Panel discusses authentic community engagement as necessary for advancing racial equity
The next event in the Advancing Racial Equity speaker series features speakers and a panel on authentic community engagement as a necessary strategy for government to advance racial equity.
The program’s speakers are:
- Mónica Hurtado, a racial justice and health equity organizer with Voices for Racial Justice, sharing expertise on community working with government.
- Dr. Raintry Salk, a research analyst at the Metropolitan Council, sharing expertise on government working with community.
A panel will present a case study illustrating a grassroots community organization, a nonprofit intermediary and government working together to plan a better light-rail train system, featuring:
- Denise Butler from African Career, Education & Resource Inc.
- Larry Hiscock from Nexus Community Partners.
- A representative from Hennepin County.
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:
6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins
Refreshments and registration begin at 5:45 p.m. The speaker series is part of a broader training for a cohort of governmental jurisdictions, including the City of Minneapolis, focused on advancing racial equity. The Government Alliance on Race and Equity in partnership with the League of Minnesota Cities offers the training.
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 the next event in the Advancing Racial Equity speaker series: 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. Watch Minneapolis Matters for details on the event.
Published Aug 9, 2016