October Civic Buzz
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Race–Can We Talk?
How can we tackle institutional racism?
Let us try to understand our own biases and how they affect racial equity.
Our guest speaker will be Vivian Jenkins Nelsen. She is the co-founder (with her late husband George) of INTER-RACE, a diversity think tank located at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She is nationally recognized as a diversity practitioner, trainer, planner and researcher. Vivian speaks to thousands of people each year on leadership, change, and diversity. Nelsen served as Co-President of the MN League of Women Voter’s Board.
The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month
5:30 pm Gather and Networking
6:15 pm Speaker
6:30-7:30 pm Questions and Discussion
Black Forest Inn Banquet Room
Nicollet Avenue South at 26th St. W.
We gather at 5:30 in Black Forest Inn’s banquet room. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion.
All LWVMpls members are invited along with their friends and anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement. Topics studied and discussed in the past year were the Voting Rights Act, Amending the U.S. Constitution, and Money in Politics, School Culture, Winning Campaigns, and Voter Turnout.
We would love to have you join us. A discussion with our organization means that all voices are heard and we take opinions seriously. In the end, we all learn something new and hopefully have a broader understanding of the issues.