Upcoming CURA events http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2015-W33/test-event Events at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs en Neighborhoods Now! Neighborhood Issues Organizing http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2015-06-30/neighborhoods-now-neighborhood-issues-organizing <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-start">June 30, 2015 - 6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">August 13, 2015 - 8:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1"><img src="/sites/cura.advantagelabs.com/files/neighborhoods-now-graphic.png" alt="Neighborhoods Now! Banner Graphic" width="600" height="139" /></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Neighborhoods Now! </strong></span>is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods to:</p><ol><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Organize to win issues for <strong>people and places</strong>.&nbsp;</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build power to change <strong>systems</strong> for racial equity and economic justice.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build <strong>organizations</strong> whose leadership is <strong>reflective</strong> of the community.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build diverse and effective cross cultural <strong>collaborations</strong>.</span></li></ol><div><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Register Today - Deadline JUNE 22</h2>The first class is&nbsp;<strong>Neighborhood Issues Organizing.&nbsp;</strong>The topics covered include:<ul><li>Organizing 101</li><li>Life Cycle of an Organizing Campaign</li><li>Leadership Development &amp; Communications</li><li>Field Work</li></ul></div><div><strong>Register for the first Neighborhoods Now! class is now closed.</strong></div><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><h2 style="font-weight: bold;" class="mc-toc-title">How does this&nbsp;work?</h2></div><div>Each course starts with an orientation class, followed by&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday and Thursday classes from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for 3 weeks</strong>, and concludes with field work and graduation. The first class runs from&nbsp;<strong>June 30-August 13</strong>.<br /><br />Courses will be held at the&nbsp;Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center&nbsp;(UROC) located at&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/maps/R2lWZ">2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411.</a></div><div></div><div></div><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Who is this for?</h2><p style="font-size: 13px;" class="p2">We welcome participants who have a passion and interest in learning and practicing neighborhood organizing skills including neighborhood and community organization staff, board and volunteers, as well as neighborhood residents who are not formally connected to an organization. We welcome people at a variety of skill levels, from people who are just getting started to experienced organizers and leaders looking to refresh or gain new skills. For each class we aim to recruit a culturally and geographically diverse group of participants.&nbsp;</p><h2 style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="mc-toc-title">Frequently Asked Questions</h2><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p1"><b>Is there a registration fee or cost to attend Neighborhoods Now!?<br /></b><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">There is no registration fee or cost to attend a Neighborhoods Now! course.</span></p><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p1"><b>Do I have to attend all courses and class meetings?</b><br />Although we want you to attend all of our courses and class meetings, we understand that you may have prior training or experience in some of the topics that we will cover. We also understand that your schedule may not permit you to attend all of the class meetings. If this is the case, please contact us so that we can understand your situation.&nbsp;<b>Please note that three of the eight weeks is dedicated for you to practice what you will learn in the course - there will be no classes to attend during these three weeks.</b></p><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p2"><a href="http://www.cura.umn.edu/sites/cura.advantagelabs.com/files/content-docs/nnow-faq.pdf">Click here for more answers to your frequently asked questions.</a></p><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Do you want more information?</h2><p style="font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.cura.umn.edu/projects/neighborhoods-now">Learn more about Neighborhoods Now! course topics and future sessions.</a> Or contact&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="mailto:tranx764@umn.edu" style="font-size: 13px;">Andrew Tran</a>&nbsp;with questions or to register over the phone at 612-625-5584.</p><div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Research Areas:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1">Communities and Neighborhoods</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/2">Economic Development and Employment</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/12">Government and Public Policy</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/7">Housing</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11">Underserved and Underrepresented Groups</a></li> </ul></div><div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Programs:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/29">Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing</a></li> </ul></div> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:19:57 +0000 jmiller 7902 at http://www.cura.umn.edu Neighborhoods Now! Neighborhood Systems Change http://www.cura.umn.edu/events/2015-09-15/neighborhoods-now-neighborhood-systems-change <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date and time:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-start">September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">November 3, 2015 - 8:30pm</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-event-location"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Location:&nbsp;</div> To be determined. </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1"><img src="/sites/cura.advantagelabs.com/files/neighborhoods-now-graphic.png" alt="Neighborhoods Now! Banner Graphic" width="600" height="139" /></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Neighborhoods Now! </strong></span>is an innovative community educational series to strengthen the work of individuals and organizations working in neighborhoods to:</p><ol><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Organize to win issues for <strong>people and places</strong>.