9:30 – 10:30 AM Book Discussion, Handwork/Crafts, Hot Topcs, Know Your Device, Travel.
10:45 – 11:45 AM Mapping Prejudice.
Speaker: Kristen Delegard, PhD, Co-founder, Mapping
Prejudice, University of Minnesota Department
of Geography, Environment, and Society
The Mapping Prejudice project was created to shed light on
the historic practices of covenants, redlining, and predatory
lending in Minneapolis. These practices have resulted in
some of the largest racial disparities in the nation in
housing, access to parks, schools, jobs, and wealth creation.
Using digital graphics, Delegard will show us how
knowledge of the past can inform our current policy making.
10:45 – Noon Announcements
Noon – 1:15 Luncheon Reserve @ 651/220-4777.
1:15 – 2:15 Rewriting the Rural Narrative.
Speaker: Benjamin Winchester, Rural Sociologist and
Senior Research Fellow, University of Minnesota
Extension Center for Community Vitality
Churches, schools, clinics, and post offices have closed in
small towns as the people migrate to big cities. This issue
dominates conversations in rural communities. However,
the story of rural America since 1970 is rich and diverse
with positive trends occurring under the radar. Winchester
rewrites the narrative, relays common concerns, and suggests steps forward.