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!TM is a forum series that engages participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and social justice.
The forums are a catalyst for changemaking, where attendees take a deep dive into issues affecting our community and are inspired to identify their own role and power to create change. Pairing lectures with intentional action planning, it is an opportunity for attendees to move from talk to action.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer
Elizer Darris, ACLU
Shelly Diaz, Minnesota Tribal Coalition for the 2020 Census
Mónica Hurtado, Voices for Racial Justice
Leslie Redmond, President, NAACP Minneapolis
Thursday, April 23, 2020
5:30 - 7:00 pm
As we have watched COVID-19 spread throughout our community and nation, one thing has become very clear—the deeply rooted systemic inequities that come to light in a time of crisis. In response, YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice and Public Policy department will host a special edition of our It’s Time to Act! series.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Khaled Beydoun, law professor and author of the critically acclaimed book, American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear
Are you unable to attend, but would like to provide others in the community with the opportunity?
YWCA provides the opportunity for community members to attend It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™, It’s Time to Act!™ Forum Series and our Racial Justice and Public Policy workshops at no cost.
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.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
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 training, Inc.lude™ consulting, advocacy and workshops.