&nbsp;</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build power to change <strong>systems</strong> for racial equity and economic justice.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build <strong>organizations</strong> whose leadership is <strong>reflective</strong> of the community.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Build diverse and effective cross cultural <strong>collaborations</strong>.</span></li></ol><div><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Register Today</h2><p><b>Course Description:<br /></b><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">The Systems Change course will explore how community organizing at the neighborhood level can catalyze social, racial, and economic justice. &nbsp;We will examine the complexities of structural racism, and other “isms” from a local and national historical analysis perspective. &nbsp;</span></p>The topics covered in <b>Neighborhood Systems Change</b> include:<br /><ul><li><div style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 272px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" id="_mcePaste">Systems 101 – Historical Timeline</div><div style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 272px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" id="_mcePaste">Land Use Organizing</div><div style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 272px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" id="_mcePaste">Organizing to Change Systems &amp; Narratives</div><div style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 272px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" id="_mcePaste">Field Work</div>Systems 101 – Historical Timeline</li><li>Land Use Organizing</li><li>Organizing to Change Systems &amp; Narratives</li><li>Field Work</li></ul></div><div><strong><a href="http://z.umn.edu/nnowregister">Register for the second Neighborhoods Now! course.</a></strong></div><div><strong><br /></strong></div><div><h2 style="font-weight: bold;" class="mc-toc-title">How does this&nbsp;work?</h2></div><div>Each course starts with an orientation class, followed by&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday and Thursday classes from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for 3 weeks</strong>, and concludes with field work and graduation. The second course runs from&nbsp;<strong>September 15-November 3</strong>.<br /><br /></div><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Who is this for?</h2><p style="font-size: 13px;" class="p2">We welcome participants who have a passion and interest in learning and practicing neighborhood organizing skills including neighborhood and community organization staff, board and volunteers, as well as neighborhood residents who are not formally connected to an organization. We welcome people at a variety of skill levels, from people who are just getting started to experienced organizers and leaders looking to refresh or gain new skills. For each class we aim to recruit a culturally and geographically diverse group of participants.&nbsp;</p><h2 style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="mc-toc-title">Frequently Asked Questions</h2><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p1"><strong>Is there a registration fee or cost to attend Neighborhoods Now!?<br /></strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">There is no registration fee or cost to attend a Neighborhoods Now! course.</span></p><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p1"><strong>Do I have to attend all courses and class meetings?</strong><br />Although we want you to attend all of our courses and class meetings, we understand that you may have prior training or experience in some of the topics that we will cover. We also understand that your schedule may not permit you to attend all of the class meetings. If this is the case, please contact us so that we can understand your situation.&nbsp;<strong>Please note that three of the eight weeks is dedicated for you to practice what you will learn in the course - there will be no classes to attend during these three weeks.</strong></p><p style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" class="p2"><a href="http://www.cura.umn.edu/sites/cura.advantagelabs.com/files/content-docs/nnow-faq.pdf">Click here for more answers to your frequently asked questions.</a></p><h2 class="mc-toc-title">Do you want more information?</h2><p style="font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.cura.umn.edu/projects/neighborhoods-now">Learn more about Neighborhoods Now! course topics and future sessions.</a> Or contact&nbsp;<a target="_blank" href="mailto:tranx764@umn.edu" style="font-size: 13px;">Andrew Tran</a>&nbsp;with questions or to register over the phone at 612-625-5584.</p><div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Research Areas:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1">Communities and Neighborhoods</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/2">Economic Development and Employment</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/12">Government and Public Policy</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/7">Housing</a></li> <li class="last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/11">Underserved and Underrepresented Groups</a></li> </ul></div><div class="item-list"><p><strong>CURA Programs:</strong></p><ul class="vocabulary-list"><li class="first last"><a href="/taxonomy/term/29">Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing</a></li> </ul></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:30:42 +0000 jmiller 7904 at http://www.cura.umn.edu