Council Member Alondra Cano with leaders of the Latinx community discussing post-election reflections and giving hope to our Latino immigrant community for the future.
Left to Right: Council Member Cano, NAVIGATE Director Emilia Gonzalez Avalos, Telemundo franchise owner Maya Santamaria, Senator Patricia Torres Ray and immigration attorney and activist Susana de Leon.
Join Council Member Alondra Cano as she teams up with Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Council Member Gordon and Council Member Andrew Johnson along with several state elected officials and community partners for a conversation on how to address the increase of hate speech, hate crimes and misogyny in our communities.
Tuesday, November 22
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis
You can get more information and RSVP on Facebook.
Alternatives to Gentrification
Communities of color and low-income communities are being steadily priced out of Minneapolis. With the reversal of what researchers have dubbed "white flight" retaining the rights to our city for under-represented and cultural communities is key to building a successful and equitable Minneapolis.

Join us to build a narrative that helps explain what's at stake and organize to protect the City budget resources we will need to stop gentrification.


Thursday, December 1
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Las Mojarras Restaurant
U of M CURA gentrification report on the "shrinking city"
Before the City Coucil votes to adopt the 2017 budget there are two public hearings where you can share feedback and suggestions with the entire Council.

Mayor Hodges' proposed budget for 2017 includes a 5.5 percent increase in the city's portion of the property tax levy compared to last year. Property taxes fund about 20 percent of the city's total budget, going to basic city services such as police, fire, 911 emergency response, snow removal, street maintenance, traffic control, and street lighting. Check out the Mayor's full proposed budget and come join us in person or tune in to watch it on channel 79 or streamed on the city website
Wednesday, November 30
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7
6:00 p.m.
Minneapolis City Hall 
350 South 5th Street, Room 317
Join Council Member Alondra Cano, the Ecuadorian Consul Eduardo Sanchez Peralta, the Mexican Consul Gerardo Guerrero, Centro Tyrone Guzman, the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, NAVIGATE and Holy Rosary Church for a community forum on "know your rights," sanctuary cities, and immigration policies under the new Trump administration.
Sunday, December 4
1:00 p.m. Food provided by the Ecuadorian Consulate
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Immigration Forum and Q & A
If you have questions or would like to learn more please contact Council Member Alondra Cano at the Ninth Ward office at 612-673-2209.
The East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC) is seeking community members to join the board. EPIC is the official neighborhood orgamization for East Phillips and they provide important opportunities for communiity engagement and connection to all residents. As a board member you would help make decisions about the direction of the the organization and identify programming needed in the community. If you're interested please check out the 2016 EPIC Board Member Nomination Forms.

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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.
Updates & Events:
Read Minneapolis' recently released minimum wage study.
Keep up with City Hall's news on our minimum wage efforts on the City's new minimum wage page.
Stay connected with local efforts to raise the wage by following 15 Now Minnesota, NOC, and CTUL.
Chef Brian Yazzie of the Sioux Chef will be gathering food donations to deliver, cook, and serve water protectors this Thanksgiving at Standing Rock. He is asking for donations of Organic and preferably Indigenous foods for this very special meal.

Suggested items: Wild rice, squash, pumpkin, amaranth, root vegetables, dried goods (Hominy, wild rice, Amaranth, Quinoa, Chia seeds, xantham, Arrowroot powder, cornmeal, etc), Frozen meats, Fresh produce, Cooking oil. Donate if you can!
First Universalist Church 
3400 Dupont Avenue South 
Monday, November 21
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Calling Changemakers and artists! Join GoodSpace Murals studio, to share ideas, images, quotes, emotions on recent events. Together lets design and create a series of mural panels to be put up immediately on the street. 
November 22 to November 23
7:00 p.m. 
Ivy Building for the Arts
2637 27th Avenue
City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions.
The Center for Media Justice is hiring for a Communications Director
Call (612) 673-2209
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