January Hawthorne Huddle



Below you will find the agenda for the Thursday, January 4, 2018 Hawthorne Huddle. We hope you can attend.

Announcements Procedure:  If you’d like to make a brief (1 minute) announcement at the Hawthorne Huddle about your organization’s upcoming event, please email Christina.Garner@minneapolismn.gov by noon, Wednesday January 3.


Monthly Huddle meetings feature a materials-sharing table – so please feel free to bring info you’d like to share – please also take back with you any materials not picked up by 9am, after people have had a chance to look over the info table. Thank you!

Please refrain from passing out informational materials during the meeting (unless you are a presenter).


Friends of the Hawthorne Huddle,

On January 4, 2018 the Hawthorne Huddle would to cordially invite you to a special community conversation on hope in North Minneapolis. A state-wide survey conducted by MPR News to gauge how hopeful Minnesotans are about the future found that the most optimistic demographic in the state are African Americans. In a state noted for its socioeconomic disparities, we want to start conversations to find out what this hope is made of.

Do you agree that African Americans represent abundant hope?  How does hope show itself in your neighborhood, at work, and among your friends and family? What can the majority culture learn from the resilience of North Minneapolis on hope in the midst of hardship?

The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Fairview Park, 621 29th Avenue North. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:15 a.m.

WELCOME: Ann DeGroot, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board; Diana Hawkins, Hawthorne Neighborhood Council

INTRODUCTIONS: Please share your name and organization so others can network with you after the meeting

SAFETY REPORT: MPD 4th Precinct Inspector Baird

MAIN PROGRAM TOPIC: HOPE – Community Conversations with MPR News 

Tom Weber – MPR News

Lissa Jones – KMOJ

April Graves – Minneapolis Health Department

Terrall Lewis – Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

HAWTHORNE NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: Diana Hawkins, Hawthorne Neighborhood Council



Next Huddle meetings: Thursday, February 1, 2018…and all First Thursdays in 2018