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It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

It’s Time to Talk 2019

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center

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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.

Keynote Speaker: Ibram X. Kendi

IBRAM X. KENDI is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A Professor of History and International Relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is an ideas columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of THE BLACK CAMPUS MOVEMENT, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS IN AMERICA, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. At 34 years old, Kendi was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction. He grew up dreaming about playing in the NBA (National Basketball Association), and ironically he ended up joining the other NBA.

Kendi has published fourteen academic essays in books and academic journals, including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He has published op-eds in numerous periodicals, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Salon, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, New York Daily News and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Sponsorships and Hosted Tables

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.

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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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.

 

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 612-215-4107.