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Speak Up and Speak Out is a campaign of Duluth Health in All Policies, dedicated to gain vision from underrepresented communities to ensure fairness is viewed and represented in Duluth’s Comprehensive Plan. They have reached out to neighborhoods who are often left out when it comes to dedicating resources for making our city a better place to live. Over 600 people from underrepresented communities have taken a survey stating how Duluth can be more fair regarding housing, economic opportunities, transportation and open spaces.
The seonc annual Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women's March took place in downtown Duluth on Valentine's Day to remember victims of domestic violence. Many of the marchers wore red shawls, created by Native women to show their solidarity and support for other Native women and children who have been victimized by sexual assault and/or domestic violence.
The Earned Sick and Safe Time Task Force seeks input. Business owners, managers, employees and colleagues are invited to attend the upcoming input session 12-2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 in the City Council Chambers, Room 300 City Hall. Public input sessions are taking place through the city through April. Look here for a schedule.
Pastor Carolyn Mowchan, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has served two churches in the Twin Ports. One, Faith Lutheran, took in another congregation, Gloria Dei Lutheran of downtown Duluth, after its building caught fire last year. Soon, she will begin work with a congregation who lost their building in the 2012 flood: Westminster Presbyterian Church of West Duluth.
Lake Superior Research “From Red Clay to Ballast Water: History and Highlights of the Lake Superior Research Institute” is a lecture 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Rd., room E-2370. For more information go to www.duluthikes.org . Women in Leadership
Lake Superior College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is teaming up with dental professionals to provide free care on Feb. 3 for children whose families cannot afford it. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is at Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Rd. Openings are available for any child under 18 years old who needs dental care. Those interested in scheduling an appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 may call (218) 733-5939 or email email@example.com . Walk-in care is not available.
Community Action Duluth offers free tax help Jan. 28 through April 17 at 2424 W. Fifth St., room 102. Walk-ins only, no appointment necessary. For more information, call (218) 726-1665. The schedule is as follows: Mondays: Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays: Doors open at 8:45 a.m.
Paper or plastic? It’s the question asked cash registers across the city. A new campaign in Duluth is working change that.