*This event is organized for and by people of color (and non-POC with other marginalized identities) as a supportive and courageous space.
On the heels of "Putting Into Words What I Live" and "Intersectionality with Intentionality" workshops focused on microaggressions, code-switching, and navigating multiple intersecting identities, LOCUS invites you to a casual summertime "Keeping Current" Happy Hour II! Taking a few pages (and no more than that!) from the book club model, our prompts for light conversation include a recommended reading list of articles and videos covering recent and current events related to equity and inclusion.
Join us on the patio (or indoors in the case of inclement weather) at Afro Deli Coffee Minneapolis on Monday, June 22, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm to enjoy drinks and appetizers, discuss the Recommended Reading List and other related questions, and to connect with great local leaders of color!
Keeping Current II Happy Hour Reading List:
- Millennials Are More Racist Than They Think | Sean McElwee
- Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade? | Lisa Miller
- ‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us’ | Jay Caspian Kang
- He shows how the news talks about black people by talking about white people instead. | Franchesca Ramsey
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An initiative of Minnesota Rising organized by and for people of color, LOCUS seeks to serve as a meeting ground for people from diverse backgrounds to engage with one another and to clarify our collective needs and our common aspirations. Through the pursuit of stronger connection and inclusiveness, and by striving for equitable and representative leadership, we aim to create a community that embraces and supports each and every person.
The LOCUS blog features relevant and timely news, job postings and board openings, and other local events and opportunities for communities of color in the Twin Cities. LOCUS regularly hosts dialogues and events for and by people of color in order to cultivate a pool of people ready to serve and lead in our local communities.Join us at http://locusmn.blogspot.com/!