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September Events

September Events

Free Thursday Evenings at ASI 3 PM – 8 PM American Swedish Institute 2600 Park Avenue South Free Explore the ASI galleries and the historic Turnblad Mansion with free admission beginning September 1. https://asimn.org. There will be live music on select Thursdays, starting with Scott Keever on Sept. 1st. Keever is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist who combines an American roots sound with other far ranging styles. https://asimn.org/event/music-thursdays-at-asi-scott-keever Noojimo (She Heals) Through September 17 All My Relations Arts 1414 East Franklin Avenue Free Noojimo (She Heals) celebrates the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces. In many Indigenous communities, the Auntie serves as an extra parental role – one who provides mental, physical, and spiritual support to younger relatives. http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/noojimo-she-heals/ Art Design by Alice Butts Through Our Eyes Festival September 9 – 18 Open Eye Theatre 506 East 24th Street Sliding scale, $20 - Free Open Eye welcomes Exposed Brick Theatre’s Through Our Eyes Festival, featuring the world premiere of two plays, Freeing Assata, by Sterling Miller, and A Love Story in 8 Scenes, by Siddeeqah Shabazz, along with a variety of workshops celebrating the power of storytelling. Both shows are directed by Simone Williams. https://www.openeyetheatre.org/through-our-eyes-festival East Phillips Improvement Coalition Community Permaculture Trainings September 9th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th 4 PM - 8 PM East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center, 2307 17th Avenue South OR East Phillips 17th Avenue Community Garden, 2428 17th Avenue South Free Permaculture promotes the best ways we can mimic nature to live in balance with the earth and not against it. It supports no-waste, holistic living while acknowledging community values. This is an introduction to permaculture and how it [...]

Blooming Together!

Blooming Together!

Semilla Teaching Artists Angela Barrera and Sarah Schulz trained and led 13 neighborhood youth in creating a very large mural on the corner of 26th St. and 15th Ave. S., teaching them mosaic skills, picking up litter, creating a poetry ‘zine with Patrick Cabello Hansel, and teaching them leadership skills in our Young Leader program. Photos by Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts By BART BUCH, Director of Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts This summer Semilla has been busy creating peace through beauty on and around Bloomington Avenue South in the Midtown Phillips neighborhood, our home. Last summer our theme was “Together/Juntos,” as coming together again after being separated from the pandemic was thrilling. This year we take that theme a step further with “Blooming Together.” We hope to reflect and create a wave of new togetherness, with us each trying to bloom anew. You are going to see quite a few flowers in the work that is going on, and amongst this new garden we are in, we acknowledge the persistent hardship, desperation and violence in our midst here in Midtown Phillips, and especially on Bloomington Avenue. The situation we are in is complex in this neighborhood, in this time. More complex than we can understand or deal with alone. We also recognize the beautiful blossom of each person and being on Bloomington Avenue as sacred, and the land and sky of Bloomington Avenue as sacred, with a flowering heart. In the work Semilla does this summer we try to hold these two realities with care.

Library News August ’22

Library News August ’22

By CARZ NELSON All information listed here is accurate as of July 15, 2022. For the most recent information, check out the library website at www.hclib.org. FRANKLIN LIBRARY HOURS Monday 9 AM to 5 PM Tuesday 12 PM to 8 PM Wednesday 12 PM to 8 PM Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM Friday 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM TEEN TECH WORKSHOPS Teens can get creative with their friends. This is an opportunity to make cool things to bring home. Activities are led by the Teen Tech Squad. Teen Tech at Franklin - August 3, 10, 17, 24 at 1:30 to 3 PM Teen Tech at Hosmer - Aug 1, 8, 16, 22, 29 at 3:30 to 5 PM CAREER AND JOB ASSISTANCE Meet with a CareerForce employment specialist at Franklin Library for job and career help. Stop by for individual assistance with job searches, resume writing, and more! August 3 at 1 PM to 3 PM WOMEN OF COLOR AFFINITY GROUP Looking for a space where women of color can come together and share their experiences? Then join the Women of Color Affinity Group at Hosmer Library. August 7 and 21 at 3 PM to 4 PM RESOURCES AND SUPPORT The Bridge for Youth visits Franklin Library on the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 2 to 5 PM. They connect people with resources and provide hygiene items and other supplies. Look for them in their outreach van on the corner of 14th and Franklin Avenues. FREE FOOD Franklin and Hosmer Libraries are collaborating with Every Meal to distribute free meal bags. Bags are free for anyone to take, while supplies last. READING SUGGESTIONS Looking for a good book to read? You could ask a librarian. At hclib.org, towards the bottom of the page, you’ll find the link, Ask us for reading suggestions. This leads to a form you fill out about what sorts of books you like, and what sorts you don’t like. Fill in the form and you will get an email with reading recommendations. If you don’t want to fill out a form, you can always ask [...]

