Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Celebrating 100 years of giving with the Minneapolis Foundation with President of the Minneapolis Foundation Sandy Vargas, Director of Outreach & Education for Planned Parenthood Migdalia Loyola, Gloria Edin Contreras, State Senator Melisa Franzen, Vice President of the Minneapolis Foundation Luz Frias, and President of CLUES Ruby Lee.
STANDING UP FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Pictured above, Ninth Ward resident and Co-Director of Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha Veronica Mendez-Moore speaks at a workers' rights rally. Photo credit David Joles via the Star Tribune.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Low-wage workers and immigrant families have been leading the charge to raise the wage and improve working conditions in our communities. Tired of being dehumanized by a $7, $8, or $9 hourly rate while CEO's in companies like McDonald's make $9,200 per hour, these workers have brought the economic justice movement sweeping our nation to bear in Minneapolis.
Today, the City Council with Mayor Betsy Hodges support responded to this call to action by approving to study the economic impacts of implementing a $12 and $15 per hour minimum for Minneapolis and our region. This is excellent progress and I want to thank 15 Now Minnesota, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha, Mn Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, MPIRG, the #MPLSWorks Coalition, and the many other organizers and leaders working on this effort.

I also want to thank all of my Council Colleagues for addressing an issue that has captured the imagination of millions of working families across not only our city and our state, but our entire country.

As the minimum wage study gets on its feet, I wanted to let you know that the City Council is also getting ready to move forward with our Working Families ordinance changes and we want to hear from you. The Working Families agenda would require employers to provide paid sick time and predictable scheduling to Minneapolis workers. You can check out the current proposal on the City website and offer your comments via email before October 16th of this year. 
You can learn more about these proposed changes during our City Council Study Session scheduled for October 6th at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. Keep an eye on the City Website for more information as it becomes available. If you can’t make it in person you can stream the meeting online or tune in live on Channel 79.
Additionally, the #MPLSworks Coalition is hosting a listening session on the Working Families agenda for low-wage workers the evening of October 1st. Find all the details and RSVP on Facebook.  
Also, the Lake Street Council and the Longfellow Business Association are hosting an information session about these proposed changes for business owners the morning of October 8. Find all the details and RSVP on Facebook.
I look forward to continiung to hear from all of the people impacted by these policies so we can improve the lives of low-wage workers and strengthen our local economy.
Seguimos adelante, 
CAFE CON ALONDRA
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TRANS* EQUITY SUMMIT
The Second Annual Trans* Equity Summit will take place in conjunction with Visibili “T”- a six-week photography exhibition at the Intermedia Arts gallery that offers an in-depth look at the lives of Minneapolis’ trans* community. The focus of this year's summit will be on the intersection of trans* identity and the criminal justice system. Police Chief Janee Harteau is copnfirmed as a guest. Join us for a day of learning and building broader community understanding of the trans* community and issues.
Thursday, September 24
1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
IMMIGRATION REFORM ROUNDTABLE
Join Pangea and other artists and activists to discuss Immigration Reform. We will ground in the moment through a pan-immigrant perspective on the current and critical state of our immigration crises and anti-immigrant hysteria. 
Thursday, September 24th 
6:30 p.m.
SAVE OUR BARN, GROW OUR FARM 
Support former Ninth Ward residents Klaus and Emily, who distribute food to our community through the Shared Ground Co-op. Whetstone Farm is asking for your help to make an exciting project happen on their new farm in Amery, Wisconsin. They are re-roofing and renovating their barn so that they can start raising heritage pigs year-round.

HEART OF THE BEAST 
SATURDAY PUPPET SHOWS FOR KIDS
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre will hold two shows on Saturdays for kids. You can also stay after the show and learn more about puppetmaking. If you have kids, this is a great way to spend part of the weekend! Check out the full schedule.
Saturdays starting in October
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
 FREE HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY VISITS, 
NO INTEREST FINANCING
The City of Minneapolis is offering free Home Energy Squad visits to income-qualified Minneapolis households while funds last. Qualified households have incomes less than $35,310 for one person plus $12,480 for each additional person. That’s $47,790 for two people, $60,270 for three people, or up to $122,670 for eight people. Homeowners can call 612-335-5874 to confirm eligibility and schedule a visit. Learn more on the City of Minneapolis website.    Image by Ricardo Levins Morales
PILLSBURY HOUSE + THEATER 
BUBBLE UP GOFUND
The Pillsbury House +Theater has just created a Bubble Up GoFund and we want you to use it!  All you have to do to be considered is fill out a form with your idea at (50 words or less) and your contact information (name, address, email, phone number) and drop it into the Bubble Up box located at the Pillsbury House +Theatre front desk or via email.
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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.
UPCOMING
FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION MIDTOWN FARMER'S MARKET FUNDRAISER
Join us for a fun evening to support the Midtown Farmers Market! Meet and mingle with neighbors and community leaders, enjoy tasty bites from local food trucks, craft cocktails, a silent auction, and live bluegrass music from The Gated Community.

Tickets are $25 and include one appetizer and one complimentary Du Nord cocktail (21+). 
Saturday, September 26
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Du Nord
EAST 38TH STREET BRIDGE (OVER 35W) COMMUNITY MEETING 
The City of Minneapolis and MnDOT are coordinating a meeting to discuss improvements to the 38th Street bridge.
Tuesday September 29

6:00 p.m.


POWDERHORN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ED MEET AND GREET 
Tabitha Mongomery is joining PPNA as their new Executive Director. Join neighbors and friends to welcome Tabitha to PPNA and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood with refreshments

Thursday, October 15th
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
TINY DINER
FARMERS MARKET
Locally grown vegetables and fruits, locally made herbal health & body products, fun ferments, flowers, arts & carts, live music and more!
Every Thursday
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
CINEMA IN THE
CEMETERY RETURNS 
Scary movies in a cemetery, get terrifed for a good cause. All proceeds go to help support the Pioneers and Soldiers cemetery. Two more showings are left for the season. 
All movies start at dusk.
RUN FOR THE BOARD OF POWDERHORN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
PPNA is seeking nominations for the 2015/2016 Board of Directors! Be a part of exciting and important work for Powderhorn Park Neighborhood as a director of PPNA.  

IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST PUPPET AND MASK THEATRE SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS 

The HOBT Board of Directors is seeking applications for new board members to begin in January 2016
NATIONAL FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE, CLEAN ENERGY AND PEOPLE OF COLOR
Join national, congressional, community, and faith leaders in advancing the Clean Power Plan.  Let's work together to ensure the Plan creates health, wealth, and opportunity for our most vulnerable low-income communities and people of color!
OPPORTUNITIES
Transit for Livable Communities is hiring an Executive Director and Finance & Accounting Manager.
Council member Andrew Johnson is hiring a Council Associate.

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