Wednesday, February 28, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2018


[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2018

This shortest month was quite full with momentous occasions to mark. While Purple Pride stopped one game short of the Super Bowl, the #BoldNorth showcased some of the best (and coldest) that Minnesota and Minnesotans have to offer, including a zip line across the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. #skol The start of the Lunar New Year on February 16 ushered in the Year of the Dog, paired this cycle with the element of earth, which will bring more groundedness and stability to support movement into positive action for all Chinese Zodiac signs this year. And so as we move ahead into International Women's Month, check out opportunities within this Dispatch to support womyn, including Still Kickin's original FEMNIST design, and to use your voice and agency to be the change you wish to see in the world.

HELLO SPRING

MSP Hello

Tens of thousands of working professionals already move to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region each year, and our MSP HELLO team is working to welcome as many as they can find! Join hundreds of newcomers and the MSP HELLO team for the latest celebration of the seasons as we welcome our newest neighbors to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. Hello Spring marks our return to the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. This free event will feature live music, interactive installations, opportunities to meet new people, and fun ideas to enjoy spring in MSP. Take the opportunity to step back in time with the MN History Center’s 1968 exhibit, just one of many exciting exhibits exploring the history and culture of MN. [Read more.]

NEW Leadership Northern Lights

Applications due March 23
 
NEW Leadership™ is a national nonpartisan program to educate women about politics and leadership and encourage them to become effective leaders in the political arena. NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights intensive five-day residential institutes provide leadership training, inspiration and support for women in the upper Midwest with particular emphasis on supporting women from communities that are underrepresented in public leadership. Participants gain valuable leadership experience by attending workshops on running for office, public speaking, fundraising and grant writing, public policy advocacy, working with the traditional and new media, and building community partnerships. Next Institute: May 30-June 3, 2018. [Read more.]

How to Use Your Voice to Get Sh*t Done: Self-Expression

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You have everything it takes to make the world a better place! Despite the challenges you face, you’re an inspiration to those around you and this is your year. Join us March 16 at the East Side Freedom Library for a half-day interactive forum focused on self-expression to help you create change and get shit done. Our group of incredibly talented presenters (Blackout Improv, John Gebretatose, Amee McDonald and Erica Hanna) will lead you through hands on workshops exploring topics like improv, video, and visual storytelling. You’ll leave with the tools you need to elevate your voice and inspire change in our community. [Read more.]

International Women's Day: Promoting and Supporting Women of African Descent

March 8, 8am - 5pm at Humphrey School

In celebration of International Women's Day, Isuroon and the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs invite you to join a symposium centered on women of African descent. Keynote addresses and panels will focus on economics, health, and other topics. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won't close until 2186, and even later for women of African descent. This daylong event will address Minnesota's racial disparities, which are among the worst in the United States, and will identify ways that Minnesotans could help promote the lives of women of African descent in Minnesota and elsewhere. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

MACC Social Enterprise Symposium
Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities
Thursday, March 1
8:00am - 5:00pm
Red Cap Room, Union Depot

Muslim Women Strong: 2018 Women's Leadership Conference
RISE
Saturday, March 3
7:30am - 4:00pm
Sheraton Bloomington

The New NAAAP MN Kick Off Event 
National Association of Asian American Professionals MN
Wednesday, March 7
5:00pm - 7:00pm
612 Brewing Company

Be Heard 2018 Semifinals Bout 1
truartspeaks
Saturday, March 10
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Loft Literacy Center

Powderhorn Shark Tank
Apply by March 11 at 12:00am

Susan Brower on Gearing Up for Census 2020
Twin Cities Research Group
Wednesday, March 14
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wilder Foundation

CAAL Day At The Capitol
Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Thursday, March 15
8:30am - 2:00pm

AKOA: Untold True Stories from the Korean Adoptee Community
Network of Politicized Adoptees
Friday, March 16
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Loft at Open Book

Women Gathering for Action
MN Women's Consortium
Tuesday, March 20
1:30pm - 7:00pm
Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill

5th Annual WE* Conference: Start Small, Think Big + Grow
MN Cup
Thursday, March 22
12:30pm - 6:00pm
Carlson School

Courageous Conversations: The Aging Workforce in Southwest Minnesota
Friday, March 23
10:30am - 11:45am
Marshall Area YMCA

Conversations with the Fed: An Economic Outlook with Mark Wright
March 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

CERTs 2018 Conference
Clean Energy Resource Teams
March 28-29
St. Cloud Convention Center
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