Elevating Professionals of Color

Our diversity is what makes our region great and now more than ever, we must celebrate and promote our diverse professionals. Each of us has our own story to tell. We’re here to elevate your stories through new platforms & help you find authentic connections to community.

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Connecting top MSP talent and employers

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to some of the most talented young people in the world. And every year thousands of these hard-working individuals go above and beyond to complete amazing youth employment programs that help prepare students for future success. In fact,...

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Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ...

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Paving the Way for Founders of Color

Graveti is a social venture that increases the tech and entrepreneurial activity within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul startup ecosystem system for marginalized communities with a strong focus on the black and latinx communities. We caught up with co-founder Alex...

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Actualizing Equity: A Community Gathering

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an invigorating discussion about racial equity, community health, economic opportunity, coalition organizing, and more. As a Minnesota Delegation begins to form and prepare to attend the nextPolicyLink National Equity Summit 2018 (April 11-13, 2018 in Chicago), we are pulling together like-minded community leaders, activists, and public sector officials for a shared conversation on the challenges we face in the Twin Cities in building and restoring our beloved community. The program agenda includes welcoming remarks, our keynote speaker: Dr.…

MSP Mingle – Connecting our Region’s Diverse Professionals

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On Thursday, January 18, Travelers and the Science Museum of Minnesota will host a lively event for the professionals of color who help make our region thrive (that means you)! This isn't your typical professional networking event, you’ll engage with new people and have the opportunity to connect post-event. We highly encourage you to attend and bring along a guest. Join us to make new connections across organizations and build towards a more supportive, inclusive community! This MSP Mingle includes the added opportunity to…

When MSP Talks Love – Dessert and Discussion

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on March 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

Whether your relationship status is single, committed or complicated, we invite you to come and learn more about yourself and the people around you. This event is for people of ALL backgrounds, orientation, and cultures. Tickets are $15 and include a drink ticket and dessert *2 for 1 – We’re offering a limited time discount to both the January 28th Dessert & Discussion event AND the next Dessert & Discussion Valentine’s Pre-Day event on February 13th. Sign up to attend…

Bold North Winter Night Market

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Little Mekong will host it's first 2018 Winter Night Market! Inspired by the bold MN winters, Little Mekong will offer an exciting community experience. We are looking for vendors to help celebrate Minnesota's ethnic and cultural diversity. We are looking for vendors who want to sell art, merchandise and food that can warm you up in an instant.

When MSP Talks Love – Dessert and Discussion

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on March 25, 2018 at 5:30pm

Whether your relationship status is single, committed or complicated, we invite you to come and learn more about yourself and the people around you. This event is for people of ALL backgrounds, orientation, and cultures. Tickets are $15 and include a drink ticket and dessert *2 for 1 – We’re offering a limited time discount to both the January 28th Dessert & Discussion event AND the next Dessert & Discussion Valentine’s Pre-Day event on February 13th. Sign up to attend…

MNAPABA Mingle

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come network and mingle with your fellow APA attorneys and law students at Cooper's at the West End. Attendance is free; food and beverage are not.

Connect India 2018

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Connect India is a platform for all Indian Organizations around Minnesota to come together and share our mission, goals and explore areas where we all in the community can cooperate and collaborate. Attend with your board & committee members and network with other organizations and their leaders Share your mission, your calendar for the year Ask where other organizations can help you to achieve your goals Let others know where you may be able to help them Leverage this unique opportunity…

Funk Jam

February 23 @ 10:00 pm

Jam out to old-school '70s and '80s music with DJ Ray Richardson (KMOJ's “Back In The Day”) and help the Twin Cities Black Journalists raise money for scholarships and internships for students.

When MSP Talks Love – Dessert and Discussion

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on February 13, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on March 25, 2018 at 4:00pm

Whether your relationship status is single, committed or complicated, we invite you to come and learn more about yourself and the people around you. This event is for people of ALL backgrounds, orientation, and cultures. Tickets are $15 and include a drink ticket and dessert *2 for 1 – We’re offering a limited time discount to both the January 28th Dessert & Discussion event AND the next Dessert & Discussion Valentine’s Pre-Day event on February 13th. Sign up to attend…

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 30th Annual Conference

April 10 - April 12

Save the date for our 30th annual three-day conference in Minneapolis on April 10-12, 2018 for an experience that focuses on big ideas, interactive discussions and lasting connections. As social conflict, polarization and political division affect communities worldwide, what will it take to Power the Future and advance our work toward true inclusion? Forum 2018 brings together presenters and participants from around the globe to explore ideas and strategies necessary to shift the way we work across functions, industries and boundaries for greater impact. The Forum…

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