Solidarity and Action Training for White Folks Doing Multi-racial Social Justice Work

Solidarity and Action Training For White Folks Doing Multi-Racial Social Justice Work

Trayvon Martin.  Michael Brown.  Eric Garner.  We are mourning too many deaths.  Wherever we look in our communities – housing, jobs, education, health, policing – racial disparities are hurting all of us.

Please join a group of community members, neighbors, and organizers on Sunday, October 12th, from 12p.m. – 4p.m. for a Twin Cities Solidarity and Action Training. 

This training has been specifically designed for people identify as white and who are actively involved in racial justice work or multi-racial organizing.  The training is free, and will include reflection, skill building, and story-telling, and concrete action steps.


Sunday October 12, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
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East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Driving Directions


Liz Loeb

(646) 621-7931

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2014 Harvest Gala

Thursday, October 16, 6pm to 10pm, at the Solar Arts Building. Donations for silent auction now being accepted
[NE MINNEAPOLIS. September 26, 2014] In a celebration of the strength and bounty of the local food movement, the
Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market is excited to announce the third annual Harvest Gala. Proceeds from the event will
be used to fund the activities and mission of the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market.
The Solar Arts Building, located at 711 – 15th Avenue NE, is generously donating their beautiful third-floor event space for this year’s Gala, to be held on Thursday, October 16, from 6 pm until 10 pm.
The NEFM Harvest Gala features an innovative format that pairs farmers market vendors and local chefs. Chefs and farmers team up to create tasty appetizers using ingredients sourced from the Northeast Farmers Market. This year, expect eats by Chowgirls Killer Catering, Sen Yai Sen Lek, the Modern Café, The Mill Northeast, Red Stag Supperclub and Cranky’s Ice Cream, just to name a few. At the bar, try beers from the Nordeast Brewers Alliance, fine wines, and a specialty cocktail crafted with 2 Gingers Irish whiskey and fresh seasonal juices.
Live entertainment will be provided by Adam Frank on steel drum, Bluegrass music by Cedar and Stone, and belly dancing by Giza Sangria. A silent auction will feature arts, crafts, certificates and services donated by local artisans, restaurants, businesses and individuals. We’re off to a great start with donations from Brasa, Alma, Mendhe Moon bodyart, Eastside Food Co-op, Kowalski’s, Lotus Life, Nancy Hovanes Basketry, Sarah Knoss Fine Art, Language Central, Chowgirls Killerl
Catering and Pangea Organics.
The Gala organizers are now soliciting donations for the silent auction. If you wish to make a silent auction donation, please register at Or ask your friendly Northeast Farmers Market rep for a Harvest Gala Donation Agreement Form. All donations submitted by October 8 will be promoted on the NE Farmers Market website. Each contributing donor will receive one free admission to the Gala.
Admission to the Gala is $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. For an additional $5, get a pair of NEFM signature oven mitts. Advance tickets are available on Saturdays at the Northeast Farmers Market, and on-line at
The Northeast Farmers Market is located on the corner of 7th and University Avenues NE, in the St. Boniface Church parking lot. It has been named in the top ten farmer’s markets for two years in a row by “City Pages.” The Solar Arts Building is located at 711 NE 15th Avenue.
Contact: Nancy Hovanes or Heidi Andermack, Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market Event Coordinators,

I’m In The Dog House, Saturday, September 27

I’m in the Dog House

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

212 17th Avenue North

(near Washington Ave N and I-94 exit 229)

Saturday, September 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please join us for our annual community celebration called “I’m in the Dog House” where we “kennel” and then “adopt” members of the Minneapolis City Council and local animal welfare celebrities.  Mayor Betsy Hodges will be joined by McGruff the Crime Dog to kick off our 3rd annual event!!  The title sponsor for the event is Pampered Pooch Playground.  Bring your camera.

  • Family-Friendly Activities
  • Doggie Costume Contest at 1 p.m.

(Over $500 in GREAT PRIZES for the top three winners)

  • Tours of the Shelter
  • Dog Agility Demonstrations
  • Face-Painting
  • Ask the Vet

All well-behaved leashed dogs should bring their humans!

