[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2022Our local and global communities are reeling from conflict and violence over the past few weeks. In the Twin Cities, we are deeply aggrieved by the shooting and killing of Amir Locke by a Minneapolis police officer. Globally, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has resulted in displacement and a growing humanitarian crisis. Near or far, community turmoil, loss of safety, and ultimate disregard for the lives of others causes rupture and disconnection. To think locally and act globally, consider supporting African American Leadership Forum in their mission to improve the lives of African Americans in Minnesota by building a cross-sector network of leaders and institutions that convenes, collaborates, and champions solutions. To reach across borders, learn how to assist those in Ukraine by supporting organizations providing relief to people in conflict-affected areas. May we remain resilient in our efforts to wage peace.
Register for Care and Curiosity Series for Entrepreneurs
Registration is open now for the Women in Entrepreneurship Series, a week of free virtual programming from March 1-8. This includes workshops, education sessions and offering one-on-one mentorship sessions, centering the unique experiences and challenges of women, female-identifying, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, all centered around Care and Curiosity. The week will culminate with an evening Power of 100 Showcase, with hopes to raise $10,000 through ticket sales to directly fund three local woman-owned businesses. [Register online.]
LeadMN Student Voter Summit Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals: Minnesota Student Voter Summit. In 2020, student voter turnout in Minnesota was a record 70% despite the fact that students faced unprecedented challenges in having their voice heard. At this Summit we will work to help build on that momentum as look to help students have their voice heard and be civically engaged. Seeking conference proposal submissions for workshops and sessions to help share best practices in student voter engagement and to train student leaders, staff, and faculty on Minnesota campuses. Learn more and submit a proposal. Deadline is March 15. [Learn more.]
Indigenous & Media Community Roundtable
In partnership with We Are Still Here Minnesota, and MIGIZI, MPR will host three community conversations involving media professionals and Indigenous community members. Led by Indigenous community leaders and moderated by David Cournoyer, a tribal member and former Twin Cities TV reporter, these virtual Zoom events will challenge problematic racial narratives that surround Native communities, seeking more authentic, complete and accurate portrayals of Native communities and issues. The first session will feature Indigenous author and scholar Dr. Anton Treuer. [Register online.]
2022 Naked Stages Fellowship
Calling all performance artists! Pillsbury House & Theatre is seeking applicants to the 2022 Naked Stages Fellowship, an opportunity for individual artists to create their own performances while receiving valuable mentorship resources, workshops, and guidance in their artistic process. Applications are now open and are due March 2. Generously supported by the Jerome Foundation, the goal of this program is to assist individual artists in acquiring knowledge and experience in performance creation, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. Applications are due by Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5 PM CST, and selections will be announced in May. [Learn more.]
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