Thursday, September 1, 2011

[Minnesota Rising] August 2011 Update

News from the Network

Working Together: Fighting Famine in Somalia

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Recruiting Racial Justice Facilitators: YWCA of Minneapolis

Event Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

YWCA of Minneapolis

Cause for Connection: Mark and Lisa Adopt

Visit their site to learn more about making a connection for a couple looking to adopt!

Mark and Lisa Adopt

Blog Bytes

The Art of Hosting: Framing Open Questions [August 19]

Touchstones for trust and renewal [August 17]

More to the story: @Minnesota Rising 2011 [August 3]

Making Our #MNRising Mark!

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[Minnesota Rising] August 2011 Update

Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next!

The Un/Conference Crew is in full planning mode as we work to craft content for an incredible day of innovative learning by and for emerging leaders, reach out to old and new allies as part of our intentional network-building work across Minnesota, and to design the kick-off a two-year Cascading Conversations Tour to surface the makings of a generational agenda or operating principles. And we are excited! We welcome you to join us in any of the following ways:

Keynote Speaker: Laura Zabel

Laura Zabel is the Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Springboard for the Arts is a community and economic development organization for individual artists-serving artists in the Upper Midwest and beyond. Springboard applies the creative process to reframe conversations, develop unconventional partnerships, and devise simple solutions. One of Springboard's newest initiatives is a Community Supported Art (CSA) project based on the Community Supported Agriculture model which connects artists directly with patrons through a 3-month farm-share program. In 2010, Laura was named one of Twin Cities Business Journal's 40 Under Forty and Springboard won the Social Entrepreneur's Cup award which recognizes Minnesota's most innovative and effective social entrepreneur and the organization they lead. Laura chairs the City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Board and serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Committee. In addition to her work at Springboard, Laura is an actor in the Twin Cities and has worked with companies such as Theatre in the Round and the Brave New Workshop. Laura has her undergraduate degree in theatre from the University of Kansas, where she serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Department of Theatre.

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