The Conversation Begins: Racial Equity in OUR MPLS

Opine Season

In the two weeks since introducing the OUR MPLS Agenda for Racial and Economic Justice, I and multiple community partners have been meeting with local elected leaders to begin a conversation. In many ways, I can hardly believe it has been only two weeks since the bitterly cold on the outside and warm on the inside afternoon at All My Relations Gallery. The conversation we started that day with Mayor Betsy Hodges has continued in City Council offices piled high with moving boxes at City Hall. It has also continued at coffee shops with Parks Commissioners throughout the city.

Through these conversations, some themes are emerging and some next steps are building. This is just the beginning of a 100 Day Campaign to establish a framework for racial and economic equity.

One Minneapolis is not OUR MPLS – yet. Political leaders love the term One Minneapolis and it has…

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