Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Council Member Alondra Cano joined the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs' "Minnesotano Day at the Capital" and shared with the next generation of Latina leaders that in fifteen years they can be the next City Council Member or State Representative for their community.
Photo credit Marcos Carvalho
Dear Neighbors,
Even as we watch the executive orders come out of Washington, as we advocate for trans and gender nonconforming youth, and continue to resist the travel ban - we have legislative challenges to worry about at home as well. I wanted to draw your attention to a few proposals coming out of the state legislature that I find particularly troubling. The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would take local control away from cities across the state. This measure would make it harder for local elected officials to respond to the every day needs of their community. If approved, this bill would rob our workers of their earned sick and safe time protections that we won last year. It would also prevent cities in Minnesota from taking steps to raise the wage, institute fair scheduling, or put policies into place to prevent wage theft. 
A similar bill interfering with our local control is targeting cities who have separation ordinances that prevent police officers from checking the immigration status of our community residents.
This is a trend we have to fight back against. As federal and state governments refuse to take action to protect workers and our thriving immigrant populations we must stand together to say "ya basta."
As the vice-chair of our City's Intergovernmental Relations Committee I am actively monitoring these proposals, reaching out to partners and allies to build a united front against these attacks, and will be deploying our Ninth Ward resources to help build up our #resistance. Will you join us?
En la lucha,
MINNEAPOLIS DECLARES TIBET DAY
Join us as we honor the struggles and resistance of the Tibetan people and the Tibetan community's important contributions to the city of Minneapolis.

8:00 a.m. Community Reception, City Hall, Room 319

Featuring Community Speakers, Cultural Performances, Exhibition, and Light Refreshments

9:30 a.m. Presentation of the Resolution, City Hall, Room 317

The Minneapolis City Council will adopt a resolution officially observing and honoring the 58th Tibetan National Uprising Day, supporting the Tibet Action Year 2017, and recognizing His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his teachings on compassion, forgiveness, and tolerance. 

All are welcome.

Co-Hosted by the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota
CHEAP TREES FOR
MINNEAPOLIS PROPERTY OWNERS
In the past eleven years, the City Trees program has provided more than 12,000 trees for planting on private property to help build the city’s tree canopy. This year, the City will use a lottery in our City Trees program. Any Minneapolis property owner can register to order a tree to plant this spring from March 13 to 20. About 1,000 property owners, selected by lottery, will be able to order a $25 five-to-eight-foot tree to plant on private property in the city. Fifteen varieties available this year include large species, flowering trees and several kinds of fruit trees. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery. Find all the information and register onine at Tree Trust.
TRANSGENDER EQUITY COUNCIL
The City Council recently established the Transgender Equity Council. The Council will advise the City of Minneapolis and Park Board on matters of importance to transgender and gender-nonconforming residents and provide a forum for issues of importance to the transgender community. They will study issues, policies, and programs that affect the quality of life for transgender residents and make recommendations to the City and Park Board for improvements related to these issues, serve as a liaison between the Minneapolis transgender community and the City and Park Board, and make every effort to ensure that the diverse viewpoints and interests of the transgender residents of Minneapolis are reflected in the course of work.
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RELIEF FUND
The Greater Minnesota Freedom Coalition is an inclusive group of immigrants, refugees, and allies working together to foster safer and more sustainable communities for all throughout rural Minnesota.

They are fundraising to organize "know-your-rights" trainings, build a supportive network, and develop rapid response teams to help and protect immigrant communities in greater Minnesota. Donate today!
INDIAN MONTH KICK-OFF
PLANNING MEETINGS 
Please consider joining the weekly Minnesota American Indian Month 2017 Planning Committee that meet every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the All  My Relations gallery located at 1414 E. Franklin Avenue. People come together to plan the events for this year's American Indian month celebration, they make decisions, and work toward hosting the greatest Minnesota Indian Month yet! All are welcome to join the committee. Snacks from Powwow Grounds are provided.
Currently the Planning Committee is looking for sponsors, partners, donations, graphic designers, entertainers, and public speakers. If you're interested in contributing or if you would like to submit your idea for a Minnesota Indian Month event to be added to the official online calendar please e-mail Taylor Payer at tpayer at nacdi dot org.
HERE COMES THE SUN:
A MAYDAY FUNDRAISER
Join with community for an evening to celebrate and raise funds for MayDay!

Live Music, tasty food, puppets, vintage MayDay films and photos! Meet the artists and learn the theme of MayDay this year, enjoy the joyous music of the Brass Messengers and Voice of Culture, make-and-take art projects for all ages. Help us bless this space with joy and launch this 43rd MayDay.

Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks included. Cash bar available by Crave. Vintage MayDay posters for sale.


Aren’t able to make the event, but still want to support MayDay? Please donate.
Learn all about MayDay on the HOBT website.
Tuesday, March 28
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE
Looking for a new spot to roll out your development idea, your art project, or your indoor roller skating tea house? Sky is the limit. Check out this 6,000 square foot retail and commercial space available for your dream project or business venture. Located right here in the Ninth Ward!
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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:
Stay current on the City's work to raise the wage by regularly visiting the City of Minneapolis' minimum wage landing page.
UPCOMING
TIWAHE RETURN JOURNEY: FUNDRAISER TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Hau Mitakuyapi, dear relatives, please join us for an intimate evening with inspiring indigenous human rights observers, traditional Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) knowledge keepers, and empowering indigenous musical artists. Enjoy a meal from an indigenous chef as a community gathers to support and donate to the LaPointe tiwahe (family) in their return journey to the United Nations 
Saturday, March 11
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
NACDI All My Relations Gallery
1414 E Franklin Ave
CTUL PANCAKE BRUNCH FUNDRAISER!
CTUL's 6th annual Pancake Brunch Fundraiser! As they will be launching our Raise Workers' Voices Campaign, a campaign to take our organizing work to the next level by winning fair wages, fair working conditions, and a voice in the workplace with thosands of low-wage workers. Join in to learn more and to be a part of the campaign.
Sunday, March 12th
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
3715 Chicago Avenue South
MINNESOTA TWO SPIRIT SOCIETY LISTENING SESSION AND POTLUCK
Join the Minnesota Two-Spirit Society for an informal listening session and potluck. They are seeking community input on what collaborations and support the Two-Spirit Society can offer.
Saturday, March 18th
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
All My Relations Arts
1414 East Franklin Avenue
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. JESSICA LOPEZ LYMAN
Dr. Jessica Lopez Lyman's work broadly investigates the racial and gendered geographies of the upper Midwest. Drawing from Chicana feminist theory, ethnography, and performance studies, she analyzes Latina cultural productions in urban Minnesota. In this presentation, Lopez Lyman explores how Latina hip hop and visual artists engage in creative activism in order to subvert a growing neoliberal creative economy.
Monday, March 27th
4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Walter Library
117 Pleasant Street SE
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!
UPDATES ON ROAD CLOSURES
Check out the City of Minneapolis traffic map to keep up to date on current road closures.
As the 35W Transit/Access project gets underway track the progress on the MNDOT website
OPPORTUNITIES
There is an opening on the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission for our area. Contact our office at 612-673-2209 if you want to learn more. 
Corcoran Neighborhood is hiring a Community Development Manager.
City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities is hiring a bi-lingual (preferably bi-cultural) Spanish coordinator  
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
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