We have heard that the success of our future workforce depends on combating racial disparities and engaging the increasing populations of color in our communities to be successful. In order to do that, we need to address the skills and education gap – especially here in Minnesota. We also need to be more aware of whether or not we are making an equitable impact in our communities.
Because of this, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has intentionally made racial equity in employment one of four public policy priority goals. We know that one way we and the community can create equitable change is through public policy.
Voices for Racial Justice is an organization based in Minnesota whose mission is to advance racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and research and policy tools. They have been active since 1993 and recently changed their name, which was originally the Organizing Apprenticeship Project.
Vina Kay, the Executive Director and Director of Research and Policy at Voices for Racial Justice, will lead us in a conversation on racial justice and public policy on Wednesday July 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event will be held at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s Fairview campus in the boardroom (room 412). Vina will share her work on advancing racial justice in the field of public policy and provide some tools and resources for action.
We encourage Goodwill-Easter Seals staff, participants, volunteers and community members to attend this free event. Come and be prepared to learn, engage in conversation, and ask questions! A light lunch will also be provided.
Please register here by Monday, July 20.
We look forward to seeing you there!