Often, we have to advocate to our lawmakers for the people we serve. Whether it be calling those who represent us in congress or attending events at the capital or elsewhere, our work is never done.

Do you want to be a part of that?

There is strength in numbers and we love it when people join us in our advocacy.

If you’d like to advocate, keep an eye on this page; we’ll update every time there is a new opportunity to advocate. If you’d like to be updated when there are new opportunities, email Anna: a.cisewski@houseofcharity.org

Upcoming Opportunities

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Now thru Jan. 20 - Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis (EXHIBIT)

Date: August 23-January 20

Time: museum hours

Location: Hennepin History Museum (2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis)

This groundbreaking exhibit explores the history of racial housing discrimination in Minneapolis through the stories of three black families. Now showing at the Hennepin History museum through January 20More info here.

Oct. 2 - The Opioid Crisis: The Response from Minnesota

Date: October 2, 2018

Time: 8am-5pm

Location: Coffman Theater, University of Minnesota (300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis)

Overview

The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a national health crisis, and one that is of great concern right now in Minnesota. The number of Minnesotans who died from opioid overdoses grew 500% from 1999 to 2014 (CDC, 2016). Beyond the personal tragedies of loss, the opioid crisis is inflicting devastating harm on the national economy — including healthcare, the criminal justice system, and wages and productivity.

Join Us

ServeMinnesota is partnering with leading experts and stakeholders in the recovery field to ensure we are evaluating what works, sharing results and scaling this work in proportion to its effectiveness. We are excited about the opportunity to build an effective movement and generate deeper and broader support to combat this growing emergency.

Registration is free and open to those within Minnesota or other states interested in learning more about how to combat the opioid crisis, with an emphasis on those within the national service field. Click the “register guest” button below to complete registration no later than September 28. You can register up to 10 guests at one time.

To view the agenda and register click HERE.

Oct. 5 - Film Screenings and Affordable Housing Loss Panels

Date: October 5, 2018

Time: 5:30-8pm

Location: Ebenezer Community Church, Brooklyn Park

Film screenings and tenant-centered panels on loss of affordable housing

The documentary, “Sold Out: Affordable Housing at Risk,” highlights the tenacity of residents facing displacement who used the Fair Housing Act to fight back. Join MHP for two screenings and community conversations!

More info HERE.

Oct. 10 - Critical Conversation on Racism, Rent, and Real Estate

Date: October 10, 2018

Time: 5-8pm

Location: Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis)

Join scholars and community members at Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) for a discussion on new research showing what communities of color have known for decades — that structural barriers and legalized discrimination barred many people of color from buying property for most of the last century. More info here.

Oct. 10 & 16 - Affordable Housing Bus Tours

Date: October 10 and 16, 2018

Time: 8am-10am and 11:15am-1:30pm

Location: River Heights Vineyard Church | 6070 Cahill Ave. E, Inner Grove Heights, MN and St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center | 900 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi, MN

MCH Member, MICAH is offering two affordable housing bus tours coming up this fall. Save the dates and RSVP to John Slade at: slade@MICAH.org

Oct. 11 - Find Your Cause Event

Oct. 16 - From Redlining to Predatory Lending: The Racial Wealth Gap

Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 5:30-8pm

Location: Minneapolis Urban League ( 2100 Plymouth Ave.)

Join Jewish Community Action, Minneapolis Urban League and partners at Minneapolis Urban League for a panel discussion and community conversation about the life cycle of redlining, disinvestment, predatory lending, and gentrification and displacement — and how we can intervene.

More info here.

November 22 - Walk to End Hunger

Date: November 22, 2018

Time: 7:30am-10am

Location: Mall of America

The Walk to End Hunger is a family-friendly 5K fun walk presented by The Mosaic Company. The Walk to End Hunger, held on Thanksgiving morning 7:00am-10:00am, in the Mall of America, is a great way to start your holiday off right- giving back before you give thanks!

Since its inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $1,200,000 to help support hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. 100% of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations.

Registration will take place on Floors 1 and 2 of the East Side of the Mall of America, by Sea Life. Day of registration opens at 7:00am on Thanksgiving, the registration fee at the door is $35. The formal program, with the countdown, will take place on the main stage of the Routunda at 7:30am.

Incentives

All individuals who raise $100 receive a free event T-Shirt

Fees

Hunger Fighter (Adult): $25.00; $35.00 at the door
As a Hunger Fighter, we encourage you to raise money for the cause. Reach out to friends, family and coworkers to contribute over and above your registration fee. Raise $100 or more and receive a free event t-shirt.
Hunger Fighter Jr.: FREE
Registration is free for children under 18 years of age, but we encourage you to raise money by asking your friends and family to support your fundraising efforts. Raise $100 or more and receive a free event t-shirt.

REGISTER HERE.

March ?? - Homeless Day on the Hill

Date: March xx, 2018

Time: 8am-3pm

Location: Minnesota State Capitol