March 21, 2023; 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hosted by Northspan and REACH Program Youth-Adult Partnerships Interested in learning how to engage students, but don’t know where to start? How do you build youth and adult partnerships in community decision-making? In this session, we will hear from the organization REACH whose mission is to provideContinue reading “Session 30 – Youth Engagement with the REACH Program Youth-Adult Partnerships”
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Session 28 – Noticing Our Response to Conflict with Nonviolent Peaceforce
January 17, 2023; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Region 5 Development Commission and Nonviolent Peaceforce How do we feel conflict in our body? How do we recognize it in our communities? Are conflict and danger the same thing? Noticing Our Response to Conflict with the Nonviolent Peaceforce informed participants how they engage with localContinue reading “Session 28 – Noticing Our Response to Conflict with Nonviolent Peaceforce”
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Session 27 – Finding your Voice, Leading for Change
August 16, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Lisa Hinz, Jenn Aranda, and Ellen Wolter Extension Educators at the Center for Community Vitality, University of Minnesota The focus is on race and racism, although some of the dynamics show up across other forms of oppression in similar ways. Upon raising awareness about issues ofContinue reading “Session 27 – Finding your Voice, Leading for Change”
Session 26 – Write on Race: How we convene, how to support, and what we are learning
July 19, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Kevin Lindsey with guests Bukata Hayes, Stacy Wells and Jennifer Tonko. Almost two year ago, we heard from Bukata Hayes and Stacy Wells about their community building effort, WRITE on RACE. Two years later, they share with us their insight on convenings these past years andContinue reading “Session 26 – Write on Race: How we convene, how to support, and what we are learning”
Session 25 – The Fight for Sovereignty: A History of Federal Indian Policy
May 17, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Elissa Hansen. In this session, attorney and Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe member Aarik Robertson offered an overview into the complex relationship between Indian Tribes and the Federal Government that began over 500 years ago. This session was designed to offer an understanding of the historyContinue reading “Session 25 – The Fight for Sovereignty: A History of Federal Indian Policy”
Session 24 – CRT! Ethnic Studies! How Should We Teach History in Our Schools?
April 19, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Cheryal Hills and Kevin Lindsey. All parents agree that how we are talking about race in schools needs to change to avoid harming the self-esteem of students. Some parents believe that we need to start having authentic conversations about our history and begin teaching ethnic studiesContinue reading “Session 24 – CRT! Ethnic Studies! How Should We Teach History in Our Schools?”
Session 23 – The Power of Storytelling with Seraphia Gravelle and Laura Murvartian
March 22, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Pat Branstad. Storytelling is powerful – in a multitude of ways, each having its own impact. Stories can be shared in a variety of contexts. The presenters for “The Power of Storytelling” shared their own individual stories as well as a unique context of storytelling. SeraphiaContinue reading “Session 23 – The Power of Storytelling with Seraphia Gravelle and Laura Murvartian”
Session 22 – Understanding Relationships with Sovereign Nations in MN-Part 2: Biiwabikowanzh with Fawn Sampson
February 15, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Moderated by Julie Hawker. This was Part 2 of a series of conversations about the history of relationships with Sovereign Nations and Minnesota. This conversation focused on the helpful, innovative tools we have used to navigate the topics we overviewed in the first session in July 2021: landContinue reading “Session 22 – Understanding Relationships with Sovereign Nations in MN-Part 2: Biiwabikowanzh with Fawn Sampson”
Session 21 – Healing Minnesota Stories with Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri
January 18, 2022; 2:30 – 4:00 pm Hosted by Lisa Hinz, moderated by Joy Persall. In 2020 the MN Council of Churches adopted a bold initiative to move their member congregations forward in the area of racial justice. Co-Directors Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri and Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs are building a program to include truth-telling andContinue reading “Session 21 – Healing Minnesota Stories with Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri”