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It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race

Break through the barriers that perpetuate racism.

Save the date for our 2018 event:

It's Time to Talk: Forums on RaceTM

Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center

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
  • Enjoying lunch with industry leaders
  • Participating in facilitated dialogue at their table about lived experiences of race and racism in Minnesota

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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 to commit ourselves to action.


Sponsorships and Hosted Tables

Event sponsorship connects your organization to this powerful racial justice program. Sponsors of the event are invited to participate in a customized "Continue the Conversation" dialogue for ten led by a trained YWCA facilitator at their home site.

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About YWCA’s Racial Justice 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.

The YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice department works within the community to eliminate racism on an interpersonal, institutional and system level through a continuum of moving from knowledge, awareness and skills to action. We do this through assessment, facilitated dialogues in the workplace, and inclusion and engagement planning.

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Proceeds from It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race support YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice programs.



For more information about attending It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race or sponsoring a table for your organization, contact