Events August ’22

Events August ’22

Compiled by LINDSEY FENNER and JESSIE MERRIAM Gizigos-Dakise (Ojibwe, your aunt is cool), Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene, All My Relations Arts Puss in BootsPhoto provided by Hinterhands Puppet Company Natalie Mendez taught participants how to make spring rolls at the Celestial Garden in North. Her next cooking class will be at Tamales y Bicicletas in September. Will Allen will teach vermiculture (using red wiggler worms) as part of WEI’s composting class at Farmer Training Weekend, Sept 24-25, 2022. (w-e-i.org) Free Classes for the Phillips Community Women’s Environmental Institute Amador Hill Farm, Cambridge, MN w-e-i.org Through the classes available in August from Women’s Environmental Institute (at no cost if you live, work, play or pray in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis) you can learn to grow peaches in cold climates, take a monthly herb walk in the woods with Heather Mashuga, learn methods of canning tomatoes and making salsa, or discover how to make elderberry syrup. This year there will also be several other classes offered in Phillips Neighborhood itself. Check w-e-i.org for more information. Women’s Environmental Institute also offers an annual special event September 24-25: The Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend. Urban farmer, educator, and food-justice activist Will Allen returns to Women’s Environmental Institute for his 12th Annual Farmer Training Workshop. Over the years these workshops have covered such topics as creating healthy soil, building affordable hoop houses, mushroom growing, aquaponics, and growing microgreens. Each year Will convenes a supportive community of farmers, from experienced veterans to farming-curious dreamers. Will welcomes everyone. The experience includes healthy food, good conversations, question/answer sessions, hands-on farming projects, a little sweat, a little dirt, a Saturday night fireside chat with Will, and the blossoming of new friendships. Those who live, work, [...]

Con grad ulations to Phillips’ class(es) of 2022!!!

Con grad ulations to Phillips’ class(es) of 2022!!!

HERE’S TO THE GRADUATES AMONG US! To all our 2022 high school students and GED candidates earning a certificate or diploma, congratulations on your achievement! Schools in and around Phillips offer diverse routes to educational advancement, including in-person experiences, remote study, traditional high school pathways, and specialized programs: Augsburg Fairview Academy Cristo Rey General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy Heritage Academy Hope Academy Lincoln International High School Longfellow High School Loring Nicollet School MERC Alternative School MPS Adult Education Center MTS Secondary Nawayee Center School Roosevelt High School South High School Takoda Prep VOA High School Grads, your community is proud of you!

Women’s Environmental Institute Again Offers Its Classes FREE to The Phillips Community!

Women’s Environmental Institute Again Offers Its Classes FREE to The Phillips Community!

WEI foraging class prepared findings to eat WEI’s Pickle canning class at Little Earth with instructor Diane / Provided by the Women’s Environmental Institute By the Women’s Environmental Institute Live, work, play, or pray in Minneapolis Phillips Neighborhood? Interested in organic farming, aquaponics, beer making? Foraging for food? These classes and more, are available from Women's Environmental Institute (WEI) to folks in the Phillips Neighborhood completely FREE of charge. 1. Visit w-e-i.org to see all classes.  2. Click on “2022 Upcoming Classes,” which appears over the changing images. 3. Make a note of classes you would like to take and meeting dates 4. Click GREEN “Jobs Openings, Scholarships and Applications” label at the top of the page.  5. Click on the link, “Registration for Residents of Phillips Neighborhood”.  6. Fill in the application on this page using your note of classes you want to take.  7. Click the submit button at the bottom of the page. PLEASE WAIT for a response that will say “We have received your application and will get back to you shortly.” This statement verifies that your application has been received.  For help, call 612-987-6563.

East Phillips/Ventura Village Students can earn Free College Credit and Personalize their Education

East Phillips/Ventura Village Students can earn Free College Credit and Personalize their Education

 PSEO students Asiya Browne and Zeke Jackson testifying at the Minnesota legislature about the value of PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options)Photo credit: Joe Nathan By JOE NATHAN East Village/Ventura Village students and families have terrific opportunities to earn free college credit and/or personalize their education in upcoming months, thanks to free public school programs. Encouraged by families, Minnesota legislators and educators have created great opportunities for young people to identify and develop their unique gifts, talents and interests as they acquire vital basic and applied life skills. Free College Courses One of the most valuable opportunities for high school students is the option to earn free college credit through certain courses taught in high school, on-line, or on college campuses.   Free Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) courses are available in academic and “hands on” vocational subjects. Many are not aware that beginning in 10th grade, students can take free vocational courses at two-year public colleges such as St Paul College and the Finishing Trade Institute. Once in 11 and 12th grade, access expands to free academic or vocational courses at many local colleges and universities. Admission requirements vary. PSEO courses are offered in person on college campuses or online, and State law requires that students be allowed to use high school computers for PSEO courses. The deadline to register for fall PSEO classes is May 30. To learn more visit https://education.mn.gov/mde/fam/dual/pseo/ Languages 10th and 12th grade students proficient in any of 27 world languages can earn free credit at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities simply by passing a test (no course required). Languages include ASL, Arabic, Chinese, Dakota, French, German, Hmong, Karen, Ojibwe, Somali and Spanish, among others. For information, visit [...]

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