Monday, July 31, 2017

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] July 2017

[#mnrising Dispatch] July 2017

Drawing inspiration to fully embrace these days and this season from Mary Oliver's "The Summer Day," we leave you this month merely with an excerpt of her poetry:

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

Cafe Conversations 2017

YNPN Twin Cities

It’s that time of year for a YNPN-TC member-favorite event! Join like-minded peers for small conversation circles at this year’s Cafe Conversations (Saturday, August 19, 10:00-12:00).There is a talk for everyone! The conversations will range from serious topics like racial equity and political advocacy to personal discussions about parenthood and the question "Am I still a young professional if I'm in my 30s?" Choose your own adventure from the full list of sessions (each has its own page where you can read a description of the session, learn about the facilitator, and register to participate). Each conversation will only have 10-15 participants, so make sure to register before your favorite session is full! [Read more.]

CARE Fellowship

CARE Collaborative

The CARE Fellowship aims to provide early childhood development and school-age care professionals an opportunity to connect the dots between early childhood development and school-age care public policy and the daily work of caring for and supporting children and families. Over 200 individuals from throughout Minnesota have graduated from the CARE Fellowship. Participants will learn how they can be effective advocates for the early childhood and afterschool fields when engaging and educating policymakers at all levels of government. Advocacy is about changing the conversation and defining the debate. Participants will learn how to use their voice and share their story to impact change. Applications for the 2017-18 cohort are due August 11. [Read more.]

Recruiting Fellows and Mentors

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT)

The LOTT program empowers emerging professional women to envision themselves as leaders professionally, personally, and in their communities. The 2017-2018 program will run from September 2017 through April 2018 and will include one-on-one mentoring, leadership workshops, networking opportunities, and more. LOTT fellows are challenged to cultivate the leadership skills they already have in order to envision themselves as current leaders and plan for future leadership opportunities. The program is also a chance for experienced professional women to share their knowledge and develop the next generation of female leaders! The 2017 application deadline is August 11. [Read more.]

Seeking Multicultural Leadership for Advisory Board

NAMI Minnesota
Minnesota's National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is seeking young adults between 18-35 to serve on a multicultural advisory board. Members of the board will assist NAMI Minnesota in providing education and outreach to build positive relationships with Minnesota's multicultural communities. Board members will gain experience working for a nonprofit, and will receive mental health psychoeducation and peer–support training. Members will assist in developing and piloting peer-based anti-stigma campaigns, and will be provided access to NAMI Minnesota's state mental health conference, research dinner, and annual mental health walk. To apply, email a resume and statement of interest to, attention: Cynthia Fashaw by September 24.

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Race to Lead: Changing the Face of Nonprofit Leadership in the Twin Cities
Public Allies Twin Cities
Tuesday, August 1
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis

Brown Bag: Taking Down Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Wednesday, August 2
11:30am - 1:30pm

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
Seeking diverse grant panel reviewers
Contact Oskar

Mix & Mingle With Make It. MSP
State of Minnesota Employee Resource Groups
Thursday, August 3
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Herbie's on the Park

Womxn of Color Gathering/Clothes Swap
Saturday, August 5
11:00am - 2:00pm

To Fertility and Beyond 
The Theater of Public Policy
Tuesday, August 8
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Women's Club of Minneapolis

2017 Lead the Way Program
The Center For Research and Policy in the Public Interest
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 9 at 3:00pm EST

Wilder Block Party 2017
Wilder Foundation
Saturday, August 9
11:00am - 4:00pm
Wilder Center Lawn

Talk and Tour: International Institute of Minnesota
Monday, August 14
6:00pm -7:30pm

Board Recruitment Fair
Board Repair
Monday August 21
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis

Pitch Slam
MN Cup Food/Ag/Beverage Division
Thursday, August 24
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Minneapolis Event Centers

“EQUAL MEANS EQUAL” Film Screening on Women’s Equality Day
Saturday August 26
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit Webinar
Charities Review Council'
Tuesday, August 29
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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