Saturday, April 30, 2022

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] April 2022

[#mnrising Dispatch] April 2022

We're hopeful April showers (and snow, for that matter) bring May flowers and spring blooms to Mni Sóta Maḳoce in time for American Indian Month in Minnesota and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 in the United States. Clyde Bellecourt's passing earlier this year, the last living founder of the American Indian Movement started in Minneapolis, stirred reflections on the progress he and others were able to advance in developing programs and community change, as well as showing how much work remains to honor treaties and the First Peoples of this land. Elaine Salinas was quoted in the Star Tribune, "What AIM did in this country is awaken Indian people — Indian tribes and urban Indian people who had been so beaten down. AIM said we are proud people, we are a resilient people, and we have to challenge institutions that marginalized us and destroyed our lives. It was a very powerful message." May we honor Indigenous, im/migrant, and all our relations through opportunities for connection and restoration shared in this Dispatch and by others working to advance Native sovereignty and ways across this Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds.

Humphrey Policy Fellows

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (CSPG) offers professional development for Minnesota leaders through the Policy Fellows program. The Policy Fellows program provides emerging and mid-career professionals a renowned public affairs leadership development experience. Each year, approximately 35 leaders from government, business/industry, and nonprofit organizations from around the state are selected through a competitive application process. Applicants should live and work primarily in Minnesota, be a leader or emerging leader in their field of work and have a strong record of contributing to their community or working toward the common good. [Learn more.]

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the capacity of peace and development professionals to become effective catalysts for peace. The fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship and field-study expenses. The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities. [Read more.]

'Who Leads MN"

Leaders — in government, businesses and nonprofits — shape our institutions and our collective experiences. But, how do we know if they are representative of and responsive to the diverse communities that they employ and serve? Bush Foundation, Wilder Research, and Minnesota Compass have sought to investigate these questions through Who Leads Minnesota. Resources include:
-Stories and ideas from those who have taken action
-Leadership Programs Resource Directory.
-Racial Equity Resource Directory
-Leadership Toolkit

[Read more about Who Leads Minnesota?]

Move for America Fellowship

Be the change America needs. The Move for America Fellowship Program is a paid, immersive learning experience for emerging leaders to move across America's cultural, political, and geographic fault lines to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will serve in community-based organizations, build relationships, and learn about their host town. They will participate in professional development sessions, peer mentorship, and complete a capstone project designed to build the skills and habits to bridge divides through youth engagement. Applications are available now, with a May 6 rolling deadline, and review process ongoing until all current positions are filled.[Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

MayDay Festival 2022
Sunday, May 1
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Four Directions Family Center Parking Lot

CelebrAsian: Rooted and Rising
Sunday, May 1
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Monster Brewing

How Do I Talk to My Neighbor Again?
Citizens League
Thursday, May 5
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Event

Prioritizing Belonging: Equity and Mental Health in Im/Migrant and Refugee
Center for Justice and Law

Friday, May 6
10:00am - 2:00pm

Kids n' Kinship Bowlathon
Saturday, May 7
1:00pm & 3:00pm
Bogart's Entertainment Center

Intersectional Community Organizing
YWCA Minneapolis
Tuesday, May 10
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Happy Hour Speaker Session: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Work at Coco
Thursday, May 12
4:00pm - 5:30pm

1st Annual AAPI Business Expo
Hmong Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 14
9:00am - 6:00am
Metro State University

Twin Cities Theater Community Mixer
Monday, May 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World: A Session on Meditation and Social Change
Institute for Nonprofit Practice
Tuesday, May 17

Robin Wall Kimmerer
Tuesday, May 17

10-Step Budgeting Process
Propel Nonprofits
Wednesday, May 18
12:00pm - 1:00pm

CEO Chat: Ethelind Kaba, Ann Bancroft Foundation
Tuesday, May 24
10:00am - 11:00am

Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story
Theater Mu
Tuesday, May 24
6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Art of Healing and Resilience Through Permaculture
The SEAD Project
Wednesday, May 25
3:00pm - 7:00pm

2022 Community Connections Conference: Forward Together
Saturday, May 21
8:00am - 4:00pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

Sweet Success
YWCA St. Paul
Thursday, May 26
4:30pm - 6:30pm

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