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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