Minneapolis inTouch: Issue 15
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A Publication of the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
of the City of Minneapolis
November 10, 2011
Welcome to the 15th issue of the Minneapolis inTouch! Send any tips on events, activities or news you would like to share with others to NCR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include links to online content. Thanks!
This issue of Minneapolis inTouch can be viewed on the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department Community News website. Past issues and community news are also available.
Neighborhood Events Calendar
Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC)
Neighborhood and Community Connections Conference - Call for Workshop Proposals – Monday, November 14 deadline
You’re invited to present your best at this 1st annual Neighborhood & Community Connections Conference – Better Communities through Neighborhoods! The February 11, 2012 conference is designed to showcase and build successful community collaborations between neighborhoods, cultural communities, residents, and the City. A major theme of the conference is to build diversity and capacity in neighborhood organizations and communities by providing new and innovative ideas through collaboration and participation. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your experiences and network with other neighborhood-minded activists from throughout our city.
Call for Presentations – deadline extended to Friday, November 18
Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) has extended the deadline for receipt of workshop proposals for NUSA's 2012 Conference on Neighborhood Concerns being held in Indianapolis, Indiana from May 23 - 26, 2012. Give leaders from around the country a preview of our work before NUSA comes to Minneapolis in 2013.
- Learn more at: NUSA Call For Presentations (pdf)
One Minneapolis, One Read: Join the Conversation
Listen to the rebroadcast or watch videotaped events of author and NPR host Michele Norris at One Read Week events, then continue the conversation. Upcoming events include an Challenges of Black Geneology.
- Learn more abourOne Minneapolis, One Read
Is the tornado still causing you stress or anxiety? There’s help
The Recovery from the tornado can be very challenging for many people, and the response or reaction can vary from individual to individual. But whatever your situation, there is help available. For assistance and referral, call the Tornado Recovery Hotline at 612-787-3730. Families can call NorthPoint Behavioral Health at 612-543-2566 to get information about NorthPoint services or for an appointment.
East Calhoun Candle Light Social on Thursday, November 10
Bundle up, bring a candle or lantern and socialize with your neighbors! Hot cocoa and s'mores fixings provided. This event runs from 6 -7 p.m. at the Loon Lake Trolley Path at 34th Street.
- Learn more about the East Calhoun Candle Light Social
Whittier Green Fair on Saturday, November 12
Learn some easy steps to living a more sustainable and environmentally conscious life. This fair will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2201 First Ave. S.
- Learn more at: WhittierAlliance.org
Southeast Como Feast of Neighbors on Sunday, November 13
Come to the annual Feast of Neighbors at U of M Neighborhood Liaison Program.
- Learn more at: secomo.org
Great River Outing: Connecting the River Parks on Sunday, November 13
Join the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership and Marshall Terrace Park at 1:30 p.m. and concludes with a visit to the Sample Room for treats and conversation.
- Learn more at: MRP calendar
Corcoran Soup / Chili Cookoff on Monday, November 14
Who makes the best soup in Corcoran? Residents will judge for themselves when CNO hosts a Soup / Chili Cookoff event at 6 p.m. at Corcoran Park.
- Learn more at: CorcoranNeighborhood.org
Longfellow Facing Race Conversation on Wednesday, November 16
The Minnehaha Academy. The theme is New Conversations about White Privilege.
- Learn more at: Longfellow Facing Race Conversation Facebook page
SECIA presents The Vanishing of the Bees on Tuesday, November 22
Join Como residents for a meeting at the Justin at 676-1731.
Learn more at: secomo.org
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota fundraiser and film screening on Thursday, November 10
The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) will host a public screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film 3800 42nd Ave. S.
- Learn more at: ilcm.org
Arab Film Festival on Thursday - Sunday, November 10 - 13
Minza presents the 7th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. All films will be shown at the Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Ave. NE.
- Learn more about the Arab Film Festival.
Eid Dinner/Celebration on Friday, November 11
The Augsburg Muslim Student Association invites everyone to a spectacular and delicious Eid celebration. This night is dedicated to the celebration of Eid al-Adha. This event is free, but you must RSVP to email@example.com.
