Weekly Roundup: Sep 18-24

Stay safe and strong, Greater Longfellow.


Rebuilding Greater Longfellow

Dear Residents and Community Businesses,
A meeting was scheduled today with Mayor Frey to discuss his response to the letter we posted on Sep 10, 2020. https://longfellow.org/2020/09/10/2409/
The meeting was cancelled and below is the message from the Mayor’s staff:
“Good afternoon all, I just wanted to share an update on this afternoon’s meeting. Due to an unexpected personal matter, we will be cancelling this meeting today with the prospect of hosting it In the coming weeks. The Mayor will join council member Johnson in a written response to Fridays deadline. Marya (LCC’s Board President) and I just spoke on the phone and plan to stay in touch in the coming days to talk about the Mayors availability. Thank you for all that you are doing to help see Minneapolis into a more equitable era. We will continue to work together and look forward to connecting soon.”



Longfellow Strong Yard Signs Available at More Locations!
Our Longfellow Strong yard sign fundraiser is going strong! This fundraiser is for and about our community. We want to clarify that Longfellow Strong signs are a fundraiser for the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) to help rebuild our community in a way that preserves our minority-owned businesses and respects black, indigenous and people of color in Longfellow.  LCC represents all Longfellow residents and is particularly focused on reaching residents who have been historically under-represented including people of color, renters, and people experiencing homelessness. The messaging “Longfellow Strong” was chosen to recognize and display the amazing solidarity across our community following the recent unrest.

Signs are $10 each and available (Additional locations TBD):
• Every Monday from 11am-1pm at the LCC Office | ABC Construction bldg. 2727 26th Ave S. 
• Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar | 3800 37th Ave S 
• East Lake Liquor Store | 3937th Ave S 
• The Fix Studio | 3725 Minnehaha Ave. 
• Mother Earth Gardens | 3738 42nd Ave S

 

Save the Date:

Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Board of Directors Elections – Tue, Oct 27
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is YOUR neighborhood organization if you live or own a business in the Longfellow, Howe, Cooper or Hiawatha neighborhoods and we’d love your participation in our Board of Directors elections! At this time, we are seeking nominations for open seats on the Board.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and unrest after the murder of George Floyd, the LCC is working with residents and through community partnerships on these issues facing our community:
1) Rebuilding businesses and community resources in the impacted areas
2) Food security
3) Safety and security of residents and businesses

LCC is your citizen participation organization in the place you live, work and/or play. No one should feel intimidated by joining the LCC Board of Directors. LCC is committed to having a Board that is welcoming and that represents the cultural diversity of Greater Longfellow. Any resident or person who owns a business in Great Longfellow can nominate themselves.  LCC needs your input to represent the broader community.

Join Our Board of Directors
The LCC Board of Directors is responsible for fundraising, organizational management and planning.  Members attend monthly meetings and other special meetings as needed.  LCC staff ensure that all board members have the resources and support they need to participate. All members will also receive training soon after the October elections.
If you have an interest in joining the LCC Board, or if you just want more information please contact Melanie Majors, LCC Executive Director via email at info@longfellow.org or by sending a request in the mail to 2727 26th Avenue S., Mpls  MN  55406..  More information will be available in September through the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger and social media.  LCC staff are working remotely but you can leave a message for Carly Swenson at 612-722-4529 ext. 11. 
Submit a Question for the Meeting:
Do you have a question for our elected officials, the Police Inspector our LCC board, or for LCC in general? Submit your question with the form found here: https://longfellow.org/2020/08/17/gmm2020/ During the meeting, questions will be chosen at random, due to time restraints, some questions might not be answered during our GMM Zoom session.



The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.



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Upcoming & Ongoing Events

FILL OUT THE CENSUS BY SEPTEMBER 30! Getting counted matters! Census numbers help determine funding needs.
https://youtu.be/jWuS_qMirno
Don’t Forget, ALL Kids Count in the 2020 Census. Children under the age of 5, including babies, are among the most likely to be missed in the 2020 census count. Achieving an accurate count of all children is extremely important. In the years to come, they may need day care, after-school care, or school lunch programs. ALL children will need safe communities in which to grow and thrive over the next 10 years. That’s why it’s so important that we count all children accurately. Responding to the 2020 Census can help shape resources for children and their communities for years to come.

