Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Each year the Minneapolis Police Department holds a Safe Summer Nights event at Cedar Field Park with Little Earth residents and the surrounding neighbors. Officers and families come together to share a meal, build relationships, and talk about crime prevention strategies. A great time was had by all!
JOIN THE SOUTHSIDE 
GREEN ZONE TASK FORCE!
Dear Neighbors,
After years of work with you and environmental justice organizers, we continue to advance the work of realizing Green Zones for our high-pollution, low-income neighborhoods. We know that communities like Phillips suffer from the cocentration of industrial polluters and public. We deserve a comprehensive plan for green jobs and careful investment that does not displace our friends and families.
Thanks to the hard work of the Green Zones workgroup, whose task has now been complete, the City is now able to employ their powerful racial equity and anti-gentrification framework to help establish the City's first Green Zone in South Minneapolis. Please consider applying to become part of the second phase of this work as we establish a Green Zones task force for the South side!
Southside Green Zone Task Force
Application Deadline is Wednesday, July 26
En la lucha,
OPEN STREETS LAKE STREET
The Hiawatha - Lake intersection comes alive during Open Streets!
Join us as Lake street is closed to cars and opens to biking, skating, walking, and more from 42nd Avenue all the way to Chicago Ave! The streets will be full of family activities, music, art, performances, food vendors, informational tables, and more than a few surprises.
Open Streets Lake Street
Sunday, July 23
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For information on other hosted events, free transit rides to the events, and how to get connected or involved - find all the information on the Open Streets website page
MIDTOWN PHILLIPS ASSET MAPPING
The Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association needs your help to identify the strengths and resources that we have in our community!
Everyone has something positive to contribute to the world and many of the things we need to create a healthy and vibrant community already exist around us. One approach for learning about a community is asset mapping, which is an inventory of the gifts, talents, and resources within a neighborhood. Once community strengths and resources are identified and inventoried, you can also more easily think about gaps and how to address community needs and improve health.
Throughout the summer, neighborhood volunteers (like you!) will be going out to door knock the neighborhood and start to take note of these assets. The door knocking sessions will take place on July 1, July 15, August 5, and August 19 in the morning. You could do one time, or even all four. Snacks and training will be provided at each session. If you are interested in joining this effort please contact Maggie Moran for more information: midtownphillips at gmail dot com or 612-232-0018.
LOVE WATER NOT OIL
Continue to support social movements while enjoying a great show. The Indigenous activism around the the fight to protect mother earth continues. Minnesota waters need YOU to join and support enviromental justice groups in the fight against Enbridge's oil pipeline known as Line 3. We all need to continue to bring awareness and get connected to protect the waters that we and our next generations will rely on. This is a family friendly event.
Love Water Not Oil
Sunday, July 16
 Bayfront Festival Park
Duluth, MN
Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Show starts at 3:00 p.m.
 BUILD LANTERNS WITH
HEART OF THE BEAST!
Explore and show your creativity by building your own peace latern. You will get the opportunity to launch your beautiful work of art on Powderhorn Lake. Free workshops will be held through the next couple weeks.  
Your laterns will be a part of a upcoming performance Won't You Be My Neighbor? Ninth Ward artist Bart Buch will be directing this production in collaborations with MPLS (imPulse) chorus, celebrating the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods. Workshops funded by Awesome Foundation, Lake Street Council, and Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association.
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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
BLACK BIKE WEEK TWIN CITIES 
This will be a week of advocacy, education, and inspired riding to build awareness and highlight the contributions to building Bike Culture and supporting an active lifestyle in the African American community.

Daily activities/events Start Monday July 10 
Ends with a 6 mile bike ride
Sunday July 16
MILL CITY NIGHT MARKET
Opening Day for the NEW Tuesday Night Market! Mill City Farmers Market’s Tuesday Night Market at The Commons park is Minneapolis' new trusted source for local, sustainable and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live music to one beautiful place. Join over 25 local farmers, artisans and prepared food vendors – rain or shine – this Tuesday night for a unique community shopping experience. Come hungry and don’t forget your picnic blanket!
Tuesday, July 18
3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Commons Minneapolis
425 Portland Avenue South
PRAYERS FOR PUSSIES:
A CONVERSATION
Join Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey as they dive into a critical conversation on the social transformation of our city. Tickets are available but people will not be turned away for the lack of funds. 
Wednesday, July 26
7:00 p.m. to 10:00p.m.
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Join MPLS (imPulse), Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s Phillips Project for a staged summer production celebrating the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. 
Friday July 28
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In the Heart of the Beast’s Avalon Theatre 
1500 E. Lake Street
Mde Maka Ska: Four Sacred Directions Water Walk
You are invited to walk in prayer with indigenous peoples and youth, allies, water defenders and protectors, around the sacred body of water known as Mde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake) for the annual Mde Maka Ska: Four Sacred Directions Water Walk. Indigenous peoples, faith community, and world allies will come together to respectfully call upon our relatives in the four directions to make sacred our first annual Mni Ki Wakan (Water is Sacred): Indigenous Peoples’ Decade Water Summit.
Monday, July 31
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Mde Maka Ska
CRIME & SAFETY NEWSLETTER
Council Member Alondra Cano publishes a monthly newsletter focusing on the work we are doing to address crime and safety issues in our Ward. Check out the latest issue online and click here to sign up!
OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions including Fire Cadets and a City Planner.
CONTACT US
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