Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Council Member Cano presents a City resolution declaring Emiliano Zapata Day in Minneapolis to Mexican Consul Gerardo Guerrero (far right) and the grandson of Emiliano Zapata, Manuel Manrique Zapata and his wife Raquel Dominguez (third and second from the right) with support from our Cuernavaca Sister City Commmittee members.
SAVE THE ORANGE LINE
Dear Neighbors,
The future of our much needed Orange Line - a public transportation project that would help our businesses, low-income residents and people of color - is at risk.
The Orange Line is a new bus rapid transit route that would travel along I-35W, connecting communities from Downtown, to South Minneapolis, to the cities of Bloomington, Richfield, and Burnsville. A future expansion would make the bus line serve Lakeville, thereby providing access to more than 200,000 jobs for people in our communities.
But if the Orange Line doesn't get funding, this would halt the much awaited build out of the Lake Street Station. The planned Lake Street Station would provide a quality, comfortable and easy connection from Lake Street buses to the Orange Line. The existing bus stops at Lake Street and 35W are in horrendous conditions with badly deteriorated infrastructure, unsafe stairs, and is in-accessible to many of our residents. According to MetroTransit, the neighborhoods adjacent to the Lake Street Station are 56 percent people of color, 27 percent transit-reliant, and 51 percent low income.
In other words, the Orange Line is a transportation project that needs to be funded to ensure the racial equity and economic justice values of our state and region.
We need your help in reaching policymakers to come together and find a way to save funding for the Orange Line!
Some ways you can help:
  1. Email decision makers in your County. Tell them why we need this line!

  2. Come and help Phone Bank tonight! Join the Sierra Club and Transit for Livable Communities to make quick calls to save the Orange Line. Pizza and training provided. Register here.

  3. Attend the CTIB Meeting where they will likely make a decision about funding for the Orange Line. Bring signs!
Counties Transit Improvement Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 17
8:30 a.m.
4. Invite friends to participate on Social Media using #SaveOrangeLine!
Want to learn more about CTIB, Dakota County's exit, and the Orange Line's importance to our regional transit sytem? Read Star Tribune and StreetsMN.
PANCAKES NOT PIPELINES
FUNDRAISER FOR
SACRED STONES LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Pancakes. Live music. Fresh local blueberries. Hand-harvested local maple syrup. PEACE Coffee. Bacon and sausage. Gluten not your friend? Don’t worry, we got you. All proceeds go to support the legal efforts of land defenders at the Camp of the Sacred Stones, a cultural and spiritual camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation determined to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline through prayer and non-violent direct action. The tribe has filed a lawsuit but the company plans to start drilling anyway. Construction must be stopped directly until the lawsuit is heard.   
Sunday, August 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3306 Columbus Avenue
BRIDGE FAMILIES:
BUILDING A BRIDGE
FROM PRISON TO COMMUNITY
Join BRIDGE Partners, Voices for Racial Justice, and families with incarcerated loved ones to build a bridge from prison to the community. Hear from the people most impacted by our system of incarceration and community leaders. Learn about how your participation in voting and policy change matters. Connect with others who want to build our growing BRIDGE community.
Saturday, August 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1500 James Avenue North
COMMUNITY MEETING
ADDRESSING CRIME AND 
COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
Join Council Member Cano for a special meeting with Senator Jeff Hayden, State Representative Susan Allen, State Representative Karen Clark, County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin and Minneapolis Police Department Inspector Catherine Johnson for a community discussion to address the crime, commercial sexual exploitation and safety in our neighborhoods.
Addressing Crime and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Wednesday, August 24
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Plaza Verde (Third Floor)
1516 E. Lake Street
CAFE CON ALONDRA:
HONORING AND WELCOMING
OUR THIRD PRECINCT INSPECTORS
It has been a privilege to work with Inspector Michael Sullivan over the past two and a half years. He has led the Third Precinct with compassion and integrity and he will be missed by many of the communities he has built connections with over the years. 

As Inspector Sullivan readiers to lead the First Precinct in the downtown area, we are thrilled to welcome Inspector Catherine Johnson. Inspector Johnson most recently spearheaded MPD's Special Crimes unit and has more than two decades of experience in our police force.

Co-hosted with our friends from Corcoran Neighborhood Association, East Phillips Improvement Coalition, Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, join us to honor Inspector Sullivan's service, help us welcome Inspector Johnson and the hard working officers of the Third Precinct.
Wednesday, August 24
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Plaza Centenario
1200 E. Lake Street
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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.
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UPCOMING
YESYESYES
SEXTAPE IN PURPLE
A celebration of sexuality through dance, music, and artistic conversations with Prince. The night will feature hand crafted, prince-inspired drinks by the amazing distillery and cocktail room of the black owned Du Nord. 
Saturday, August 13
6:00 p.m  - 12:00 a.m.
AUGUST: TELLING QUEER HISTORY
TELLING QUEER HISTORY is a series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.
Sunday, August 14
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AN EVENING
OF COMMUNITY CARE
FOR MAMAS OF COLOR
Mamas of color receive a FREE evening of healing together in sisterhood filled with ceremony, music, bodywork, yoga, energy work, and nourishing food! Childcare will also be provided!
Thursday, August 19
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
SACRED GARDEN
Sacred Garden 2016 is a piece of outdoor public Performance Art that traces significant markers in the journey through womanhood; gender navigations, sisterhood, first menstruation, pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, motherhood, death of one's own mother, menopause, and elderhood. This piece is organized and directed by Malia Burkhart.
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
October 7 and 8, 8:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES
City of Minneapolis is hiring an Equity Program Assistant.
Banyan is hiring for a Physical Education Specialist.
Achieve Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a Development Director.
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