Minneapolis residents are invited to share their experiences at virtual listening sessions about the Cityâ€™s response to the protests in May and June 2020, part of an after-action review conducted by a consultant under contract with the City. During this session, youâ€™ll hear from the team conducting the review and get an overview of the projectâ€™s objectives. Facilitators will split attendees into breakout groups to hear the perspectives of everyone in attendance. Listening sessions will be held at the following times:
Title: Equity and Justice Organizer
Classification: Full time, non-exempt, 40 hours/week, shared position between two nonprofit neighborhood associations
Salary: $35,000-$39,000 per year paid bi-weekly, depending on experience / 90-day probation period
Benefits: generous PTO + extended office break offered 2021 (additional paid holiday break 12/18/21- 1/16/22.)
Schedule: Flexible hours. Some nights and weekends required.
Location: Co-working office in the Lyndale neighborhood in South Minneapolis at 35th and Nicollet
The most important aspects of the Community Organizer position are skilled communication, empathy, and relationship-building. The primary task is to increase â€“Â and retain existing â€“Â volunteer neighbor participation at both organizations. The Community Organizer will accomplish this through sustained, coordinated effort of volunteer recruitment and retention, and close work with the Executive Director and neighbor-leadership. The position reports directly to the Executive Directors.
- Languages: comfortable with both spoken and written Spanish + English.
- Organizing Experience: time invested by living or working in a diverse community: direct organizing training or lived-experience preferred.
- Computer skills: basic data entry and graphic design, experience with email, Whatâ€™s Ap, Excel, and Word
- Communication Skills: Strong writing ability; comfortable giving presentations and leading meetings.Â Social Media skills or willingness to learn.
- Proof provided of being fully vaccinated by start date.
Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office for the District of Minnesota are conducting a civil â€œpattern or practiceâ€ investigation into the City of Minneapolis and MPD. Specifically, this investigation is examining whether the City of Minneapolis or MPD engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force; discriminating against people, including on the basis of race or disability status; or using force against members of the press or individuals who are engaging in free speech activities that are protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
At the community meeting, attorneys from the team conducting the investigation will provide more information about the investigation and answer questions from attendees. Additionally, an important piece of the investigation is hearing from the public to learn about their experiences with MPD. The meeting will provide information about how you can connect with the team.
Who are we?Â We are the Kingfield and Lyndale Neighborhood Associations, two independent nonprofits cohoused in the South Nicollet Action Center at 3537 Nicollet Avenue South. As place-based nonprofits that cover from Lake Street to 46th Â South and from Lyndale Avenue to 35W, we are focused on the neighbors and the opportunities in this area including housing and development, food security, racial justice and safety, election engagement, education, as well as community building and engagement. We share our office space, and occasionally our work, with dynamic issue-based organizing groups; currently this includes Minneapolis Climate Action and the Somali American Women Action Center. Together we seek to create a community center for all neighbors,Â by focusing on 1) connecting neighbors to each other and to resources, 2) community identification of issues and solutions, and 3) leadership skill development.
Our organizations are committed to being equitable and inclusive and reflect the diversity and many identities in our neighborhood. We seek to foster the leadership and participation of people who neighborhood organizations have historically underinvested in. This includes people who rent, and people who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ+, youth, and seniors.
Position Description:Â Full time (FTE)â€”Reporting to two co-housed nonprofit organizations.
Hourly range $18-21, based on experience, paid bi-weekly.
Paid holidays + PTO + Shortened work year (additional paid holiday break 12/18/21- 1/16/22.)
90-day probation period
Spanish: fluent in spoken and written Spanish + interpretation and translation experience
Experience living and working in a diverse community: direct organizing training or lived-
Basic computer skills including: email, data entry, graphic design, Excel, and Word
Strong writing ability in both languages. Comfortable with giving presentations and leading
Proof provided of being fully vaccinated by start date.
For more information and to apply please visit http://bit.ly/EquityJusticePosition
The George Floyd Global Memorial and the community at George Floyd Square will host a celebration at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN on May 25, 2021 from 1-9pm to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of the death of George Floyd and the community that emerged in the wake of the tragedy. The free event centers the family and friends of George “Perry” Floyd Jr., Minnesota families impacted by injustice, and the people whoâ€™ve preserved the Memorial for 12 months.
1 pm:Â Community Art + Healing Space + Open Mic + Food + Children’s area
6 pm:Â Concert Honoring Families of Injustice and Loss featuringÂ Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness with Special Guests
8pm:Â Candlelight in George Floyd Square