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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 January 19th at 7pm on Zoom for the next session of a virtual monthly gathering:


Come Together for Racial Justice


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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.

January’s gathering will be hosted by Pastor Kelly “PK” Chatman (he/him), and feature Donald Walker (he/him) & Jim Stewart (he/him) and their work together with “Artistry. Honesty. Healing. Action!” (AHHA!)


Donald explores his experience living in America as a person of color through his genius, mixed-media paintings. The first African American artist to work at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Walker is an award-winning, nationally recognized artist, graphic designer, muralist, author, and illustrator whose work has been displayed at the New York Art Expo and by such organizations as the Nordstrom Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, General Mills Corporation, Target Corporation, and the Minnesota Vikings.


Jim first saw Donald’s artwork before meeting Donald, and was immediately moved by the imagery and the way the art makes it possible to have cross-racial discussions in new ways. He is also professor emeritus of history at Macalester College and an eminent scholar of the American abolitionist movement. He is the creator of "Jim Stewart's Historical Tonic for Fragile White Folks," a YouTube video series examining the history of white supremacy after the Civil War. 

AHHA! is an organization of African American artists, whose purpose is to seek to use the art inspired by our lived experiences to engage residents of traditionally white suburban communities in the Twin Cities area in transformative conversations and activities that heal the breach and create mutual understanding.


Like the music from Come Together? Check out the Spotify playlist here 


Previously Featured Reflection Leaders for Come Together:

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


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