Neighborhood news - September 21

MPLS For a Better Police Contract
The organizations and individuals involved with MPLS for a Better Police Contract spent the spring and summer reviewing the Minneapolis Police Federation contract to find ways to improve the contract.  From that review, they developed 22 recommendations. These recommendations focus on harm reduction and police transformation. The city began holding negotiating sessions with the federation earlier this month.  The city’s three themes are accountability, mental health and staff retention. MPLS for a Better Police Contract recommendations are in line with these themes.  MPLS for a Better Police Contract presented recommendations to the city council’s Policy and Government Oversight (POGO) Committee on Monday, Sept. 18 at the 1:30 p.m. meeting
Listen 2 Us Studio
Listen 2 Us Studio opened on Sept. 1 at 3730 Chicago Avenue, Studio C. Listen 2 Us Studio is a non-profit gallery dedicated to preserving Black and Brown history through photography, storytelling, and other forms of independent media. The exhibit serves to educate visitors to the Square through images related to current events, focusing primarily on social justice issues from a BIPOC perspective. The Listen 2 Us staff has also developed a traveling exhibition with a focus on restorative justice More at visit
Dr. Tyner To Speak On Inclusive Leadership
Dr. Artika Tyner will be discussing her book “The Inclusive Leader at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis (410 Oak Grove St.) Sept. 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.  She will speak about tangible ways to use your leadership skills to build an inclusive workplace and community.
Linden Hills Fall Fest Sept. 30
LHiNC Fall Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 30 from noon to 8 p.m. at Linden Hills Park Join your neighbors and friends for an all-day celebration featuring live local music, amazing food, a beer tent, plus arts and crafts, inflatables and carnival games for kids.
Learn About Minneapolis Sound Oct. 16
The Linden Hills History Study Group has been offering local history programs to the community for more than 25 years.  Next up: Origins of the Minneapolis Sound: The Twin Cities Music Scene from the ’60s to the Prince Era on Oct. 16, 7-9 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church (4201 Sheridan Ave. S.).  The 1960s was an explosive time for Minnesota music, as a generation of teenagers inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll and R&B formed their first bands. Join Rick Shefchik, author of “Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘N’ Roll in Minnesota,” and Andrea Swensson, author of “Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound,” for a musical presentation about this influential, vibrant period in local music. More at 
Excursion: Visual and Sonic Galaxy at MCAD
MCAD and the McKnight Foundation present a retrospective of Douglas R. Ewart in celebration of his 2022 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. The exhibit will run Aug.28–Nov. 4, 2023,  MCAD Main Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave. Douglas R. Ewart (b. 1946) presents Excursion: Visual and Sonic Galaxy, a retrospective of drawings, paintings, collages, sonic sculptures, masks, sculptures, and musical instruments from four decades of his multidisciplinary and polymathic practice.


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