Mar 2021: The Practice of Co-Governance

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“Freedom is not a secret. It is a practice” – Alexis Pauline Gumbs

As we think about this practice of democracy, how have Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities done the work of co-governing at different government levels? Where are examples and values from our communities we can bring to disrupt cycles and operationalize racial equity? Come hear from current leaders about their experience at state and local levels and from a leading governance organization, the Native Governance Center about how they have done this work. What can BIPOC communities do to affect policies where you live? Please join us to explore the many ways we all can make an impact!

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Goals for the Evening

• Listen to learnings from how Native Nations have practiced governance models and trained leaders in this work
• Hear from current BIPOC leaders about representing communities and creating policy to address racial disparities
• Build community

Agenda 6 – 8 PM

Welcome & Virtual Agreement
Ice Breaker – Zoom poll


Ana Vergara, Vice Chair, MN Council of Latino Affairs & BCLI Alumni cohort 7, 2019-2020
Adrian Perryman, Member of the St. Paul Planning Commission
Wayne Ducheneaux, Executive Director, Native Governance Center