The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Black Forest Inn Banquet Room, Nicollet Avenue S. at 26th St. W. in Minneapolis. We gather at 5:30. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15 and end at 7:30. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion. Anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement are invited. A discussion with the League of Women Voters 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. Civic Buzz is co-sponsored by Whittier Alliance.
Minneapolis’ Racial Equity Policy. Our speaker Joy Marsh Stephens, Director, Minneapolis Race and Equity Division, will discuss the history of racism and racial inequity in Minneapolis.
While Minneapolis holds a reputation for being a progressive city, it also has a legacy of racism and racial inequity. But what exactly is racial inequity? How does it create social advantages and disparities in policies and programs we interact with everyday? What is the city doing to not only address it, but also undo the harm caused by it? Join us for this important discussion.