September 2021 E-News
Leaves are falling, autumn is calling!
EPNI Calendar for September
Wednesday, September 8th - Twin Cities Mobile Food Market:
10:30 - 11:30 am • 15th St & Chicago Ave
Come check out the retrofitted city bus that sells fresh, healthy, and affordable food! You'll find produce, bread, dairy, meat, and more. The mobile market will be in our neighborhood the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30 am. All are welcome.
Thursday, September 16th - Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) Meeting:
6PM • NCU Centennial Hall (727 S 10th St)
Join us for an in-person meeting to reconnect with neighbors and learn about the Hennepin County campus visioning project. We will also stream the meeting live on Facebook for anyone who would like to watch from home. NCU Centennial Hall is located on 10th Street, next to the Band Box. Stay tuned for a detailed agenda.
Monday, September 20th - Board of Directors Meeting:
6-8PM • NCU - 1410 Elliot Ave
The EPNI Board of Directors meetings monthly, on the 3rd Monday of the month, at 6 PM. Guests are welcome to attend and observe. Do you have a suggestion or question for a board member? Email [email protected] and someone will get back to you soon!
Thank you, Halima!
Halima Ahmed has moved on from her position as Community Organizer with EPNI. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Halima for her service to the neighborhood. Halima was instrumental in launching the Rent Discount program, in coordinating the Food Delivery program, and in helping us better connect to our Somali speaking residents. We wish her all the best!
"Hi, My name is Fartun and I am the newly hired EPNI Community Organizer. I currently live in Saint Paul. I’m studying at Northwestern Health services university, my Major is pre-med. My love for community organizing was spiked during my time at North Hennepin community College. I was involved in various student clubs such as the Muslim Student Association, the Soccer club, and The Student Senate. I also took part in many initiatives such as Women on Wednesdays, and the Global Salaam initiative. My favorite hobbies include Nature walks, swimming, and drinking hot tea filled with ginger whilst reading. I look forward to meeting you!"
Thanks for coming out to our Ice Cream Social!
We had a blast seeing old friends and meeting new friends at the ice cream social! A big thank you to Segue Coffee for cohosting the event with EPNI. The most frequently asked question was, "when are you doing this again?!". We hope to host more in person events and meetings as it is safe to do so. It's so heartwarming to gather with neighbors and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Shop the Mobile Market!
The Twin Cities Mobile Market is back on Wednesday, September 8th from 10:30-11:30 am. You can find the bus at Chicago and 15th Street. All are welcome to stop by and shop. The market has beautiful and affordable produce, meat, dairy, bread, and more.
To learn more about the Mobile Market please visit thefoodgroupmn.org/twin-cities-mobile-market/
What does Hennepin Healthcare look like?
With Imagine Deliver’s support, Hennepin Healthcare is seeking your help to create a bold strategy for improving all aspects of care at Hennepin Healthcare.
Hennepin Healthcare is asking the community, especially members of our community who have experienced discrimination of any kind or find it difficult to access healthcare, by completing a short ten-minute survey by Tuesday, September 6th.
To learn more about this effort and complete this survey, please visit the project website at www.hennepinhealthcare.org/ourfutu. Survey results are anonymous and will be used as a tool to assess possibilities for the future of Hennepin Healthcare.
What does the project look like? Hennepin Healthcare is examining every part of its service model in order to increase equity and improve care. Imagine Deliver and Hennepin Healthcare are actively seeking your thoughts, experiences, ideas, and boldest desires for healthcare in the community we share.
They are beginning this plan with an intensive focus on community learning. Over the next two months, Imagine Deliver and Hennepin Healthcare will be hosting key informant interviews, creative conversation, community pop-ups, and a virtual public meeting - providing lots of ways for our community to participate with us.
That's a wrap, cast your vote!
The Minneapolis Art Wraps are a collection of original utility box designs created by local artists. These designs have been pre-approved by the Minneapolis Arts Commission for use by the public through a public art permit. These new wraps are to add a little color to the new lighting project that is occurring in Elliot Park as well!Please vote today on you favorite art wrap design that you would like to see on the oversized electrical box in Elliot Park! You may choose one design from four unique art designs featuring Twin Cities Artists, Erik Farseth, Kristin Deing, Janna Mattson or Sarah Holden.
Spring Stroll : Two Dog Walk by Sarah Holden
Geometric Skyline Sunrise by Kristin Deing
PYLON by Erik Farseth
Minnesota Mirror by Janna Mattson
Make Homes Happen Minneapolis Candidate Forums
Join the Make Homes Happen (MHH) coalition for a series of virtual candidate forums with a focus on affordable housing! In these moderated virtual forums, you'll learn about candidates' viewpoints and priorities for housing in our city and have plenty of time to ask candidates your questions directly.
Find the full schedule of events on the Make Homes Happen Facebook page. MHH is a coalition of organizations advocating for affordable housing development, preservation, and the improvement of tenant rights in Minneapolis through education, advocacy, and public policy reform.
Ward 6 Forum featuring incumbent Jamal Osman:
Join the Make Homes Happen coalition for a virtual candidate forum with a focus on affordable housing, featuring Ward 6 city council candidate Jamal Osman. In this moderated virtual forum, you'll learn about candidates' viewpoints and priorities for housing in our city and have plenty of time to ask candidates your questions directly.
Register in advance via Zoom
Ward 6 Forum featuring Nick Kor and Teqen Zéa-Aida:
Join the Make Homes Happen coalition for a virtual candidate forum with a focus on affordable housing, featuring Ward 7 city council candidates Nick Kor and Teqen Zéa-Aida. In this moderated virtual forum, you'll learn about candidates' viewpoints and priorities for housing in our city and have plenty of time to ask candidates your questions directly. Candidates who have confirmed their participation are:Register in advance via Zoom
A South Minneapolis music festival featuring 12 local bands across 3 porches that transform into stages. Powderhorn Porchfest is unique in its focus on celebrating local music and local foods. While dancing in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more you can enjoy sweet and savory delights from half-a-dozen food trucks, drinks in the Reverie Beer Garden and cool merch from local vendors. Porchfest is free and fun for all ages!
Yes, you must get tickets this year. Purchasing Mission Tickets supports PPNA’s advocacy work!
To opt-out of the Mission Ticket use code PPFACCESS21 - Tickets will be available at the door, but if you're able to, please secure them ahead of time to help keep lines down and maximize fun for all!
Thank you to our sponsors!
More Ways to Get Connected!
Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc
City of Minneapolis
Council Member Goodman's Webpage (Ward 7)
Council Member Jamal Osman's Webpage (Ward 6)
Park Board Newsletter Distribution
MPRB Commissioner Cowgil
East Town Business Partnership