ULTC Presents Real Talk – BLACK AT THE CAPITOL:  Countdown to Legislative Action for the Black Community

May 7, 2021

A powerful virtual town-hall discussion on decisions by the Minnesota state legislature affecting the black community before the session ends May 17, 2021. Moderated by Steven Belton, ULTC President and CEO, featured panelists included:

* Esther Agbaje, Minnesota State Representative, District 59B

* Jamael Lundy, Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee Administrator – Minnesota House of Representatives

* Justin Terrell, Executive Director – Minnesota Justice Research Center

* John Thompson, Minnesota State Representative, District 67A

ULTC Presents A Special Edition of Real Talk:  GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY.  The Derek Chauvin Verdict

April 23, 2021

This special edition of Real Talk featured community reaction to Derek Chauvin’s conviction on all three charges against him for the murder of George Floyd. Real Talk guests were provided an ‘open-mic to speak their mind in reaction to the trial. It was a robust discussion, spurred by the host with questions that included: “What might the verdict mean for police reform”? “Did the trial achieve justice for George Floyd?” and “Where do we go from here; what are we prepared to do – as a community and as individuals – going forward?”

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