Signs of seasonal shift abound: the start of the academic calendar year, temperatures of late dropping to fall-like weather, and the final days of the Great Minnesota Get Together. We’re reminded again that time is more cyclical than linear and and that the invitation awaits us to delve another layer deeper into our own growth and evolution. Check out the opportunities in this month’s Dispatch for ways to connect, reflect, and learn. And may you enjoy these remaining days of summer sunshine!
MSP Welcome Week: September 12-18
As part of MSP Welcome Week's second annual event series, a variety of partners will welcome thousands of people – newcomers, MSP lifers, and everyone in between – to our region through a series of events, meetups, and social campaigns. Here's how you can get involved in this year's celebration of new neighbors: -Attend an event or meetup: Browse the line-up of events taking place at a wide range of venues and watch for more events and details in the upcoming weeks! -Welcome someone new to town: Invite a new neighbor, family member, or coworker and share your experience using #MSPWelcome for a chance to win prizes. -Spread the word: How can Make It. MSP. reach more newcomers? YOU! Help us spread the word by promoting MSP Welcome Week across your networks. [Learn more.]
Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) is a community leadership program for high school students to strengthen self-awareness, develop cross-cultural leadership skills, and to put skills learned into action in a multicultural and global community. In YLI, learning happens through active engagement, listening and doing, reflection, a mixture of small and large group activities, storytelling and peer mentoring. Attend the September 12 YLI Fall Open House to learn more and apply online by September 15. [Learn more.]
2019 Facing Race Awards
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations invite you to celebrate the 13th annual Facing Race Awards, honoring Rev. Gloria Roach Thomas and Tuleah Palmer, two individuals courageously working to eliminate racism and its effects in Minnesota. The event will take place at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel on Thursday, September 19 and will include a special performance by ShapeShift. This year's keynote speaker is Ruth Buffalo, whose election in 2018 made history as she became the first Native American woman elected to North Dakota’s legislature, overcoming an opponent who had passed a voter ID law that made it harder for Native Americans to vote. Register today to hear Ruth’s perspective on reclaiming the power of our stories and important role they play in equity work. [Learn more.]
Courthouse Murals - Call for Artists
Ramsey County Historical Society, on behalf of Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul, is issuing the following call for artists to create new artwork that celebrates the people and progress of Saint Paul. There are expected to be four pieces of art created and artists will be paid $3,000 per piece. Artists/Artist-led teams are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered as finalists for the creation of new art to add to the St. Paul City Hall/Ramsey County Courthouse council chambers. With this public art opportunity, RCHS seeks to diversify the voices engaged in the community’s public art presence. [Learn more.]