Come Together for Racial Justice
A monthly, online convening to learn, share, and mobilize
Looking to build relationships across boundaries?
Desiring a community centered in BIPOC voices and leadership?
Want to ground yourself in conversations with others committed to racial justice?
If yes to any (or all) of those: join us on March 16th at 7pm on Zoom for the next session of a virtual monthly gathering:
Come Together for Racial Justice
Each month, we’ll feature one or more neighborhood-based leaders reflecting on themes like racial healing, leading in diverse contexts, asset-based community development and more. Our aim is to create a space for mutual learning and building relationships, being intentional about cultivating trust, welcome, safety, and a sense of belonging.
March’s gathering will be hosted by Pastor Kelly “PK” Chatman, in conversation with Leon Dixon.
Leon Dixon (he/him) is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at Redeemer Center For Life, in the Harrison Community in North Minneapolis. In this role Leon provides overall leadership to the organization as they work to achieve its mission of advancing human dignity and equity by investing in the strengths and resilience of the individuals and families in the Harrison Neighborhood.
Previously, Leon served as the inaugural Vice President for Inclusion and Human Dignity at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, where he was tasked with establishing an innovative culture of diversity, inclusion, and engagement within the Lasallian Catholic tradition. He engaged faculty, staff, and students in building a welcoming culture of hospitality.
Leon Dixon has extensive leadership experience providing guidance and coordination of efforts to build more inclusive cultures, where people from all backgrounds thrive. Dixon served as the inaugural Director of Mission Integration for Inclusive Excellence (Chief Diversity Officer) in the Office of Equity and Success at Mount St. Mary’s University. Before Mount St. Mary’s, he held various leadership positions at the Archdiocese of Detroit, Kingdom Visions Human Services, and Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Dixon is a veteran of the U.S. Army (INFANTRY) and a proud father of two daughters – Noel and Taylor.
Like the music from Come Together? Check out the Spotify playlist here
Previously Featured Reflection Leaders for Come Together:
February 2023: Dr. Cheryl T. Chatman & Mrs. Yordanos Kiflu-Martin
January 2023: Donald Walker, Jim Stewart, and AHHA!
December 2022: Richard Webb & Pr. Babette Chatman
November 2022: Felecia Boone and Kelly Schumacher Fuller reflecting on White Church Truths and Dr. Michael O. Emerson's research
October 2022: Manny Lewis, Kendrick Hall, and Jen Mohr reflecting on the Just Mercy Immersion
September 2022: Kendrick Hall & Manny Lewis
June 2022: Tasheante Locust & Marcell Locust, CLNE Triumphant Changemakers
May 2022: Paul Bauknight
April 2022: Debby Irving, Richard Webb, and participants from the Waking Up White Book Immersion
March 2022: Sondra & Don Samuels on the anniversary of Healing Our City
February 2022: Nekima Levy Armstrong & Cheryl Persigehl
January 2022: Pastors Kelly Chatman, Babette Chatman, & Robin Bell
December 2021: William Jones & Jackie Beck
October & November 2021: Rev. Paul Slack & Commissioner Jodi Harpstead