If you have children in your home, make sure they are counted in the right place:
• The general rule is: Count children in the home where they usually live and sleep most of the time, even if their parents do not live there 
• If you’ve just had a baby, and your baby was still in the hospital on April 1, 2020, then count your baby at the home where he or she will live and sleep most of the time 
• If children spend time in more than one home, count them where they usually stay most often. If their time is evenly divided, or if you do not know where they stay most often, count them where they were staying on April 1, 2020 
• If you are helping to take care of a friend’s or family member’s child, and the child does not have a permanent place to live, count the child if he or she was staying with you on April 1, 2020—even if it’s only temporary 
For more info, or to respond to the 2020 Census now, visit https://go.usa.gov/xGBEv

Vote by Mail

Apply now to get your ballot for the general election 

Want to make sure your ballot will be returned on time to count for the general election on Nov. 3?
Apply now and get your ballot right when early voting opens – ballots will be mailed out starting Sept. 18. This will ensure plenty of time to receive your ballot, vote, and then return your ballot using the postage-paid envelope.

Apply on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website

Learn more about how the City is working to ensure a safe election season during the pandemic.




The Trylon Cinema​ is once again showing films. Last weekend we had audiences of up to 10 people (we have set our limit at 20). Remember, at this time masks are required in the Trylon Cinema. That means box office AND auditorium, mouth AND nose. Forget your mask at home? We’ll give you one! https://www.trylon.org/
 



Friday, Sep 18

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7pm
Stop us if you have heard this one: Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is modernized with a dose of late-1990s Riot Grrrl energy. Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has fallen for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but he can’t take her out unless he finds someone to date her antisocial older sister, Kat (Julia Stiles). Promotional support for this weekend is provided by Secrets of the City


Saturday, Sep 19

Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 8am-1pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!
 

Yoga In the Park With Dallas @ Powderhorn Park @ 9:30am
We’re back in the park, on the west end near the stage. Bring a mat if you have one, otherwise, you can borrow one of ours. 
We’ll be spreading out, keeping distance. Please leave space for others as we arrange ourselves for class. 
Vinyasa style class with lots of options. Remember to care for your body and mind and community by coming together to move and breathe.
 

The Golden Era of Fake News @ 3pm • ONLINE EVENT
Can we trust the news? This familiar question haunted Americans in the 1800s, as they read reports of sinister conspiracies, miracle cures, and even men living on the moon. Whether outright fabrications or the exaggerations of a partisan press, the content of these newspapers entertained, shocked, and outraged readers. Sometimes, it changed the course of history. Join historian Alex Weston for a virtual presentation about the media landscape of the 19th century, the golden era of “Fake News.” 
Pay as you can. Please register in advance at the ticketing link above. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by email. 

Alex Weston is a filmmaker and public historian based in the Twin Cities. He has presented at historical societies and museums across the Twin Cities on topics including the 19th century media, early Western films, and how films changed World War I. Alex is Program Associate at Minnesota Historical Society, where he produces digital content for the James J. Hill House and Alexander Ramsey House. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife and three kids.


The Brave New Workshop: Goes Viral w/ The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre @ 8pm • ONLINE EVENT
The Brave New Workshop: Goes Viral returns for season two with more of the hilarious weekly show you’ve come to love! Your favorite BNW personalities will join Caleb McEwen to discuss current events and the ‘unprecedented’ world we’re living in. Join us every Saturday at 8pm central via Facebook, Youtube or on our website.

