Open Streets on Nicollet Ave September 22
The 2019 Open Streets Minneapolis season is still underway, but planning has begun for next year’s festivities and organizers are looking for future route ideas. If there’s a section of road network you’d like to see opened to pedestrians and cyclists for a day, submit your idea here. Since 2011, Open Streets Minneapolis events have transformed major corridors into car-free places to give people an opportunity to enjoy the street on foot, bicycle, wheelchair, skateboard, or rollerskates. These events help us see our community in a new way. Check it out for yourself when Open Streets comes to Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and West 46th Street on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sixth annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit Sept. 26
The sixth annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit takes place Thursday, Sept. 26.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the theme for this year’s summit, hosted by the City of Minneapolis, is “shifting the narrative.” The event will highlight silenced histories and envision the futures of trans and gender non-conforming communities.
The summit is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in furthering transgender equity is encouraged to attend. This is an event for trans and gender non-conforming community members to connect to resources and each other, and for potential allies to learn more about issues affecting the communities.
Trans Equity Summit
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place
Register and find more information here
Join in the Welcoming Week celebration at Powderhorn Park Sept. 20
Join in the Welcoming Week celebration Friday, Sept. 20, at Powderhorn Park hosted by the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with Wellstone International High School and Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County.
Welcoming Week is a national celebration focused on creating meaningful opportunities for community members, whether immigrant, refugee or native-born, to come together, learn from one another and demonstrate that we are stronger when we are a welcoming community.
The event will feature live performances by several artists; soccer; free food from Southeast Asian, Latin and East African vendors; and organizations including the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, The Advocates for Human Rights, the Volunteer Lawyers Network, CAPI-USA, ACLU, City of Minneapolis 311 and Elections & Voter Services and more.