Monday, December 31, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] December 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] December 2018

As we bid 2018 farewell, we thank you for your readership and engagement with Minnesota Rising. The year ahead features our 10th anniversary as a network and we look forward to celebrating with you all in the months ahead. Wishing you and yours every good thing in 2019!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

The beginning is always today.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

Stories from the East Side

omg (the other media group) was built out of community need. When POC/I have stories to share, there is no central, mainstream place for them to do this. A collaborative effort is in the works to enhance community building and affect change. omg came out of a passion for bringing people of all backgrounds together and celebrate our lives through storytelling. Stories from the East Side is a special project by the East Side Funders Group. The goal of this promotion is to increase regional awareness about the East Side’s uniqueness and to recognize the people who contribute to its vibrancy and sense of community. [Read more.]



2019 Apprentice Program

The goal of the North Spark apprentice program is to share the systems built over the years to produce this beloved event, and to foster an exchange of skills and community knowledge in the neighborhoods where the festival is taking place. For this year's Apprentice Positions, Northern is looking for candidates with cultural connections and community involvement in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul and the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis. Applications are due January 11. [Read more.]

Seeking WFMN Innovator Applicants

Young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities between the ages 16-24, apply to become a WFMN Innovator today. Through the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota WFMN Innovators program, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota provides one-time microgrants of $2,500 directly to young women (ages 16-24) to support their leadership and to drive their ideas and solutions that advance key recommendations in the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWI MN) Blueprint for Action. Applications are due January 10. [Read more.]

2019-2020 Resident Artist Research Project

The Bell Museum is seeking four resident artists for the 2019-2020 cycle of their Resident Artist Research Project (RARP).  With the opening of a new facility in July 2018 that includes a state-of-the-art digital planetarium and a five-acre outdoor learning landscape, its role is expanding to become the gateway to the sciences at the University of Minnesota. The museum-based artist residency program invites dynamic candidates from all disciplines to investigate artistic practice as a lens for science discovery in four, 12-15 week residencies taking place over the span of 18 months. Applications are due January 20. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Hackers and Founders Minneapolis
Tuesday, January 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Utepils Brewing

LOCUS 2019 Leadership Team
Applications due Wednesday, January 2

Get Real: A Native Feminist Artists Dialogue
Monday, January 7
6:00pm - 7:30pm
All My Relations Art

Help create a vision for youth justice reform
Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Tuesday, January 8
5:00pm - 7:00pm
YMCA - Emma B. Howe Building

SoGal Pitcher - Minneapolis Chapter Launch
Wednesday, January 9
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urban Growler

Women Who Code
Wednesday, January 9
7:00pm - 8:00pm

2019 Session Line-Up
MN Council of Nonprofits
Friday, January 11
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saint Paul College

Free Trauma-Sensitive 12-Session Yoga Class for Somali Women
Sundays, January 13 - March 31
7:00pm - 8:00pm
YWCA Midtown

Advocacy Training for the Non-Policy Wonk
MN Council of Nonprofits
Friday, January 18
9:00am - 12:00pm
State Office Building

Building Power Happy Hour
Women Winning
Wednesday, January 23
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Lake Monster Brewing

Beyond Gas: How can we live better with clean electricity?
Fresh Energy
Thursday, January 24
7:00am - 8:30am
Town and Country Club

Social Media Trends to Watch in 2019 
Social Media Breakfast - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Friday, January 25
8:00am - 10:00am
514 Studios Event Center

Free Minds, Free People 2019 Conference
Proposals due January 30
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Friday, November 30, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] November 2018

Published monthly, the [Minnesota Rising Dispatch] curates noteworthy events and opportunities for emerging leaders across Minnesota!
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[#mnrising Dispatch] November 2018

In the past few weeks, Minnesota has elected as Lieutenant Governor the first Native American woman to ever be elected to statewide executive office in U.S. history and the first Somali American elected to the United States Congress. Across our communities, we are represented by an increasingly diverse delegation of decision-makers, spanning those who are the original inhabitants of this land to some of the newer arriving refugee groups to the state. In other recent record-setting news, GiveMN's 10th annual Give To The Max Day raised over $21 million for nonprofits and schools on November 15, bringing the total raised by generous Minnesotans since's inception to over $200 million.