Sunday, Sep 20

Mandala Painting *outdoor Workshop @ 3pm  $45
Join us for an afternoon of outdoor creativity. We will draw and then paint the Flower of Life, a timeless geometric pattern symbolizing creation and reminds us of the unity of everything! The process of creating your own mandala is healing and awakens universal, global and personal insight – something we all need right now. Bridgett Erickson, a yoga teacher, yoga therapist and bodyworker will lead this outdoor workshop for everyone 14 years and older. She enjoys reminding students to enjoy the process of creativity and to release attachment to the outcome. Teaching the process of sacred geometry, yantra and mandala is shared as an extension of yoga and treated as an opportunity for self-study and connection.

The workshop will be held outdoors near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis with attention to social distancing and guidelines for safe group gatherings. The location is weather dependent and details will be shared with registrants as more details are available.

$45 
*includes $15 art supplies supplies that you will take home
*limited space, please pre-register – THANK YOU!

Monday, Sep 21

The Monday Night Comedy Show! @ 8pm • ONLINE EVENT
The Monday Night Comedy Show is the longest running Comedy Showcase in the Twin Cities.  (Since May of 2007) Now, with a Global Pandemic threatening the safety of an audience and performers, we do an online show at NANOTAKO STUDIOS in North Minneapolis!
WATCH LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Each week we have  3 in-studio comics (following all safety protocol. Masks required!),  3 streaming in from their homes and 3 videos by local artists.  It is free to watch, but a suggested $5 to tip the performers is appreciated via Venmo or facebook pay. 
venmo.com/mondaynightcomedyshow 
The lineups change weekly and we are always looking for new faces to make our audience laugh!  Message us on facebook or mncstwincities@gmail.com


10 Things I Hate About You (1999) w/ Trylon Cinema @ 7pm
Stop us if you have heard this one: Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is modernized with a dose of late-1990s Riot Grrrl energy. Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has fallen for Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but he can’t take her out unless he finds someone to date her antisocial older sister, Kat (Julia Stiles). Promotional support for this weekend is provided by Secrets of the City 

Tuesday, Sep 22

Ward 12 Community Safety Meeting with the Mayor! 6-8pm • ONLINE EVENT
Join Mayor Frey and Chief Arradondo And CM Johnson as they share their plan for addressing the increase in crime in our neighborhoods. Meeting will be conducted in a town hall forum. Submit your questions in advance at: https://standish-ericsson.org/1165-2/
Topic: Ward 12 Community Safety Meeting Time: Sep 22, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6176483840 Meeting ID: 617 648 3840 One tap mobile +13126266799,,6176483840# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,6176483840# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 617 648 3840


Midtown Farmers Market Saturday Market @ 3pm-7pm, Moon Palace Books
Fresh and local food and goods! Join us from 8am to 1pm for a safe and healthy market, right in your backyard. We are still in our temporary location with the help of our gracious hosts, Moon Palace Books!

 

Backyard composting webinar w/ Hennepin Environment @ 5:30pm • ONLINE EVENT • Registration: No charge, but registration is required.
Learn how to make compost in your backyard. This webinar will cover how to set up and maintain a compost pile. 

Wednesday, Sep 23

Virtual Artist Talk: Swedish Dads with Johan Bävman @ 2pm • ONLINE EVENT • $5 per talk
Join us for the first-ever virtual collaboration between the National Nordic Museum and the American Swedish Institute as we celebrate the simultaneous showing of Johan Bävman’s “Swedish Dads” photography exhibition. In these discussion-based talks, Johan will shed light on the stories behind the photographs and on Sweden’s generous paternal leave policy. Each talk will be unique, covering different works on view—so sign up for one, or both!

This talk, on September 23, will be hosted by the American Swedish Institute. The September 13 Virtual Artist Talk: Swedish Dads with Johan Bävman will be hosted by the Nordic Museum.  More about “Swedish Dads,” on view online and outdoors along ASI’s historic fence: https://www.asimn.org/swedishdads

Thursday, Sep 24

Development Community Meeting (Virtual) – Lowa Phase II w/ Longfellow Community Council @ 6-7:30pm • ONLINR EVENT
Join us for a virtual community meeting with Oppidan Investment Company, to discuss their plans for the development of a multi-family residential building located at 3939 E 46th Street, south of the existing Cub Foods mixed-use building.

