Community Support Connections for May 2019
Share some love with a Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign Pick up one of the last 5 sigsn with a suggested donation of $10 but we accept any amount (including free). Your yard is ready.
you also find a bit of BUTTER at...
Jungle Theater is performing Small Mouth Sounds (May 15 -into June) - with Butter treats for intermission
We're providing support, contributions and donations to:
the MAY DAY parade and festival - (May 5) - the annual rite of spring produced by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. Love the event - love your program - then bring it to Butter and recycle it for a free beverage!
Theater for Public Policy’s Is Laughter Carbon Neutral? (May 11) to benefit Minneapolis Climate Action.
Bill Gessner Memorial (May 18) We providing treats for an Open House (1-4 pm) at Bill’s house (across the street from the cafe - on 37th) for this long-time cafe and food-justice friend’s celebration of his life. Proceeds from all Veggie Omelets with Provolone cheese this day will be donated to one of Bill’s legacies - the cooperative food movement.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps’ 40th Anniversary Celebration - Brews for Justice (May 20)
South High School Spring Music Concerts - intermission treats! (May 7, 9, 16, 20)
and continuing efforts for:
Green Central School’s Pastries with the Principal - every first Wednesday of the month (May 1)
connect with Kristen Froebel during her Monday "office hours" for discussion of her film-in-the-works - "Where Moving Things Rest." Kristen is dedicated to bringing stories of homeless youth to the screen.
Our friends at ALL SQUARE and FUNKY GRITS -and our mentees at CAFE MEOW should be on your friend list too. Our latest partnership efforts include connecting with Gutterpunk Coffee - providing work and mentorship for homeless youth - we hope to have beans available for purchase at Butter soon.
Cheer on the baker/gardeners at GREEN GARDEN BAKERY who have launched a campaign for a permanent shop on the northside! And more connections forming for our partnership with the crew at SPARK-Y to help support sustainable food systems by educating high school students.
*City Advocacy work – Raise the minimum wage movement is moving along at the state and national level now. We are living it out here at Butter through a model that doesn't use tip compensation to provide fair, equitable, living wages for our staff. Dan is a part of a group of businesses working pushing for One Fair Wage nationally through RAISE. A local Restaurant Owners Discussion Group has formed as well to provide support and resources to owners seeking to make all of this work for the bottom line as well. Dan is also a member of the Work Advisory Committee for the City of Minneapolis where the current efforts are focusing on a Wage Theft ordinance.
*State advocacy efforts– Dan and the Butter crew are finding ways to address state legislators to call for adequate, affordable child care, housing, transit, health care as well as access to capital, so that small neighborhood businesses can thrive. This year Dan is one of the testifiers for the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (May 3 - Press Event and Roundtable with the Governor is next)- this could be the year all Minnesotans can imagine access to such a fundamental support for babies and their parents, as well as for those who try to manage chronic medical issues.
*National advocacy efforts – we’ve joined a national movement of restaurants to offer a refuge from hate – “Sanctuary Restaurant – A Place at the Table for Everyone”
we're expecting the following groups at butter during May to use our Community Table
first Fridays - Our Saviour’s Men’s breakfast group at 7 am (3rd)
second Mondays - Wilderness Canoe Base women’s group at 9 am (13th)
our usual YMCA after-groups Tues/Thurs @9 /Weds @7
we now have the Feral Crochet Circle meeting on the first Saturdays at 11 am. (4th)
join up with other neighborhood writers - third Wednesday evenings at 6:30 (15th) - led by Katy Carlson
the neighborhood knitters (Hats for the Homeless) - third Saturdays at 11 am (18th)
and it’s Solo-Preneurs meeting with us fourth Fridays at 9:30 am (24th)