Bottineau Neighborhood Community Survey

 

 

 

 

 

Bottineau Neighborhood Association (BNA) is asking that residents, business owners, workers, artists and landlords in Bottineau Neighborhood fill out a survey to give the BNA board of directors guidance on how the community wishes to make Bottineau an even better place to live, work and play. Just click here to begin survey. Results of the survey will be discussed at our July 25 community meeting. Thank you!

Neighborhood Funding Testimony to NCIC

Hello Commissioners, City staff and Minneapolis residents,

My name is Amanda Winterer and I represent the Bottineau Neighborhood Association. I am the group’s treasurer.  Thank you for this opportunity to make this statement. Bottineau Neighborhood Association requests that the funding structure and levels of funding remain the same for all neighborhood groups for the foreseeable future. The Citizen Participation Program has worked well for the past 8 years.

For example, Bottineau has established Neighborhood Priority Plans. One such NPP is the Homework Helper at Bottineau Park.  After a few Somali parents asked for this help, at a community meeting, our neighborhood group got busy and set up the coordination of volunteer tutors to help all children get STEM help at our park. Another NPP implemented is Crime Solutions that works with the police to track crime trends and react with organized volunteers when shots are fired in the community or other crimes are committed.  We have many examples of this type of outreach conducted at community request.

BNA also requests that the Community Innovation Funds, CIF, be expanded and used more. BNA was a recipient of one such CIF grant and put it to use studying air pollution around the Lowry Bridge that leveraged an additional 500,000 dollars in MPCA air monitoring that is currently being conducted on the Mississippi Water Management Organization roof top near Lowry Bridge.

As a matter of neighborhood tradition, a pumpkin carving is held at the Park every fall and a Bottineau Neighborhood and Mississippi River clean-up is held every April in honor of Earth Day. This year, as part of the Green Zones in Minneapolis, we will be able to offer 25 free trees to the community to help remediate air pollution and improve the tree canopy in Bottineau.

Thanks again for listening to our request. Copies of this testimony are at the sign in table.

Northeast Housing Update – 2016

Presentation developed and presented by Amanda Winterer at Bottineau Neighborhood Association’s January 2017 Community Meeting. You may either view the slideshow below or, if preferred, a pdf of this presentation can be viewed here —> Northeast Housing Update 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minneapolis Council Members Warsame and Frey to Host a Town Hall on Islamophobia

United Against Islamophobia Panel
November 2, 6:30 pm. to 8:00 p.m.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church: 2315 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis

Islamophobia is increasingly rising to the front of national attention. Establishing trust and building relationships among people of different faiths and cultures is a priority for Minneapolis Council Members Warsame and Frey. In a time when Islam is the subject of much discussion and controversy, Warsame and Frey hope to enable an ongoing open dialogue, in a safe environment for debate, and promote a more informed understanding of Muslim culture. They want to extend an invitation to all community members to attend to this panel on November 02 at 6:30 pm at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.

As an American who is a Muslim, black and an immigrant, Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigotry undermines the values I strive to live out every day: the American values. It is important to talk about Islamophobia and raise our voices to increase awareness and education. It is my hope that leaders and community members work together to promote inclusion and respect for one another
– Abdi Warsame

As a Jewish man, I love my Muslim sisters and brothers. Now more than ever, appreciation and celebration of our differences must be paramount, and this forum provides a grand opportunity
– Jacob Frey

Confirmed speakers include:

The Honorable Judge LaJune Lange (Ret.)
Lange is a senior fellow with the Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice. A retired State of Minnesota trial court judge, Lange is an expert on legal and constitutional standards for discrimination in state and federal courts.

Pastor Laurie Eaton
Pastor Eaton was called as pastor to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 2009. She is an active leader in ISAIAH, a coalition of approximately 100 congregations committed to living out faith values in the public realm, seeking racial and economic equity in our state.

Imam Asad Zaman
Imam Asad Zaman is a distinguished leader in the education and non-profit sectors. He is the Executive Director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota and a frequent speaker at Islamic conferences and Islam Awareness Weeks.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please rsvp to [email protected]

 

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Artist Opportunities

Call for Artists (from NEMAA)

Taste of Northeast

The deadline for vendors has been extended beyond Sept 1st for the Taste of Northeast Marketplace, which will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

The Marketplace will be located outside of the parish center in the parking lot from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm at Saint Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral (1701 – 5th Street NE MPLS 55413). Click here for more details

A Common Thread 2017

A Common Thread annually showcases the exceptional work of Textile Center members. This non-juried exhibition gives every Textile Center member an opportunity to exhibit their recent work in Textile Center galleries. For more info, click on the following link:

A Common Thread 2017: Deadline November 18

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Deadline:  Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 5pm

Call for Art – Inspired by Nature

This is an open call for submissions of 2-D and 3-D artworks to create a web-based art donation program for works that will become part of the permanent collection at the Minnesota Veterans Home – Minneapolis (MVH-Mpls). This call is open to artists in Minnesota, or artists with Minnesota roots that work in any and all visual 2-D or 3-D media. Applications can be sent via email or USPS and must be timestamped no later than midnight September 15, 2016. Click on the following link for more information:

Call-For-Art

Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Residency Grant

The Art-in-Education Artist’s Book Grant is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people. Postmark Deadline: November 15, 2016. Click here for more details.