Join us on April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. (via Zoom) to celebrate and honor two decades of Growth & Justice’s research and partnerships to develop and advocate for public policy that makes Minnesota's economy more prosperous and fairer for all Minnesotans. The event features reflections forward through the lenses of the Minnesota Equity Blueprint and the pathways to becoming a multicultural, anti-racist state where growth & justice abide for all.
Hear from envoys to Minnesota’s present day and future -- our diverse and talented young people -- in the ways they are making their communities better places in which to live and work. Join in their discussions organized across the intersecting topics of the Equity Blueprint -- human capital, economic development, infrastructure, and environmental resilience.
This statewide event also features insights useful today on the policy development and democracy trends over the last 20 years, offered by Growth & Justice’s current and past leaders, including Jane Leonard and Dane Smith.
To attend Growth & Justice's virtual 20th Anniversary celebration & conference (via Zoom), you must register here. Registration is free! Contributions in honor of Growth & Justice’s 20th anniversary are welcome at https://www.growthandjustice.org/support.
We are inspired for this commemoration by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s October 1967 speech, “What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” – a rallying cry for community members of all ages: “However young you are, you have a responsibility to seek to make your nation a better nation in which to live. You have a responsibility to seek to make life better for everybody. And so you must be involved in the struggle of freedom and justice.”
Find Martin Luther King Jr.'s "What is Your Life's Blueprint" speech on YouTube below.