[#mnrising Dispatch] August 2018
It's the season of back-to-school and opportunities abound to be lifelong learners not only via traditional education experiences but through community education, local conferences, and leadership development programs. Consider opportunities to build skills, create connections, and stretch yourself this fall with the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, Leadership Saint Paul, Impact Hub's Work Trade Program, Work/Study with The Loft Literary Center, Governor's Young Women's Cabinet, and/or the 2018 St. Paul Indigenous Womxn & Womxn of Color summit. Whatever classroom you encounter, may you find enrichment and enjoy the exploration!
Dream, Girl Benefit Screening
Ann Bancroft Foundation
"Dream, girl." Filmmaker Erin Bagwell has produced a documentary for women by women showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs - Dream, Girl. The film reinforces the mission of the Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) to inspire and encourage girls to imagine something bigger. A benefit screening of Dream, Girl, plus a panel discussion and a woman-owned business marketplace, will take place on Saturday, September 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Catherine University. All proceeds from the event will further the programs of the Ann Bancroft Foundation. [Read more.]
Looking to connect with other expert practitioners and supporters of international development, share best practices, and learn about the NGO landscape in Minnesota? The MINN Summit is a one-day conference for global citizens in Minnesota and beyond to come together and network. The Summit convenes individuals from all over the world to build community, exchange information and resources, and gain insights into strategies and tools that support their work. Angela Bruce-Raeburn will join as keynote speaker to give the address Race, Gender, and Leadership in Global Development: Lifting New Voices for Better Outcomes. [Read more.]