Thank you!

Staff at Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

Mayor’s Police Accountability Plan

From our Mayor Betsy Hodges’ Facebook:

Chief Janee Harteau announced that she will have a special meeting with her Chief’s Advisory Council this week to seek their input and discuss how best to proceed together as a community following the events of last week. I think that is the right decision and I look forward to hearing the Advisory Council’s thoughts and recommendations. People need to be and feel safe in every neighborhood in the city – that means safe from crime and safe while interacting with Minneapolis Police officers, too. It is why the daily hard work of our police department and our officers is so crucial. It is also why it is important that we build more trust between the community and the police, which includes creating daily opportunities to build relationships between officers and residents, making sure that the department looks like the communities it serves, and holding officers accountable for their behavior. I released my accountability platform a year ago – based on months of conversations with the community that have continued to this day – and have been proceeding with it as mayor in partnership with the Chief and with the community. The dollars I put in the budget for body cams, CSO classes, and community policing are crucial pieces of the plan. It is more than that, though, and you can take a look here:

I look forward to hearing from the Chief and her Advisory Council about what they think makes sense moving forward. Until then, the commitment remains and the work continues.

Vehicle Saftey Tip from the 3rd Precinct

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen an increase in vehicle thefts and thefts from auto (“car breakins”). YOU CAN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING A VICTIM BY TAKING A FEW SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS.

Tips to prevent vehicle-related theft:

Lock your vehicle to reduce opportunity of theft. Lock doors while driving and upon exiting the vehicle.

Do not leave keys in your vehicle.

Do not leave valuables in vehicles. This includes items such as purses, laptops, iPods, sunglasses, and loose change. Remove face plates of after-market stereos.

If you must transport valuables, place them in the trunk prior to reaching your destination.

Do not leave garage door opener in plain view; treat it as a key to your property.

Pay attention to unusual behavior in your neighborhood. Call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity. Since a majority of these crimes are occurring at night, be especially alert to noises such as breaking glass.

Close windows when vehicle is parked and avoid having windows wide open when driving.

Always park in well-lit areas.

Utilize secure parking. A majority of vehicle-related thefts occur to vehicles parked on the street.

Use visible deterrents such as the steering wheel bar, also called the “Club,” to make a vehicle difficult to steal. If you have an alarm system in your vehicle, use it.

Do not leave vehicles running unattended. Minneapolis police may issue citations to unattended parked vehicles left running on the street or in the alley.

For questions, contact:

Don Greeley, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
(612) 673-3482

John Baumann, Crime Prevention Specialist
Midtown Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave. S.
(612) 825-6138

To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion

A Northeast Tool Library

A Tool Library is coming to northeast! More information is located at Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library – NEMTL. We are currently seeking volunteers, board members, and are preselling memberships. Would it be feasible to be added to the agenda at an upcoming meeting in order to provide information to your board and your neighborhood residents? I would be happy to provide more information if you have questions etc. Thank you!


Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library – NEMTL
How many saws, drills, lawnmowers, or post-hole diggers do we all need in our basement, garage or…

Northeast Athletic Field Park Rec Building – Have input?

Northeast Neighborhoods and Residents,

The Park Board is planning to construct the new recreation building in Northeast Athletic Field Park in 2015-2016, and has a community engagement and schematic design process planned for the fall of 2014.  CAC applications are posted on our project webpage and may be turned in to the project manager, Dana Murdoch, by this Friday, September 12th.  The project page link is below, the meeting dates are posted (some will be at the Logan Park Recreation Center, but the others are still being scheduled at public places near the park) and all are invited to participate in the CAC meetings.  Use the Red Envelope to sign up if you’d like to receive updates and please forward on as you see fit.  I apologize for those of you who have been already following this project, but wanted to make sure the northeast neighborhoods were aware of the upcoming process.

Questions? Contact

Kate Lamers, PLA, LEED AP

Design Project Manager

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board | Planning Division

2117 West River Road N | Minneapolis, MN 55411

(Office) 612-230-6486     (Cell) 612-499-0260

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