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Bird Call

Bird Call by Harry Ford Calling out to the universe The bird calls out toward itself Hello Are you present Can you here me offering you peace Calling to the very consciousness of what it means to know the call of your own kind Hello, are you seeing how present I am to you I hear you At this very moment, I hear you Are you caring for [...]

BYI Out In the Backyard CHAT Healing Circle

by Leila Sarene and Harry Ford BYI Community Health Action Teams or CHATS, Circle of Healing and Out In the Backyard, together with the Cultural Wellness Center have partnered to create community healing space. The primary goal is to provide opportunities to members of the LGBTQ community and their allies to build knowledge and practices related [...]

Backyard Initiative Circle of Healing CHAT: Our Vision

Backyard Initiative Circle of Healing CHAT: Our Vision

Photo Credit: Ellen Cleary by Dr. Michele Semerit Strachan The Circle of healing is a gathering of people who all feel they received a special calling and transmission of knowledge/wisdom to heal. We are on a path to which we are called. The ultimate authority on our work is the calling. The ultimate development is our deepening communication [...]

Celebrating US Through the Midtown Global Market Music Festival! Sat., July 19 • 2 to 8 pm

Celebrating US Through the Midtown Global Market Music Festival! Sat., July 19 • 2 to 8 pm

For more than 150 years, the area now known as “Midtown” in Minneapolis, has been a gateway to Minnesota, and sometimes, the USA, for people arriving and resettling from around the world–Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. Indigenous people from seven Nations also reside in Midtown making it the cultural crossroads of the Twin [...]

June 2014 BACKYARD INITIATIVE BACK PAGE

June 2014 BACKYARD INITIATIVE BACK PAGE

Communities of Light update

Communities of Light update

Stop by and purchase a Solar Lantern at the Communities of Light storefront, located next door to the BYI Resource Center in the Midtown Global Market AND, Check out these cool Communities of Light activities: Decorate solar lanterns at Heart of the Beast Theatre’s MAYDAY workshops! (see page 1 for times/days) Sooner than you think, [...]

A-POD Update

A-POD Update

The Growing the Backyard CHAT Looks Ahead Into 2014

The Growing the Backyard CHAT Looks Ahead Into 2014

African suburban farm growing food for the BYI and Hmong farmers delivering vegetables to the BYI Submitted by members of the Growing the Backyard CHAT Growing the Backyard Community Health Action Team (CHAT) has a clear agenda for 2014 to build a sustainable food system for the common health and wellness in the neighborhoods of the Backyard [...]

BYI Community Health Survey

BYI Community Health Survey

WHY is the BYI Doing Research? In 2009, the Backyard Initiative completed a Community Health Needs Assessment.  An assessment team was formed to create a picture of the current state of health and well-being of residents in the Backyard, engage a broad network of resident in the process, and inform and plan the next steps for the BYI.  The [...]

Out in the Backyard CLASSES – Free and open to everyone!

Out in the Backyard CLASSES – Free and open to everyone!

Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba at Powderhorn Park Building (3400 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis) Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Yoga at East Phillips Cultural and Community Center (2307 17th Ave. S., Minneapolis) Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba at Powderhorn Park Building (3400 15th Ave. South, Minneapolis) Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hip Hop or Brazilian Dance [...]

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