Saturday, June 30, 2018

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] June 2018

[#mnrising Dispatch] June 2018

June has been full of opportunities to come together, including Pride and Juneteenth, as well as opportunities to overcome - to ensure families stay together and that #blacklivesmatter. For those you know who are working to change the narrative locally, consider nominating them by July 3 for the 2018 Facing Race Awards from The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations.




Minnesota Rising Founder, Diane Tran, was invited to share in a video released in early June about the vision for the GREATER MSP region in 10 years. And in the journey between here and that future, this past month's Minnesota Rising RE:treat reminded us to make time to connect with and care for ourselves and each other amidst life's transitions in order that we can contribute our best efforts to what our communities most need.

RE:treat - New Doors for Old Ideas

by Andreanna 'Andy' Mond

On Saturday, June 16th, 2018 we gathered at the Wilder Center for what we hope to be the first of many retreats hosted by Minnesota Rising. The intent of the retreat was something that we’ve all heard before: taking intentional time out to rest and gather ourselves in a way that fueled rejuvenation. It was a cozy group, and to me that encouraged more authentic sharing in a way that allowed us all to leave lighter. We gave away past pain, anger, and confusion to the circle in the morning as we began which created a connection that allowed us the freedom to not feel judgement or condemnation as we shared. [Read more.]

2018 MINN Summit Breakout Sessions

Proposals due July 31
The Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) welcomes proposals for the sixth annual MINN Summit on Friday, September 28 at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Please join us in applying to be a part of the biggest Summit yet! MINN Summit attendees will connect, share, and learn during breakout sessions and workshops throughout the day. Each session will be 60-75 minutes on a topic related to the work of international development. [Read more.]

Seeking Cow Tipping Press Fellows

Apply by July 20

Cow Tipping Press is a trailblazing social venture with two years of fundamentally changing the way people think about disability under our belts. We understand our work as a matter of justice, not charity; of relishing the assets of our 1 in 50 peers with developmental disabilities, not pitying their deficits. Selected Fellows will be placed in full-time, fully paid roles with host organizations in the Twin Cities, serving as frontline advocates to help adults with developmental disabilities live, work, learn, and recreate in the most inclusive and enriching settings possible. [Read more.]

RaiseMN 2018-19 Campaign Institute

Applications due July 13

GiveMN is thrilled to begin searching for seven organizations to take part in the 2018-19 RaiseMN Campaign Institute! RaiseMN works directly with nonprofits to build infrastructure and capacity around sustainable fundraising practices. Thanks to generous support from The Saint Paul Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, and the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, we are pleased to expand our work in 2018 to include seven nonprofits located in, or primarily serving, Dakota, Ramsey or Washington Counties in the Twin Cities East Metro. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

MSP Hello - Hello Summer with Minnesota United 
Wednesday, July 4
4:30 PM
TCF Bank Stadium

2018 Little Mekong Night Market
July 7-8
Little Mekong District

Actualizing Equity: Who Speaks for the Neighborhood?
The Alliance
Monday, July 9
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hope Community

Thought Leaders in Food and Ag: Nick Taranto, the CEO of Plated 
Thursday, July 12
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Herbert M. Hanson Jr. Hall

Dragon Festival 2018
July 14-15
Lake Phalen

Learning from Place: Bdote
Sunday, July 15
8:00am - 4:00pm
Minnesota Humanities Center

Rondo Days 2018
Saturday, July 21
MLK Recreation Center Park

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives
Wednesday, July 25
8:00am - 4:00pm
Minnesota Humanities Center

MSP Mingle for Professionals of Color
Thursday, July 26
5:30pm – 7pm
Target Plaza Commons

African American Leadership Forum Community Awards and Fundraising Dinner
Thursday, July 26
6:00pm - 8:30pm
JW Marriott
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