Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors. This kiki ball aims to further the pacific northwest’s knowledge of categories within the ball culture. Join us to experience, learn, and participate in this electrifying event!
Join us in the beautiful new space of R/West for drinks and lively conversation wiht other digitally-minded ladies. We'll celebrate the first day of spring with a view overlooking the city. You're welcome to come to network or just have fun and relax. Tickets are free, drinks and appetizers are sponsored by R/West.
Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring femmes of color and nonbinary people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity.
Jolby & Friends is proud to present an International Women’s Day Fundraising Spectacular! On Saturday, March 10th our studio will be transformed into an Art Gallery, Silent Auction and Shop featuring work from over 40 artists from across the country who have generously donated pieces that they feel represent the theme of: WOMEN. All proceeds will be donated to Rose Haven, a Portland-based shelter serving women and children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty.
A Creative Mornings talk with my friend and one of my favorite Twin Cities denizens, Robyne Robinson. Robyne is best known as an Emmy-winning news broadcaster in the Twin Cities – she was the first African American prime time anchor in Minnesota. Robyne also produced and hosted the first nightly arts and entertainment segment in a major newscast. She is only the second African-American to run for higher office in the state of Minnesota as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
On August 4th-6th, artists and community organizers from the Twin Cities will host the first MidWest Mixed Conference, to explore themes connected to multiracial identities & families with art at the center. In a nation and world that has a growing number of people who identify as mixed race, we see the urgency of shining light on the diverse experiences of mixed people and families, as well as putting forward stories that can both unite us, and also deepen our analysis of the state of racial issues in this world.
POJ LAIB LAUS. Old Gangster Ladies. Bad Girls. Badass Women. However you want to translate it, Hmong women of different ages combine forces to speak their minds, tell their truths, re-tell unconventional folktales, and make some original comedy.
Placing her cancer interior and exterior into a creative context, NOW is a series of photographs, sculptures, and design work that presents the physical and emotional transitions Boecher encountered during her cancer treatments in 2015. It presents a nontraditional perspective of living with cancer that is not only cathartic and direct, but also provocative, playful, and at times irreverent.
Join Pollen on June 7 to hear from those who are navigating this new way of doing business and have emerged from collaborative work environments relatively unscathed. They’ll share their insights about what works and what doesn’t, how to navigate the power dynamics at play, what obstacles you can expect along the way, and how to handle it all #LikeABoss.
Part II turns the tables to the audience to share their stories, offer solutions, and tip conversation into action. Throughout the event there will be facilitated discussions and extensive engagement building from the previous event and online readings.
Too often, definitions of white supremacy are limited to visceral association to the KKK and neo-Nazis. But white supremacy is far more complex. Pollen’s Unraveled Network series has been asking white-led organizations to peel back their bias and fragility to dissect how institutional racism and white supremacy are barriers to equitable network building and community engagement.
Move the Crowd is an occasion to celebrate and double down on 22 years of impact on youth, art and community in North Minneapolis. Get ready for a special evening of new art exhibits including works by JXTA alumni, an intimate live performance from 2016 City Pages artist-of-the-year ZuluZuluu, and sets by Chicago-based DJ Ayana Contreras. Proceeds from Move the Crowd support Juxtaposition’s award-winning artistic and educational programming.
Culture Piece is bringing the culture and color to Fashion Week MN with all POC (people of color) models, designers, hairstylists, MUA, and production. In this eerie and futuristic fashion presentation, Culture Piece Magazine will be showcasing local designers, in a way Minnesota has yet to see. Culture Piece is an editorial & high fashion magazine featuring art, culture, music, and life as a Millennial.
Black Hearts Ball is a glamorous black and white formal engagement and fashion event that celebrates opera and the immensely diverse Twin Cities fashion scene by showcasing often unsung designers that thrive to uplift our communities.
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Black Magik Woman is an ALL FEMALE photography and artist event, highlighting and empowering every woman we can reach. Through collaborative images and art pieces we hope to bring positivity to the view of the female form and change the generalizations and stereotypes that women are faced with on a day-to-day basis. The future is female.
On March 28, 2017, Pollenites came together to push a sincere conversation about why we deserve more than to fall back into “business as usual” after life comes crashing into us. To prepare for the future of work, we must construct a new architecture where every rung of scaffolding is reinforced to protect and support all women from the aftershocks of their gender implications.
Join us on March 9 as Impact Hub MSP ushers in a new era of relentless, unapologetic celebration of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, challengers, makers, and trend-pushers. Werk It: Showcasing That Hustle will feature a runway show of 30 of MSP’s most innovative and inspiring social entrepreneurs in food & health, technology, energy & environment, community building, creativity, and youth services, styled by local artrepreneurs.
I have the honor of being one of four cooks at the second Welcome Table dinner hosted by Eat for Equity and benefiting the American Refugee Project. Courses will celebrate and reflect each cook’s personal heritage and immigration story. Each guest will be invited to share their own experiences, to find connection and empathy in a shared meal.
Reviving Sisterhood presents Muslim Women Rising! An inaugural Women's Leadership Conference featuring a keynote speaker Linda Sarsour. The conference includes workshops on Networking, How to Tell Your Story, and Public Speaking and will include a Resource Fair including nonprofits, foundations, and other community organizations to help you find ways to plug in and develop leadership skills.
Named Minnesota's Best New Music Act by City Page's "Picked to Click 2016." Zuluzuluu will be hosting a meet and greet at New Rules in North Minneapolis for fans and music lovers alike to connect, network, and learn more about emerging cultures within the Twin Cities.
Sound Unseen is thrilled to announce its entire film line-up along with venues for the upcoming 17th annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival taking place November 10-13, 2016 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Sound Unseen will screen over twenty films (documentaries, narratives and short films) at three locations: McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, the Trylon microcinema and Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis.
Join Pollen and MPR News on October 25 to push an honest, difficult conversation about how Minnesota nonprofit organizations can break down cultural silos shaped by race and social class, and build more authentic, institutional relationships that value equity, true collaboration, and new forms of community.
Join AARP Minnesota and Pollen at Machine Shop on Thursday, October 13, as we recognize and celebrate fifty incredible individuals over the age of fifty who are challenging outdated beliefs about aging, living life on their own terms, and improving the lives of others.
Prince goes Sahel in this colorful homage to “Purple Rain” and “The Harder They Come.” Set among the sub-Saharan Tuareg people, and reputedly the first feature film in their Tamashek language (which has no word for "purple," hence the title).