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Community Connection Conference

February 11, 2012 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm


7:15 am – 7:45 am Sunrise Ceremony (Optional)

7:00 am – 8:30 am Registration/Check-in

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Coffee

8:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome & Keynote

“Better Communities through Neighborhoods”

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Policy Link

9:45 am -10:45 am Morning Workshop Session I

– Developing a Collective Efficacy Model: The Value of the 4 Cs

– VOICE (Valuing Our Individual Cultures through Engagement): Engaging Underrepresented Communities to Promote Sustainable Health Programming

– One Neighborhood: Infusing equity into neighborhood organizations outreach, governance, and planning activities

– Hawthorne Eco-Village: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Local Solutions

11:00 am – 12:00 am Morning Workshop Session II

– One Minneapolis: Addressing the Employment Gap

– Neighborhood Organizing for Racial Justice and Equity

– Organizing for Neighborhood Resilience: Creating a Neighborhood Transition Town

– Abled, Not Disabled: Moving Your Neighborhood Beyond ADA Compliance

12:00 pm -1:30 pm Working Lunch

“Connecting & Creating Opportunities”

1:45 pm -2:45 pm Afternoon Workshop Session I

– Partnerships that Work: When Cultural Communities and Government Collaborate – The Urban American Indian Strategy

– Social Justice for All: How Neighborhoods Can Approach Human Rights

– NCR Exposed! the Future of Neighborhood Programs

– Neighborhood Show and Tell: Success Stories From Sustainable Neighborhoods

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Workshop Session II

– One Read: Inspiring Courageous Conversations about Race

– Digital Neighborhoods: Building Equity Through Technology

– The Power of Zero: How to Reduce Waste at Your Event for 10 or 10,000

– Overcoming Crime: Transforming the Physical Design and Character of Peavey Park

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Discussion/Wrap-Up




February 11, 2012
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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St. Mary’s University Event Center
2540 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN United States


Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
(612) 673-3737
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