It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Verizon Center Grand Hall


2018 Event Registration Now Open!

Tickets are now available for the 4th Annual It’s Time to Talk™: Forums on Race

Featuring author and activist 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin.

The foundation for sustained change is engaging dialogue.

At It’s Time to Talk™: Forums on Race attendees will build their foundation through:

  • Hearing a powerful keynote speaker
  • Enjoying lunch with industry leaders
  • Participating in facilitated dialogue at their table about their lived experiences of race
About the Event

Diverse citizens and leaders from business, education, and community service come together to move Greater Mankato forward through honest conversation about race. Last year, over 500 attendees joined us to learn from a keynote speaker, and participate in round table discussions with local racial justice facilitators.

  • Educates about facets of racism, equity and inclusion
  • Engages in dialogue, discussion and self-reflection
  • Empowers communities to lead sustainable chang

We hope you will join us to continue the strength of  It's Time to Talk™. We believe the strength of our future depends on our ability to develop new skills around inclusion and equity, understand the realities of racism today, and commit ourselves to action.

Sponsorships and Hosted Tables

Event sponsorship connects your organization to this powerful racial justice program, and communicates to our community that racial justice is an important part of your organization.

Registration closes November 16th, 2018.


Keynote Speaker: 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin

신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin was born in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives in Minneapolis.

She is the author of the poetry/essay collections:
Unbearable Splendor (Minnesota Book Award);
Rough, and Savage
Skirt Full of Black (Asian American Literary Award)

Her other works include:
Author of Cooper’s Lesson, a bilingual illustrated book for children
Editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota
Co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
Along with poet Su Hwang she runs Poetry Asylum,
Which creates diverse poetry platforms.

Are you interested in training to be a Racial Justice Facilitator?

The next training opportunity is Saturday, October 13th.

Register Here 

 Or call 507-345-4629 for more information.


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