Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
East Phillips residents and Tamales y Bicicletas organizers rally at the
Roof Depot site to celebrate the delayed purchase negotiations.
COMMUNITY VICTORY ON ROOF DEPOT!
Dear Neighbors,
As some of you might remember, on June 19th a majority of the Council Members voted to authorize the purchase of the Roof Depot site in the Phillips neighborhood in order to relocate the City's wateryard maintenance facility.
I stood with the community in opposition to this proposal and voted against the purchase negotiations. In order to grow our city equitably we cannot keep on concentrating industrial uses in the most racially diverse and low-income areas of Minneapolis.
This is why I'm thrilled to share a significant update with you on this front. Last week, City staff who had been authorized to negotiate the City's purchase of the Roof Depot site were told that the owner is no longer willing to sell the property. 
I believe this is due to the hard work and sacrifice of the Phillips families, the youth, the many advocacy groups who wrote letters of support on this issue, and the organizers who brought the racial inequities of this project to light. I send my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who stood ground with us. Your stories, your voice, your time and energy successfully impacted the outcome of this Council decision. The community has shown that when we fight, we win!
What's most exciting about all of this, is that we're just getting started.
Creating an equitable future for the Phillips area, with people of color and with low-income communities will take more work, but we've now seen we have a strong start. Although the Roof Depot owner may change his mind in 2016, we've got more time to organize and build power with the community for environmental justice and racial equity. 
Let's re-energize and keep organizing for a brighter future with and for the families of the Ninth Ward!
ACTION ALERT: Starting Friday, August 21 the community is invited to meet every Friday at the corner of 28th Street and the Greenway from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a weekly protest and educational rally against environmental pollution in the Phillips neighborhood.
ZAPATA DAY
Join us in a special celebration with guest of honor Manuel Manriquez Zapata, grandson of the revolutionary hero General Emiliano Zapata, to uplift this unique Mexican legacy. Latinas y Latinos Unidos por la Cultura y Arte (LUCA) and the Ninth Ward City Council Office invite you to a morning reception with Mr. Manriquez in City Hall before the official adoption of the City Council resolution declaring Zapata Day in Minneapolis.

Friday, August 21
8:00 a.m. reception in Room 319
9:30 a.m. Resolution 
Minneapolis City Hall, 350 South 5th Street
HEART OF THE BEAST THEATER WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CORRIE ZOLL
A longtime resident of the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood, Corrie joins Heart of the Beast with 20 years of experience in arts and nonprofit management as an artist, program director, development professional, community organizer, board member and organizational leader. Most recently, he served as Pillsbury House Theatre’s Development Manager. He also served on the Curriculum Development Team for ArtsLab (Arts Midwest) and on the Pillsbury House + Theatre Creative Community Development Leadership Team. He has an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a BA in Theater from Grinnell College in Iowa.
Corrie brings with him a great deal of experience aligned with a passion for the arts, understanding of organizational dynamics, commitment to community, awareness of pressing social issues and a fresh perspective on how this incredible nonprofit has been and will continue to be resilient and successful.
#MPLSworks LAUNCHES TO ADVOCATE FOR MINIMUM WAGE AND WORKERS RIGHTS
As you may know, low-wage workers have been mobilizing in Minneapolis to demand an increase in the minimum wage and other workplace protections like fair scheduling, paid sick time, and protections against wage theft. Last week, a group of advocates and unions launched #MPLSworks, which lifts up these critical issues and offers a chance for everyone to get involved. Check out the Website and look back at the hashtag to catch up on the day of action. 
PHILLIPS RADIO STATION
A coalition of neighbors and nonprofits are working to build a new radio station (98.9 FM) in South Minneapolis. This station will be based out of the Phillips neighborhood and will broadcast to an area roughly 5 miles in each direction...community radio at its most community! 

