What is race equity and how has the history of race impacted cities?

This fall, join fellow city officials for an interactive session to explore the history of race and the role of local government in equity for all residents. Come ready to participate as you learn more about implicit and explicit bias, understand your experiences of race, and identify ways cities are eliminating institutional and structural racism.

During this session, you will:

  • Understand the history and current impacts of race in the United States and in Minnesota
  • Learn how to identify implicit and explicit bias.
  • Explore how individual, institutional and structural racism can impact city policy
  • Get motivated to take action.

You can also explore additional resources:

LMC Statement on Race Equity

Demographics for Cities

Race: The Power of an Illusion

“City of Northfield Makes Race Equity a Priority” (Sept./Oct. 2020)

A Good Start to Good Governance 

Minnesota Mayors Handbook

Resources for Councils

Greater Minnesota Cities – We Can Lead in Achieving Race Equity


Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities
Rachel Walker, Policy Analysis Manager, League of Minnesota Cities
Adriana Temali, Learning Manager, League of Minnesota Cities

Dates & Locations

Oct. 26 – Nisswa
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nisswa Community Center
25628 Main Street
Nisswa, MN 56468

Register now for the Nisswa workshop

Nov. 1 – Rochester
12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Rochester Public Library Auditorium
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Register now for the Rochester workshop