Do you have ideas for how to improve the relationship between the Minneapolis Police Department and our communities? Are there any changes you'd like to propose to help make our neighborhoods safer?
Chief Harteau is listening.
Join us at this event to engage with our Chief of Police, hear from your neighbors, share your ideas, and identify solutions we can implement together. Our office is happy to welcome Chief Janee Harteau to this gathering, along with distinguished scholar Dr. Rose Brewer, City Attorney Susan Segal, author Jason Sole, and Police Conduct Oversight Commissioner Jennifer Singleton. The session will be moderated by Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds and youth from the We Win Institute will provide an opening performance. Free and open to the public, please RSVP through the Facebook invitation.
Thursday, September 18
5:30 p.m. registration and DJ
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Listening Session
On September 4, with leadership from CTUL, fast food workers in the Twin Cities joined in solidarity with other workers across the country to demand and end to poverty wages. Read a full report back about the walk out and strike and explore media coverage of the national events. 
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Since March, my office has been participating in the Minneapolis Transgender Issues Workgroup. Under the leadership of Andrea Jenkins, Senior Policy Aide to Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, this group has been examining the ways the city can better support the Trans* community in Minneapolis. We hope you can join us for the Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit, where the Trans* community and allies can come together to learn about the issues impacting this community and think big about how to address them together. Featuring keynote speaker and performer Angelica Ross. The event's break-out sessions, keynote address, resource fair, and evening reception with live entertainment is free and open to the public, please RSVP.
Thursday, September 25
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Aaron Blum
Bringing local music to local people. Building community and connecting neighbors. Taking back our streets. Doing free stuff. These are just a few of the things that will be accomplished through this year's Powderhorn PorchFest. In its third year, this community festival will showcase twenty five local bands, ping pong, chalk art, puppets, square dancing and cumbia. 
I was so excited to hear that Ninth Ward resident Aaron Blum and his friend Niky Duxbury began this project by wanting to highlight the many talented musicians in our neighborhoods. So they organized and got to work by securing permits and blocking off the street to help create a welcoming atmosphere where strangers could become friends after hearing their favorite hip hop artist or sharing a square dance together.
Events like these are so important and so unique to our Ninth Ward. We need more of them. This is why I started to work with my colleague, Council Member Lisa Bender, to ensure our city policies can better support and encourage these types of outdoor and community-led events.
The Powderhorn PorchFest activities are connected to the Pillsbury House + Theater's Art Blocks project - an opportunity to reach deeper into our community and get connected with our neighbors through organic artistic adventures. Through this engagement, we can all help strengthen the relationships that make our streets and avenues more vibrant places for everyone to live.
Take a look at the schedule to find out when and where bands will play.
Saturday, September 13
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
At the intersection of 17th Avenue South and 32nd Street
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Ninth Ward resident and scholar-activist Jessica Lopez-Lyman was highlighted by Third Woman Press for her volunteer work to provide a safe space for womyn of color. Check out her interview Feminist Fistbumps.
Ninth Ward musician Jeremy Messersmith put Minneapolis on the national stage when The Late Show with David Letterman featured him and his band. Check out the full performance!
Artist Seitu Jones, Public Arts St. Paul, a number of other artists, and Ninth Ward organizer Deeq Abdi join forces to bring together 2,000 people at a half-mile long table in the middle of Saint Paul’s Victoria Street for a civic dinner table conversation about food access, food justice, and healthy eating.
Create illuminates how artists and their creative collaborators can transform the urban food system, considering the cultural, health, environmental and access equity aspects of urban food production, distribution and consumption. Read more and RSVP to the Event.
Sunday, September 14
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Victoria Street & Fuller Avenue, St. Paul
This event will feature a health and resource fair, children's activites, 5k walk/run, exhibition dancing and more! Contact Tish Rivera-Cree for more information, RSVP to the Facebook event.
Saturday, September 27
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Join Phillips neighbors to clean up the neighborhood, share a meal, and learn more about community resources! 
Saturday, October 11
9:00-10:00 a.m. Free Breakfast, sign-in, pick up free t-shirt and supplies.
Welna Hardware (2438 Bloomington Ave. S)
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Clean Sweep!
12:00-2:00 p.m. Free lunch, entertainment, and neighborhood information
Minneapolis Police Department is hiring cadets.
The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission will start reviewing applications for open positions on October 11. Find applications and more information on the City's website.
Call (612) 673-2209
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