Thursday, December 31, 2020

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] December 2020

[#mnrising Dispatch] December 2020

This month’s Winter Solstice marked the shortest and darkest day of 2020, an unprecedented year that will be remembered for global pandemic, collective loss, and civil uprising. Our interdependence is clearer now than ever, along with our ability to withstand change, and in some cases, to allow these shifts to provoke deep transformation. There is now a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel as multiple vaccine options become available, institutions begin to fulfill their commitments to anti-racist resources and action, and global shifts in leadership are anticipated in 2021.

Please continue to take good care of yourselves, and others as you are able, with the hope that in the new year you will come to know that you are stronger than you thought you were. Wishing you peace and wellness, on this final day of 2020, and in all the days to come!

Call for Submissions to Anthology Project 

Ode to George: Reflections on George Floyd’s Memorial Site at 38th and Chicago | In an effort to celebrate, honor, and preserve this space that has sprouted and flourished under the care of community, this call for submissions seeks PERSONAL ESSAYS, POEMS, AND VISUAL ART that reflects on the significance of this space as articulated by Shanene Herbert in “A Guide for White Allies in Black Spaces of Mourning.” 

All Are Welcome to Submit: This call is for emerging (including young people) and established artists from the local, national, and international community. Given this book’s impetus and mission, this anthology will prioritize the voices of Black and local artists. [Learn more.]

Reckoning to Rise Together

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 91st birthday and kicking off a week of hope and healing, join the Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI) on Friday, January 15 from 12 noon - 1:00 pm for an exclusive virtual screening of their new documentary-short, Reckoning to Rise Together.

A moderated discussion and Q & A with Twin Cities' business owners Jim Mills (J-Klips), Kiara Ellis (The Nail Bar), and Tim Wilson (Urban Lights Music) will follow the film screening.

The Center for Economic Inclusion is a cross-sector organization committed to strengthening the Minneapolis-St. Paul region's civic infrastructure and collective capacity to disrupt systems and influence market forces to catalyze shared prosperity and advance an inclusive economy.[Register online.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

How Can We Breathe: Policy-Makers and Community
Sweet Potato Comfort Pie
Thursday, January 7
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Online Event

Facing Financial Uncertainty with Confidence
YNPN Twin Cities
Monday, January 11
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Unfinished Business: Building Black Participation in America Depends on Building Black Wealth
Tuesday, January 12
12:00pm - 1:00pm

With Malice Toward None
MN Humanities Center
Tuesday, January 12
3:00pm – 4:30pm

2021 Regional Economic Conditions Conference
Wednesday, January 13
8:30am - 12:15pm

Getting Started in Accessibility
Thursday, January 14
11:00am - 11:30am

Other Duties As Assigned: A Virtual Competition for Nonprofit Rock Stars
YNPN Twin Cities
Friday, January 15
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Research Briefing: "Redefining Wealth Through Communal and Cultural Assets" 
Wednesday, January 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Intersectionality Workshop
YWCA of Minneapolis
Wednesday, January 20
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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