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It's Time to Act!™ Forum Series

Moving From Conversation to Racial Justice Action

The goal of eliminating racism in Minnesota and beyond is within our reach. It begins with conversation, and it’s propelled by action.

Join YWCA in its mission to break through the barriers that perpetuate racism. It’s Time to Act! is a forum series that will empower participants to engage in deeper conversations around race, equity, faith and social justice issues. You will hear from experts who will inspire you to intentionally take action on equity issues in your surrounding community.

Honest conversations about race allow us to find common ground and develop trusting relationships that make it possible to move toward a more equitable community together. The experts brought together for It’s Time to Act! have dedicated their work to fueling these conversations. They’ll lead the way for attendees to create a step-by-step action plan as part of a cohort or as an individual.


Save the Dates!

act one:

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm

act two:

Thursday, April 16, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm

act three:

Thursday, June 11, 2020
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Event Tickets

Please check back for 2020 event ticket availability; see below for sponsorship opportunities.

Become an Event Sponsor

Your support helps us move conversations about race to action.

With your sponsorship, your organization will become a visible racial justice champion, supporting programs that empower community members to address racial inequities on interpersonal, institutional and systemic levels.

Contact Us

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for this forum series, please Contact Liz Dwinnell at or 612-215-4161.

Contact David Lundin at or 612-215-4158 for payment assistance or for an invoice request.


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

Parking and Transportation

  • Free parking is available in the underground Westminster parking garage (limited spots available): view parking information here.
  • Additional parking is available on 12th Street (metered until 6:00 pm) and nearby parking ramps.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church is easily accessible from bus routes on Nicollet Mall (free service on Nicollet Mall route), Marquette Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Skyway access from the Minneapolis Convention Center.

About YWCA’s Racial Justice and Public Policy Work

YWCA Minneapolis is a national leader in the field of racial equity; facilitating change and generating meaningful action in the workplace and the community.

Our Racial Justice and Public Policy Department works within the community to eliminate inequities on interpersonal, institutional and systemic levels through a continuum of moving from knowledge, awareness and skills to action. We do this by partnering with individuals, organizations and businesses through racial justice trainingInc.lude™ consultingadvocacy and workshops.