2:30pm TRUE forum – Transforming Rural Understanding of Equity

MUUSJA is pleased to share this exciting series, sponsored by the Blandin Foundation and an informal coalition: Rural Minnesota Social Justice Champions and Equity Advocates, please join us for a series of interactive explorations to identify, nurture, model and advance actions that support a rural Minnesota that is safe, inclusive and prosperous for all. Offered free of charge by the TRUE Partnership*, our intention to host a future in-person gathering that builds on the relationships and co-learning created during this time of physical distancing.

SESSION Six: When Hate Comes to Town
Part 1 of a 3 Part Series—Conversations with Rural MN Social Justice Workers
January 19, 2021 2:30 – 4:00 pm Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/TRUESession6
Hosted by Camille Caster-Cyprian and Gail Anderson with guest speakers Jaylani Hussein, Pastor Dane Skilbred and Victoria Guillemard

How prepared are you to organize against hate in your community? Rural communities can be caught off guard when hate rises up. An anti-Islamic speaker may book a local school auditorium to spread misinformation about Islam. A local group may form to make refugees and immigrants feel unwelcome in the town. How would you react? Session speakers have first-hand experience with countering hate incidents and groups in their communities.

  • Conversations with Rural Minnesota Social Justice Workers (3-part series beginning January 19)
  • Healing in Equity Work Part 3: Organizational & Systemic Implications & Applications
  • Understanding White Privilege and Racial Identity (#sessions tbd)
  • Building Relationships & Understanding Between Reservation & Border Communities
  • Reframing Immigrant Entrepreneur Value (1 session)
  • TRUE Partnership is an informal alliance of organizations: Blandin Foundation, Center for Community Vitality U of M Extension, Minnesota Council on Foundations, Minnesota Humanities Center, Region Five Develop-ment Commission, Region Nine Development Commission, Southwest Initiative Foundation, and Voices for Racial Justice, Willmar Area Community Foundation

  • For more information, please contact Becky at blaplant@blandinfoundation.org


Tue., Jan. 19, 2021


2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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