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Northeast Minnesota Virtual Equity Summit
9:00 Welcome
Elissa Hansen, Northspan President & CEO

9:05 Cultural Invocation
Bradley Harrington, Wenji-bimaadizing Media, LLC CEO & Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Tribal Liaison

9:10 Ice Breaker Introductions
Elissa Hansen, Northspan President & CEO

9:20 What’s the data say about our region? How are we changing?
Carson Gorecki, Northeast Regional Analyst, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

9:25 Rural Communities Equity Action Guide | To Achieve Equitable Economic Ecosystems for Shared Local and Regional Prosperity
• Jane Leonard, Growth & Justice President
• Mónica Maria Segura-Schwartz, Latino Economic Development Center Business Development Associate
• Dawn Espe, Region Five Development Commission & North Central Economic Development Association’s Equitable Development Specialist

9:45 Choose Your Own Adventure | Grassroot Efforts Creating Welcoming and Vibrant Communities
We have 15 organizations to learn about! We will breakout out 3 times, so you will get to choose 3 organizations to learn about.
Breakouts introduced by Tony Sertich, Northland Foundation President

10:20 Maada'ookiing | Indigenous-led Investment into Indigenous Solutions through Grassroots Grantmaking
Panel facilitated by LeAnn Littlewolf, Northland Foundation Senior Program Officer

10:40 Wealth Entrepreneurship & Economic Sustainability (WEES) | A collaborative working group that involves local leaders representing diverse communities in Duluth who are seeking to reshape Duluth’s economy, so it provides more opportunities for communities of color to find economic security and build wealth.
Presented by ChaQuana McIntyre, Family Rise Together & Elena Foshay, Duluth Workforce Development

10:55 World Café | Regional Welcoming Community Visioning
Elissa Hansen, Northspan

11:25 Next Steps & Closing Comments
Elissa Hansen, Northspan

11:30 Adjourn

Oct 27, 2021 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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