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2020 Rural Minnesota Equity Summit (virtual)

November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Building Equity by Becoming Anti-Racist

The 2020 Rural Minnesota Equity Summit is for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout rural Minnesota. The day will include:

  • Engaging speakers from across the state
  • Interactive break-out sessions
  • Networking
  • Reflection spaces
  • Learning circles
  • Practical tips and ideas
  • Inspiration!

Keynote speakers Bukata Hayes and Stacy Wells are co-founders of Love and Struggle, a consulting company that works with organizations and communities on issues of race, inclusion and equity. They will talk about WRITE on RACE, a two-year curriculum, and process designed to raise community awareness of racism.

The summit will be hosted on an app called SCHED, which allows the registrant to scroll through and read all the session topics, speaker bios and simply click to register for that specific session. CEUs are available.

Get in on the Early Bird Special by registering before October 16 for only $40. The first 150 registrants will get a “swag bag/mailer” that includes the WRITE on RACE journal, materials for the interactive art project, and more. Regular registration after Oct. 16 is $50.

NOTE: Southwest Initiative Foundation has scholarships available to cover registration for people from southwest Minnesota who would like to attend. Priority will be given to those who identify as BIPOC. If you’re interested in a scholarship, please email Pablo Obregón.

Register now for the summit

This summit is hosted by St. Peter Community Education, the University of Minnesota Extension – Center for Community Vitality and Greater Mankato Diversity Council.

It’s made possible by the Bush Foundation, Mankato Area Foundation, Region Nine Development Commission and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.


November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am
November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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