It's Time to Talk: Forums on Race™

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Verizon Center Grand Hall


It’s Time to Talk™: Forums on Race

Save the Date: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019


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 change

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.


View Past Speakers

2018 Event Supporters

Premier Sponsors

Angie & Dan Bastian, Co-Founders, Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

Premier Media Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor


Table Sponsors

Aluma Trailers

Blue Earth County Attorney's office and Blue Earth County Community Corrections

City of Mankato

City of North Mankato

Gustavus Adolphus College

Jones Metal

Mayo Clinic Health System

Minnesota State University, Mankato College of Allied Health and Nursing

Minnesota State University, Mankato Office of the Provost

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)

Taylor Corporation

U.S. Bank

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato