Saturday, September 23, 2006

Take the Minority Political Visibility Poll

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Minority Political Summit

Are Candidates for Public Office Listening? 2006 MINORITY POLITICAL SUMMIT Defining Policy Priorities of Minority Communities in Minnesota Why: Minority issues are largely invisible in the current election platforms of candidates for statewide offices: Governor, Senate, House, Secretary of State, Attorney General. WHEN: MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 2006, 3:30 – 6 PM WHERE: COWLES AUDITORIUM, HUMPHREY INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WHO: MINORITY EXPERTS IN VARIOUS FIELDS FROM PRE-K TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MINORITY COMMUNITY LEADERS WHAT: PRESENTATION OF TOP POLICY PRIORITES FOR MINORITY COMMUNITIES FOR INTEGRATION INTO POLICY DEBATES IN MINNESOTA How: Input from community leaders and public at the event will be synthesized into a public document and distributed to the campaigns. Political campaigns and candidates will be encouraged to attend the event. Minority community leaders and community members are invited to attend and/or send in their policy priorities to before September 28th in order to be included in the materials for the program. COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Program: 3:30 to 5 pm (Invited speakers) 5 to 5:30 pm Open microphone. 5:30 to 6 pm Next Steps. Co-Sponsors: Asian American Press, Asian Pages, Conversations with Al McFarlane, Latino Communication Network Media (La Prensa de Minnesota, Gente de Minnesota), Hmong Times, Insight News, Mshale, Minnesota Multicultural Media Coalition, Africa News Journal. CONTACT: Lawrencina Mason Oramalu – 612 626 8734 Dr. Bruce Corrie – 651 641 8226 For Updates: