October 18, 2016 - It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

Benefiting: YWCA Minneapolis
Oct 18
Hosted by:YWCA Minneapolis
October 18, 2016 at 11:30am to
October 18, 2016 at 1:30pm
Minneapolis Convention Center map 1301 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Individual tickets are sold out! Waitlist available.

Individual Seats: To be added to our ticket waitlist (we may have cancellations or ticket openings occur), please contact Michael Malone at IT2T@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4161.

Tables and Sponsorships: To purchase a table or sponsor a table, please contact Michael Malone at IT2T@ywcampls.org or 612-215-4161.


On October 18, 2016, the Racial Justice Department of YWCA Minneapolis will host the 14th annual It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race program featuring powerful racial equity champion, and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, Alan Page. An increasing number of national media stories, personal experiences and disparity statistics demonstrate that racial inequity affects us across the United States and here in Minnesota. It is imperative that we act now to build understanding and real solutions leading to racial equity in our state.


Thanks to your investment, diverse leaders from all sectors will join you to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation and powerful action.


The conversation continues long after It’s Time to Talk. Following the program, YWCA will customize and connect this work to your organization through workshops and dialogues. This is an exceptional way to maximize the benefits of your participation.


These deeper conversations benefit YOUR organization and OUR community. For example, It’s Time to Talk was the impetus for Children’s Theater Company to strengthen their long history of tackling many social issues through the lens of arts and children. Their commitment to equity goes beyond the stage by conducting outreach to their audience. After the 2014 It's Time to Talk event, Children’s Theater Company worked with YWCA to deepen their commitment to equity by planning events that would equip parents and community members to take action on racial equity. Hundreds of families, educators and adults expanded their experience of the performance of Huck Finn by combining it with YWCA’s workshop “How to Talk with Kids about Race.”


Children’s Theatre Company plans to work with YWCA to continue the conversation internally in order to support the changing needs of the community and the power theater can have in telling stories and inspiring people to action.


Contact us at 612-215-4161 or IT2T@ywcampls.org with any questions. Please feel free to contact us anytime for questions about sponsorship or how to participate. Learn more about the program and YWCA's racial justice work at www.ywcampls.org/racial_justice/.


We look forward to seeing you on October 18, 2016!

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