MINN Sponsored and Other Local Events
There are many great events in the Twin Cities for practitioners interested in international nongovernmental work! We try to keep up on these events and post them here. On this page, you will also find MINN-hosted events. If there is an event that you would like to see posted here, please fill out this form.
With co-sponsorship, MINN can help promote or put on an event! Get answers about the different kinds of co-sponsorship, what they involve, and their benefits here.
Join MINN for a viewing and discussion of the 2014 documentary Poverty, Inc. It is an inquiry into the nature of human flourishing and the effects of the multibillion dollar poverty industrial complex erected to promote it. The film explores the neo-colonial power dynamics and embedded paternalism underpinning the predominant modes of assistance, which often situate "the poor" as the objects of charity rather than as the active protagonists in their own stories.
Join Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) to learn how they has been easing tensions in the Bismarck, Mandan and Standing Rock area. NP has been using unarmed civilian protection in war-torn countries such as South Sudan and Myanmar, and this is the first protection project in the U.S. As local NP founder Mel Duncan says 'While I believe all of our work has a significant spiritual dynamic, this one, especially feels deeply grounded. This struggle is deeply rooted in the land, the water and how we live together and share those resources.'
Join MINN for a Talk and Tour of Organic Health Response (OHR) to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda includes an overview of the organization by Richard Magerenge, Co-Founder and Kenya Country Director, and Kelsi Hines, Executive Director, as well as a private tour of their space at Impact Hub MSP.