Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, Veterans Day, and the end of Daylight Savings Time this week mark a shift in how we relate to one another, acknowledge those who have come and gone, and how we are in time and space. Election Day and Give to the Max Day 2022 provide us the opportunity to consider how we want to engage with and shape the future. Prepare your vote plan by using the YWCA of Minneapolis simplified voting guide and/or through the Secretary of State's website. Keep Minnesota's storied tradition of high civic engagement strong through participating in #GTMD22 and consider making contributions to the causes and organizations you care deeply about on Thursday, November 17. And during Native American Heritage Month, recognize Minnesota's original inhabitants and the crucial history of this place during the November 9 Dakota 38 documentary screening event. As uplifted in the 100% Campaign video, "A Circle by the River: Ricardo Levins Morales," this is a time that calls for healing in our communities and of the earth.
Voting Guide, Simplified! #Yvote
Election Day 2022 is just a week away! Read the YWCA Minneapolis simplified voter guide to get all the details on how to prep for the polls this year. (See: Register. Research. Vote. Know.) Not registered? Register online, by mail, or at the polls — during early voting or on Election Day! [Read more.]
Why are we trapped in conflict, and how do we get out?
Hateful conflict permeates our politics and, too often, our private lives. It affects our ability to think clearly and consumes our time and energy. Amanda Ripley’s groundbreaking journalism and books are being taken up by citizens and legislators to chart a new way forward. In this conversation with the award-winning Krista Tippett - a collaboration between On Being and the Humphrey School’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance - they explore why we get trapped in conflicts and how we can break the spiral. | Wednesday, November 2 |12:00pm - 1:30pm. [Register online.]
Give To the Max Day 2022
Give to the Max is a statewide outpouring of support for thousands of nonprofits & schools across Minnesota! #GTMD22 is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, but you don’t have to wait to support the causes that mean the most to you. Early Giving starts November 1, so search GiveMN.org to make a gift today! [Learn more.]
American Indian Family Empowerment Program
The Family Empowerment Program is a grant-making project of the Tiwahe Foundation, which awards grants to individuals working to be of service to their community, connected to their culture, and to have their potential realized. Throughout its history, this program has invested in human capital - in the skills, resources, and cultural strengths that American Indian families and individuals possess that allow them to contribute to the cultural and social wellbeing of their community. Grants range from $500 to $2,500, supporting an individual or family in pursuit of professional, educational, or cultural opportunities. [Learn more.]