In the Community

Actualizing Equity: A Community Gathering

January 18, 2018: 3-6pm: Cowels Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN

Join an invigorating discussion about racial equity, community health, economic opportunity, coalition organizing, and more.

As a Minnesota Delegation begins to form and prepare to attend the next PolicyLink National Equity Summit 2018 (April 11-13, 2018 in Chicago), The Alliance is pulling together like-minded community leaders, activists, and public sector officials for a shared conversation on the challenges we face in the Twin Cities in building and restoring our beloved community.

The program agenda includes welcoming remarks, a keynote speaker: Dr. Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, followed by a local reactor panel of community leaders, plus audience Q&A.

SURJ MN Skill Building: Exploring Stories of Whiteness

January 28, 2018: 2-5pm: First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

By sharing and discussing personal and family access to wealth, land, education, power and the concept of whiteness, SURJ MN works to create a better understanding of the greater context and patterns of those stories while articulating your own stake in ending white supremacy.

This workshop is one of four SURJ MN will be offering regularly through 2018.

MNxMN 2018: Beyond Resistance

January 28, 2018: Harding High School, St. Paul, MN

MNxMN 2018: Beyond Resistance is a brand new social justice conference designed to bring new and experienced activists from around the state together to focus on issues affecting all Minnesotans. The goal is for participants to become more effective advocates in preparation for the 2018 legislative session, mid-term elections and ongoing grassroots activism.

This one-day event will feature workshops, speakers, forums and activities to deepen knowledge, develop advocacy skills and build relationships between new and existing activist organizations and individuals. Sessions will be based on themes of Community Building, Skills for Effective Activism, and Understanding the Issues: Passion to Purpose.

“A Good Time for the Truth” Panel & Discussion

February 13, 2018: 6-9pm: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN

Explore race relations in the Twin Cities today with three of the contributors to the MNHS Press book, A Good Time for the Truth. David Lawrence Grant, Shannon Gibney, and Taiyon Coleman will talk about their experiences in a panel presentation followed by a discussion about everyday activism and what Minnesotans can do to address it in their lives and communities. Before the panel discussion, guests can meet with community organizations who address issues of race in the Twin Cities.