April 9, 2021

This Real Talk discussion was about the surge of voter suppression efforts around the country and in Minnesota. Host Steven Belton, ULTC President and CEO, moderated a panel that included: Annastacia Belladona-Carrera – Executive Director, Common Cause; Cedric Frazier – Minnesota State Representative, DFL, District 45A; Anika Robbins – Founder, Black Votes Matter-Minnesota; and Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State.

ULTC Presents Real Talk – The Unmasking of White Supremacy

February 5, 2021

Our panelists unmask the history and reemergence of violent white supremacist movements and organizations in Minnesota and nationally. Discussion Leaders: Keith Ellison, Attorney General for the State of Minnesota; Steven Hunegs, Executive Director, JCRC; Brian Lozensky, Associate Professor of Urban and Multicultural Education at Macalester College, and Michael Paul, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Minneapolis. The forum was moderated by ULTC President Steven Belton

ULTC Presents: Real Talk – Reflections on the Year that Was, Predictions for the Year to Come

January 8, 2021

For the first “Real Talk” of 2021, our panel talked about the important issues that lay ahead for black people in the Twin Cities and around the country. Discussion leaders included Dorothy Bridges – Dir. of Community Development & Outreach, Minneapolis Federal Reserve; Dr. Macare Traynham – Equity Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education; Rena Moran – Minnesota DFL State Representative for District 65A; and Dr. Rachel Hardeman – Tenured Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The panel was moderated by Urban League Twin Cities President and CEO, Steven Belton.


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