- Learn more at: EID Facebook page
NE Accordion Festival on Friday November 11 and Saturday, November 12
Come enjoy Minnesota's finest celebration of the free-reed instrument family. Plan to come, play, attend workshops, participate in competitions, and meet new friends; festivities include concerts, workshops, jams, new friends, and even a dance! This event will be held on Friday at the Firefighters Hall and Museum, 729 Marshall St.
- Learn more about the NE Accordion Festival.
CityCamp Minnesota on Saturday, November 12
CityCamp Minnesota launches its first unconference at the U of M’s Humphrey Center with the broad theme of “Community 2.0.” From great people in government, community organizations, and technology start-ups to “everyday citizens” who happen to be software developers, social media experts, open government advocates, and students, everyone is welcome.
- Learn more at: CityCampMN.govfresh.com
Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Forum on Saturday, November 12
Come to the Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Forum 2011 at the Minneapolis Central Library. The focus will be “Media Tools for the New Normal”.
MSP Latin Film Festival runs through Sunday, November 13
Attend the Twin Cities' first ever major Latin Film Festival! The festival will celebrate Spanish language cinema with more than 35 films from Central & South America, Mexico, and Spain. All films screen at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St. SE.
- Learn more about the MSP Latin Film Festival
Cornerstones: a History of North Minneapolis on Sunday, November 13
Twin Cities Public Television presents "Cornerstones: A History of North Minneapolis". This program explores the neighborhood's diverse past through the power of place. This program airs at 8 p.m.
- Learn more about Cornerstones
FATHER Project Hiring Fair on Monday, November 14
Join the FATHER Project team and help fathers in the community succeed in supporting their children emotionally and financially. Apply and potentially interview on-site for positions in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This fair fruns from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 2700 E. Lake St.
- Learn more at: FATHER Project Hiring Fair flyer
Norway House Peace Initiative: 2011 Dialogue for Peace on Tuesday, November 15
Attend a discussion of the work that is being done worldwide to promote peace. Discover and connect with Minnesota non-proft organizations that help contribute to peace and work to improve the lives of women and children affected by conflict throughout the world. This discussion will be held at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE.
- Learn more at: Make a Difference flyer
Introduction to Hmong, Latino and Somali Cultures on Wednesday, November 16
Join Neighborhood House for an all-day presentation focused on Minnesota’s three largest immigrant populations: Hmong, Latino and Somali. Learn about their unique journeys from homeland to new home here in Minnesota and how their rich cultural histories impact their new life experiences. This workshop will be held at 179 Robie St. E.
- Learn more at: Neighborhood House
Lake Street Wine and Beer Tasting and Silent on Thursday, November 17
Organizers have made supporting Lake Street Council a ton of fun. Come sample fine wines, local brews, and authentic Mexican food while bidding on silent auction items donated by many of the people and businesses that make Lake Street great. This event will be held from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at El Nuevo Rodeo, 3003 27th Ave. S.
- Learn more at: Lake Street Wine and Beer Tasting
6th Annual Green Gifts Fair on Saturday, November 19
Do It Green! Minnesota offers its annual Green Gifts Fair right before Thanksgiving. The event is meant to introduce green gift options and low impact ideas to celebrate the holidays from Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Winter Solstice, New Year's and everything in between. This event will be held at the Midtown Global Market.
- Learn more about the 6th Annual Green Gifts Fair
Northeast Holiday Boutique Crawl on Saturday, November 19
Kick-start your holiday season through beautiful and historic Northeast Minneapolis with a holiday boutique crawl. This progressive pre-holiday sales event will include specials and giveaways from numerous Northeast businesses.
- Learn more about the Northeast Holiday Boutique Crawl.
Hope Community Opportunity Fair on Monday, November 21
Come to 611 E. Franklin Ave. from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and connect with programs that provide job skills and resources, financial counseling, educational opportunities, leadership training, housing connections, GED resources, and much much more.
- Learn more at: Hope Community Opportunity Fair flyer
Financial Management Network on Wednesday, November 23
Nonprofits thrive when they have healthy professional networks. Join the Financial Management Network lunch from 12 -1 p.m. at the Nonprofits Assistance Fund, 2801 21st Ave. S. This month’s topic is internal controls.
