Neighborhood news - May 2024

Come laugh and learn with 66-year-old Donna Minter (aka Grammy) to discover her Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) to bicycle 3200 miles in Fall 2024 on the GRAMMY Ride - Grammy Rides Across America for climate action. This improv comedy extravaganza will be hosted by Tane Danger and the Theater of Public Policy to learn about Grammy’s BHAG to ride her bike from San Diego, CA to Saint Augustine, Fla. from Sep 1-Nov 23, 2024 to raise $500,000 for five fiscally responsible climate organizations: Climate Generation, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Third Act, Climate Ride, and Climate STARR - Strategies for Climate Trauma, Action, Resilience, and Regeneration. The fundraiser is planned for Tuesday, June 18, 7-9 p.m. at 2720 E. 22nd Street. Purchase tickets at
On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 7 p.m., North Star Journey Live will explore the topic of intergenerational trauma in the Black community with journalist and author Lee Hawkins Jr. at the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Hawkins, who grew up in Maplewood, will sit down with MPR News host Angela Davis to talk about his new podcast “What Happened in Alabama?” and his forthcoming book, “Nobody’s Slave: How Uncovering My Family’s History Set Me Free.”
A Conversation With Garrett Bucks, author of the new book, “The Right Kind of White,” will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Minneapolis Friends Meeting (4401 York Ave. S). Garrett Bucks is a practicing Quaker and the founder of The Barnraisers Project, which has trained nearly one thousand participants to organize majority-White communities for racial and social justice. “As we approach the fourth anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, together we can continue to reckon with race and what role we may play in dismantling systems of oppression,” say planners. The event is hosted in partnership with Southwest Alliance for Equity (SWAE), Minneapolis Friends Meeting, and Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW).


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