Join the local Saint Paul community on Saturday, August 12, from 11am to 4pm, at CLUES St. Paul, to celebrate the richness of Minnesota Latinos at the 2017 Fiesta Latina event.
This is a free, family-friendly community festival which celebrates Lain culture through arts, health and wellness, fitness, food, and entertainment.
For more information, click on the link to see the promotional poster: Fiesta Latina Poster_Updated July
On June 29, 4-5pm, on Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul Campus, Student Center, Room 101, two speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be coming out to talk about their experience with mental illness and with attempted suicide. They will also be discussing what can be done to raise awareness about mental illness. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for the average age of male students. View the men’s health flyer below for more details.
Founders Hall 240D
Metropolitan State is, once again, the host site for the annual Black Men Healing Conference, which is co-sponsored this year by Metropolitan State’s Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association and Black Student Union.
The conference is June 15-16, 2017.
Conference coordinator, Samuel Simmons Consulting, is offering Metropolitan State employees and students a reduced registration rate of $95 for both days (box lunch included).
*Registered members and advisers of ADCSA and BSU/AASA may attend at no cost, but need to register through Alysia Lajune directly by June 9 by clicking on the link below:
Black Men Healing Conference
Learn more about Simmons Consulting, the Healing Brothers initiative, and Historical Trauma Work at http://healingbrothers.com/.
Are you currently looking for a new job? Do you need professional advice to spruce up your resume? “Who you gonna call?” Ok, no need to answer that last question. But if you answered any, or all, of the previous two questions with an emphatic ‘YES!’ then Career Center is here to help.
Metropolitan State University’s Career Center is hosting a Resume and Job Search Workshop on the Saint Paul campus.
This event is just in time for graduating seniors and students who are preparing to embark on a job search, or for students who are looking for a professional advice to spruce up their resumes.
The workshop is a great way to learn about the current “best practices” in resume development, and some of the most effective ways to go about looking for a job with a special emphasis on networking. You will leave with a specific action plan and hopefully, renewed energy.
WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31
WHERE: Metropolitan State Saint Paul Campus, Science Building, SEC 115
FOR WHOM: All majors, all minors, grad students and alumni
QUESTIONS: Contact Career Center at 651.793.1528
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT IN HANDSHAKE: https://metrostate.joinhandshake.com/events/52882/share_preview
Dayton’s Bluff Community Council is promoting the grand opening of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center. This is a three day event starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 11 with blessings from the community elders. The cultural center is the idea of Co-Executive Directors Mary Anne Quiroz and Sergio Quiroz.
According to their website, Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center is
“a collective of artists and organizations dedicated to building, supporting and cultivating opportunities for indigenous peoples and communities of color through cultural arts and activism.”
It grew as an extension of their dance and community circle called Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, which means Warriors of the First Cactus Flower in the Nahuatl language; and which both Mary Anne and Sergio Quiroz are teachers of.
Aiyana Sol Machado, the founder of Bomba Karaya Guey, a Puerto Rican dance group, stated that this cultural center is the first of its kind in Saint Paul. Machado feels that this cultural center is a space to incubate and co-create with other groups like Afoutayi Dance, Music & Arts Company – a company that promotes Haitian dance and folklore – Sicangu Rosebud Reservation – a Native American tribe from South Dakota, among others.
The grand opening of the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center is a three day event starting on Thursday, May 11 with details as follows:
- Thursday, May 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. — An evening of sharing and listening with community elders; stories, poems, and words of wisdom.
- Friday, May 12, 6 to 8 p.m. — Prospección exhibit opening Mexican artist Emmanuel Sierra
- Saturday, May 13, noon to 4 p.m. – Cultural Youth Community performances
– 1 to 6 p.m. – East Side Get Down – Breakdance Battle
– 6 to midnight – Local and national artists, DJ Dance Music & Jam with Alma Andina
- More information about the event and the group can be found here.
As part of Financial Literacy Month, Lutheran Social Services and Hennepin County Library are sponsoring a free workshop on Conquering Student Loan Debt on Tuesday, April 25, 6-7:30p at Brooklyn Park Library. See details on poster below.