Friday, December 31, 2021

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] December 2021


[#mnrising Dispatch] December 2021

And the end of one of the longest years in recent memory draws upon us. 2021 was full, and brought us individually and collectively: hardship and happiness, loss and gifts, frustration and clarity, stubbornness and growth. As you reflect on how much has shifted in your own world and all around us, may you find peace, health, and hope in the coming year. To that end, we'll share these resources and others in this month's Dispatch for you and yours to take good care and keep connected:Wishing you each every good thing in 2022!

Apply to VoCul School Chef Training

Don't miss your chance to be a part of VoCul, a 14-week specialized paid vocational training program with a farm-to-school focus that teaches the foundational techniques and skills necessary for a successful culinary career. The VoCul School Chef Training (VoCul for short) is a program of The Good Acre, a nonprofit food hub. If you are 18+ and interested in joining the ranks of skilled culinary professionals working in area public schools and other food service kitchens across the Twin Cities, consider applying to join the next cohort which starts at the end of February 2022. Apply by January 7th, 2022. [Learn more.]

Just Tech Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council seeks applicants for the inaugural cohort of its Just Tech Fellowship. The Just Tech Fellowship supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures. Fellows will identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies, and identify solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights. Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 per year, robust supplementary funding packages to subsidize additional expenses, and seed funding to work on collaborative projects with other Just Tech Fellows. Expression of Interest due January 2. [Learn more.]

Art Shanty Projects 2022

Art Shanty Projects is a four-weekend winter art festival on a frozen lake in the Twin Cities. Artists create temporary structures and interactive, engaging art experiences and performances, turning a barren, frozen lake into a vibrant, colorful winter village. Art Shanty Projects will be back on the ice of Bde Unma / Lake Harriet on weekends from January 15 - February 6, 10am - 4pm. All projects are open-air. Audio describers and ASL interpreters will be onsite every festival day from noon to at least 3 p.m., and kicksleds are available to borrow for those who need them for transportation and accessibility. [Read more.]

The Wild Gift Fellowship

Wild Gift selects a group of environmental entrepreneurs for a fellowship rooted in wilderness-based programs that develop leadership and business skills while building a lifelong support network. Fellows receive a: guided 3-week deep wilderness backpacking trek (in Idaho or Utah); 10-week virtual fellowship (weekly 2-hour sessions) with business and leadership workshops designed to support venture and fellow development; virtual and/or in-person celebration with Wild Gift donors and our broader network; lifetime membership in the vibrant Wild Gift network that includes alumni, mentors, and supporters​ The 2022 spring fellowship application is now open. The deadline is January 15 at 5pm PST. [Learn more.] 

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times (Session 1 of 4)
Minnesota Humanities Center
Thursday, January 6
4:00pm - 5:30pm |

The Time Is Now to Put Minnesota Children First: A Conversation in Rochester
Rochester Diversity Council and Rochester Community Initiative
Tuesday, January 11
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Minnesota Grantmakers 2022 - Statewide and Twin Cities
MN Council of Nonprofits
Thursday, January 13
10:00am - 1:30pm

Racism 101
Thursday, January 13
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sip N Tip
That's Their Dream
Thursday, January 13
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Park Tavern

History Revealed: We Are Meant to Rise
More Than A Single Story
Thursday, January 13
7:00pm - 9:00pm
East Side Freedom Library

Redistricting and Racial Equity Impacts Workshop
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, January 20
11:30am - 12:15pm

The Great Northern Festival: Learning From Place Bdote
Sunday, January 30
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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