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It's Time to Act: Four-Act Forum Series

Moving From Conversation to Action



The goal of eliminating racism 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. The inaugural It's Time to Act! is a four-act 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.

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This is a four-act forum series.

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Please contact Liz Dwinnell at ldwinnell@ywcampls.org for more information

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If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for this four-act forum, please Contact Liz Dwinnell at ldwinnell@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4167.

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

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2018-2019 SERIES


act one:
Systemic Racism: Identifying It and Dismantling It
Dr. Nell Irvin Painter

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 pm

act two:
White Fragility: Unpacking Privilege
Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 pm

act three:
Before Jesus Was White: Unlearning Our Truths
Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung and Anthony Galloway

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 pm

act four:
Racism and Sexism: Revealing the Intersectionality
John Biewen

Thursday, June 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Location

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

About the Speakers




Dr. Nell Irvin Painter is a distinguished and award-winning scholar and writer. A graduate of Harvard University, Painter went on to become the Edwards Professor Emeritus of American History at Princeton University. She is the author of seven books and countless articles relating to the history of the American South.





Dr. Robin DiAngelo is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. Robin has extensive experience as a workplace consultant in race relations and racial justice. Robin has numerous publications and books. Her work on white fragility has influenced the national dialogue on race and been featured or cited in Salon, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.

 




Rev. Dr. Curtiss Paul DeYoung is the CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches. He is the author and editor of eleven books on reconciliation, interfaith social justice activism, racism and cultural diversity.

Anthony Galloway is the executive director of Arts Us, a center for African Diasporic Art, Culture and Science. Anthony is a co-host of Counter Stories, an award winning podcast on MPR News.





John Biewen is audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, and host and producer of the CDS podcast Scene on Radio. His documentary work has taken him to 40 American states and to Europe, Japan, India and has appeared on NPR, This American Life, and the BBC World Service, among other radio outlets and podcasts. He teaches audio to undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students at CDS.

Event Tickets

This is a four-act forum series, and you will have the option to buy a package for all four acts. Single ticket registration will be available at a later date.

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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 by partnering with individuals, organizations and businesses through racial justice trainingInc.lude™ consultingadvocacy and workshops.

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Media Inquiries 

Contact Cori Mattli at cmattli@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4107.