Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Alondra vistis with the Executive Director of the Abubaker Al Siddique Islamic Center, Ismail Haji, Third precinct Inspector Mike Sullivan, and Ninth Ward resident Abdisalam Hashi to offer City and MPD help with safety and livability during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
IMPROVING POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS
On behalf of the Department of Justice and the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice,you are invited to a community convening to discuss the National Initiative project.

The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is a three-year project funded by the Department of Justice. Its goal is to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system, as well as to advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships.

Minneapolis was one of six “pilot sites” selected for the National Initiative. At this convening, we will introduce the goals and methods of the project. We will also explain how you can participate more directly in this historic initiative, and how through research and community collaboration we can begin to rebuild trust. 

Please share this notice with other community organizations and residents whom you think might be interested. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Tuesday, June 16
6:00 p.m.
HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
Maybe you’ve thought homeownership wasn’t possible, or you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you thought your credit wasn’t good enough or you haven’t saved enough for a down payment. We can help!
The City of Minneapolis is partnering with Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide access to down payment assistance, quality, affordable mortgages and free, non-biased housing experts that can help you become a successful home owner!
STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH STRIKING RETAIL WORKERS
From CTUL member and Central neighborhood resident Jesus Colima: 
My name is Jesus Colima and I'm the mother of 4 children.  I work overnight cleaning Target for Carlson Building Maintenance, but I have to have a second job because I only make $9.00 an hour. The wage is not enough to feed, house, and clothe my family. Working two jobs takes its toll as well - I barely sleep and often feel weak.  When I am at home cooking for my kids, I am exhausted.  I am prepared to go on strike on June 9th because I deserve a job that pays a fair wage, so I can work just one job, take care of my health, and spend time with my family. I invite you to come out and support me and my co-workers on strike with CTUL!
Tuesday, June 9th from
5:30-7:30am
in front of the downtown Macy's, 700 Nicollet Mall
GREENWAY GLOW
Join us for the Greenway Glow Arts Festival and Night Bike Ride featuring more than 20 artist installations and live performances along the Midtown Greenway! 

The arts festival is free, while the bike ride has a registration fee and donations that raise funds to support the Greenway. 

Registered riders receive beverages from New Belgium Brewing and food from local restaurants like Agra Culture Kitchen & PressPrairie Dogs Hot Dogs & Handcrafted Sausage, and Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN. Plus, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, the Arty-Cat Scavenger Hunt, and the Pre-Party and After-Party at the new SooVAC gallery on Bryant.

Everyone is welcome to join us at the new Soo Visual Arts Center on the Greenway for live music and the gallery art show. Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater staff will be selling drinks, and you can purchase tasty food from Prairie Dogs Hot Dogs & Handcrafted Sausages. 

All funds raised support the Midtown Greenway!
Saturday, June 20
6:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
SOUTHSIDE SAFETY MEETING
LA CEIBA ESTA ABIERTA
Come to Powderhorn's own little nook filled with fresh flavors and Caribbean style food - La Ceiba Bistro. Located at the intersection of Bloomington Avenue and 35th, this neighborhood restaurant offers locally-sourced food from Stone's Throw Urban Farm and freshly baked bread from our Mexican bakeries. A great Memorial Day staycation spot to visit!

Owner and Chef Hector Ruiz is a well-known Minneapolis restaurateur who has a mission to build the ranks of female chefs in leadership positions inside professional kitchens. Hope you can come meet him and enjoy some of his amazing creations.
38TH AND CHICAGO POP-UP ART IN STOREFRONTS
The 38th and Chicago Business Association is partnering with local artists to activate spaces on the Chicago Ave corridor during June. Artists David Pisa and The Powderhorn Kitchen (Jess Hirsch and Ginny Sims) have created a slew of events that invites the public to participate in their interactive art projects. 
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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
 TAR SANDS RESISTANCE MARCH

The Midwest faces an unprecedented influx of Canadian tar sands oil, thanks to the expansion plans of oil pipeline giant Enbridge. Join us for the largest anti-tar sands march the Midwest has ever seen. We will tell our leaders that they need to stand up for our land, water and climate, and keep tar sands oil in the ground.
Saturday, June 6
12:00 p.m.
38TH AND CHICAGO BBQ AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Live music, food, art and hundreds of your neighbors and business owners from the Bancroft, Bryant, Central and Powderhorn neighborhoods. 

Members of the 38th & Chicago Business Association will be there representing. Come by to say hello and support these businesses. 

Music by Charmin Michelle, A-Nutha Level & Maria Isa!
Saturday, June 13
11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 ZAPATA AND HOME HISTORIES

How do you relate to the Mexican land reformer and revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata? What is your part of the story of the statue's journey, a gift to Minneapolis from the Mexican state of Morelos to this plaza on 12th and Lake Street? How does Plaza Centenario make you feel at home?
Come for story-telling and sharing, poetry, food, art, and community visioning for Plaza Centenario. 
Tuesday, June 23
6:00 p.m.
 TACO TOUR
It's time for the Taco Tour! Explore the flavors of the Latino food district on Lake Street by touring 9 authentic restaurants offering their own versions of the iconic Mexican specialty: TACOS! Last year more than 1,500 people participated in the wildly successful Taco Tour. Sign up for a guided tour or check it out on foot or bike.
Saturday, June 27
10:000 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
 OPEN STREETS 
Open Streets is coming to East Lake Street! Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 2nd and get ready by attending the first Open Streets event of the season, coming up this weekend on Lyndale Avenue South
For the past five years, streets in Minneapolis have transformed to allow residents to experience their city in a whole new way — by bike, by skateboard, however they please. We call this Open Streets Mplsand it has grown from one event in 2011 to eight in 2015.
Follow Open Streets on Facebook to learn more, volunteer, and find out how to support the success of the first Lake Street Open Streets!
OPPORTUNITIES
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring Canvasser, Operations Director and Organizer
The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Community Service Officers
In the Heart of the Beast is hiring an Executive Director
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
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