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Tobacco-Free Youth – Start Noticing group performs at Health Fair and Hoops Fest
Community

Tobacco-Free Youth – Start Noticing group performs at Health Fair and Hoops Fest

tfylogoBrooklyn 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).

Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people power
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Advocates say Rosemary Williams housing victory elevates people power

linden-gawboyVictory 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.

Community

Youth Farm Project benefits west side youth and community

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.

West African drum and dance series
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West African drum and dance series

[caption id="attachment_6865" align="alignleft"]nsorma_exN’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.

Community

Tyrone Guzman brought vision, intelligence, spirit to flourishing community

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.

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