Community Support Connections for August 2019
Share some love with a Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign Pick up one of the last 3 sigsn with a suggested donation of $10 but we accept any amount (including free). Your yard is ready and the political atmosphere is aways ready.
you also find a bit of BUTTER at...
Jungle Theater is performing Stinkers (through August 18)- with Butter treats that certainly aren’t stinkers.
We're providing support, contributions and donations to:
South High School’s community meet ups with new principal - Brett Stringer (Aug. 2)
KFAI SUMMER PLEDGE DRIVE - serving their volunteers lunch (Aug 6)
National Night Out (Aug 6) - come for a FREE scoop of ice cream!
SPARK-Y summer interns’ Open House (Aug 8)
and continuing efforts for:
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.
Save the Boundary Waters Coalition - supporting efforts against pipeline construction and copper mining in northern Minnesota. Make some plans to get to DULUTH - August 16 for a Concert/Rally for the BWCA!
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 participating with the Work Advisory Committee for the City of Minneapolis where the current efforts are focusing on a Wage Theft ordinance to fill in where the new State ordinance leaves off.
*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. Although the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act did not survive the deal-making at the end of the session, we made great progress and 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. How to make it happen - a few changes in the state Senate to shift that balance of power. Let’s get to work on electing folks who will pledge to vote yes.
*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 August to use our Community Table
our usual YMCA after-groups Tues/Thurs @9 /Weds @7
first Fridays - Our Saviour’s Men’s breakfast group at 7 am (2nd)
join the Feral Crochet Circle meeting on the first Saturdays at 11 am. (4th)
second Mondays - Wilderness Canoe Base women’s group at 9 am (12th)
the neighborhood knitters (Hats for the Homeless) - third Saturdays at 11 am (18th)
join up with other neighborhood writers - third Wednesday evenings at 6:30 (21st) - led by Katy Carlson
and it’s the Solo-Preneurs meeting with us fourth Fridays at 9:30 am (23rd)