On Tuesday, (Aug.) 16, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) will host a community conversation at the Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave., in North Minneapolis featuring Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
This forum will focus on the Black experience in America, and specifically in Minnesota, home to some of the worst racial disparities in the country. Topics will include how the federal government can divest public resources from structures that cause and widen our racial disparities, and invest in radical solutions being developed in Black communities and other communities of color.
“Two years after Mike Brown’s killing by Ferguson police sparked a national movement, we’re excited to engage a second presidential candidate on issues facing Black communities in America, sharpening the conversation around race and centering historically marginalized voices,” said Anthony Newby, executive director of NOC.
Newby said the forum does not represent the endorsement of a candidate.
Advance tickets will be available on a first-come basis at the office of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, 1101 W Broadway, starting Monday (Aug. 15) at 5 p.m. Tickets are free. Livestreaming satellite locations will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.
Doors for the forum will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and the forum will begin at 6 p.m.
The forum with Stein follows a NOC-hosted forum on Black America with Sen. Bernie Sanders in February. An invitation has been extended to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to participate in a similar forum.