Our goal is to create a tool for sharing news, music, storytelling, and debate in multiple languages. But we're not just interested in broadcasting out, we want to invite you in. We will be offering free trainings, access to multiple computer labs equipped with audio editing software, and a number of different ways for you to share your voice with the community.

Please take a minute to respond to 5 quick questions in English or Spanish that will help us choose a name, identify media needs in the community, and put us in touch with those of you who might be interested in being a part of this exciting project!
CTUL WORKERS GALA
CTUL organizes low-wage workers form across the Twin Cities to develop leadership and educate one another to build power and lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in our workplaces. Celebrate and support their important work.
Saturday, August 15
7:00 p.m.
SUPPORT MACKENZIE JENSEN'S FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION
Mackenzie Jensen was on his way to work Friday afternoon when he fell victim to a random act of violence.  A passenger in a white bronco threw a sizable cinder block at Mackenzie striking  his face resulting in multiple facial fractures.  He has endured the first of two surgeries currently living with his jaw wired shut.  The second surgery is scheduled for Thursday 8/13 where the will be reconstructing the malar (zygomatic) bone structure.  He will lose multiple weeks of work.  
SEWARD CO-OP JOB FAIR
The Seward Co-Op will be hiring for all departments in their new Friendship store location. For the possibility of an in-person interview with Seward Co-op management team at the Career Fair, submit an online application between August 1 and August 14. Read more and apply on the Co-op's website.
Saturday, August 15
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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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
PHILLIPS BIOREMEDIATION
A two-part workshop with Nance Klehm of Social Ecologies exploring and implementing community bioremediation: the use of living organisms to safely break down, bind or remove harmful substances from soil, water, and manmade structures to restore optimum health conditions to animals, plants, people and communities.
August 14-15
CANDO COMMUNITY MEETING
Join us to meet our staff and Board of Directors, learn about our programs and our efforts to support the community!

Saturday, August 15
3:00 p.m.
CANDO Community Space
LAKE STREET ARTS CABARET
Lake Street Arts cabaret is a collaborative performance event celebrating the many cultures and traditions along Lake Street. A collaboration between Lake Street arts organizations including Patrick’s Cabaret, Pangea World Theater, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre with support from Lake Street Council. 
One night only!
Saturday, August 16
5:00 p.m.
DUDE NORD
Join us in the Du Nord Cocktail Room parking lot for a relaxing evening of Dude-inspired MN craft cocktails, tasty MN Dude food (Willies Diner food truck), music, Dude-inspired activities and, of course, a free screening of MN's Cohen Brothers film, The Big Lebowski. Co-presented with Trylon Microcinema.

Make sure to bring your own chair or your favorite outdoor-friendly rug.
Local spirits. Local film. The Dude abides.
Saturday, August 16
6:00 (film begins at 8:15)
COMMUNITY WELCOME FOR SOUTH HIGH
Join the Corcoran Nighborhood Organization  as we greet students and staff of South High School on their first day of school. We'll line up near the main entrance of South High with lots of smiles, high fives and enthusiasm to wish students a great academic year! 
Monday, August 24
7:15 a.m.
South High School
(near the main entrance facing East 32nd Street)
POWDERHORN NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING WITH ALONDRA
Learn more about Alondra's office and the work that she does for you. Discover upcoming projects, and decisions that Alondra would like feedback on. Discuss this information with the community and share your ideas and feedback.
Monday, August 24
5:00 p.m.
KWE.STRONG INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S WELLNESS TRIATHLON
Women only. All skill levels welcome.  Walk or run, Canoe, and bike around Lake Calhoun. Bring a bike, we will have a limited number on hand for use.
Registration includes canoe rental, race tee, and race number. All proceeds benefit Kwe.Strong events!
Saturday, August 22
10:00 a.m.
Lake Mde Mka Ska
OPPORTUNITIES
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hiring a Community Outreach and Access Manager
The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Community Service Officers
Wellstone Action is hiring a Senior Project Manger that will guide work with Native American communities
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
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