Updates, history, and content from neighbors in and around the Wedge
Have kids in Minneapolis Public Schools? Care about public education? Here's your opportunity to meet and interact with the 2020 candidates for the Minneapolis School Board. This fall we will be electing an at-large school board member and a District 4 school board member. Join us for a LHENA-hosted campaign forum with the candidates for these seats and take the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about how they'll approach the future of public education in our community.
6:30-7:15 Kim Ellison and Michael Duenes (At large Candidates)
7:15-8:00 Adriana Cerillo and Christa Mims (District 4 Candidates)
When: Monday, October 5 at 6:30pm
Format: Moderated Q&A with candidates
Hosted by: Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association
Join this Zoom meeting
Note: the meeting is limited to 100 attendees, but will be recorded for those unable to attend.
If you have questions about the event or you'd like submit a question to pose to the candidates in advance please email executive director Paul Shanafelt at Paul@thewedge.org.
Here are four new opportunities to participate in community right now:
Peace and Stability Trainings
Healing collective trauma, building resilience, and de-escalation skills trainings teach real world ways to calm ourselves and others, elicit collective action toward restoration, and regain peace. These are community goods. When we have these skills among us, we all enjoy the stronger peace.
We are encouraging everyone to take the Star Trauma and Building Resilience trainings (offered at pay-what-you-can rates) by the Minnesota Peace Building Institute:
STAR Lite Trauma Training
Building Resilience Training
We are also exploring a custom de-escalation training session by the Conflict Resolution Center of Minnesota for the neighborhood. Email Sophie Nikitas (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or want to stay informed about de-escalation.
Our goal is to identify a few people throughout the neighborhood who have some of these skills, and some basic other skills like Narcan and CPR. Please email Sophie Nikitas (email@example.com) if you have other safety skills such as these. We hope to create a neighborhood peace and safety map with it soon.
Buddy System - Safety at Night
We've heard from some residents that they are feeling uneasy going out alone at night. To keep our neighborhood vibrant and active we would like to form a “buddy” support network of neighbors who will join those who might want company on a social-distanced dog walk or a trip home from a friend’s house. If you are interested in being part of this group, email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating an Educational Page
We are looking for a neighbor-volunteer to lead the creation of an educational webpage, a resource about past and present public safety in Minneapolis. If you are not comfortable coming to meetings but would still like to participate in LHENA public safety work, this could be your big chance to get involved. Email email@example.com with the subject line 'Education' if interested.
Our Lawn Concert Series is getting going!
We've got lawn space and musicians lining up. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to play or donate your lawn.
The LHENA Board of Directors will convene on September 16th for its monthly meeting. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this virtual meeting.
The agenda will include a member vote to allocate community funds into an administrative contract to pay for staff, rent, engagement, and communications. The full context of this community vote can be viewed here.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 16
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 967 9031 7118
Neighborhood Housing Update: Tell the City the Loss of Affordable Housing in our Neighborhood is Unacceptable
1. LHENA statement & update on 2003 Aldrich Ave