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:

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:

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.

Learn about other opportunities to deepen your cultural competency in the City and community.

Published Aug 9, 2016



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