The Minneapolis Forward: Community Now Coalition has issued the first round of recommendations aimed at rebuilding the city in the aftermath of civil unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins convened a virtual briefing of coalition members and funding partners to present the proposals from first of three planned work cycle sprints on Aug. 6.
The first round focused on four key areas of action including: business retention, prioritizing BIPOC/minority-owned businesses, supporting entrepreneurs who invest in the community, and real estate and investment.
Participants in the Minneapolis Forward: Community Now Coalition reflect leadership from Twin Cities foundations, community-rooted businesses, and community organizations that are working together to transform Minneapolis into a stronger, equitable, inclusive and innovative city. The coalition is a cross-sector action team whose work is guided by the expertise of Black people, indigenous communities, people of color, and immigrants, including young people.
Have you completed the census yet? Completing the census will ensure that our communities receive resources for programs and services that we need. Many programs that our communities rely on, including SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and Head Start are funded through data that is obtained by the census. The 2020 Census is our chance to shape the future of Minneapolis for the next 10 years.
Census takers have begun following up in Minneapolis with households that haven’t yet completed the 2020 Census. Census staff have been hired locally and are here to help households complete their census forms. The goal of census door knockers is to help get an accurate count. Census staffers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge that includes their photograph and a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark.
Census field staff follow both CDC and local public health guidelines, are trained in physical distancing protocols and will provide census takers with masks during their visit. Census staff have sworn a lifetime oath of confidentiality. Any information that you provide to them will not be shared with any entity other than the Census Bureau for statistical purposes only and never to identify an individual.
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. Led by trained peer facilitators, the support groups help individuals and families learn coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. The groups are specifically for those individuals suggested by the group’s title. For example, Family Support Group is only for family members and NAMI Connection is only for those who live with a mental illness and are over 18 years old, etc. Find a complete listing of group meetings and how to join in by going to namimn.org and clicking on “Support Groups” or go straight to https://namimn.org/support/nami-minnesota-support-groups/.
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Did you know that your neighborhood storm drains flow directly into the Mississippi River, and the lakes and creeks in Minneapolis? Join the over 2,000 people who are doing their part in protecting our local waterways by adopting their storm drains in the City of Minneapolis! The Adopt-a-Drain program asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution. Learn more and adopt your drain at adopt-a-drain.org.
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The Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute (“Peacebuilding”) is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan public charity nonprofit organization transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power with positive productive alternatives to revenge. They prepare individuals, organizations, and communities for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed, just relationships toward the possibility of reconciliation.
Their mission is to instigate, train, and support racially, sexually, culturally, ethnically, religiously, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused, empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world. Their vision is making Minnesota the peacebuilding power state for all.
You can find their August and September 2020 Trainings and Events HERE.
Due to the Primary Election, tonight’s CDC Meeting has been postponed until August 20 at 7:00 PM. We will send out the agenda and zoom link closer to that date. Thank you for your understanding and happy voting!
Pre-order online or order at the door, they’re ready for you either way! Come get some ice cream! Or an espresso! Or a float! Or a SUNDAE!
Hello Seward friends! The ‘equity & inclusion’ committee will be meeting this Friday August 7 @ 10:30 am via Zoom. We are looking forward to coming together as neighbors to discuss how we can be a more inclusive and equitable community.
10:55 am Determining committee focus, tasks, & next steps (tabled from last meeting):
11:30 am Review next steps (who wants to do what, timeline, minute taker for next
11:40 am Choose committee name – time permitting (see survey notes)
12:00 pm Adjourn
What would you like the E&I committee to work on internally (SNG)?
What would you like the E&I committee to work on externally (Community/Neighborhood)?
What hopes or goals do you have for this committee?
Committee Name Ideas
Equity & Inclusion Committee
I like F.U.N.! or E&I (F.U.N. = Focused on Unifying Neighbors)
Minute-takers (thank you!)
The Seward Neighborhood Group (www.sng.org) requests your thoughts and opinions on how public safety is to be maintained. These opinions will be summarized and provided to the City Council and Mayor to help guide their efforts in making the type of deep, transformational change that we are often promised but so rarely see.
Some organizations have made proposals for changes that they feel are needed to ensure increased confidence in our safety. A short list of some of these organizations is found below. You may find the information provided by these organizations helpful. Note that this list is not exhaustive and other organizations and individuals may also be helpful to you.
* Communities United Against Police Brutality (https://www.cuapb.org/)
* Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar
* Reclaim the Block (https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home)
* Minneapolis Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC)
* Black Visions Collective (https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/)
* MPD 150 (https://www.mpd150.com/)