Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
The 13th Annual Indigenous Farming Conference pictured with (left to right) Sindy Wright of Little Earth Urban Farm, Winona La Duke of Honor the Earth, and Alondra Cano.  
40 YEARS OF MAYDAY IN 3 SHORT FILMS
(a fundraiser for MayDay)
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is proud to host a premiere showing of three short films by filmmakers Mike Rivard, Will Hommeyer and Daniel Polsfuss exploring the first 40+ years of our MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival. Each film represents the unique artistic perspective of one of these filmmakers. The event will raise funds to support MayDay 2016. If you can't make the event, you can still donate here. 
Monday, March 21st
7:00 p.m.
JOIN THE GREEN ZONES WORKGROUP
There is less than one week left to apply to be a part of the Green Zones Workgroup! The Workgroup is tasked with creating Green Zone draft recommendations aimed at improving health and supporting economic development in environmentally overburdened communities of color in our city. This work is at the intersection of making our city more sustainable and equitable for all residents.
The deadline to submit is March 13th!
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Muellman, Sustainability Program Coordinator by email or at 612-673-3014.
Read more, including detailed application info, on the City Website.
This family-friendly, cultural festival celebrates and honors the diverse beautiful cultures of Indigenous peoples of the Twin Cities. Hosted by Indigenous Roots in partnership with local dance and drum circles, artists, community organizations and businesses. 
Read the entire schedule of happenings on the Facebook event.
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES
Neighborhood organizations or other groups may apply to place art work on City property or within the right of way. These include paint the pavement projects, artist-designed utility boxes, and utility box wraps.
Find application materials, information about deadlines, and much more on the City's website.
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE RELEASE  DRAFT OF BODY CAMERA POLICY
Minneapolis Police Department has released a Preliminary Draft of its body camera policy. This is not a final draft, as MPD leaders expect the document to evolve up until the point of implementation, which should happen in late May. All Department policies and are subject to review to ensure they are consistent with national best-practices. This draft was produced after looking at a number of those standards and weighing public input through the city’s Police Conduct Oversight Commission. 

MPD is still accepting ideas, concerns or comments about the draft policy. Please send an email with “Body Camera Policy” in the subject line. 

CAFE CON ALONDRA: CRIME AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
Join us for a follow-up to our November conversation about crime and building community safety with Alondra and Third Precinct Inspector Mike Sullivan. Expect updates on crime statistics and trends, Community Response Team activities, and efforts to combat sex trafficking.
Monday, April 4, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Location TBD

LAKE STREET ARTS! OPEN ENSEMBLE
As a part of Pangea World Theater's Lake Street Arts! initiative, their ensemble welcomes artists, activists, and community members into their learning circle during Open Ensemble. Each month, they open company rehearsals and bring performance skill-building trainings to community.

This month, open ensemble will be held with the cast of Conference of the Birds

Monday, March 21

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn more at their Facebook page. 
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE
The theme of the 4th annual Community Connections Conference-  Big Ideas: Your Minneapolis- invites you to join neighbors, community members, non-profit organizations, business leaders, members of Minneapolis’ design community, developers and City and Elected Officials to think BIG about the future of Minneapolis.

Saturday, April 2
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
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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
RACIAL JUSTICE RALLY 2016
Join Voices for Racial Justice and partners as they share the 2016 Legislative Racial Equity Agenda. Let's bring our people and our voices to the Minnesota State Capitol and call for the real work to build racial equity in Minnesota.
Thursday, March 10
10:00 a.m.
Learn more at the Facebook page.
MAYDAY COMMUNITY MEETING
As many of you know, every spring, the MayDay Festival explodes onto Bloomington Avenue! We own the street for the day, dancing and playing instruments with fiery verve. As a community we tell our story, section by section, each designed musically and visually by MayDay staff artists as a walking theatrical performance.
Tuesday, March 15
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
CTUL PANCAKE BRUNCH
Join Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) for this annual celebration of worker justice, ally solidarity -- and pancakes! This family-friendly event will feature all-you-can-eat breakfast treats, a silent auction, highlights from CTUL's recent victories, and exciting news about the future of CTUL.

Saturday, March 19

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn more at their Facebook page.
SETTLER COLONIALISM AFTER INDIGENOUS GENOCIDE
This presentation will discuss Indigenous erasure as an inherent part of Settler colonialism, and Settler colonialism as an ongoing phenomenon in Minnesota – one that brings the genocide of Dakota Peoples out of the past and into the present: as acts of non-recognition, denial, assimilation, and marginalization. 
Thursday, March 31
7:00 p.m. 
Learn more at the Facebook page. 
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: ONE MINNEAPOLIS FUND
The One Minneapolis Fund is designed to support the development of diverse leadership development and community engagement in the City of Minneapolis. Community or Cultural organizations should submit proposals for projects that develop leaders and engage communities. The organizations must be both grounded in cultural and/or community organizations and be actively working toward building an inclusive Minneapolis.

Learn more about the grant cycle and application on the City's website.
OPPORTUNITIES
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a Development Director.
Take Action is hiring a New Economy Program Lead Organizer.
Equal Exchange Coop is hiring a Midwest Customer Service Representative.
The Midtown Farmers Market is seeking an Assistant Manager.
Nice Ride Minnesota is hiring a Business Director and Access Manager
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
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