Session 8 – Arts, Equity and Rural Minnesota with Cicelia Cornejo, Amoke Kubat, Mai’a Williams and Michele Anderson

March 2, 2021, hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian, moderated by Gail Anderson Working toward equity begins with embracing differences. The arts can help communities overcome resistance, open imaginations toward creative problem solving, and build empathy among different people in an area. The arts can create a sense of belonging that anchors residents to a place. InContinue reading “Session 8 – Arts, Equity and Rural Minnesota with Cicelia Cornejo, Amoke Kubat, Mai’a Williams and Michele Anderson”

Session 7 – Local Media and Equity with Heidi Holtan and Josette Ciceron

February 9, 2021, hosted by Camille Cyprian, moderated by Gail Anderson When working toward equity in your community, your local media can be an ally. Hear from representatives in radio, video, and print media about how they interface with their communities and learn some possible ways you can work with your local media. Confirmed guestsContinue reading “Session 7 – Local Media and Equity with Heidi Holtan and Josette Ciceron”

Session 6 – When Hate Comes to Town with Jaylani Hussein, Dave Skilbred and Victoria Guillemard

January 19, 2021, hosted by Camille Cyprian, moderated by Gail Anderson In this TRUE Tuesdays offering, Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Minnesota (CAIR-MN), Pastor Dane Skilbred, the pastor for discipleship at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar and Victoria Guillemard, a resident of Murdock, MN share their workContinue reading “Session 6 – When Hate Comes to Town with Jaylani Hussein, Dave Skilbred and Victoria Guillemard”

Session 5 – Healing in Equity Work Part 2: Self-care Practice Session with Camille Caster-Cyprian

December 1, 2020, hosted by Kevin Lindsey Camille Caster-Cyprian, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Minnesota Council on Foundations, lead this interactive practice session that began with a review of the science of stress and the link between self-care, healing, and equity. She then introduced and guided participants through several self-care practices, offering space to debrief and share. Continue reading “Session 5 – Healing in Equity Work Part 2: Self-care Practice Session with Camille Caster-Cyprian”

Session 4 – Healing in Equity Work Part 1: Understanding Trauma & Traumas of Oppression with Camille Cyprian

November 10, 2020, hosted by Kevin Lindsey Camille Caster-Cyprian, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Minnesota Council on Foundations, discusses the science of stress and the link between trauma, stress, and equity, and reflects on how toxic stress & burnout show up in our bodies, and our relationship to healing & self-care asContinue reading “Session 4 – Healing in Equity Work Part 1: Understanding Trauma & Traumas of Oppression with Camille Cyprian”

Session 3 – WRITE on RACE Part 2 with Stacy Wells and Bukata Hayes

October 13, 2020, hosted by Camille Cyprian Rural communities must meaningfully engage on issues and implications of race, racism, and anti-blackness. The bedrock of whiteness is anti-black (by extension includes Latinos, Asians and Indigenous) sentiments, notions and beliefs. It’s important to address this specifically in an effort to build greater equity in rural MN. TheContinue reading “Session 3 – WRITE on RACE Part 2 with Stacy Wells and Bukata Hayes”

Session 2 – WRITE on RACE Part 1 with Stacy Wells and Bukata Hayes

September 22, 2020, hosted by Camille Cyprian Rural communities must meaningfully engage on issues and implications of race, racism, and anti-blackness. The bedrock of whiteness is anti-black (by extension includes Latinos, Asians and Indigenous) sentiments, notions and beliefs. It’s important to address this specifically in an effort to build greater equity in rural MN. TheContinue reading “Session 2 – WRITE on RACE Part 1 with Stacy Wells and Bukata Hayes”

Session 1 – Building Our Understanding of Equity with Kevin Lindsey

September 1, 2020, Hosted by Camille Cyprian The goal of this session was to gain a greater understanding of equity for the purposes of future TRUE Tuesdays. We used the video, Equity 101: Starting the Equity Conversation, hosted by Asail Waters and Ana Moreno of the National Equity Project, as a guide for small groupContinue reading “Session 1 – Building Our Understanding of Equity with Kevin Lindsey”