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.
Here’s another opportunity to examine the issues of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’. We will listen to Carol Anderson, via video, discuss her New York Times best seller “White Rage,” followed by a short discussion led by Dyan Venters and Anne McLaughlin.
Professor Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American studies at Emory University. We think ongoing open acknowledgement of these issues and our feelings about them in a safe space is a basis for healing. Not only does healing through truth and reconciliation depend on this open sharing, as Carol Anderson demonstrates, our entire Democracy depends on our understanding white rage and its impact.
Please join us! Ask a friend to join you so you can continue the discussion after leaving Civic Buzz.