Housing Justice

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia & TakeAction Minnesota

The need for systems, policies, and investments that support accessible, affordable, and habitable housing for all is essential for healthy communities. Join representatives from Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia and TakeAction MN as they provide insight into how grassroots organizing helps them drive meaningful progress across each of these areas.

Education Justice

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: KWST Behavioral Development Group & Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Minneapolis Public Schools

All students deserve an educational system and resources that support their academic growth. This is especially true in the case of marginalized student groups who are often inaccurately labeled as having a learning disability, and students with real developmental needs who experience the inadequate investments in special education services. Hear from the founder of KWST Behavioral Development Group and a member of the Special Education Advisory Council for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) as they unpack prevailing myths and point-toward solutions for key student groups. 

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Equitable Development

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: Midtown Global Market & Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

There are a wide range of definitions for equitable development. In many cases, increasing access to and ownership of physical properties and businesses among communities of color is often considered a goal within this broad body of work. Spend this session with leaders of the Midtown Global Market (MGM) and Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) and understand what steps they have taken to cultivate equitable development with this lens. 

Environmental Justice

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: Climate Generation & Center For Earth, Energy & Democracy

The alarming need to support real solutions to climate change continues to grow in every corner of the world and across every community. As part of this conversation, the impact of various legislation, ordinances, lack of regulation, and wealth inequity continue to drive calls for environmental justice within many marginalized communities with high percentages of folks who identify as a person of color and (or) low income. Join leaders to gain insight into some initiatives that can help further several areas of environmental justice. 

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Livability & Safety

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: Pillsbury United Communities & Second Leader To Be Announced

These days safety is a loaded word. In light of the civil uprising brought about by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of then Minneapolis Police officers, questions related to what systems and which people can best contribute to the safety of everyone are on the rise. Take time to attend this session that will help shed light on ideas and approaches to safety that are deemed practical and radical. Representatives will discuss their ideas and approaches to furthering safety for all. 

Self-Care & Wellness

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Session Leaders: National Alliance of Mental Illness MN & Cultural Wellness Center

Overall community health and wellness is directly connected to the health and wellness of those who live in the community, as well as the type of systems and resources available in the community. Numerous organizations are needed to help promote and create access to health and wellness opportunities across the community. This includes groups like the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Learn how each of these groups advocates at various levels of government to ensure access to health resources where varying stigmas can prevent people from obtaining or pursuing support.

Friday, November 13th, 2020