Thursday, February 28, 2019

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2019

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2019

Despite it being the shortest month, February has been full to overflowing. There were numerous opportunities to celebrate Black History Month throughout the past 28 days and there are multiple ways to continue to learnabout and support local African American culture and community all year long. This month ushered in the Year of the Pig as the Lunar New Year kicked off on February 5. And of course, we set the record for the snowiest February in Minnesota history, with more than a foot of snow falling in the Twin Cities since the record was broken earlier this month. As we keep count of the snowfall as well as one another, we can start to staff up for the 2020 Census and nominate our colleagues and co-conspirators for the 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Awards. Thanks for your work to help surface and support other leaders with these submissions, and may coming together to overcome the record-breaking levels of snow bring out the best in all of us!

"She Won! Now What?" International Women's Day Reception

In honor of International Women's Day, LOCUS is partnering with POWERMoves to celebrate amazing women of color who are leading as elected officials, entrepreneurs, and so much more. Special guests at "She Won! Now What?" on Friday, March 8 include: Marquita Butler, the 2nd black woman elected to the Brooklyn Center City Council; Maria Regan Gonzales, the 1st Latina Mayor of Richfield; and MN Fateemah, award winning stylist & Beauty Inclusion Strategist. Enjoy light snacks, treat yourself to a complimentary cocktail and gift bag, and take photos with FotoGenic MN! [Read more.]

Challenging Islamaphobia Conference

Join the largest regional conference on challenging Islamophobia in the nation. The conference will bring leading national experts of Islamophobia, as well as community leaders in Minnesota addressing how to challenge Islamophobia. Last year's conference drew over 250 attendees from school administrators, government employees, corporate diversity and inclusion leaders, non-profit leaders and elected officials, students, and community activists. The mission of CAIR-Minnesota is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. [Read more.]

Apply for NEW Leadership™ 
Development Institute 2019

NEW Leadership™ Northern Lights has held an annual NEW Leadership™ Development Institute since 2004. These intensive five-day residential institutes provide leadership training, inspiration and support for women in the upper Midwest. Particular emphasis is placed 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. [Read more.]

Changing Racial Narratives in Media Conference

On March 19-20, attend "Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media, an innovative conference that aims to equip media professionals to challenge racial narratives and build trust in local news media. Learn how to create more accurate, complete and trustworthy "narratives by challenging racial bias -- for yourself, your work and your communities. The conference is the product of a collaboration between The Minnesota Humanities Center, Minnesota Public Radio, KMOJ, Pillsbury United Communities, ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas, and Hamline University. [Read more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

2019 AAPI Youth Summit: Rooting Our Stories, Rooting Ourselves
Saturday, March 2
10am - 3pm
University of MN

Indigenous Women Have Always Been Leaders 
2019 International Women's Day Conference
Friday, March 8
8:30am - 5pm
Cowles Auditorium + Livestream

FeMNist Day 2019
Showcase, Workshops, and Night Market
Friday, March 8
9:15am - 10p

Microaggressions and Bias 101
Wednesday, March 13
6pm - 8pm
YWCA Minneapolis Downtown

2019 Educator Institute
MN Humanities Center
Application deadline: March 14
Program: June 16 -21

PEN 2019 Educating for Democracy: Navigating the Current and Channeling the Future of Progressive Education 
Call For Proposals due March 15

Leading with Equity: Community Organizing & New Electeds of Color
Friday, March 15
11am - 1pm
Hope Community

Global Health Discussion
Minnesota International NGO Network
Monday, March 18
5:45pm - 7:30pm
Ewald Consulting

SEA Roots: Language Workshops 
Languages offered: Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese
Register by March 16; Classes begin March 30

Celebration 39: Honoring Our Minds, Our Bodies, Our Souls, Our Rights, Our Lives
Minnesota Women's Consortium
Wednesday, March 27
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Keller Golf Course

20/20 Artist Fellowship
Springboard for the Arts
Deadline to apply: March 31
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