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It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

Join us for the 18th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

About the Event

It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race fosters a space for racial justice engagement that is open to all people, no matter where they are in their racial justice journey. Participants connect with a network of people committed to racial justice and attendees leave the event ready to advance inclusion at work, in the community and with family and friends.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, we shifted our event to a virtual platform and expanded our event program to address the issues most impacting our community. To that end, we have updated our ticket pricing and options to make this year’s event more accessible.

New this Year! It’s Time to Talk attendees will have access to exclusive workshops and events leading up to October 21.

The strength of our future depends on our ability to develop new skills around inclusion and equity, understand the realities of racism today and commit ourselves to action.

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Keynote: Khaled Beydoun

Khaled Beydoun is a leading thinker on national security, civil rights and constitutional law. He has published a series of books, including the critically acclaimed “American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear.” His insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post and leading law journals. He
serves as a professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law and Senior Affiliated Faculty at the University of California-Berkeley.

Research shows the foundation for sustained change is engaging dialogue.

At It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race attendees will build their foundation through:

  • Hearing a powerful keynote speaker
  • Connecting with other professionals doing racial justice work
  • Participating in facilitated dialogue at their table about lived experiences of race and racism in Minnesota

Join us to break through the barriers that perpetuate racism.

About the Event

Over 1,000 diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation about race.

  • Educates about facets of racism, equity and inclusion
  • Engages in dialogue, discussion and self-reflection
  • Empowers communities to lead sustainable change

The strength of our future depends on our ability to develop new skills around inclusion and equity, understand the realities of racism today and commit ourselves to action.

 

Impact

Proceeds raised from It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race support YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice programs—providing community workshops that explore topics on race, equity and social justice issues. Workshop participants are provided with a deeper level of understanding of these areas and an increased level of community engagement.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event sponsorship connects your organization to this powerful racial justice program. Sponsors of the event will receive opportunities for customized consulting services by YWCA Minneapolis Inc.lude™ Equity and Inclusion Consulting.

For information on 2020 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Dwinnell at ldwinnell@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.

YWCA Minneapolis 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 through assessment, inclusion planning and facilitated dialogues in the workplace.

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Questions

For more information about attending It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race or sponsoring a table for your organization, contact IT2T@ywcampls.org.

 

Media Inquiries

Contact Cori Mattli at cmattli@ywcampls.org or 612-460-1125.