- Learn more at: Financial Management Network workshops
Refugees & Immigrants: A Provider’s Perspective on Wednesday, November 30
This session is ideal for individuals who work with refugee or immigrant populations and have an interest in improving communications through better cultural understanding. Learn strategies to effectively serve new Minnesotans and gain insight into the unique challenges that refugee and immigrant groups face. This workshop will be held from 8:30 – 11 a.m. at 179 Robie St. E.
Sound Point tour of Minneapolis Public Art launch on Thursday, November 10
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and the City of Minneapolis will launch MPR’s Sound Point tour of Minneapolis Public Art and will demonstrate the Sound Point technology, which allows the public to access a series of stories about new works of public art in Minneapolis and the opportunity to leave their own stories in return. This event will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Penn and Broadway.
- Learn more about the Sound Point tour (pdf)
Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins presents on Thursday, November 10
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) invites you to a presentation by leading community engagement expert Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Epstein is an authorty on increasing involvement of students, parents and community members in public education. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at North High School.
- Learn more at: Dr. Joyce Epstein presentation.pdf
Chicago Avenue Corridor Plan Open House on Tuesday, November 15
Members of the public are invited to an open house on Tuesday, November 15 at St. Mary’s Event Center (formerly Zurah Shrine Center), 2540 Park Avenue, to hear an overview of the draft plan and to provide feedback prior to consideration for approval by the City Planning Commission and City Council. The open house runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m, with a presentation at 7 p.m.
- Learn more about the Chicago Avenue Corridor Plan.
A Call to Action mini conference on Friday, December 2
The Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights in collaboration with community experts will look at the disparities in education, justice, employment, health, and for women and minority businesses in a mini-conference focusing on best practices solutions that will bring an end to the divide. The mini conference will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m and will conclude with a call to action.
- Learn more at the Call to Action Facebook page
Project Homeless Connect – volunteers needed for December 12
- Learn more at: Project Homeless Connect
City Board and Commissions – Applications still being accepted
Applications are still being accepted for openings on a number of open boards and commissions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.
- Learn more about NCR Boards
Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association seeks Environmental Coordinator – Applications must be postmarked by Friday, November 11
- Learn more at: Environmental Coordinator job posting
CURA seeks Associate Program Director – Review of applications begins Monday, November 14
- Learn more about the CURA job opening.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association seeks Community Organizer for Somali / East African Community – Review of resumes begins Monday, November 14
- Learn more about the Lyndale Neighborhood Association job opening.
Bancroft Neighborhood Association seeks Neighborhood / Community Organizer
- Learn more about the Bancroft Neighborhood Association job opening.
East Downtown Council seeks Executive Assistant to the Board
- Learn more at: edcmpls.org
Community Participation Program – new draft guidelines
NCR is pleased to provide for review and comment a first draft of the revised Community Participation Program Guidelines (pdf). The draft guidelines outline how Community Participation Program funding will be provided to neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis to assist with community engagement and to act on neighborhood priorities. The approved Guidelines will go into effect starting July, 2012. To ensure that neighborhood organizations have more opportunity to review the new guidelines and provide comments to the NCEC, additional informational meetings have been scheduled in NCEC commission districts:
Thursday, November 10, 7 – 8 p.m.
Loring Park - 1382 Willow St.
Monday, November 14, 7 – 8 p.m.
Linden Hills Recreation Center - 3100 43rd St. W.
Tuesday, November 15, 7 – 8 p.m.
Farview Recreation Center - 621 29th Ave. N.
Written comments on this draft will be accepted until Monday, November 21, 2011. You may email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred) or send them to:
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
Tri-Tech Center, Room 220
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
All feedback will be posted online on the NCR website.
Revised NRP Ordinance and NRP Policy Board Resolution hearing scheduled for December 8, 2011
The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department has introduced to the City Council draft revisions to the existing Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) ordinance. With the expiration of the NRP Policy Board’s Joint Powers Agreement, the revised NRP ordinance and a related resolution to re-establish the NRP Policy Board are vital to continuation of the NRP program in Minneapolis. We are also proposing to revise the resolution for the Neighborhood Community Engagement Commission (NCEC).
NCEC Meeting on Tuesday, November 29
Regular meetings of the NCEC are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5 - 7 p.m. The November meeting will be held on the fifth Tuesday at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
City of Minneapolis
Tri Tech Center, Room 220
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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