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Regional Convening on Racial Equity

Date and time: 
August 5, 2014 (All day) - August 6, 2014 (All day)

McNamara Alumni Center (East Bank Campus) and Willey Hall (West Bank Campus)
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Across our region—in community, business, nonprofits and government — there is significant discussion about race and racial inequity. Across all indicators of success — jobs, housing, education, criminal justice, health or any other area — our region suffers from great racial inequities that are holding all of us back.

The goals of the Regional Convening on Racial Equity are to:

  • increase understanding of and commitment to racial equity and to making a real difference in the community
  • share local and national racial equity best practices
  • further cross-jurisdictional, cross-community, and cross-sector strategies for racial equity
  • foster post-convening collaboration

The event will include keynote addresses by john powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Executive Director, and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion President. Workshops will feature local work within government and in the community, as well as national partners sharing innovative best practices. Workshops will emphasize the importance of our shared vision and mutually supportive roles and responsibilities. Workshops will be interactive and will provide concrete skills or tools.

For more information, or to register, visit http://www.racialequityalliance.org/twin-cities-convening/