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Facing Race: Reclaiming the Power of Our Stories

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InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel

11 E Kellogg Boulevard

Great River Ball Room

Saint Paul, MN 55105

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The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations invite you to celebrate the 13th annual Facing Race Awards, honoring individuals and organizations courageously working to eliminate racism and its effects in Minnesota.


Meet our keynote speaker: Representative Ruth Buffalo

Share an evening with Ruth Buffalo, whose election in 2018 made history as she became the first Native American woman elected to North Dakota’s legislature, overcoming an opponent who had passed a voter ID law that made it harder for Native Americans to vote. Ruth is a public health professional and educator. She is the former Chair of the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and recipient of National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 leadership award. Her consultant and independent contract work has included; ACLU of ND, Honor the Earth, Sacred Pipe Resource Center, MHA Nation and First Nations Women’s Alliance. Her work has spanned research and advocacy, community capacity-building and continued reconciliation efforts through education. She is also a citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, and descendant of the Chiricahua band of Apache. Join us, and hear Ruth’s perspective on reclaiming the power of our stories and important role they play in equity work. To learn more about Ruth and her work, click here.


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5:30 p.m. - Reception

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while you listen to music from The Tropics Steel Drum Band.


6:30 p.m. – Award Ceremony

Celebrate our award recipients (TBA) and hear from our keynote speaker, Representative Ruth Buffalo. The program will also feature a special performance by ShapeShift.


ACCESSIBILITY

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations strive to make all its programs fully accessible. The InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel is equipped with ramps and elevators for those in need. There will also be an American Sign Language Interpreter throughout the program.


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