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Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

CALL NOW! The Senate is scheduled to start voting on immigration bills within an hour. Call Senator Amy Klobuchar (202) 224-3244 and Senator Tina Smith (202) 22...4-5641. MESSAGE:
Hello, my name is _______ and I am one of your constituents. I know that Congress is considering a lot of immigration issues this week, but Dreamers need you to focus on the Dream Act. Young people who have lived here nearly their entire lives could be deported. This week is not the time to get bogged down by a grand immigration scheme that penalizes families. Focus on passing the Dream Act now!

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DIRT GROUP garden space South Minneapolis 2017 !!!! I lived in those red row houses 32 years ago!! Thank you Abe' Googles Levine for connecting us!! We're coming to the Metro!!
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10:53 p.m. I LOVE what I do!!! Here is a short video of a few of my tom turkeys and some of my chickens. If you listen closely you can hear Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" in the background.
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NASW-MN Chapter

Registration for the 2018 MN Social Work Day at the Capitol is now open!

Join over 1,000 social workers and students from across the state to attend a half day ...of learning about the critical issues that affect the social work profession and the people we serve. By listening to speakers and engaging with leaders in the social work profession, you will learn to voice your ideas and promote professional concerns to legislators and congressional staff. Experience the power of social work through collective engagement and advocacy.

Register here: http://www.nasw-heartland.org/event/SWDAC2018

(Pro tip: If you're a student, check with your school to see if they will pay your registration before registering on your own!)

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Pahou Yang, VP of Community Mental Health at the Wilder Foundation, says this "harkens back to the very roots of social work. This is right where Jane Addams, t...he mother of social work, started. We’re in the community and we’re giving people what they need where they are. It’s exactly what we’re supposed to be doing, and I feel so enthusiastic about this approach.” Maybe this is an idea for Mankato?

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The project, which will serve several St. Paul branch libraries, is a one-year pilot, but supporters hope that it will continue indefinitely — and even expand. 
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Sharing an article which includes someone who started an organization to bridge the gap between wanting and having to wait for mental health services. #MentalHe...althMatters in coping with our challenging, unfair, and heart breaking experiences. If you have to wait, #shareyourstory with a friend to find relief.

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After a battle, mental illness will be a part of New York's school curriculum http://ow.ly/sre930i5Gsl

As a health teacher for the Shenendehowa school district, Dustin Verga sees firsthand the pressures today's youth are under. They've grown up in an era of over-testing, jam-packed schedules, high expectations to get into a top college, and dual lives - one in the real world and one online, where the...
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National Association of Social Workers

February is Black History Month. Take time to learn about African American NASW Foundation Social Work Pioneers, including anti-lynching advocate and suffragist... Ida B. Wells. Wells (1862-1931) worked with other organizers to create the foundations of modern social work: http://bit.ly/2EwoXNv

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Your diet may be the missing link in your mental health plan http://ow.ly/voAn30i5FC7

Creating the "good mood" kitchen.
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NASW-MN Chapter

Capitol Rice Community city planners are looking for residents to vote on strategies for Lower Rice Street development at an open house this Monday, January 29, at Christ Lutheran Church. Hear local musicians and make your vote anytime from 3-7 PM. https://mn.gov/caapb/

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Representative Ilhan Omar

It was a pleasure to be selected as a Women Who Lead honoree! Accepting this award alongside my daughter and future glass ceiling breaker was an added bonus. Thank you Minnesota Business Magazine! #womenwholead

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McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU

Black boys and men are…RESILIENT. POWERFUL. THE FUTURE.

The NYU McSilver Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narr...ative podcast series. This podcast unites thought leaders, activists, and academics to discuss existing stereotypes and solutions for dispelling myths concerning Black boys and men. The series highlights many of the issues that disproportionately impact Black boys and men especially those dealing with health disparities, incarceration, trauma, and violence. Subscribe to our channel today and join us as we create a more accurate representation of Black boys and men in society.

We are #ChangingtheNarrative.

The podcast will be available on GooglePlay, Itunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher. Subscribe to the podcast at www.mcsilver.nyu.edu/ctn

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National Association of Social Workers

Social Work Month starts in a month and a half. One way to celebrate the month is to host your own Social Work Month event. Here are some tools to help you make it a success: http://bit.ly/2EOLTGr #SWMonth