The meeting will feature a presentation, Q & A and community vote, which will be conducted through an online survey. The vote will determine whether LCC provides a letter of support, conditional support or non-support to the City Planning Commission regarding the developers land use requests listed below.

Visit the link below for additional information on the project and how to join the meeting.
https://longfellow.org/2020/09/04/development-community-meeting-virtual-lowa-phase-ii/



White Allies practice w/ DYFIT @ 5pm
This weekly practice supports white allies in cultivating a sustainable, deeply rooted, and joyous relationship with racial justice and racial healing work. We welcome white allies at any step in their journey. Racial justice is a life practice – an embodied approach to bringing our whole selves to the work of liberation, and a way of relating that informs each breath we take together on this earth.
PREPARE: The DYFIT practice uses your personal music device that fits in your pocket, like a phone, so have your favorite pocket music and earbuds. Wear good shoes if you care to take your practice outside, and dress for comfort and weather. The Thursday white allies sessions are 75 minutes long.
LOCATION: Meet at West River Parkway & 24th Street East.
INSTRUCTIONS:
These are the 10-word set of instructions we will lead you through:
1. Love your music;
2. Move honestly (fearlessly);
3. Feel what you feel.
SAFETY: We remind you of the Minneapolis Parks Board’s current safety recommendations, including:
+ Stay at least six feet away from others outside your household.
+ Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover.
+ Be prepared for public restrooms and water fountains to be closed.
+ Do not use parks if you may have Covid-19 symptoms.
+ If you test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days after participating in an in-person session, please help us trace contacts by emailing info@dyfit.org.
HOSTED BY: Laura Levinson (DYFIT Programs Manager) is a movement artist, herbalist, and arts organizer. Laura has been performing and creating work in the Twin Cities for the past 6 years with Aniccha Arts, BareBones Puppets, and a variety of other beloved collaborators. They recently received an Artist Initiative grant from the MN State Arts Board to produce Dumpster Fire, an evening of Queer & Trans performance at Franconia Sculpture Park. Laura has worked with DYFIT since 2015. Among the programs Laura manages is the artist-healer-activist Cohort, a diverse group at the core of the DYFIT practice.

Wendy C. Morris, Director of Creative Leadership Studio, dances at the intersection of systems change, leadership development, mindfulness and innovation. A consultant, coach and process artist, she collaborates with several global networks for change. In the 1990’s she cofounded the White Women’s Race Lab, a collective of 5 somatic therapists, and artist/activists committed to racial justice who met regularly for 20 years to support an on-going journey of awareness and everyday action.


 


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Neighborhood Safety, Unity, & Resources

Minneapolis census response reaches a milestone, but we still need everyone by Sept. 30
Minneapolis has reached a milestone in its 2020 Census count by meeting the 2010 Census self-response rate of 72.8%. Meanwhile, hundreds of households in Minneapolis remain uncounted. This undercount could leave communities without resources and fair political representation for the next 10 years.

What can you do to help?

  1. Complete the census.
  2. Already completed the census? Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
  3. Share census information on social media. Post the link: my2020census.gov and tell your networks about the importance of getting counted.

The data that is obtained by the census allows the federal government to determine where to allocate resources for things like schools, parks, roads and much more. Our communities deserve the proper funding for resources that we rely on including programs and services like SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP and Head Start.
If your household misses the opportunity to complete the census this year, the next opportunity to be included won’t occur until 2030, so don’t wait. Complete the census for you and for everyone in your household including all children and all relatives that live with you. Visit My2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and get counted before the Sept. 30 deadline.


City begins public review of draft built form regulations
The City has launched the 45-day comment period for the public to review draft built form regulations that will regulate the scale of new buildings and additions throughout Minneapolis. The regulations are critical to achieving the goals of Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which was approved by the City Council in 2018. The plan will shape how the city will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents can benefit. Under consideration now are technical aspects of Minneapolis 2040 implementation.

