Join Pollen and MPR News on October 25 to push an honest, difficult conversation about how Minnesota nonprofit organizations can break down cultural silos shaped by race and social class, and build more authentic, institutional relationships that value equity, true collaboration, and new forms of community.
Unraveled Network: Beyond Good Intentions will help us address the fear and discomfort that confronting systemic racism creates in traditionally white-led organizations, and the role it plays in propagating closed networks. How do we open up our networks, acknowledge the existence of white supremacy, and build new, equitable connections? What are the intentional and practical changes we can embrace to be more mindful of our network-building practices? This conversation will involve sharing and listening at a deep level.
Executive Director, Minnesota Public Radio News and Programming
Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Louis J. King II
President & CEO, Summit Academy
Executive Director, Pollen
Network Director, Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, RedGreen Rivers™
Euan Kerr, MPR News Correspondent
5:00-6:00 PM – Networking & Registration
6:00-8:00 PM – Program
About Unraveled Network
If there’s one thing Pollenites know how to do, it’s how to nurture a thriving ecosystem of relationships, connections, and collaborative circles. Unraveled Network is an ongoing series hosted by Pollen that aims to better understand our inner habits and intentional actions that determine how diverse, robust, or ineffective our networks really are.
Brought to you by Pollen and Minnesota Public Radio
Pollen and MPR News are partnering to create a fresh conversation for real people of all kinds on important and difficult questions. We invite you to engage with us to help inform and shape our future projects.
Special thanks to James J. Hill Center and Executive Director Tamara Prato for being the venue partner for Unraveled Network: Beyond Good Intentions.
For your convenience, we encourage guests to park at the following nearby parking ramps as metered street parking is limited: St. Paul River Centre Empire Ramp, Science Museum Ramp, Landmark Towers Parking Ramp (near the St. Paul Hotel). You can also plan and map out your commute using metrotransit.org.
Art by Bobby Rogers.