[#mnrising Dispatch] February 2023The 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."
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.]