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.
Amanda Babcock Policy Program Organizer for state policy, Land Stewardship Project, will give us a systems-based description of the connections between food access, sustainable farming and resilient, racially just communities.
Farmer Advocate Dan Hinz from the MN Department of Agriculture will provide a boots-on-the-ground report of the struggles Minnesota farmers are facing as we approach a farming crisis like we’ve not seen since the 1980s.