Wednesday, November 30, 2016

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] November 2016

[#mnrising Dispatch] November 2016

Thus concludes an historic month in our nation's history, one illustrating the profoundly distinct and disparate realities that people and communities see and experience on a daily basis. While polarization and fear of difference has currently taken center stage, what is clear is that the work ahead of us is to see and honor the humanity in one another, to act more boldly and urgently than ever before, and to deepen the connections that provide and renew our resilience, courage, and hope. See below and the sidebar for opportunities this coming month to connect with others and strengthen your resolve + resources to be the change you wish to bring about in the world. 

Apply for EYLI 2017 Institute!

YNPN-EPIP Leadership Institute

Are you hungry for leadership and personal development opportunities, but struggle to find them in your daily routine? Do you work in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector? Fired up about your work and want to see that flame burn brightly throughout your career? Well that takes fuel, that takes space, and that takes tending. That takes the Leadership Institute. YNPN Twin Cities and EPIP Minnesota are partnering to offer a unique cohort experience. The EYLI Leadership Institute will encourage you to explore the big career questions you’ve been asking, and will continue to ask, while you do some serious skill swapping and network weaving across the local philanthropic and nonprofit worlds. Whether harnessing your hellfire or holding your sacred blue flame, we invite you to join us to gain the skills you need to build a network supporting your growth as a leader while you develop goals, strategies, action steps, and accountability to help you truly make the most of your career. [Read more.]

Ignited Souls: The Spirit of Social Transformation

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
In the face of unprecedented social unrest, it’s time to talk about how faith and spirituality–things that often seem to divide us–can actually be among the most powerful and uniting forces on the planet. Our panel, “Ignited Souls: The Spirit of Social Transformation,” will explore how to galvanize the passion of spirituality and faith into socially transformative work that furthers the well-being of all. Whether you’re a leader, activist, ally, or simply someone who has been shocked by the divisiveness and injustice of our world and feels compelled to act, this event will help you tap into that well of inspiration to resist oppression, advocate for justice, and participate in transforming the world–in whatever way you feel called. At this event, we’ll discuss: The essence of social transformation. What we, as individuals and leaders, can do. How you can get involved. [Read more.]

Cow Tipping Press Book Release and Author Reading

Five to Ten on Hennepin

Thursday, December 1 at 11:00am - 1:00pm at New Century Theatre | Cow Tipping Press publishes writing by people with developmental disabilities (e.g. Down syndrome, autism), encouraging readers to reconsider the dynamism and assets of this rich form of human diversity. Cow Tipping Press will host their fall book release and author reading on 5 to 10 on Hennepin’s Mobile Stage, giving a dozen authors with disabilities a platform to share their distinct voices with audiences that might not otherwise engage with or think of them in this way. Our authors’ writing spans ages, genres, and content, showing both the profound diversity of this often generalized or neglected form of human difference and appealing to a wide range of audiences tastes. Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines, Project for Public Spaces & Jack Link’s. [Read more.]

Fall Family Dinners


LOCUS invites you to Family Dinner this fall! Looking for an opportunity to connect and dialogue with other emerging leaders of color and Native emerging leaders around issues of code-switching, microaggressions, and intersectionality? Want to share your personal experiences and hear others' stories and perspectives about race, culture, and identity? Join LOCUS for a series of informal, intimate conversations over meals at ethnic- and minority-owned restaurants across the Twin Cities. Together we'll support local small businesses, engage in building relationships and trust across our diverse cultures, and participate in the self-reflection and collective exploration necessary for developing Identity-Driven Leadership. Save the date for the final 2016 Family Dinner from 5:30pm - 7:30pm on Monday, December 12! *LOCUS will provide light appetizers but participants are responsible for the costs of any additional meals and beverages. [More information.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

AscendNAAMBA Year End Celebration!
Thursday, December 1
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Ginger Hop - Honey

Circle of Giving Event
Tiwahe Foundation
Thursday, December 1
6:00pm - 9:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center

Friday Night Live
Muslim American Society of Minnesota Youth
Friday, December 2
6:00pm - 8:30pm
People's Center

British Arrow Awards
December 2 - 30
Various screening times
Walker Cinema and McGuire Theater

EDTalks: Trauma-Informed Classrooms + Self-care for Educators and Advocates
Monday, December 5
5:30pm - 7:30pm

EPIP-YNPN Leadership Institute Info Session
Tuesday, December 6
5:30pm - 6:30pm
McKnight Foundation

CAAL Annual Event: Invest in We
Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Wednesday, December 7
7:45am - 10:00am
Metro State University

Board Repair December POC Meet-Up
Thursday, December 8
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Jefe Urban Hacienda

MSP Hello: Newcomer Nosh Holiday Party
Sunday, December 11
5:30pm - 7:30pm
FOOD Building

Social Responsibilty & Leadership in Healthcare
The LEAD Project
Monday, December 12
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Optum Headquarters

Annual Ugly Sweater Happy Hour
YNPN Twin Cities
Tuesday, December 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Half Time Rec

SMBMSP #95 Social Media Case Studies
Friday, December 16
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studios

YPM Newcomers Coffee and Connect
Young Professionals of Minnesota
Tuesday, December 20
7:00am - 8:00pm
Dunn Brothers

Mind Opener: Art and Impact at the State Capitol
Citizens League
Tuesday, December 20
7:30am - 8:30am
Downtowner Woodfire Grill

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