Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
The Minneapolis City Council and members of the Workplace Regulations Partnership celebrate the passage of the Midwest's first Paid Sick and Safe Time ordinance.
Dear Neighbors,
Last week the Minneapolis City Council passed a historic and groundbreaking ordinance on Paid Sick and Safe Time, the first of its kind in the Midwest. Designed in a way to protect the health of workers and support businesses to adapt to this new requirement, I am pleased to say that more than 100,000 workers in Minneapolis will no longer have to choose between taking care of health or taking care of their bills. I believe that being able to take care of your family is a basic human right that has been denied to many. I am proud to have been one of the Council Members who voted to approve this policy to ensure this basic right is given to more families in our city.
This achievement would not have been possible without the sustained advocacy of so many low-wage workers, organizers, small business owners, and union members who came to City Hall again and again to share their stories with policy makers. Many of these same advocates sat on the Workplace Regulations Partnership and worked closely with City staff and Council Members to craft a meaningful and enforceable policy that supports low-income families.
When the people show up, we win. Now on to the next victory!
CAFE CON ALONDRA: STATE OF THE PARKS
This year, the City Council approved a historic Parks funding agreement which promised to prioritize fixing parks in the most diverse and low-income areas of our city. The Park Board has also been busy with a Southside master planning process. What will these investments and planning efforts mean for the Parks that you and your family use?
Join me as we dig deeper into this question with leaders from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board and staff. This will be an outdoor conversation about the projected improvement plans for parks in the Ninth Ward.
Featuring: 
Commissioner Scott Vreeland 
Commissioner John Erwin
Superintendent Jayne Miller
Tuesday, June 14
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cedar Field (next to Little Earth), 2500 Cedar Ave.
NORTHERN SPARK!
Northern Spark is a free, annual, dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival that draws tens of thousands of people each year to roam the City all night and engage in new ways with art and artists. For the 2016 and 2017 festivals, the theme Climate Chaos | Climate Rising will explore the interconnected, evolving, long-term consequences from climate change, giving local and national artists a platform to help turn a sense of overwhelmment into concrete actions anchored in a realistic and hopeful map for the future.
Saturday June 11
9:00 p.m. to 5:26 a.m. 
Various locations
EAST PHILLIPS SUMMER FEST
Join your East Phillips neighbors for a full day of family friendly fun. Featuring music, cultural performances, lots of kids activities, and food. 
Sunday, June 12
1:00 p.m. to  7:00 p.m.
East Phillips Park
BICYCLES AND BIKING, NINTH WARD STYLE
Calling Ninth Ward residents who love to bike and want to help Minneapolis be a more bicycle friendly city! Our office is currently looking for applicants who are interested in serving as the Ninth Ward appointee on the City of Minneapolis' Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). The BAC works to promote improvements to make commuting and recreational biking better, they advocate for bicycling infrastructure investments and more. The BAC functions as an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council as well as the Park Board and serves as a liaison to bicyclists, businesses, neighborhoods, and other communities and agencies.
If you are interested in applying to serve on this committee please fill out the form found online.
If you have questions about this appointment, email or call Aisha 612-673-3196.
GREENWAY GLOW
Help raise funds for the Midtown Greenway!

Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition for a glowing night of fun and fundraising on the nation's best urban trail. 
The Greenway Glow takes place on Saturday, June 18 and it consists of a community arts festival, a ten mile bike ride, and a 5K fun-run or walk.
Read all about it and participate on the Greenway Coalition's website.
TRUE ROOTS 
A BENEFIT FOR THE WATER WARRIORS
Join the #LoveWaterNotOil movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil pipeline proposed to transport oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota through Standing Rock reserve lands and sacred sites, on to South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. The pipeline route threatens sites of historical and cultural significance to many Northern Plains Tribes, including the Lakota, Dakota, Mandan, Arikara and Cheyenne Nations.
Indigenous Nations have set up the Iyan Wakanya Gagnapi Ot (Camp of the Sacred Stones) to build community, pray, and defend their territory from the pipeline. All proceeds from this concert will benefit their efforts. 
Featuring Tall Paul, Guante, ZULUZULUU, Truth Maze and much more!
Saturday June 11
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Seward Cafe  (rain location: Red Sea Bar)
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Alondra Cano represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. The Ninth Ward consists of the Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods along with a sliver of Longfellow. Our diverse and vibrant communities boast beautiful parks, a number of thriving small business corridors, the Midtown Exchange, world class hospitals, and an informed and engaged community of changemakers, artists, and activists.

Plug into local efforts to raise the wage with 15 Now Minnesota. They are doing weekly signature drive efforts for their ballot initiative which would raise the wage to $15 per hour in Minneapolis. 
UPCOMING
INDIAN HEALTH BOARD COMMUNITY TALKING CIRCLE
Gather together to share your voice in creating a new, enhanced vision for healthcare and service at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.

Thursday, June 2
5:00 p.m.
Indian Health Board
YARD SALE FUNDRAISER FOR CANDO
Still accepting donations to off load some of your cool junk for this fundraiser. Contact Eduardo via email or at (612) 747-9727 to donate your stuff. Be sure to stop by and find some new treasures while you support the Central Neighborhood!

Saturday, June 4
8:00 a.m.
CINEMA IN THE CEMETERY: THE CAMERAMAN WITH DREAMLAND FACES LIVE 
Keaton’s last great silent comedy. Trying to impress a secretary for MGM Newsreels, Keaton masquerades as a movie cameraman, fumbling and failing before saving a little monkey and emerging as a brilliant photographer. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces.

$8 ($10 at the gate)
Saturday, June 4
Gates open at 7:00 p.m.
Movie begins at 8:30
ETHNIC COUNCILS LEGISLATIVE SESSION RECAP
Join the Asian, Latino and African Heritage Councils for their 2016 legislative wrap-up analysis. Learn about how the state decisions that did or didn't get made will impact communities of color. Meet the Executive Directors of each of these Councils and hear from elected officials about their take on this year's session.

Thursday, June 9
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES
CTUL is hiring a Capital Campaign Leader.
The City of Minneapolis, is hiring a number of positions in elections and an Urban Designer. More info on the City website. 
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