Panel discusses challenges, opportunities with changing demographics and diverse communities
The next event in the Advancing Racial Equity speaker series features a candid and engaging conversation about the challenges we have and the opportunities to advance racial equity with our changing demographics and diverse communities. The theme for the afternoon is “The Head and the Heart: Making Development Equitable for All,” and the program’s speakers are:
- Deepa Iyer, author of “We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future,” senior fellow with the Center for Social Inclusion, and former executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together.
- Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, professor of clinical sociomedical sciences and psychiatry at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a board-certified psychiatrist who is interested in the links between the environment and mental health.
- Photographer Wing Young Huie, most well-known for his photographs documenting people in a culturally diverse and changing urban landscape. Some of his photographs are on display in the Public Service Center.
Join 17 teams from local, regional and state government in Minnesota that are working to advance racial equity through the power and leverage of their institutions:
2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 11
North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park
The speaker series is part of a broader training offered by The Government Alliance on Race and Equity in partnership with the League of Minnesota Cities for a cohort of governmental jurisdictions focused on advancing racial equity, including the City of Minneapolis.
If you have questions about the event or are interested in learning more about the City’s equity and inclusion work, email Joy Marsh Stephens.
Save the date
Mark your calendar for future events in the Advancing Racial Equity speaker series:
- 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17.
- 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Watch Minneapolis Matters for details on the events.
Published May 3, 2016