Minnesota Equity Events

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Below is a list of upcoming educational focused equity events in Minnesota that are open to the public. These events may be submitted by anyone in the community and MN-NAME will do their best to verify that the information is accurate. MN-NAME does not necessarily endorse the events on this list. Feel free to use the link above to submit more events.

From Pain to Power

Please join YWCA Minneapolis for From Pain to Power: Healing Historical Traumas with Calvin Terrell, a presentation to transform historical traumas to healing from perspectives of the oppressed and oppressor for reunification of humankind.

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: $25

This Doesn't Make Census! Navigating the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census has been dominating the news in confusing ways. Workshop participants will learn about the history of the U.S. Census and its importance in funding programming across our country and in our state.

In particular, participants will learn exactly what information is requested on the census, facts vs. myths, and will have the opportunity to understand how they can engage with the census safely.

This workshop will begin with a basic overview of public policy, how it impacts our lives in Minneapolis and the potential for what policy can do.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: YWCA Midtown - 2121 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Free for all (limited capacity)

Facing the Truth: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

When you think of “We the People of the United States,” who does that include?

The United States’ failure to recognize the inherent rights of tribal nations and the history of intentional violence (genocide, removals, massacres and boarding schools) has weakened any protections for Indigenous People. Through its federal policies to address the “Native Problem,” the U.S. has created an environment today where violence is the norm for Native people.

During this session, you will learn the truths surrounding our history and the movement for addressing the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, boys, Two Spirit and transgender people. Together we will unfold the attitudes of dominant culture, oppressive systemic policies and the theft of land that has created heightened vulnerability for our Indigenous people.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (program begins at 6:00 pm)

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: $65 per session; $175 for the full series of three sessions (ticket price includes food and refreshments)

Rhetoric of Hate: Islamophobia

This session discusses the history of Islamophobia in the American legal system and the racialization of Muslim identity. Current narrative typically discusses Islamophobia as a recent phenomenon that transpires at an interpersonal level. Professor Beydoun will lead us through historical policies that were federally institutionalized to exclude Muslim identity from society and deem it irreconcilable with American identity. This presentation will also examine the role liberals play in expanding Islamophobic rhetoric and policies.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (program begins at 6:00 pm)

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: $65 per session; $175 for the full series of three sessions (ticket price includes food and refreshments)