WHEN: December 6, 2017 – 5:30pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Silverwood Park (Great Hall), 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN 55421
NOTE: Please request your free ticket by 10 am on December 6.
About the Speaker Series
The GARE MN Racial Equity speaker series is an opportunity to deepen our understanding of racial equity by learning from the work of others in the field. On December 6, from 5:30 pm – 8 pm, our topic is “Celebrating our Success, Facing New Challenges.” Our final GARE MN event of 2017 will feature a “pre”ception, a stirring presentation from a renowned guest speaker, and an acknowledgement of the 2017 GARE MN Introductory Cohort Teams.
Our Guest Speaker
Based in St. Louis, MO, De Nichols serves as the Director & Principal Designer of Civic Creatives, an impact design studio that partners with communities to develop interactive experiences, tools, and initiatives that confront issues of racial inequity, social division, food insecurity, and civic disengagement.
As a cultural producer, Nichols creates digital media and visual artwork that extends the impact of her design practice. She is the visioning artist of the Mirror Casket (2014), a sculpture and performance created as protest art during the 2014 Ferguson uprising, which was collected by the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum for African-American History and Culture in 2016. Her projects such as Sticky Note to Self, Amongst Womxn (2016), and Not Just Anybody integrate art and social media to help audiences reflect and respond to cultural microagressions facing women, queer communities, and people of color. Through her leadership with these and other works, Nichols has been deemed a national Ideas that Matter recipient, a two-time Clinton Global Initiative innovator, and a St. Louis Visionary for her community impact. Most recently, she was named a 2017 Citizen Artist Fellow of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts with mentorship by esteemed cellist and educator, Yo Yo Ma.
Acknowledgement of Introductory Cohort Teams by the Blue Cross / Blue Shield of MN Center for Prevention and GARE will occur during the 2nd half of the evening.
Who should attend?
GARE MN 2017 Introductory and Implementation cohort team particpants are encouraged to bring delegations that include team members, elected officials, community partners and family members. GARE member jurisdictions, elected officials, public commission appointees and representatives of community and civic organization partners are also welcome to attend.
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