It’s Time to Act!™ Beyond the Ballot: Advancing Electoral Justice
YWCA Minneapolis

What could electoral justice look like?

Our democracy is meant to afford people the freedom of political expression regardless of their identities. In reality, our democratic systems have worked in oppressive ways against Black, Indigenous, immigrant communities, communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities and those living in poverty.

This panel discussion will explore how systems of voting, elections and the census can be transformed through collective action, from suppressive to empowering.


  • Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer
  • Elizer Darris, Organizer, ACLU
  • Mónica Hurtado, Racial Justice and Health Equity Organizer, Voices for Racial Justice


  • Leslie Redmond, President, NAACP Minneapolis


About It’s Time to Act!

It’s Time to Act! is a forum series that engages participants for deeper learning and action planning around issues of race, equity, identity and social justice.

The forums are a catalyst for changemaking, where attendees take a deep dive into issues affecting our community and are inspired to identify their own role and power to create change. Pairing lectures with intentional action planning, it is an opportunity for attendees to take the steps towards personal action and accountability to combat racism.


Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (program begins at 6:00 pm)
  • Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Cost: $65 per session; $175 for the full series of three sessions (ticket price includes food and refreshments)

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