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CLNE Announcement

Dear CLNE Community,

Thank you for your faithful support. 

CLNE started in March 2020–one week before the announcement of the worldwide pandemic and months before the murder of George Floyd.  Thanks to your partnership with CLNE, we have been able to journey together and navigate the complexities of injustice that exist here in Minneapolis and throughout our state. In response to this awareness, our collective witness has included examples such as: 

  • Healing Our City, originally in-person and then in a virtual prayer tent during the Derek Chauvin trial 

  • Come Together, a monthly convening hearing from Black leaders

  • Investing in Changemakers (Black young adult leaders) and Summer Interns (college & university students) engaging in North Minneapolis; and co-creating with neighborhood leaders including Robert Coleman -the Gentlemen Artist, Manny Lewis, & Ancinetta Caldwell and Northside Culture

  • Neighborhood events and block parties, backpacks, table fellowships, and summer cookouts

  • Supporting Northside youth engagement and mental wellness

  • Embodied Antiracism communities of practice

  • Uncommon Threads conversations with Joe Mallard and Janet Hagberg

  • Waking Up White book immersion with Richard Webb and Debby Irving

  • Workshops and immersions exploring culture and worldviews, racial justice, and asset-based community development

Due to insufficient funding, CLNE will end services effective July 31, 2024. Though CLNE will close, our work will and must continue. Executive Director Pastor Kelly Chatman is completing a book to release mid-summer along with a new personal website for further learning and engagement opportunities. 

Please stay tuned in these next months for upcoming opportunities and additional resources moving forward as we all continue to break down harmful systems and build Beloved Community where everyone experiences welcome, safety, and belonging. 


The CLNE Team


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