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Somali Women Dance the Buraanbur For Health and Cultural Wellness!

Somali Women Dance the Buraanbur For Health and Cultural Wellness!

Somali women involved in the Backyard Initiative Community Health Action Team (CHAT), Project S.E.L.F., come together each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the Brian Coyle Center from 1 to 3 pm to dance the Buraanbur.  The Buraanbur is a traditional dance done by women at Somali weddings and other ceremonies. Miski Abdulle, one of the CHAT [...]

Making a BIG difference through small “p” policy changes…

Making a BIG difference through small “p” policy changes…

ReTHINK Your Drink! Through the efforts of the Backyard Initiative (BYI), implemented by staff members of the BYI Resource Center, the second City of Minneapolis ReTHINK Your Drink campaign is coming to a successful close at the Midtown Global Market. The campaign effectively established a relationship-building model for working with small [...]

Honey-Mustard Fruit Slaw*

*Better Home and Gardens: Diabetic Cooking Made Easy INGREDIENTS 1-½ Cups of green cabbage (shredded) 1 Cup carrots (shredded) 2/3 Cup apple or pear (coarsely chopped) 4 teaspoons salad oil 4 teaspoons coarse brown mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 2 small cloves garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons peanuts or cashews [...]

JOIN a Diabetes or Diabetes Prevention Core Group in Mid-August !!!

JOIN a Diabetes or Diabetes Prevention Core Group  in Mid-August !!!

In collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, residents within the Backyard will be able to join a Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention (DDP) Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) group aimed at lifestyle changes for dealing with or preventing diabetes. There will be 4 Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Family, Friends, and Neighbors (DDP-FFN) core groups, with [...]

Caring for and Preventing Diabetes in the BACKYARD

Caring for and Preventing Diabetes in the BACKYARD

Mr. Ray Thompson, Anchor Families CHAT leader and Callahan Clark, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, connecting after a BYI Dinner and Diabetes Dialogue (Triple D) event in April. (see following interview with Mr. Ray Thompson) Connecting with Neighbors About Diabetes: an interview with Mr. Ray Thompson What better way to learn about diabetes and how [...]

It Is Summer and Time To Be OUT in the Backyard!

It Is Summer and Time To Be OUT in the Backyard!

By Bernice Arias, a member of the Backyard Initiative OIBY Community Health Action Team The OUT in the Backyard (OIBY), a Community Health Action Team or CHAT of the Backyard Initiative, continues to work toward improving the lives of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) population living in the Backyard by connecting people to [...]

It Is Summer and We Are GROWING THE BACKYARD! Check out the activities of this Community Health Action Team (CHAT) in the following images !!!!

It Is Summer and We Are GROWING THE BACKYARD! Check out the activities of this Community Health Action Team (CHAT) in the following images !!!!

BUILDING COMPOST BINS Building compost bins in Paradise Gardens, East 34th Street and Chicago Avenue South BUILDING COMMUNITY AND PLANTER BOXES COMING SOON… Produce stand at the Midtown Global Market

Salud Ambiental Latino Empieza En El Hogar [A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative]

Salud Ambiental Latino Empieza En El Hogar  [A Community Health Action Team (CHAT) of the Backyard Initiative]

Latino Environmental Health Begins At Home (LEHBAH) Community Health Action Team members meet and do presentations and trainings at Jenny’s Beauty Salon, 1108 East Lake St., Minneapolis by Julio Martinez and Bertha Medina Somos un grupo latino formado desde al año 2011, su principal objetivo es cuidar el medio ambiente y la salud, orientando [...]

Ongoing Solar Lantern Workshops – Solar Generator Workshops

Ongoing Solar Lantern Workshops – Solar Generator Workshops

COL family members at the solar lantern workshop. Our core objective is to connect community members with each other in a way that our healthy interdependence can be furthered through engagement around community: mutually supportive sustainability strategies; honoring and encouraging inter-generational family participation; inter-cultural sharing [...]

…and coming this July 2017, COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT/BYI Rebirthing Community CHAT Re-OPENS AMEN CORNER Thrones Plaza-Corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues JULY 8, 2017 ~SATURDAY, Noon-4:00 P.M.

…and coming this July 2017, COMMUNITIES OF LIGHT/BYI Rebirthing Community CHAT Re-OPENS  AMEN CORNER Thrones Plaza-Corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues JULY 8, 2017 ~SATURDAY, Noon-4:00 P.M.

We are pleased to announce that we have added new volunteers from the Communities of Light Co-op to support the Amen Corner 2017 session. Please come and support us. The Amen Corner opens officially, SATURDAY, JULY 8, Noon to 4:00 p.m. Stop by Peavey Park, Thrones Plaza, on the corner of Chicago & Franklin Avenues. Communities of Light (COL) [...]

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