Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
You're Invited: Minnesota Community Blueprint to Asian/American & Pacific Islander Health Equity: Today And Beyond
MA/AHC would like to invite you to join us for an engaging discussion on the MN Community Blueprint to Asian/American & Pacific Islander Health Equity. Please view invitation for more details.
|Minnesota Community Blueprint to Asian/American & Pacific Islander Health Equity: Today and Beyond|
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
11am - 3pm
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011
The energy was tangible and the discussion was fantastic this past Saturday at the MnRising Un/Conference. I was privileged to lead a breakout session with Cat Beltmann of the Citizens League on the topic of civic entrepreneurs and today’s politics. The basic premise: Our generation is full of bright, forward-thinking future leaders; most of us are frustrated with today’s partisanship and polarization. What can we do to be engaged now, and also ensure our game is played differently when we’re in charge?
The discussion centered on individuals’ perceptions of how the political machine operates, and ways in which we can get involved without giving in. These included voting, contacting legislators—including personally, not only via form letters or other mass correspondence—and engaging with non-partisan organizations like the Citizens League. It was interesting—and disappointing—to see how many of these young leaders had at one time held an interest in running for office and now have no desire to run, not wanting to become just another political pawn. The one response I could give is that if we do not get involved and lead, then the people left are the ones perpetuating today’s gridlock.
Attendees also pointed out that we are engaged in ways other than politics, including social ventures, non-profits and community initiatives. This is true, yet the perception remains among many that our generation is disengaged and apathetic. But as the feeling in the room illustrated, we are anything but apathetic. I will add, however, that the most important people in this point are the people who were not in that room—we must engage with others and broaden the reach of our next-generation-now mentality.
Headed out of the session, we all learned that even though we disagree on different issues and policy specifics, we can—and must—have substantive conversations and productive debate, all with the goal of identifying shared values and creating our shared future.
The session closed with a very simple idea: We must act and lead with the full belief that we will create a strong future, while acknowledging and working within the cold realities of how the system operates today.
Whether or not we are in positions of leadership, we are leaders. And when we do take charge, our commitment is to re-write the rules and work in collaboration for a better Minnesota.
Thanks again to everyone who participated, and I hope we can continue to work together for our shared values and vision.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Greetings from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, The fall season has quickly come over us and winter is just around the corner. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity wishes to reach out to Young Professional groups around the metro area to consider organizing your next event this fall or winter to be a “build day” with Habitat at one of our multiple metro sites. As a Young Professional group, we know that your focus is to gather individuals, strengthen relationships, and build community; making a build day with Habitat a terrific options and experience for your respective Professional group.If your Young Professional group would be interested in making Habitat a future volunteering event please do not hesitate to contact me and we can work together to schedule your group at a build site! Thank you and take care,Constituent Management AssistantTwin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
American Indian Go Run in Minnesota
I'm so excited that we are offering our first ever Go Run specifically for American Indian women, led by a team of American Indian trainers who will provide the tools to conduct a successful campaign. Interested? There's still time to be a part of this exclusive group of 40 women who are gearing up for the 2012 election season, with tribal elections kicking off the year. Apply today! Know someone who would benefit from this opportunity? Encourage them to apply!
Deep Portage Learning Center, Hackensack, MN
This specialized training prepares women in Northern MN for upcoming local, and tribal elections with the goal of increasing the number of American Indian women running for public office, working on campaigns, and advancing their leadership in the public sector. Click here to register.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Fall Media Forum: Inform, Connect, Organize: Media Tools for the New Normal
Inform, Connect, Organize: Media Tools for the New Normal
November 12, 2011
Minneapolis Central Public Library
Click here to register.
Budget cuts and a tough economy threaten many of the things that Minnesotans value most - the quality of our schools, the vitality of our neighborhoods, even our jobs and livelihoods. This free public forum focuses on the media tools and information resources that can help citizens, communities and businesses inform themselves, communicate and work together.
New tools for advocacy and political engagement: The rules of political organizing haven’t changed, but the tools have. If you want to be effective in the political arena, you have to know how to use the latest social and digital media tools.
New tools for communicating and networking: Tools for organizing your members, identifying your assets.
Marketing without a budget: Whether you are a neighborhood business selling hardware or a community organization selling an advocacy campaign, you need to understand the tools of online marketing.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Depot in Minneapolis
$40 in advance, $50 at the door
(All ticket prices include food, two drink tickets, and evening entertainment by Belladiva!)
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Friday, November 4, 2011
STAGES Coaches are part of a mission to equip and empower 1 million people to worry less about the thing they worry about the most: money. We're here to strengthen communities and help people live with wisdom, freedom and generosity in all STAGES of their life. A STAGES coach is dedicated to partnering with organizations to offer creatively delivered financial education and help people worry less about money. In addition to hosting workshops, coaches also meet one-on-one with individuals to review their personal financial situation and recommend action steps to improve their financial health. Coaches are licensed financial professionals who are trained to help people develop a more positive relationship with their money, but are not paid on commission. STAGES education sessions are designed to empower, educate and inspire people to take action to improve their lives. The sessions are fun, interactive and take a stress-free look at the financial impact of key life events. STAGES: Steps Towards Achieving Genuine Economic Sanity. To learn more, check us out atwww.facebook.com/thriventstages or www.thrivent.com/stages.