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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!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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 It’s Time to Act! series will be hosted virtually.

2021 SERIES

Facing the Truth: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Thursday, February 11, 2021
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event

Presenters:
Native Pride Dancers

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan

Nicole Matthews, Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition

Senator Mary Kunesh

Angela Two Stars, All My Relations Arts

Event Details

From Pain to Power: Healing Historical Trauma

Thursday, April 29, 2021
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event

Presenter: Calvin Terrell, Social Centric Institute

Event Details

Racial Justice Scholarship Fund

Would you like to provide others in the community with the opportunity to attend?

Make a Donation

Apply for a Scholarship

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.

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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 engagement@ywcampls.org.

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

For event support, contact IT2Asupport@ywcampls.org.

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.