A series of roundtable discussions with community leaders that seeks to answer the question “What’s next for us to eliminate institutional and systemic racism in society in the wake of George Floyd’s death?”
With the killing of George Floyd, the Twin Cities community, Minnesota, nation, and world witnessed protests and heard passionate demands for change with regard to racial justice. Many are wondering “what’s next?” Is lasting, responsive change possible? Was this time different? Will we truly progress toward making our communities racially just and equitable?
The “What’s Next?” Roundtables will address the critical and complex question: What’s next for us to eliminate institutional and systemic racism in society in the wake of George Floyd’s death? The College of Liberal Arts will host a series of focused discussions with community leaders in various domains, including the business and philanthropic community, the criminal justice system, K-12 education, alumni change agents, and the liberal arts during autumn 2020 and spring 2021.
You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught: Our classrooms are where our children get their social lenses
Let’s take a critical look at how curriculum and pedagogy within our public and private elementary and secondary classrooms can shift how our children view themselves and each other as equally important young citizens.
November 19, 7 pm Central Standard Time (CT)
Breaking Free: Creating transformative changes in policing for Minneapolis
How can we create transformative change in Minneapolis in the wake of the killing of George Floyd? This panel will bring together community advocates, activists, and political leaders to discuss their visions for the future of policing.
December 3, 12pm Central Standard Time (CT)