Civic Buzz

PUBLIC Speaker & Discussion Series

Interested in discussing local issues? Learning more city government actions? Join us for our community speaker series now via Zoom. A discussion with LWVMpls means all voices are heard. Our goal: everyone leaves the discussion with a broader understanding of the issues.

Reversing the Legacy of Racial Inequity

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.