To contribute to this spirit of inclusive and invested leadership, see opportunities in this month's Dispatch to continue learning, speaking up, building relationships, and taking action to ensure equitable and vibrant communities. In particular, consider opportunities to lead state agencies as part of the Walz-Flanagan administration, volunteering with groups like the Science Museum of Minnesota and Reading Partners, or applying to serve on the leadership teams of LOCUS and LOTT.

During this season of reflection and gratitude, know we at Minnesota Rising are grateful for you as readers and partners in the network. Thank you!

Call for 2019 Leadership Team Applications

LOCUS was founded in 2013 as an initiative of Minnesota Rising, which works to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota, and focuses on developing the collective capacity of the rising generation. LOCUS, in turn, was created by and for people of color and/or indigenous peoples (POCI) to intentionally center ourselves in the conversation about Minnesota’s future. We host regular dialogues, events, and family dinners. We embrace and support each other through the pursuit of stronger connection and inclusiveness. Through these practices, we strive to cultivate a pool of identity-driven leaders, ready to lead in our local communities. Applications for our 2019 Leadership Team will be accepted through December 18, 2018. [Read more.]

Pupusas, pan, y política: El Censo 2020

Citizens League se enfoca en ayudar a todos quien viven in Minnesota a entender el poder político que tienen en sus comunidades. Por ese motivo, estamos organizando nuestro primer evento que se dará acabo completamente en español. En esta ocasión, se trata del Censo del 2020. ¿Cómo funciona el censo federal? ¿Qué datos se piden, y como se usan? ¿Cuál es la controversia sobre una posible pregunta el en censo sobre ciudadanía? ¿Qué preparaciones ya se están haciendo para juntar los datos de todos los Minnesotanos? [Leer más.]

MN State Agency Appointment Process

Governor-elect Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor-elect Peggy Flanagan announced key members of the gubernatorial transition office to lead the process of appointing Commissioners for the various State Agencies. The transition office Hiring Directors are responsible for guiding applicants for Commissioner through the Governor-elect's appointment process. They will work hand-in-hand with the One Minnesota Transition Advisory Board. Hiring Directors are fielding applicants, reaching out to stakeholder groups, and broadcasting that everyone interested in applying has to submit their application materials by December 7. [Read more.]

Third Thursday: Hello Winter

MSP HELLO aims to welcome newcomers and helps them build meaningful connections to resources and people in the community. Join MSP HELLO at this FREE event to get a taste of all the wintry things happening in the Twin Cities this season! On Thursday, December 20 from 6pm - 9pm, discover Minnesota’s wintertime fun with local organizations and resources to stay warm, get outside, explore, and embrace winter. Connect with longtime locals and newcomers to MSP region. Make art, sip a warm libation, enjoy live music and take a winter-themed tour of Mia’s collection. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Politics is Harming US Competitiveness: Can Election Reform Fix It?
Monday, December 3
Carlson School

Pupusas, pan, y política: El Censo 2020
Citizens League
Monday, December 3
6pm - 7pm
Dual Citizen Brewery

Economic Inclusion in the Twin Cities
Impact Hub Minneapolis - St. Paul
Tuesday, December 4
6pm - 9pm

Systemic Racism: Identifying It and Dismantling It
YWCA of Minneapolis
Tuesday, December 4
6pm - 8:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church Happy Hour
Weds., December 5
5:30pm - 7:30pm
McNamara Alumni Center

Sistahs with Soul
Weds., December 5
10pm - 2am

POCI Leaders and Organized Labor, A Look Forward 
Nexus BCLI
Thursday, December 6
5:30pm - 8pm
MN Council of Nonprofits

Friday, December 7
7pm - 9pm

2018 TC-BEN Holiday Social 
Friday, December 7
8pm - 12am 

Wellness for Leaders
JCI Minneapolis
Saturday, December 8
10am - 4p
Bolder Options

Community Input Sessions - 2019 Women's Legislative Agenda
Minnesota Women's Consortium
December 11 - 20
Multiple locations

The Annual Ugly Sweater Happy Hour 
YNPN Twin Cities
Tuesday, December 11
6pm - 8pm 
Lake Monster Brewing

AscendNAAMBA & NAAAP Minnesota Year-End Celebration and Development Event
Thursday, December 13
5:30 - 8m

Break the Bubble
Thursday, December 13
6pm - 9pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

You're Not The Boss of Me: The Joys and Perils of Being Self-employed 
Friday, December 14
8am - 10am
514 Studios

Third Thursday: Hello Winter
Thursday, December 20
6pm - 9pm
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] October 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] October 2018

Five days, 1 hour, and 6 minutes until Election Day 2018, but who's counting? Given the divisive and difficult days across our nation these past few weeks, it's clear that the midterm elections are a critical time to vote for elected officials who will work to ensure our communities are welcoming, equitable, and vibrant for all of our neighbors.

