September 2014

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Community Family Resource Fair at Myers-Wilkins

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Head up the hill tomorrow (Tuesday, September 23) to check out a great event at Myers-Wilkins Elementary School!

Come find out what a community school is all about and locate great resources in our area. The Duluth Community Family Resource Fair will feature over 30 presenters that provide a wide variety of support to families in our community in areas such as health, housing, education, financial and employment coaching, and youth development.

  • Mini-classes on a variety of topics
  • Child care for parents attending the classes
  • Activities for all ages
  • Healthy snacks and beverages

Community schools such as Myers-Wilkins aim to reach out to entire families and connect them to the resources that they need for their kids to get the most out of their education. Enrichment programs, tutoring and mentoring, and cultural events are just some of what they do.

To find contact information for the event, head over to the calendar entry. To learn more about what Myers-Wilkins does as a community school, check out the school’s website and the Myers-Wilkins Community School Collaborative website.

Trail amenities meeting tonight!

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Don’t forget–there’s a meeting about amenities for the Cross City Trail this evening (September 8). Bench placement? Trash cans? It’s so on.

The details:

Monday, September 8, 5:30-7 pm

Ecolibrium3 Sustainability Classroom, 2304 W. Superior St. (right on the trail!)

Light refreshments will be provided.

This meeting is open to the public–come join in and determine what our trail will look like!

Spotted in Lincoln Park

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…a spectacular double rainbow against a bronze-tinted sky as the storms rolled in the evening of September 3, 2014. Thanks to local camera guy Richard for sharing the photo!

Ow, my zip code!

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Can your zip code really be killing you? According to the latest St. Louis County health report (downloadable here), it’s not such a stretch:

“Projected Life Expectancy in Zip Code 55812 (Duluth) was the highest at 84.65 years. The lowest projected life expectancy was 73.44 years found in Zip Code Zone D, made up of Duluth Zip Codes 55802 and 55806. That is a difference of 11.2 years.”

How do these gaps happen? What can we do to help health in Lincoln Park catch up with Lakeside? Well, here’s a chance to start the discussion.

Moving from Table Talk to Action in collaboration with The Health and Wellness Action Table presents…

My Zip Code Is Killin’ Me!

An original theatrical production written by troupe members and directed by Simona Simkins. My Zip Code Is Killin’ Me! is an interactive theater experience that explores the intersection of health and race issues facing our community. Join us for an evening of empowerment as we move from talk to action in the struggle to end health disparities and build a stronger community. This performance encourages audience participation! There will be two performances

  • Friday, September 5, 7 pm in the lower level of the old Lincoln Park Elementary School, 2424 W. 5th St.
  • Friday, September 12, 7 pm at Harbor City International School, 332 W. Michigan St. downtown.
The mission of The Table is to promote racial equity in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnerships that result in fundamental and systemic changes toward racial justice.
Thanks to the Northland Foundation for their support of this project!