Brooklyn Center, MN – The TFY – Start Noticing youth performance was featured at the 5th Annual Health Fair and Hoops Fest, hosted by the Center of Hope and Compassion. Youth began the performance by announcing the launch of the Start Noticing coalition in Minnesota, an effort focused on getting people to start noticing tobacco advertisements in the community and their effect on youth tobacco use. Performers talked to the audience about the issue of in-store tobacco advertising, and specifically their plan to reduce tobacco ads at children’s eye-level (3 feet and below).
Liva Wolf announced as senior vice president of destination branding & strategy for Meet Minneapolis
[caption id="attachment_7013" align="alignleft"]Liva Wolf[/caption]Meet Minneapolis, Official Convention + Visitors Association, announced Liva Wolf, has been named to the newly-formed position of senior vice president of destination branding & strategy for Meet Minneapolis.
Victory for Rosemary Williams!
On July 24, at 9:15 am, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office knocked on the door of Rosemary Williams, 3138 Clinton Ave S, Minneapolis. They handed her an eviction notice, stating that she and her family (including two grandchildren) had to be out of the house by Monday. Williams, along with the MN Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and the MN Coalition for People’s Bailout, were already prepared with a press conference to announce plans to resist the eviction.
Congressman Keith Ellison presents his forum on health care disparities in the African-American community
Congressman Ellison and a panel featuring State Representative Bobby Champion, local health care providers and community activists will discuss health issues in the African-American Community.
Participants will discuss higher rates of chronic illnesses in the African-American Community & how to reverse negative trends.
[caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignleft"]Cassandra Johnson.[/caption]The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appointed Cassandra (Sandy) Johnson of St. Louis Park to the Hennepin County Library Board on July 14.
For the second year in a row, Youth Farm and Market Project, the Riverview Economic Development Association, and El Burrito Mercado have teamed up to bring locally-grown organic produce to Saint Paul residents. The project, made possible by a generous grant from Ecolab, promises to engage youth, nourish Saint Paul’s families and keep money in the local economy.
[caption id="attachment_6865" align="alignleft"]N’Soroma’s Cultural Exchange[/caption]Partnering with master artists from the African continent, N’Soroma’s Cultural Exchange will present a weekend of intense African drum and dance workshops on Friday, July 31 & Saturday, August 1, 2009. Designed to introduce and improve West African artistic technique, the workshops are open to all people, all level of drummer/dancer, and all ages.
Tyrone Guzmán, Executive Director of Centro Cultural Chicano, passed away June 30, 2009. Guzmán, for 13 years, brought spirit, intelligence, vision, warmth and compassion in service to the organization. He was admired and loved by the board, staff and volunteers of Centro. He cared deeply for his community and had a sincere desire to see it flourish. One could see and feel this when they entered the doors of Centro. Under his leadership and guidance, the organization grew to serve more than 30,000 individuals every year. Centro thrived as he strengthened the agency’s capacity to promote the well being of Latino families in Minnesota within a nurturing cultural sanctuary.
Minnesota’s disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge
ST. PAUL—Minnesota’s disabled veterans are now able to use public transportation throughout Minnesota at no charge beginning July 1, 2009. The transit benefit was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tim Pawlenty this year.