Tuesday, February 28, 2023

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] February 2023

[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2023

The shortest month of the year and yet so full, with Minnesota snowstorms and snow emergencies, Valentine's and Galentine's, and respective resets and restarts. And throughout, a chance to honor Black History in Minnesota through supporting Melanin in Motion, listening to and amplifying Black voices and perspectives, and advocating to ensure equity for all until Justice Just Is. May we continue to act on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s wisdom to build beloved community here and now: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."

Bloom in Bloomington

Bloom in Bloomington is a youth workforce program offering young people aged 16 to 24 summer internship experiences. Applicants must live in Bloomington or attend high school or college in the city. There is an eight-week internship for current high school students who are at least 16 years old, including a weekly mandated leadership institute. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $15 per hour. There is a 12-week internship program for those who are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent. Anticipated pay for this program starts at $20 per hour. Applications are due by March 12, 11:59 p.m. [Read more.]

Accepting Applications: Summer Impact Corps

If you're interested in supporting your community, consider Summer Impact Corps, an AmeriCorps program. There are openings across the Twin Cities in the areas of climate mitigation, K-8 education, and affordable housing access. Paid, full-time positions offer an opportunity to build your resume and earn money for school for you or your family. Choose to serve starting in May or June and ending in August. You'll earn up to $6,600 in 12 weeks! Must be 17+. Find openings near you at ampact.us/summer. Want more information? Register to learn more during an virtual information session on March 22 at 5:30pm. [Register online.]

Minnesota RUX

The Minnesota Rural-Urban Exchange cohort is a creative leadership program designed to develop skills and confidence, grow social capital, and cultivate relationships across racial, economic and geographic divides. RUX brings us to one another’s places to better understand who we are, what we love, what we fear, and what we need from one another. Each gathering is curated as a long-weekend retreat and will be hosted in various rural and urban communities across the state. We are currently looking for twelve people to join our Minnesota RUX cohort. The cohort meets four times over a two-year period. [Learn more.]

The Best of Cow Tipping Press: Vol. 4

A team of staff, interns, and authors has combed through over FIFTY Cow Tipping books to create a gorgeous compilation of genre-pushing, silly, profound, stand-out works. Come be the first to grab a shiny new copy and celebrate the release of this new collection with the authors on Thursday March 2nd from 7pm - 9pm. Featuring a gorgeous and thought provoking visual art exhibit showcasing Art for All artists from across the state with disabilities at the Northrup King building, live music by Rabeca, provided refreshments and extra snacks for sale by Noshing with Netta. [Learn more.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

“J is for Justice” Book Launch Party
Friday, March 3
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Capri Theater

Headscarf Story Circle: Tea Gathering
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, March 4
11:00am - 1:00pm

A Great Day In Twin Cities Hip Hop: Reflection on the Culture, Standing on Untold Legacies
Saturday, March 4
2:00pm - 4:00pm
MN History Center

Beyond Equity: Unpacking Targeted Universalism with john a. powell
Tuesday, March 7

Increasing Access to Capital
Tuesday, March 7
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Carlson School

Legislative Lunch and Learn
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, March 9
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Home Improvement Workshop Day
Saturday, March 11
Cretin Derham Hall
9:00am - 1:00pm

ECO FAIR: Yes! We Can Make a Difference
InterFaith Creation Care South Metro Twin Cities
Saturday, March 11
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Rhetoric of Hate: White Violence & White Silence
YWCA Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 14
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions
Propel Nonprofits
Wednesday, March 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm

What's Happening at the Minnesota Legislature?
Wednesday, March 15
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Graze 4 Good: 2023 Event Series
Fourth Generation
March 17 and April 30

Mid(dle of the Legislative)-Session Bipartisan Social Majority in the Middle
Tuesday, March 21
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Celeste of St. Paul Hotel

2023 Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference
MN Council of Nonprofits and Propel Nonprofits
March 28 and 30
8:30am - 4:30pm

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

[Minnesota Rising Dispatch] January 2023

[#mnrising Dispatch] January 2023

Happy Gregorian Calendar New Year and Happy Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit! The rabbit more than any other of the Chinese zodiac animals symbolizes luck, and has been described as waiting for an opportune moment and then leaping into action. Recognizing the disconnection, trauma, and grief our communities are experiencing with police-involved and community shootings locally and nationwide, may we see this as opportune moment to take action. In this month's Dispatch, find opportunities to connect with local community, uplift Black and Native voices and language, and grieve and laugh with Asian artists. Where possible, with support, find a way to turn your anguish to action.

2023 Move for America Fellowship Program

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. [Apply online.]

Audition Prep 101

Join Theater Mu artistic director Lily Tung Crystal and local artists Katie Bradley and Wesley Mouri as they offer insider knowledge, tips, and tricks about auditioning. This a la carte workshop series begins with a seminar discussing topics such as finding audition materials, seeking out audition opportunities, and how to present yourself in front of a panel of auditors. Next, sign up for one-on-one coaching sessions to hone your audition monologues and song selections. Finally, the series concludes with the opportunity to show off what you’ve learned by participating in a mock audition, after which you will receive feedback to help you in the future. Classes are made for BIPOC artists 16 years or older. [Learn more.]

Advocacy Accelerator Weekend

Calling for anyone who wants to make Minnesota better! Come together on February 18 and 19 with your community to advocate, activate and learn how to change laws and policies. Join the Center for Victims of Torture and partners at two sessions at Rondo Community Library to discuss strategies focused on the Minnesota legislature, building community power, and taking care of ourselves/each other during the process. ALL ARE WELCOME. No money, experience or education required. Open to the public, no-cost, with lunch and snacks provided. [Register online.]

Serving in Local Elected Office: A Citizens League Report

Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, the Citizens League sought out the voices and perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office (city council and mayor) in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis- Saint Paul) 7-County Metro area. This report is also offered as encouragement for those who would consider running for office at the local level, especially those who may initially say what could I bring to that role? Or even think that’s not for me. Perhaps it will be, someday. [Read the Report.]

News from the Network

Updates and events with our esteemed partners and collaborators!

The Great Northern Festival
January 25 - February 5

2023 St. Paul Winter Carnival
January 26 - February 5

Thursday, Feb 2
Augsburg University

Space for Grief: A Song Circle for Asian + Mixed Bodies
Friday, February 3
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Springboard for the Arts

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival
February 4 - February 5

Dakota and Ojibwe Languages Symposium
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 
February 9 - 10
Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Capitol Pathways Social
Citizens League
Friday, February 10
4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Latine Hxstory and the Xican@ Pop-Up Book Movement
MN Humanities Center
Saturday, February 11
9:00am - 3:30pm

24th Annual Cherish the Children Traditional Powwow
Ain Dah Yung (Our Home) Center
February 11 - 12
Johnson Senior High School

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples March
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition
Tuesday, February 14
11:00am - 2:00pm
East Phillips Community and Cultural Center

Centering Voices of Color in Dismantling White Supremacy
YWCA Minneapolis
Thursday, February 16
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (Zoom) 

Feeding Our Souls: The Essence of Black Joy
MN Humanities Center
Thursday, February 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm CST

The FAWK Intentional Hot Mess Show
Friday, February 24
9:30pm - 11:00pm

Race Against Racism 2K/5K
YWCA Minneapolis
Saturday, February 26
8:00am - 1:00pm
Minneapolis Sports Center

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