September 15th through October 15th is National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month! Below is a list of resources and events for celebrating in Minnesota, as well as a list for reading up on the history and context of National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month and Latinx identities.
MN events & resources:
As part of their 100 gatherings // 100 communities Minnesota Learning Tour, 100 Rural Women will be starting their metro area meetings next week (Sept. 28 - Oct. 2)! The goal is “to ignite action in community, leadership, civic engagement, and rural entrepreneurship, while simultaneously identifying opportunities and connecting local women to each other,” their website says. There will be a webinar in November presenting findings from the gatherings. The event description says you should register for the metro meetings if you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions:
Read more and register here.
TRUE Tuesday’s 1-year anniversary took place this week! It included discussion about attendees’ progress in learning about equity, topics for future meetings, and missing representation amongst those attending, as well as how to invite those missing people to the conversation. You can watch a recording of the event here— and on the same webpage you can find recordings of past sessions!
Today, Sept. 24 from 8:30 a.m.—3 p.m., Minnesota Africans United, Prosper Africa, and Global Minnesota will co host the Global Trade Virtual Conference, which is themed "Light up Ahead – Burgeoning Opportunities of Trade in Africa." According to the Minnesota Africans United website, the event will aim to “provide opportunity between the U.S. and Africa to engage and learn more about trade in the areas of agriculture and healthcare” and “will highlight discussions on trade, exports, and investments between both continents” as well as allow for networking with senior executives of healthcare and agriculture companies in the US and Africa.
Featured speakers at the conference will include: Former President of the Republic of Malawi, H.E. Dr. Joyce Banda; Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz; Mr. Travis Adkins, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau of Africa, USAID, United States Congressman Dean Phillips, H.E. Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quoa, former African Union Ambassador to the US, Founder & President of ADDI, Ms. Algene T. Sajery, Vice President of the Office of External Affairs at DFC & Ms. Emel Lyons, Senior Director for the Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA.
You can read more and register for the conference here.
As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we're in the beginning planning stages of G & J's 20th anniversary celebration in Spring 2022 and would appreciate any financial support you are willing to offer! The event will feature plenty of policy discussion on the intentional and necessary intersection of growth & justice for all Minnesotans to thrive sustainably, and will serve as a great way to inform ourselves and others on issues in a key election year, too! Please share your ideas for programming and if you would like to help with planning by emailing email@example.com. Any donations you would like to give can be submitted on the ‘Support Our Work’ page of our website using the “Celebrating Growth & Justice's 20th Anniversary” option. Thank you!!
"The number of Latinos who say they are multiracial has increased dramatically. More than 20 million Latinos identified with more than one race on the 2020 census, up from just 3 million in 2010. The increase could be due to a number of factors, including changes to the census form that make it easier for people to identify with multiple races and growing racial diversity among Latinos." — Pew Research Center