Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
A lack of snow couldn't stop the fun at the 8th annual Powderhorn Art Sled Rally! Photo by Elana Dahlberg for Powderhorn 365.
EVE, WINONA, AND LOUISE: EXTREME EXTRACTION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN
An evening of conversation and music highlighting the intersection of extreme extraction and violence against Native women.

Join Winona LaDuke, Eve Ensler (author of Vagina Monologues, founder of One Billion Rising), and Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe novelist, owner of Birch Bark Books) for a discussion of the connection between extreme fossil fuel extraction in the Bakken oil fields of ND and the Tar Sands of Alberta, and the sex trafficking of Native women and girls.

6:00pm Intimate Reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Suggested contribution: $100 ($20 ticket included in donation).

7:30pm Main Program ($20 ticket), with music by Chastity Brown and local traditional musicians. The evening will also feature the work of local Native-led women’s organizations.

Check out the Facebook invitation for more info and to RSVP.
Tuesday, February 17
APPLY FOR THE ENERGY VISION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership held its first meeting last week and is calling for participation from residents and business representatives. One of the Partnership's first actions was to create the framework for the Energy Vision Advisory Committee, which will play a critical role in shaping the work of the Partnership. They are especially looking for voices of renters, technical experts, and Environmental Justice advocates. Find more info and apply.
ONE MINNEAPOLIS FUND
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The One Minneapolis Fund supports diverse leadership development and community engagement in Minneapolis. Community or Cultural organizations should submit proposals for projects that develop leaders and engage communities. Applicants should  must be both grounded in cultural and/or community organizations and actively working toward building an inclusive Minneapolis.
The name “One Minneapolis” is used for the fund as a challenge to create an inclusive community in which all people are valued, all communities are engaged, and leadership mirrors the great diversity of our city. The One Minneapolis Fund is facilitated by the Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission and is funded by the General Fund of the City of Minneapolis budget. Find more info and apply on the City's website.
2015 COOPERATIVE HOME SOLAR DEADLINES ARE CLOSE
In 2014, Twin Cities homeowners joined together in Minnesota's first cooperative solar leasing program, using the Made in Minnesota incentive to finance solar on their homes for little or no money down and monthly payments less than the energy savings. The program was developed as part of Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF), a cooperative of Twin Cities community members based in South Minneapolis working together to cut energy costs through home energy efficiency and local clean energy.
With the 2015 deadlines for the Made in Minnesota incentive fast approaching (2/28), homeowners have just a few weeks to join this round of the cooperative bulk buying program. This year, residents can choose options of loans, leasing, or direct purchase if they are awarded the state incentive. Residents interested in going solar affordably in 2015 should contact the co-op via email or by calling (651) 808-2242 by  February 13th. You can also learn more about the program on the CEF website.
Renters and those whose roofs are not good for solar will have further opportunities to participate in community solar gardens across the Twin Cities later this year. Community solar gardens will allow many energy users to subscribe to a large solar array on a big building or field, cutting costs, and making it easy to participate, even without your own roof. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
CURBSIDE COMPOSTING IS COMING

I was happy to vote for a budget that included funding for curbside organics recycling. Now it's time to start putting the program into place! Residents now have a black cart for garbage and a blue one for recycling; organics will be collected in green carts. Any organics from the home can be put in the green cart for pickup on the same day as garbage. Customers must opt in for this service and will be invited to sign up starting in April. But people don’t have to wait; any Minneapolis Solid Waste customer can sign up now via email or by calling 612-673-2917. Service will be available to 25 percent of customers in August, and the rest will roll out in spring 2016. The early sign-up gives the City time to order carts and plan the routes. 
Read more:
HEALTHY LEGACY FORUM with 
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS on 
RACIAL & HEALTH EQUITY, CHILDREN
Join the Healthy Legacy Coalition, the League of Women Voters, Voices of East African Women Mayor Betsy Hodges, Representative Karen Clark, Dr. Rose Brewer, and many community members for a conversation about the  impacts of environemental toxics and health disparities on chldren pre-cradle to K. Dinner provided.
Thursday, February 12
5:30 -9:00 p.m.
Twitter Facebook
Subscribe
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
4TH ANNUAL EROTIC POETRY SLAM
Join the Palabristas and Speakers of the Sun for a celebration of literary love and lust - a hot, fun, sensual, intimate evening of open mic erotic poetry and story. Bring a poem to read or just take in the steamy stories, poetry and coffee.
Friday, February 13
 7:00 p.m.
ONE BILLION RISING FOR REVOLUTION
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. This year in 2015, we are rising for Revolution. We invite you to join us.
Saturday, February 14 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
CTUL PANCAKE BRUNCH AND SILENT AUCTION
A Fundraiser to help workers organize for fair wages through CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha). 
CTUL is an organization of workers who struiggle to improve low-wage work conditions, fight for fair wages, and gain basic respect and a strong voice in Twin Cities workplaces. I hope you can join us for a community meal and celebration.
Sunday, February 15 
11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
15 NOW FUNDRAISER WITH KSHAMA SAWANT 
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is widely recognized as the leading voice behind the grassroots campaign to win a $15/hour minimum wage in Seattle. Sawant will headline the 15 Now rally and fundraiser, speaking alongside Minneapolis City Council Members Alondra Cano and Jacob Frey. 
 $10 - $50 sliding-scale donation requested (no one turned away for lack of funds). Childcare and refreshments provided
Sunday, February 15
6:00 p.m.
15 AND BEYOND: WORKERS' RIGHTS FORUM 
Too many workers aren't earning enough to support themselves or their families, can't afford to take an unpaid sick day, and have no control over their schedules.

Let's join the growing number of cities and states across the country who are taking action to raise the minimum wage, provide workers earned sick days, ensure fair scheduling, and other measures to address our worst-in-the country racial disparities. 

Hosted by Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, 15 Now, and Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha. Food and childcare provided.
Saturday, February 28
2:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES
The Immigrant law Center of Minnesota is hiring a bilingual Staff Attorney
The City of Minneapolis is now accepting applications for the Urban Scholar summer internship program for college students and the Step-up program for youth ages 14-21.
The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO) is hiring a Community Leadership Organizer.
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.