Tuesday, February 28, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2017

In the midst of an exceedingly urgent time for action and leadership, we were grateful this month to host a #mnrising + LOCUS event to provide intentional space for reflection, connection, and restoration. The "Identity-Driven Leadership: Action Orientation" event at In Progress offered an opportunity for mixed-race and identity-caucus conversations while sharing a meal, brave space, and powerful stories to inspire action grounded in self-knowledge and current pressing needs. Looking for more chances to build community and take action? Join us for our next gathering on Thursday, March 9 from 6pm - 8pm at Green Spoon Cafe (RSVP so we can save you a seat) and/or consider taking part in any of the events and opportunities identified below or in the sidebar!

WOCI "Speed-Mentoring" Happy Hour

LOCUS + @weare_ywoc

LOCUS and @weare_ywoc are co-hosting a “Speed Mentoring” Happy Hour networking event on Wednesday, March 22 for emerging and established women of color and indigenous women to make connections, share experiences, and advice between one another. The event will kick off with storytelling from an emerging and an established leader sharing about their personal and professional experiences, insights, and journeys. The evening will also include opportunities for 1-on-1 speed-mentoring and small group discussions in effort to create a space of sisterhood and solidarity.Join us on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm at Urban Growler, the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota, for an evening of relationship-building and building power with women of color and indigenous leaders! [Read more.]

Become the First Saint Paul Youth Poet Laureate

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (as part of its Knight Arts Challenge), TruArtSpeaks is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the Saint Paul Youth Poet Laureate Program. The contest is open to youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with a current Saint Paul address and a passion for poetry, community and social change. The contest's winner will be mentored by award-winning poet Danez Smith for one full year, produce a chapbook of original work, and more. Interested youth should submit three pages of written work via this form. Submission deadline is March 31, 2017, at 11:59pm. [Read more.]

Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle

Impact Hub MSP

Join us on March 9 as Impact Hub MSP ushers in a new era of relentless, unapologetic celebration of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, challengers, makers, and trend-pushers. Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle will feature a runway show of 30 of MSP’s most innovative and inspiring social entrepreneurs in food & health, technology, energy & environment, community building, creativity, and youth services, styled by local artrepreneurs. For one night, Impact Hub MSP invites entrepreneurs and social-do-gooders to put down their coffee, close the laptop, and forget about the ever-growing to-do list. For one night, let’s just celebrate. Celebrate the crazy diverse and unstoppable momentum that is the Minneapolis-St. Paul social enterprise community. [Read more.]

Apply to attend May 17-21, 2017

Tri-College NEW Leadership Development Institute

The Tri-College NEW (National Education for Women's) Leadership Development Institute is a five-day residential program designed to provide leadership training, inspiration, and support for women who do not already have extensive leadership experience. Participants attend workshops on running for office, public speaking, community organizing, public policy advocacy, and working with the media. 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 by the March 17 deadline. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Event Scholarships
Bush Foundation
March 1 and 22 application deadlines

Geo:Code 2017
Open Twin Cities and Hennepin County
March 4 - 5
Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

#BeBoldForChange: A Celebration of International Women’s Day
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, March 8
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Humphrey Forum

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Fueling Women Power
SEA Twin Cities
Monday, March 13
11:00am - 4:45pm
UMN Carlson School

Apply to be a Minneapolis Global Shaper!
March 13 application deadline

What Would Justice Look Like? A Community Dialogue
Hamline University
Wednesday, March 15
5:30pm - 9pm
Klas Center

2017 MN Cup Launch Party
Monday, March 20
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Minneapolis Event Centers

GoodMuslimBadMuslim: Resistance and Comedy
Asian American College Excellence Project
Tuesday, March 21
4:30pm - 6:00pm
UMN Anderson Hall

SMBMSP #98: Social Media Case Studies
Friday, March 24
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studios Event Center

RaiseMN Class of 2017
March 24 at 5pm application deadline

The Forum On Workplace Inclusion
University of St. Thomas
March 28 - 30
Minneapolis Convention Center

Ni Una Menos: The Activists behind the Global Movement against Gender Violence
Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy
Wednesday, March 29
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Humphrey Forum

The LEAD Project
Thursday, March 30
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Aloft Minneapolis

2017 Educator Institute: Transforming Education Through Absent Narratives June 25 - 30
March 31 application deadline
Minnesota Humanities Center
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