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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rally Cry | Creative Agencies will feature an expert panel’s analysis of the state of the creative industry and a town hall discussion. It will also serve as an opportunity for those who attended The BrandLab’s Fearless Conversation event on April 20 at the Brave New Workshop to continue the conversation and dive deeper into the creative industry’s retention challenges. Our goal is to leave this event full of passion, energy, and—most importantly—tangible ideas for how to make MSP’s creative agencies and talent thrive.
Through the eyes, words and songs of its popular music stars of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, "Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll" examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past. Combining interviews with surviving musicians and never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, the film tracks the winding course of Cambodian music as it morphs into a unique style of rock and roll. A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated.
We'll be presenting the MN Premiere of the short documentary film about one of the most popular condiments in this world, "SRIRACHA" along with a bevy of other food shorts from around that world that'll showcase beautiful food porn, how-to's, and much more!
Los Enchiladas! is a 1999 film written, directed by and starring stand-up comedian Mitch Hedberg. The film is loosely based on his life growing up in Minnesota and his experience working in restaurants. It parodies a chain Mexican restaurant in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, on the day before Cinco de Mayo (the busiest day of the year for Mexican restaurants). The storyline follows an ensemble cast of absurd characters that work in and visit the restaurant throughout the course of one day.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
How do we look beyond our immediate networks to broaden the relationships that drive our passions and work? What are the intentional and practical changes we can embrace to be more mindful of our networking and connecting practices? During this Unraveled Network, we’ll hear from community leaders and network weavers who model practices of diverse network building in their personal and professional lives.
On December 4th, an eclectic group of beacons and firebrands will come together for a night of intimate stories and incendiary sparks - in a magical convergence called WeLight. WeLight NYC is the first in a series of global gatherings designed to spark conversations and change-- and celebrate women's resilience, courage, creativity and faith.
"This is what all film festivals should aspire to be: less pomp and circumstance and more chances for the community to party...what separates SU from its film-fest peers is not just its immersion in the local scene, but its dedication to living in the spirit of independent film." -Tony Libera, Vita.mn