Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
I was thankful to be able to organize with Ninth Ward resident Andy Pearson from MN350, Honor the Earth's Winona LaDuke, Sharon Day, State Representative Susan Allen and State Representative Karen Clark to ask for the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council's support for the #LoveWaterNotOil campaign. The eleven Minnesota tribes council unanimously approved a letter to Governor Dayton requesting a stronger Environmental Impact Statement for the Enbridge Sandpiper - a crude oil pipeline that would decimate our ancient wild rice beds and pristine Minnesota waters.

Listen to coverage of this meeting, "Who Speaks for the Water."
CAFE CON ALONDRA:
CRIME AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
Join us for a follow-up to our November conversation about crime and building community safety with Council Member Alondra Cano and Third Precinct Inspector Mike Sullivan. Expect updates on crime statistics, trends, Community Response Team activities, beat patrol officers and efforts to address commercial sexual exploitation.
Monday, April 4, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Stay connected to updates on the Facebook invite
RESTORE THE NAME BDE MAKA SKA! HARRIET/CALHOUN CAC MEETING
Join the community in continuing to support the name change of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska. The Park Board can and should advocate for this name change with the County and the State's Department of Natural Resources. I stand with the community in their request that the Park Board take a stance against honoring the stewards of slavery and genocide. We need your help to make this change happen!
Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, 2117 West River Road
GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE DRAFT POLICE BODY CAMERA POLICY
The Minneapolis Police Department is seeking public input on their body camera policy. This is an opportunity to share your input with the City staff and officials. When final, the policy will guide police officers in all areas of using body cameras in their work. The public will have an opportunity to review the draft policy and bring questions and comments to any of the following community engagement sessions: 

6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 22
Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave.

Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 23
Waite House, 2323 11th Ave. S.

6:15-8:15 p.m., Thursday, March 24
Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave. S.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, March 25
Lao Assistance Center, 503 Irving Ave. N.

5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29
All Nations Church, 1515 E. 23rd St.

More sessions will be posted here as they are scheduled.

If you would like to share ideas, concerns or comments about the draft policy but you can’t come to a meeting, you can send an email to police@minneapolismn.gov with “Body camera policy” in the subject line. Learn more about the Police Department’s body camera program, and find a copy of the draft policy at www.insidempd.com/bodycams.
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN
CHICANO AND LATINO STUDIES
SPRING 2016
Critical Conversations in Chicano and Latino Studies: Cafe, Pan y Plática is an intellectual space for scholars to workshop new research, to discuss pedagogical strategies, and contemplate new issues within the field. Everyone on and off campus is welcome to attend.
The guest speaker for this session is Gerardo Licón, Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Friday, March 25
Scott Hall Rm. 2
10:30 a.m.
Learn more about the series and upcoming speakers on Facebook.
PAID INTERNSHIP TO TRAIN EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS (EMT's)
For anyone who has had an interest in healthcare, this is a great chance to enter the field. Starting April 1, the Minneapolis Fire Department is taking applications from people ages 18-30 for a certification course in emergency medical services (EMS). The Fire Department offers the EMS Pathways Academy with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) to train Minneapolis residents from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as emergency medical technicians. Twenty-five candidates will be accepted into the program. There is no cost to apply. Participants are paid $14.93 per hour.
Learn more at the City's website for deadlines and qualifications.
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE
The theme of the 4th annual Community Connections Conference- Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis, invites you to join neighbors, community members, non-profit organizations, business leaders, members of Minneapolis’ design community, developers and City and elected officials to think BIG about the future of Minneapolis.

Saturday, April 2
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
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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
SOUTH SIDE PARKS
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Join the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board for one of their final community meetings to discuss the future of and improvements needed for our South Minneapolis parks.
Open House, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Meeting, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Avenue South
LAND STEWARDSHIP PROJECT FAMILY FARM BREAKFAST &
DAY AT THE CAPITOL

The 11th Annual LSP Family Farm Breakfast and Day at the Capitol will be at Christ Lutheran Church across from the Capitol in Saint Paul. 
Thursday, March 31
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Learn more on Facebook.
LUNCH WITH ELIZABETH: FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO BLACK LIVES MATTER, LEARNING FROM MOVEMENT LEADERS
Attend an intimate discussion with Lena K. Gardner and Dr. Josie Johnson to learn about the impetus for their leadership journeys and mechanisms they have used for inspiring change..

Friday, March 25

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn more on Facebook.
THE BEGINNING AND END OF RAPE,  AUTHOR TALK WITH SARAH DEER
Sarah Deer, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline, delivers a talk on the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. Book signing and dessert reception to follow.
Tuesday, April 5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Learn more at the Facebook.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:
ONE MINNEAPOLIS
The One Minneapolis Fund is designed to support the development of diverse leaders and community engagement in the City of Minneapolis. Community or cultural organizations should submit proposals for projects that support leaders and engage communities. The organizations must be both grounded in cultural and/or community organizations and be actively working toward building an inclusive Minneapolis.

Learn more about the grant cycle and application on the City's website.
OPPORTUNITIES
Take Action is hiring a New Economy Program Lead Organizer.
Nice Ride Minnesota is hiring a Business Director and Access Manager.
Apply to be considered for the Minneapolis Public School's Superintendent Selection Committee.
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
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