or to tune in via Facebook and Twitter. Either way, there are opportunities to figure out who your candidate will be when you get out the vote on November 2, 2010!
Gubernatorial Candidate Conversation
Wednesday, September 15
710 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis
Reception to follow at Seven
Tickets are available through the Citizens League (waiting list only currently), BringMeTheNews, and LEAD (now seeking social media volunteers).
Live streaming at http://bring.mn
Rebroadcast on Channel 23 the following week
The Citizens League is partnering with BringMeTheNews and the LEAD Project to host a live, interactive debate between Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Mark Dayton (DFL), Tom Emmer (GOP), and Tom Horner (Independence).
The program will be a unique conversation-style debate, where Minnesotans can participate in a question-and-answer session through Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #debateMN. Rick Kupchella, former investigative journalist, TV new anchor, and BringMeTheNews founder, will moderate a conversation between the candidates, posing questions and introducing questions from thought leaders and the general public via social media.
Follow the debate on Twitter at #debateMN.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
In June 2010, the Minnesota Judicial Council approved the creation of a new advisory committee, the Committee for Equality and Justice. The Committee was established to advance the Judicial Branch's efforts to eliminate from court operations bias that is based on race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by law. The Committee is charged with:
Membership for the Committee for Equality and Justice must reflect geographic and demographic diversity and will not exceed 30 members. Members of the public, justice system partners, attorneys, court staff, and judges are encouraged to apply.
- Ensuring equal access to the courts and a fair and impartial courtroom;
- Providing fair treatment of court users and employees;
- Recommending education programs and course materials for judges and Judicial Branch employees;
- Continuing to implement and monitor the recommendations of the Minnesota Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Courts (read the Task Force Final Report);
- Continuing to implement and monitor the recommendations of the Race Bias Task Force (read the Task Force Final Report);
- Promoting diversity in the appointments to Judicial Branch committees and boards to reflect the population served by the Judicial Branch;
- Promoting diversity in the selection and retention of court employees to reflect the population served by the Judicial Branch;
- Promoting diversity in the selection of judges to reflect the population served by the Judicial Branch; and
- Promoting a high level of trust and public confidence in the judicial system.
Specific questions about membership on the committee may be directed to Janet Marshall at 651-297-7579 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Kim Larson at 651-282-6769 or email@example.com.
To be considered for appointment, submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Minnesota Judicial Council
Committee for Equality and Justice
Attention: Janet Marshall
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 135
St. Paul, MN 55155
The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 17, 2010.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Washington Update with Vin Weber
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis
Join the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance for a presentation by Vin Weber, managing partner of Clark & Weinstock, who will offer his insights and viewpoints on the current political climate in Washington and other affairs. Conversation will be moderated by Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs.
Vin Weber is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. He is also actively involved in the Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows program. He served in Congress from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. He is a partner at Clark & Weinstock, a consulting firm that provides strategic advice to institutions with matters before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Prior to opening Clark & Weinstock’s Washington office in 1994, Weber was president – and co-director with Jack Kemp, Jeane Kirkpatrick and Bill Bennett – of Empower America, a public policy advocacy group. In 2001, he was elected chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. Weber is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and is often sought as a political analyst for network programs such as CNN’s Capital Gang.
This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required.
To request disability accommodations, please call 612-625-2530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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