Registration now open for City’s first-ever Communities Connections Conference

Online registration is now open for the City’s first-ever Communities Connections Conference happening Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. The City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations department is hosting the event that takes place at the St. Mary’s University Event Center – 2540 Park Ave. S. (formerly known as the Zuhrah Shrine Event Center).

This new conference is specifically designed for City departments, neighborhood organizations, cultural communities, nonprofit organizations, and residents to share best practices of neighborhood engagement. In addition, the conference will introduce people to new and innovative ideas for working within communities and neighborhoods. A major theme of the conference is building diversity and increasing participation in neighborhood organizations and communities.

The conference will include 16 concurrent workshops. The topics include: One Minneapolis One Read, bridging the digital divide, reducing waste at local events, social justice, neighborhood safety and success stories of collaborations with City departments. There will also be neighborhood and community booths, food from communities throughout the city, local cultural entertainment and a closing reception. Angela Glover Blackwell, president and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute working to advance economic and social equity, will give the keynote address.

For more information visit the City’s website or call Carrie Day Aspinwall at 612-673-2243.
 

Published Jan. 12, 2012