Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
CELEBRATING COMMUNITY VICTORIES
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Dear neighbors,
As federal immigration reform efforts have failed in Congress over the past decade, the pressure on our local government to act and stand up for what's right increases.
Locally, we have fought hard to keep families together and have made strides forward.
Last week it was announced that Hennepin County jails will no longer be forced to collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, in the hopes of preventing the wrongful deportation of immigrant families. After so many years of hard work on this I want to thank all the immigrant community members, organizers, advocates, researchers, professors, nonprofit and immigrant rights groups who have continued to stand up against this injustice.
As a Minneapolis Council Member I have pushed hard for this change and I also thank all of my Council colleagues and city staff who have rallied behind this important issue. I will keep working to make sure our immigrant community members do not continue to be stopped and placed in jail simply because they do not have access to a state drivers licence.
Onward!
Workers' Victory!
We join with our allies at the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) in celebrating their historic and hard-fought victory that paves the way for workers to gain fair wages, benefits, and a voice in the workplace. This has implications that move well beyond the estimated 1,000 retail janitors in the Twin Cities, opening the door to ensure that low-wage workers of color have a place at the table in determining their future. 
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CALL FOR ARTISTS
Mural in Richard Green Central School by lead artist Greta Mclain
and community members
The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis is seeking an artist or artist team to help facilitate the creation of the Minneapolis Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy 2020 Road Map - a cultural plan for the City of Minneapolis. The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program works to leverage the Creative Sector towards social and economic growth in the City of Minneapolis. The deadline is June 29. Apply and learn more.
Taco Tour on Lake Street is a family-friendly event that will provide free tours of the many family-owned restaurants on East Lake St. offering tacos and more!
A  bilingual tour guide will transport you from one restaurant to the next where you will learn about the area's food specialties. Several of the restaurants will offer vegetarian tacos and other healthy choices, reflecting the great diversity of Mexican cuisine. We hope you'll take this opportunity to check out all that East Lake Street has to offer.

Saturday, June 28 
11:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet at Kmart Parking Lot
10 West Lake Street 
35W TRANSIT/ACCESS OPEN HOUSE
Attend the next public open house to learn about current design concepts and provide comment on many aspects of 35W Transit Access Project including:
  • The Orange Line BRT Transit Station at Lake Street 
  • The "Green Crescent" bicycle and pedestrian connection between the Midtown Greenway and 31st Street
  • 24th street bicycle and pedestrian bridge
  • Public art framework
Public Open House
Thursday, June 11
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Whittier Community Center
425 West 26th Street
MINNEAPOLIS 311
NOW OFFERS
WEEKEND SERVICE
311, your one-stop shop for all matters related to City services, is adding weekend hours. 311 is now available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Friday and 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. You can also connect with 311 online or download the mobile app for Android and iPhone.
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UPCOMING
SHORE: PERFORMANCE 
Saturday, June 21
8:00 p.m.
Northrop Mall 
SHORE is a multi-day performance installation of dance, story, volunteerism, and feasting by Emily Johnson/Catalyst. Learn more about the performance and RSVP.
GREEN BUILDING TOUR
Saturday, June 21
9:00 a.m.
Meet at 2225 East Lake Street 
The Citizen's League and the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization co-sponsor a Best Practices Green Buildings Tour for the future of the 2225 Lake Street site. Meet at the Midtown Farmers Market and carpool to visit three projects on the cutting edge of sustainability in the city. Learn more and Register.
10TH ANNUAL CHALCHIUTLICUE WATER CEREMONY
Saturday, June 21
12:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Park
The Chalchiutlicue Ceremony and Celebration is grounded in the ceremonial traditions of the Mexica (Aztec) people of Central Mexico, and is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the fresh waters of the world, waters that connect us all. Check the Facebook event for the full two day schedule.
SOMALI INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 21
12:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lake Street between Blaisdell and Grand Avenue South
Celebrate Somali Independence with live music and dancing, family and kids activities, authentic East African food, community wellness resources, and much more. Hosted by Ka Joog.
EAST PHILLIPS SUMMER FEST
Sunday, June 22
1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
East Phillips Park
Come to East Phillips Park to enjoy a full day of music, food, and family activities to celebrate summer! Sponsored by the East Phillips Improvement Coalition (EPIC).
SOUTHSIDE PRIDE SHOWCASE
Monday, June 23
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Cafe Southside
3405 Chicago Ave. S
Come kick-off Pride week with The Exchange and Cafe SouthSide! Join us for a showcase of local artists performing on the new stage in Paradise Community Garden. Celebrate with your neighbors while enjoying a BBQ, music, art, and summer. RSVP to the Facebook event.
 FREE PUPPET SHOW
Wednesday, June 24 
7:00 p.m.
2317 East 35th Street
Join Open Eye Theatre for The Amazing Cowboat, a show featuring puppetry, live music, and fun for families and children up to age 12. They will pass the hat for donations to help support the Driveway Tour programBring a blanket or chair to sit on. RSVP on Facebook.
COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS
Monday, July 7
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
Have a question or an issue you'd like to speak with Alondra about? Call our office at 612.673.2209 to make an appointment.
DIVERSITY, CULTURAL COMPETENCY , AND RACIAL EQUITY TRAININGS
The Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO) is starting their second round of Diversity, Cultural Competency, and Racial equity Trainings, presented by Training for Change. This series of three trainings will be focused on building neighbor-to-neighbor relationships, engaging in challenging but necessary conversations, and getting your input in defining what equity means for CANDO. Register Today.
OPPORTUNITIES
Minneapolis Police Department is hiring cadets.
The Ninth Ward has an appointment on the Public Health Advisory Committee. Learn more and apply today. Questions? Call our office for more information.
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
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