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Minnesota Trust Black Women & Girls Town Hall Hearing

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Minnesota Trust Black Women and Girls Town Hall is part of the National Breaking the Silence Town Hall Series focused on elevating the stories and experiences of women and girls of color. A committee made of organizations in Minnesota has been working in partnership with the African American Policy Forum led by scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw to bring the Town Hall to the Twin Cities. Crenshaw is the architect of the #SayHerName and intersectionality movement and is internationally recognized for her work in gender and racial justice.
Why Black Women & Girls?
While Black women and girls continue to lead the nation by influencing critical elections, leading social movements, and ensuring the wellbeing of their communities, they are still left behind. In Minnesota, Black women and girls face great disparities in economic prosperity, safety, and health. The purpose of the town hall is to bring together members of the community to have concrete discussions on the status of Black women and girls in the Twin Cities and create long-lasting and sustainable systemic change.
About the Day
The town hall will consist of four panels ranging from housing, education, criminal justice, and mental health. The structure of the townhall is set up to help local decision makers and community members listen to women and girls directly about the challenges they experience daily –in their homes, schools, and communities— and identify opportunities for intervention. The day will also consist of art and wellness to ensure a dynamic and safe space.
By the end of this one-day summit, participants will:
Learn about key structural barriers that Black women and girls in Minnesota face
Learn tangible ways they can individually advance and advocate for solutions to these barriers
Recognize how to support and elevate the leadership and wellbeing of Black women and girls
Be part of an affirming and dynamic space
Full event agenda will be sent closer to the event.
Admission is free and is on a first come first served bases. All attendees must register. There will be light breakfast and lunch served to all attendees.
Underground parking is available on-site. Enter the ramp on Vineland Place at Bryant Avenue. Parking Vouchers will be available for all attendees to cover full cost of parking.
Questions & Special Accommodations
If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact Dr. Brittany Lewis, Chair of the planning committee at


Walker Art Center
721Vinelane Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
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