The Minneapolis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will host "Politics with a Purpose: How the 2010 gubernatorial election affects communities of color" on October 6. It will be hosted at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium and Atrium starting at 5:30 pm.
The event will consist of a diverse panel of politicians and community leaders discussing the importance of the upcoming gubernatorial race and how young professionals of color can actively engage the political process. The panel discussion, moderated by Robyne Robinson former FOX News anchor and former candidate for Lt. Governor, include:
Dr. John M. Bryson, McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning & Public Affairs, Humphrey Institute; Judge Regina M. Chu, Hennepin County; Carlos Mariani Rosa, Minnesota State Representative, District 65B; Mee Moua, Minnesota State Senator, District 67; Don Samuels, Minneapolis City Council Member; and Elona Street–Stewart, Chair, Board of Education, St. Paul Public Schools.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and mingle with panelists and other guests, which include candidates of color running for office, political, non-profit, education and community service leaders. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Republican, and Independence endorsed gubernatorial candidates have been invited to participate in the event. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by West Indies Soul. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to http://pwap.eventbrite.com.
The Minneapolis Urban League Young Professionals is a volunteer auxiliary of the Minneapolis Urban League, which seeks to engage young adults in the Urban League movement to achieve social and economic equality for African Americans and other people of color. For more information or how to get involved visit www.mulyp.com.