Minneapolis 2040 includes 14 Built Form Districts that will guide the development of new regulations, which will govern issues such as: building height, floor area ratio (FAR), lot sizes and setbacks from property lines, among other things. The new built form regulations will resolve some of the major conflicts between Minneapolis 2040 and the City’s current zoning regulations. They are also intended to provide more predictability for the scale of new buildings and additions in different areas in the city, including neighborhoods, downtown, production/employment areas and areas served by high-frequency transit. 
Minneapolis 2040 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following over two years of community engagement. The plan guides growth and change with 14 key goals, including eliminating racial disparities, promoting climate change resiliency, and increasing access to jobs and housing.

Upcoming online open houses on proposed regulations 
• 5-6 p.m. Sept. 23 
• 5-6 p.m. Sept. 29
• 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 (focused on downtown)

Read more about how to comment on the draft regulations

City begins public review of draft built form regulations
The City has launched the 45-day comment period for the public to review draft built form regulations that will regulate the scale of new buildings and additions throughout Minneapolis. The regulations are critical to achieving the goals of Minneapolis 2040, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, which was approved by the City Council in 2018. The plan will shape how the city will grow and change over the next two decades so all residents can benefit. Under consideration now are technical aspects of Minneapolis 2040 implementation.

Minneapolis 2040 includes 14 Built Form Districts that will guide the development of new regulations, which will govern issues such as: building height, floor area ratio (FAR), lot sizes and setbacks from property lines, among other things. The new built form regulations will resolve some of the major conflicts between Minneapolis 2040 and the City’s current zoning regulations. They are also intended to provide more predictability for the scale of new buildings and additions in different areas in the city, including neighborhoods, downtown, production/employment areas and areas served by high-frequency transit. 
Minneapolis 2040 went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, following over two years of community engagement. The plan guides growth and change with 14 key goals, including eliminating racial disparities, promoting climate change resiliency, and increasing access to jobs and housing. Read more about how to comment on the draft regulations


Park Board updates on encampments
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) limits the total number of parks available for temporary encampments and the number of tents per encampment. It has also established a temporary permit that can be issued to an individual or body that agrees to be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of an encampment.

The board’s regulations respond to the growing number of people experiencing homelessness who are living in parks temporarily until dignified alternative spaces can be found. The MPRB is working with state, county and city health and human service agencies to find short, medium and long-term solutions.

For the latest information on encampment locations and Park Board actions, go to minneapolisparks.org/encampments

Learn more about the City’s work with partners responding to the increase in homeless encampments. 



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COVID-19 Updates & Resources:

Learn more about federal paid sick leave for COVID-19
In addition to the City’s Sick and Safe Time ordinance, the U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) ensures that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat COVID-19.

In general, employees of private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sector employers, are entitled to (up to) two weeks (of fully or partially paid) sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons. Additional partially paid leave is available to care for a child, including during school closure or virtual learning. Private employers that have fewer than 500 employees are reimbursed with tax credits for the cost of providing their employees with paid leave.
For more information, call 1-866-4-US-WAGE and check out the following resources: informational videoeligibility toolposter and FAQs
 Rental assistance available through Hennepin County
Hennepin County offers emergency rental assistance for residents with low incomes who have been financially harmed by COVID-19. Residents can learn more and apply at www.hennepin.us/rent-help and find more information here: 

Gov. Walz extends COVID-19 peacetime emergency
Following the advice of public health experts, senior advocates, labor leaders, doctors, hospitals, and long-term care providers, Gov. Tim Walz has extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to rapidly evolving issues stemming from COVID-19.

Minnesota’s peacetime emergency protects Minnesotans against evictions and wage garnishment; provides expedited procurement power for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other equipment; allows Minnesota to re-open society strategically, while following the advice of public health experts; protects workers from unsafe worker conditions; requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in certain settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and provides economic relief and stability to those impacted by the pandemic. If the peacetime emergency were to end, it would jeopardize over $50 million each month in federal funding.

Read more about the State’s response to the pandemic

 Free COVID-19 testing events coming up
The City of Minneapolis is offering free COVID-19 tests in Minneapolis communities. All are welcome.