The Minnesota Secretary of State's website provides information in multiple languages on registering to vote, where to vote, sample ballots, and early voting. Put your vote plan in place and support others to exercise their civic duty at the polls next Tuesday, November 6! #GOTV

"Unwritten America"


*This event is organized for and by people of color and indigenous leaders (POCI) as a supportive and courageous space.Join our LOCUS community in an evening of writing, reflection, healing and community. Coming off the heels of the Midterm Elections, Unwritten America will be a space to center the narratives and voices of those that have often been left out of the mainstream narrative of America. Come for a chance to participate in structured writing exercises and workshop, discussions and conversation. Whether you are a seasoned writer or have never written before, all are welcome to our evening of power and healing through written and spoken word. [Read more.]

LOTT recruiting board members

Apply by December 3
Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (LOTT) is actively recruiting board members. LOTT ignites women to lead with confidence. When women lead with confidence, their leadership will build stronger, more equitable communities that will transform the world. We want you to help us live out our mission. Leaders of Today and Tomorrow is an entirely volunteer-run initiative. The LOTT Advisory Board oversees and plans all components of the fellowship and alumni/networking events bringing together women leaders throughout Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. [Read more.]

Planting SEADS Book Launch

+ Raise Our Roots Reception

On November 10, The SEAD Project is hosting their first two-part Southeast Asian Day through a book launch community event and evening reception for the "Planting SEADS: Southeast Asian Diaspora Stories" stories gathered this past year in partnership with ManForward, mk nguyen and Narate Keys and other Khmer, Hmong, Lao and Viet young people, healers and connectors. The day event is free and open to the public, although space is limited. Book sales and signing will be available. There will be performances, storytellers, art and activity stations. Light food and drinks will be provided. [Read more.]


Give to the Max Day turns 10 this November!

Ten years ago, when was a brand new and relatively unknown website, a group of people decided to try to raise awareness about this new fun way to give online by creating a one-time, one-day event focused on online donations. By the end of the day, everyone's expectations had been shattered by an outpouring of $14 million from generous Minnesotans, and a new giving tradition—Minnesota's giving holiday—had been born. Give to the Max Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on Thursday, November 15, 2018! Join GiveMN and thousands of your favorite nonprofits and schools as we raise millions of dollars for the organizations which make our communities stronger. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

How Business Owners Can Measure And Mitigate Growing Cyber Risk
Thursday, November 1
Minneapolis Club

Overcoming Racism Conference (livestream)
November 2 - 3
Metropolitan State University

State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Career Fair
Saturday, November 3
10am - 3pm
Saint Paul RiverCentre

Minnesota Venture Conference
8am - 5pm
Wednesday, November 7
Radisson Blu

Midwest Architecture Community Collaboration (MACC) 2018
Scaling Disruptive Technologies
November 7 - 8
Doubletree Park Place

Equity Summit
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, November 8
7:30am - 1pm
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront

Women's Leadership Conference
YWCA Mankato
November 8 - 9
Verizon Center Grand Hall

7th Annual Women In Public Service Conference
Friday, November 9
8:30am - 4:30pm
Hamline University

Minnesota International NGOs Network (MINN) 
Board Member Applications
Due November 9

Planting SEADS Book Launch & Raise Our Roots Reception
The SEAD Project
Saturday, November 10
1pm - 9pm
Indigenous Roots

Annual Luncheon: Impact of We
Tuesday, November 13
11:30am - 1pm
Midpointe Event Center

POWERING INCLUSION: Accelerating Regional Growth by Investing in Businesses Owned by People of Color
Center for Economic Inclusion
Tuesday, November 13
3pm - 6pm
PAIKKA Event Center

MSP Mingle
Make It. MSP.
Thursday, November 29
5:30pm - 7:30pm
James J. Hill Center
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] September 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] September 2018

The start of another school year, the recent autumnal equinox, and the cooler weather of late are sure signs that we are transitioning to a new season in our Minnesota geography. So we anticipate the upcoming holidays—civic, religious, state—and prepare ourselves to recognize Indigenous People's Day on October 8, celebrate Día de los Muertos and All Hallow's Eve at the close of the month, and vote in upcoming local and national elections soon after.

Minnesota offers voter registration online, by mail, and in person. In Minnesota, you can also register at your polling place on Election Day (this includes registering when you go to vote if you are voting early). To help you make good on your #IWillVote pledge, visit the Secretary of State's website to register.

Shannon Leadership Institute

Apply by October 15

The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute's mission is to nurture the creativity and vitality of community-serving leaders from all sectors. The Shannon Institute provides a structured, challenging, and supportive opportunity for these experienced community leaders to clarify the purpose of their work and the core values they want that work to exemplify, to enhance their focus and effectiveness, and to increase their sense of fulfillment. The result that the Institute achieves is purposeful and effective leadership with a renewed commitment to community service. [Read more.]

Indigenous People's Day

2018 Festival
Indigenous Peoples Day is a celebratory gathering that continues to honor the perseverance and culture of Indigenous people. In 2014, the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) worked with the Native American Urban community to campaign and won to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day instead of Columbus Day in Minneapolis using community development, engagement, and organizing. All My Relations Gallery (AMRA), and NACDI is hosting an Indigenous Peoples Day Festival to raise awareness, and provide education of Native American Arts. [Read more.]

Twin Cities Startup Week

October 7 - 14, 2018

In every corner of the Twin Cities Metro Area there is a hacker, maker, artist and entrepreneur whose efforts power the future economic vitality of this great state. During this week, we say thank you in the form of attention, praise and money... if you feel so bold. It's an entire week of startups on display. Welcome to #TCSW18. Showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North October 7-14, 2018: 15,000+ attendees, 200+ events, hundreds of speakers, pitches, demos and more! [Read more.]


Center for Economic Inclusion

Most U.S. cities compete with one another to attract talent and corporations. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, we compete with ourselves by overlooking growth opportunities in our own front yard. Our region will only unlock its full potential when our economy works for everyone, but our values of equality haven’t yet resulted in racial and economic equity. We need a roadmap and fuel to guide our next steps. Keynote Speaker Dr. Andre Perry will identify inclusive practices, policy levers, and proactive roles each sector must play to ensure our region grows because of our diversity not in spite of it. Doing so will align our actions with our values and further position Minneapolis-St. Paul as a hub for talent, investment, and innovation. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair 2018
Wednesday, October 3
5pm - 8pm
Humphrey School

Principles and Priorities with the Concord Coalition: How Would You Solve the Federal Budget Crisis?
Thursday, October 4
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Humphrey Forum

Women of Color and Indigenous Women Network Gathering
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Thursday, October 4
5pm - 7pm
Ramsey County Library - Roseville

Indigenous People's Day Festival
October 6 - 7
American Indian Cultural Corridor

Little Mekong Pop-Up Night Market
October 6-7

POWERING INCLUSION: Achieving the Growth We Want by Engaging All of the Talent We Have
Tuesday, October 9
3pm - 6pm

The LEAD Project
Tuesday, October 9
5pm - 7:30pm
Pryes Brewing Company

DRIVE Leadership Laboratory: Meaningful Work
Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Wednesday, October 10
7:30am - 9:30am
University of St. Thomas

POC Career Fair
Wednesday, October 10
10am - 3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Book Release Party: When Everything Was Everything
Wednesday, October 10
4pm - 7pm
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

The Inaugural BIT Conference
Blacks in Technology
October 11 - 13

2018 Civic Celebration
Citizens League
Thursday, October 11
Reception: 5:30pm, Program: 6:30pm
Minneapolis Event Centers

Women's Mindfulness Day
Saturday, October 13
9am - 5:30pm
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Bodies, Gender, Sexuality + the Workplace
Tuesday, October 16
8am - 12pm
Minnesota Humanities Center

Phalen Creek Nibi Walk
Minnesota Humanities Center
October 6 & 27

7th Annual Women In Public Service Conference
Friday, November 9
8:30am - 4:30pm
Hamline University
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