  • Free COVID-19 tests focused on the East African community: noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 26 at Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Ave. S. Register onsite.

You can expect to get your test results in about two days.The COVID-19 test is free, and you do not need insurance for the test. If you need medical care but don’t have health insurance, the Minnesota Department of Health offers resources to find low-cost health care or health insurance.

If you are unable to attend one of these testing events, you can use this directory to find a testing location near you.

 Health officials begin statewide COVID-19 survey of Minnesota households
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is conducting a voluntary statewide survey through Sept. 30 as part of an ongoing effort to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in Minnesota.

The modified Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response, or CASPER, survey will include a household questionnaire as well as free virus and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Information learned from the survey will help health officials and others who are part of the COVID-19 response make decisions that best meet the needs of our communities.

During the survey period, teams of public health professionals will visit randomly selected households in 180 preselected sites around Minnesota. After agreeing to participate, one member of the household will complete a questionnaire. All household members who consent can receive a COVID-19 test using a swab to test for current infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and an antibody test using a finger stick to draw a few drops of blood to see if someone has previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Participants with positive results for either test will be contacted by a nurse to receive additional information. All questionnaire responses and results will be kept private. For more information about this study, visit CASPER: COVID-19 Public Health Survey.

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Ways to Help

How to donate food & supplies If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community. Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time. For information on how to support food shelves and meal sites, please visit the Health Department’s food donations page or view the pdf for specific needs shared by food shelves.


RLM & Peace Coffee Food Pantry • Distribution is 2:00-5:00 Tuesdays and Fridays
Donations taken from 1:00 – 5:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to the door on the 33rd st side of the building.
Cash donations go to Venmo: @gabs-Semansky
Current needs: Baby supplies and personal hygiene products including soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, toilet paper.
Household goods such as Laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels.
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Virtual concerts, events, tours, and children’s activities to entertain everyone during social distancing:

Mill City Times Digital Puzzle of the Week: “Ruins”
https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/online-jigsaw-puzzle-player.html?url=aHR0cHM6Ly9saXZlLnN0YXRpY2ZsaWNrci5jb20vNzUyMS8xNTQ0NDQyOTM2NF9jMzdjNzlhODYzX2suanBn

Mississippi Park Connection’s Women of the Mississippi River Story Map
Mississippi Park Connection invites you to explore their new Story Map that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with stories of women who have had great impact on the Mississippi River, like Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis who was instrumental in the revitalization of the downtown riverfront and advocates for voting to affect change.
https://parkconnection.org/blog/2020/women-of-the-mississippi-project

Greening Lab Scavenger Hunt
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/greeninglab/

Posters for Parks 2020
https://www.facebook.com/events/3367314639997702/

Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President
Through September 25
http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2020/9/11/jimmy-carter-rock-amp-roll-president-virtual-screening

Longfellow Rebuilding Plan – Project Steering Committee Application

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is in search of residents, business and commercial property owners and community organization representatives interested in joining a Project Steering Committee (PSC) to help lead the process of creating a rebuild plan for the area affected by the unrest that followed the tragic death of George Floyd.

We hope to assemble a PSC made up of members with a diverse range of viewpoints and skills in order to create a new vision for equitable, sustainable and resilient redevelopment while enhancing public spaces; preserving key community assets; and rebuilding civic, commercial and residential places for the coming years. Desirable skillsets include, but are not limited to:

  • Racial Equity Work
  • Urban Planning & Development
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Small Business Ownership & Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Architecture & Design

Time Commitment: Each Steering Committee Meeting will be 2 hours.  You will need to read documents in advance of the meeting which will require additional time from you.  There will be six (6) total committee meetings.

You will also be asked to dedicate 8-12 hours of time over six (6) months to plan for and participate in community engagement activities and plan preparation. We recognize that not all members will be able to make the full commitment, but you will automatically resign from the Steering Committee after 3 absences.

Interested? Click here to fill out a brief application.

Applications are due by September 14th.

If you have questions about the PSC or the Longfellow Rebuilding Plan, please contact LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: justin@longfellow.org